A TOTAL of 19 recommendations have been submitted under the Best Chicken Rice category for The Star People’s Food Awards.

So far, the hot favourites are Restoran Satellite in Jalan Gasing (61 endorsements), Restoran Prosperity Bowl in SS2 (56 endorsements) and Restoran Luke Yen Ampang (26 endorsements).

The other nominees for people’s favourite chicken rice vendor/stall/restaurant are (in no particular order) Tim Keep in Sri Petaling, Ah Yoke Taiwanese Chicken Rice in Subang Jaya, Restoran Hoe Fong in Sea Park, Jalan San Peng chicken rice stall in Pudu, Restoran Chee Meng in Jalan Kelang Lama, Suki Hai Nam chicken rice in Cheras, Restoran Hong Seng in Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya, Mr Chicken Restaurant in Puchong, Kedai Kopi Kuan Yew in SS3, New Ipoh Chicken Rice in Jalan Gasing, Nasi Ayam Hailam Damansara, Restoran Kong Sai in Paramount Garden, Lian Kee chicken rice in USJ, Kee Kee Bentong Chicken Rice, Restoran Yat Yeh Hing in SS4, Tat Nasi Ayam in Puncak Jalil and Nam Heong Chicken Rice in Desa Sri Hartamas.

“I think people have nominated quite a few of the best chicken rice places in Klang Valley. I’m anticipating to see which one wins,” said businessman Jimmy Lim.

For the past two weeks people have been diligently sending in their recommendations, for the best chicken rice via Metro Online Broadcast (MOB) at www.mob.com.my.

June 10 was the last day for people to nominate their favourite chicken rice eatery to stand a chance to win hotel stays and dining vouchers at five-star establishments. The first 10 days of the month was the nomination period.

Once people nominate/recommend their favourites, there are several choices on the board where they can click on the “endorse” button to vouch for other choices that they like.

You can make up to three recommendations or endorsements, or combination of, per your Facebook account, for each award category. The Top 10 is then decided by the public, via nomination and endorsement.

Public online voting starts on the 15th to midnight of the last day of each month.

How do you vote for your favourite ones? Log in to the Awards page using your Facebook account. Click on “Open for Voting” and vote for any three stalls for a particular street food.

Each month, the public can vote in their favourite category-based street food, such as chicken rice (for June), nasi lemak, roti canai, popiah and nasi kandar.

Each voter is allowed to cast up to three votes per category per Facebook login. The three votes must be used to endorse three different stalls.

The online voting is live, and scores are automatically tallied, and instantly viewed.

Those who nominate, vote, or successfully share a link, are automatically entered into a race to win the prizes. The details for this exciting awards can be found in the FAQ and About section on The Star People’s Food Awards’ website.

The Star People’s Food Awards is hosted by MOB, The Star’s citizen journalism website, at www.mob.com.my.

The year-long event will see a monthly award being given out to the best Malaysian street food in the Klang Valley.