Dined at the New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur last weekend. It’s a branch of a famous restaurant (in Gasing, PJ) which has been operating since 1977; this one was opened a couple of years ago.
Chicken and bean sprouts seem like a weird combination for westerners, but it’s a popular combo in Malaysia, often eaten with rice or rice-noodles that are cooked with chicken fat. The city of Ipoh is most famous for the delicacy; most specialised restaurants in other cities will try to link themselves with Ipoh.
This restaurant didn’t disappoint; the chicken was great, and the roast pork was nice. Curry looked decent, but the taste was rather mild; the noodle soup on contrary was a bit too salty. RM38.70 ($11 USD) for two big eaters.
And one cute thing… the waiters were using PDA to place the orders. It’s not something new, but a bit surprising to see it in an old-fashion Chinese restaurant.
New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice
Address: No.1, Jalan 13/149L, Bandar Seri Petaling, KL, Malaysia.
Phone: (6)03-9057 6128 [near Happy Garden]