Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Food we had in Ipoh (2D/1N Ipoh - Taiping trip)

After the visit to Taiping Zoo and lunch at Taiping, we proceeded to Ipoh for a good rest in the 'hotel'. Will blog about the place we stayed in the next post.

In the evening, we headed down to the town for dinner. What else, but the famous 'bean sprout chicken rice' @ Lou Wong. With the help from GPS again, we managed to find the place without much of a problem. But when we walked towards the Lou Wong Restaurant.........

Over crowded but worth waiting ! 
.......we were all surprised by the CROWD!!!! It was drizzling and some people even willing to hold the umbrella while waiting for a table !!!!! And that was only at around 6 pm when we arrived! If you looked at the picture closely, you can see how crowded inside the shop was.

Nevertheless, that did not deter us (5 adults + 2 kids) from waiting. Since we drove all the way up to Ipoh, we must eat it no matter how crowded it was, unless it was sold out. Despite that super crowd, the food were being served in a jiffy.

Big fat taugeh. 
It was really delicious. The taugeh were very crunchy and goes very well with the sauce and a dash of pepper.

Kuey teow soup 
We ordered some chicken rice (no photo) and kuey teow soup to share out. In this restaurant, they do not give out extra empty bowls / plates for easy billing. They will only charged you based on the number of bowls / plates on the table.

To me, both rice and kuey teow soup are nothing special, but if you eat them together with ...................

Steamed chicken with their special soy sauce. Once you took 1 piece, you will asked for more ! 
...... this steamed chicken, it was super delicious ! The sauces were so addictive. The chicken were very tender and we regretted that we only ordered 1/2 bird instead of 1 whole bird.

Mixed balls 
We also ordered some side dishes to accompanied the rice and kuey teow soup. This bowl of mixed balls were delicious too.

Braised chicken feet 
However, the braised chicken feet were not as good as what we had eaten before in other places. We rated this plate of chicken feet as above average.

Having dinner in such a famous restaurant has it's flaws too, especially to slow eater, like me. We need to eat quickly because there will be many people standing behind you, waiting for a table. Once you stood up, the restaurant's staff will get other customers to sit down immediately to 'chop' a place. Overall, we paid around RM50 ++ for the above dishes + 3 glasses of herbal tea.    

If only I was given more time to eat, will sure dip every mouthful with the steamed chicken soy sauce.

Salted chicken  @ RM17 per bird
After dinner, we had this salted chicken for supper. We wanted to try the famous Aung Kheng Lim salted chicken but the shop was closed (sold out). We were being told that if we did not make any prior reservations, we won't be able to buy it.

Alternatively, we tried this shop which is just right opposite of Lou Wong. At first, the shop owner does not want to sell the chicken to us because we did not make any prior reservation. We were a bit disappointed. But mum persuaded them, telling them that we came from afar and only want to buy 1 bird to try. Bingo ! The man finally agreed !

Glad that mum tried her luck. The salted chicken was super super delicious ! Everyone loves it. Even both my kids (each have a drumstick) loves it very much ! The skin were just-right salty while the chicken have very strong herbs fragrance. I'm now drooling over this chicken while typing this post.

37 comments:

  1. i think there are two restaurants in hot competition on the chicken rice there right, i've been there once but can't really remember which one i ate, Lou Wong or the other one.. hey, the salted chicken very nice!!! even nicer if you put it in the fridge overnight and then eat it cold~~ :p

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  2. Salted chicken.... I haven't had that in ages...... Now drooling excessively over it. Hey where's the photo of the bird? I don't want to see the box only!

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  3. This hor fun is the most famous and must try in Ipoh.

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  4. waaa..owner WLX so particular ah? Normal day i see they slapping flies aje. I have had this WLX. Not bad. They have ducks too

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  5. Yea, everyday also very crowded one, not to mention during weekends or public holiday...
    -Hayley-

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  6. I'm more interested in the salted chicken ;-) It seems many ppl went for makan-makan trip in the recent short break!

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  7. Never tried the salted chicken and duck - would love to try that. Heard quite a bit about it... The tauge and chicken, I'll pass. Doesn't look really that great... Give me the mixed ball soup and kuay teow anytime! Yum! Yum!

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  8. I'm drooling over the salted chicken... it's been ages I never get to eat one.

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  9. If i were you, i dont think i want to wait despite seeing huge crowd...i got very impatience especially tagging kids...but i know my hub will want to wait if the food is good...**then i will be pulling hair *LOL

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  10. ahhh..you have gone to my beloved hometown :) i always find that the Lou Wong place is a bit overrated. There are other Nga Choy Kai places that are better :D Can't wait to read where u stayed.

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  11. So many people in the restaurant... Very famous 1 indeed.. lou wong... Miss Ipoh's food..

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  12. Wah...the queue was really long! My husband will not wait lor...he is very impatient. I'm drooling looking at the food..hehe.

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  13. oh dear, i havent tried that salted chicken before.. so laku? next time i go buy one and try.. normally no need to book one.. maybe that day holiday...

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  14. I like the tau foo fa at Funny Mountain in Ipoh. The best! :)

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  15. ya, u need to book the salted chicken..

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  16. Bananaz would pass unable to wait that long. Apparently tried one tauge ayam which is OK some where near SS18 oopps sorry cant remember which SS its a shoplot near Esso at the roundabout to Summit/SJMC.

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  17. This is one thing I dislike about eating in Ipoh... the popular places are always very crowded! First have to wait for seats, then have to eat fast-fast. I'm a slow eater too. I like to enjoy my food slowly and eating in a hurry is so not shiok.

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  18. I miss Ipoh now very much.. did you go for the dim sum? Must jio my mum balik kampung one of these days..

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  19. Yes...there were 2 shops opp each other. Both were crowded too ! Maybe next time I shall try the one opp of Lou Wong. hehe....if not mistaken, i think the name is Ong Kee ? 

    Yo...my mum loves cold chicken but I find it YUCKY !  

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  20.  haha.....sorry....we are overly excited. The bird inside stomach then only remember to take picture. 

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  21.  i find the hor fun nothing special. But the chicken is very delicious ! 

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  22.  haha...maybe that day PH so overcrowded and many ppl make reservations. 

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  23.  Having this type of business is so good ya...no need to worry. everyday also making big money. hehe

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  24.  How i miss that salted chicken now....drooling. 

    Haha....this is the 'in; thing recently. 

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  25. the chicken in soy sauce is really delicious. The best I've had! That salted chicken is a must try in Ipoh.  

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  26. haha....head down to Ipoh now...to get the best salted chicken. Delicious. 

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  27.  Ohh......we drove all the way up there so must try our luck to get a table. Actually, we did not wait too long either.... the services were fast and everything is like more or less than an hour (wait + eating). 

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  28.  heard of that over rated things from my friend in Ipoh too. Depending on individual taste. Even I've not tried the other famous nga choi kai...i find that lou wong's one very delicious. 

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  29. Start planning for ipoh now....haha...there are so many things that we missed...i meant the food. No time to savour everything in such a short trip. 

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  30.  haha......my hubby also doesn't want to wait when he saw the crowd. BUt then, we are already there....so at the end, he still stand there and wait. haha

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  31.  aiyo Claire...must go and try.....really delicious. Not too salty...just nice. And very strong herbs frangance too.

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  32.  Too bad, we couldn't locate this shop ;( 

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  33. selling like hot cake ! haha.....now we know!  

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  34.  Hey...good food has a price to pay ma. 

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  35.  haha.....ya ya...i'm a very slow eater and felt so pressure having people standing behind me! Have to munch extra fast that day! 

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  36.  No time for the dim sum :( Maybe we have to do that during the next trip. Am sure the dim sum also  very crowded !!! 

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  37. I miss Ipoh now very much.. did you go for the dim sum? Must jio my mum balik kampung one of these days..

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