Another "Ipoh" restaurant opened just before MCO 2.0. Not to be confused with Restoran Ipoh Famous Ayam Tauge & Koitiau (no wonder Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka had to come up with a standard spelling for my favorite noodle), this one is situated opposite Uptown 3 (which is beside UOB Bank).
When it first opened its doors for business, wah! So many people showed up and every time I passed by the place, it seemed to be doing roaring business.
Now that the novelty has worn off, it is now quite peaceful.
Just like that other restaurant I mentioned, the menu is just one laminated page that makes ordering easy. Ordering is also via order chits.
I was there for the chicken rice and (even before I ate) I had already planned to return for the Ipoh Shredded Chicken Prawn Kuey Teow Soup. I love planning ahead heh..heh...
I selected the Fragrant Oil Farm Chicken (Thigh), Oily Rice (small) and Ipoh Buntong Bean Sprouts (small). My beverage of choice, no, not coffee but Sour Plum Juice.
Ah! Now to tuck in and see if this chicken rice is any good. The oily rice was good as it was fragrant and perfectly cooked.
The chicken was succulent and from the texture it was indeed kampung chicken. But the sauce and seasoning were simply flat. I tasted the sauce a few times and yes, quite bland. Not aromatic and flavorful as one would expect.
The chili dip came straight from the fridge, cold. I had to ask for assistance to open the container as it was quite tight. LOL! This dip is OK, not bad.
The ginger (served in a sauce plate) was coarsely blended ginger unlike the ginger that I have had at other chicken rice places. I mixed it with the dip and it was quite nice.
As for the soup, it had an unpleasant taste, like chicken that had gone bad. After two sips, I abandoned it.
Now, where is my drink?
It wasn't keyed into the billing and it is either they missed or the sour plum juice was not available (of which the server should have informed me). But no matter, I just let it be and saved RM3.50.
After this experience, I am not encouraged to return. I don't know, maybe that day the food was not what it should be. Inconsistency in quality could be the reason, just guessing.