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In KL most of us fancy certain brand of Taiwanese Dessert as for Penang people, there are certain brand that capture their attention too. Blackball in Penang seems to be doing pretty well that have won many hearts of dessert people. I realiase it works for them in Penang too as this brand have quite a no.of branches.

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First time testing out this brand, which it seems is another famous brand from Taiwan that certainly have no doubt in the taste.

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While waiting for movies, then chill here for a while. Interior are pretty similiar to the others.

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Try one of their new signature with corn base ice, with taro balls, grass jelly, corn, jelly and ice cream. First few bites of corn ice taste alright as the more we take, we could not finish it as if not mistaken pineapple was added in as there are sourish end. Taro balls wasnt done that well, as the texture is soft and non chewy. Not bad overall.

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Another Blackball signature is serve with Taro Ball, Taro Q, Pearl, grass jelly and red beans served with some fresh milk (if serve cold). This is not bad as pretty strong taste of grass jelly is there, red bean added the bite texture, and I find it too much pearl for me. Next time should request less pearls. 😀

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Try out their classic Pearl Milk Tea and 25% is too pale for us as other brand 25% is just perfect. For Blackball 50% sugar in their drinks is just perfect. I love their Winter Melon Tea. Strong in taste and not that sweet. Next time I know where to ta pau my drinks before movie.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad lah~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Locations:
BlackBall Gurney Plaza
6th floor (Beside old town white coffee)
Tel : 04-2261224

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I am very sure that many of you or 90% of you out there have dine before in Old Town White Coffee, which I have one in my office area in Jaya One. We often have headache during lunch time and when I suggested Old Town White Coffee Signature for breakfast or lunch most of them reluctant to go along because of the food quality.

When I received an invitation to review on Old Town White coffee food I am very surprise and why do they need to do a review since its pretty well know. Then decided to give it a try to check what is going on.

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Heading to Old Town White Coffee Signature outlet in 1-Utama which, there are only limited outlet and food choices in here are more.

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They event do sell your favorite coffee pack and instant.

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Menu in here is definately different compare to those normal Old Town White Coffee Outlet and pricing also different which is slightly more expensive.

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Range in here are 20% more . . .

This is one of their latest edition to their new range of food product.

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Ice blended range is very impressive which is totally out of my expectation. Flavors are blended well and not too sweet, surely for a price like that its worth recommending at RM7.90. I love their mint series.

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Garlic Butter Toast @ RM4.60. Sometimes I do take this for breakfast and its pretty much different compare to their normal outlet. Its much stronger in taste and the small of garlic while its serving already tempt us.

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Fried Dumpling @ RM5.90

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One of my favourite when I was introduce by my colleague during tea time is their  Curry Puff @ RM4.90 as she bought as many as 20 pieces to treat all of us. Its slightly pricey of course but when you have the nearest outlet then this is one of the obtion. Ingredient in there is pretty generous.

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This is the first time I see they do have Tomyam Rice in the menu and decided to try it out. Smells good and taste nice, not to strong of tomyum spices which is just nice and rice is fried with wok hei. @ RM 11.90

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Their signature item which is Supreme Rendang Chicken Nasi Lemak @ RM13.50

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Supreme Javanese Mee is pretty good too. Gravy is thick enough and well presented, surely I wont mind to order [email protected] RM9.50

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oh, this is the star dish of the night that caught many of our atttention, even with some say you serious wanna order this. I say why not give it a try. Came out every one finish this dish within seconds. For a Halal Fried Kuey Teow in Egg Gravy/”Wat Tan Hor” @ RM10.90 it taste marvelous. Fill with ‘wok hei’ with gravy just thick enough to pair along with the koey teow. Surely one of the best this in the whole menu and I did came back dine again on this dish after our review. It still taste good in this 1-U outlet. (others I have no idea) – highly recommended~

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Strawberry Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Peanut Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Mango Snow Ice @ RM6.90

 With their new desert on the menu not long ago, its a great addtion and among 3 flavours I like Peanut and Mango. Soft shave ice, just nice for our hot weather (opps not, rainy season)

Signature branches
@1 Utama New Wing

@ Taipan, Subang
@ Sungai Wang Plaza
@ Pavillion Shopping Mall
@ Solaris Dutamas
Location:
Old Town White Coffee Signature
Lot LG312, LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya.

The Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival which falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month is one of the important festivals observed by Chinese all over the world. Many of the restaurant owners will take this advantage to showcase their individual version of mooncake taste and snowskin mooncake had been one of the latest trend to evolve over the past years. Zuan Yuan Restaurant in One World hotel is preparing their 2012 collection for this Mid-Autumm.

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Started off our tasting with the classic baked mooncake follow by snowskin version.

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Still this Supreme Mixed Nuts remains as one of the heavy weight classic version that many people love this.

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Always comes to mooncake, I still prefer my classic version with White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk. Yolk is definately a must and without it is like cooking a plate of noodle without oil. 😀

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Sweetened Red Beans with Green Tea Paste

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One that stood out very well is  White Coffee Lotus Paste with Walnuts, yes, they really do it in Coffee version that the flavour is not too strong, creamy and  mild enough not to overpower the taste of the yolk and after taste of coffee is build upon your taste bud. One of a recommended one. 

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 Red Bean with nuts

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Comes to their snowskin version, they have pretty impressive range especially on the skin texture that I could not reveal it to you, certainly it stood up more than the rest. A bit soft chewy that pairs very well with the filling that they insert in.

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 Mini Snow Skin – HoneyDew Paste, Orange Flavour and Black Sesame seed.

Among those 3 flavours, it stood up by itself that Honeydew taste like rock melon sweet, orange flavour with robust taste like orange skin and Black sesame is just perfect.

The mooncakes are available in beautiful gift boxes which can hold 4 or 8 pieces mooncakes, from now until 30 September 2012.  The mini snowskin mooncakes are priced at RM10 each while the regular-sized ones are priced at RM18 upwards per piece.

For order enquiries on mooncake do call their restaurant to make your bookings. and click on the form below to check out more variety mooncake that they have to offer.

mid autumn order form2012 (inner highlight)

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Chef Chin Chee Heong with his Mid Autumn Festival creations

Follow by simple dinner was being serve upon with all the main Zuan Yuan Signature dish.

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Wok-Fried Ying Yang Rice with Vietnam Crispy Rice, Diced Chicken and Vegetable

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Sauteed Eggplant with Fried Garlic, Dried Shrimp and Basil

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Braised Homemade Layered Bean Curd with Shimeji Mushroom and Preserved Vegetable. Just love this homemade toufu that is perfectly braised in layer that the preserve vegetable that top on top just make the taste extra kick along the cook gravy.

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If you love chicken then this is one of the dish that must order - Honey Glazed Boneless Chicken topped with Crispy Ginger Flakes. Fried to perfection with wok hei, that the chicken is well coated with honey glazed that you cant stop   munching along with your rice.

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Location:

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
Lobby of One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-7681-1111

Just barely a few weeks old and this place already got a massive publicity. One of the reason is they are the first Ramen restaurant that serve Authentic Kyushu Ramen in Malaysia, as actually means Tonkatsu that boil their soup with pork bone. There are already quite a number of Ramen shop popping up and as a Ramen lover and have tasted very nice ramen overseas, hope this Yamagoya Ramen will fare pretty good too . .

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Not only that, what makes them special as they are also the first outlet of the famous Japanese Chain Ramen Restaurant as they have more than 140 outlets in Japan and this shop had landed in Malaysia as currently operating in Publika, Solaris Dutamas would be their very first outlet.

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As I saw on the wall and people coming into this shop and dine with Chinese Newspaper cutting as I believe some chinese food writter had came by to feature on it and we came in as early as 7.30pm and its full till we left 10.00pm and there are still people coming in.

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Their ramen is made fresh daily and they weigh the ramen accordingly on the machine to ensure that all are even.

Steal this picture from Eunice – Greentredbean

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Here you go, with some choices of the ramen available as this shop purely serve ramen .. .

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This is one of my favourite drink that I often used to drink it as my lunch drink when I was studying overseas that time. Its Calpis Water @ RM5.80.

It is a uncarbonated soft drink as the beverage has a light, somewhat milky, and slightly acidic flavor, similar to plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt or Yakult. Its ingredients include water, nonfat dry milk and lactic acid, and is produced by lactic acid fermentation.

The drink is sold as a concentrate which is mixed with water or sometimes milk just before consumption. A pre-diluted version known as Calpis Water “Karupisu Wƍtā” (ă‚«ăƒ«ăƒ”ă‚čă‚Šă‚©ăƒŒă‚żăƒŒ?), or its carbonated variety, known as Calpis Soda “Karupisu Sƍda” (ă‚«ăƒ«ăƒ”ă‚čă‚œăƒŒăƒ€?), are also available. It is also used to flavor kakigori (shaved ice) and as a mixer for cocktails and chuhai. (Source from Wikipedia)

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AS a ramen shop, these few sauces its  a must have to make it complete, as I usually like to add in alot of chili oil . .:D

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As a starter, I rarely miss this order Gyoza @ RM 11. If the gyoza is pan fried a bit longer at the bottom till the skin is crips, it can be one of the best so far I have come accross. . .

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This might look like one of ordinary Fried Chicken as the taste is just amazing. Squeeze it with lemon to get a hint of sour taste and dip with Japanese Mayo and the soy sauce at the bottom makes it perfect in taste as the skin is crispy and the chicken meat being fried just perfect as the meat is not too dry. Guess what, our table ended up ordering 3 plates of this. RM11 – highly Recommended!

 

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One of my favorite is to get eggs in my ramen as this is Yamagoya Braised Soya Sauce Egg. If the yolk is not so cook it would be a perfect pair, still good in taste, no complain . [email protected] RM4

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When comes to pork, we will never complain more which less is just only the factor. So we ordered additional 2 plates of Pork Char Siu as this side dish is serve cold compare to the one added into the Ramen. Different in taste though as I prefer mine to be dip into the [email protected] RM11

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If you love garlic taste then this shall be one of the ramen you should hunt for – Black Garlic Ramen @ RM22. Garlic taste is pretty strong in the sweet soup base as just how I like it. – recommended~

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Menma Ramen @  RM22

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Mukashi Special Ramen is a bit mild in taste, with the broth soup that they add in just suits many people taste bud. How I make it more interesting is by adding alot of chili oil then it adds in the kick for me. 😀  RM24

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Fuhhh, one of the super star on our table is this Char Siu Ramen. The strong sweet taste of soup base makes us fight for this bowl of Ramen filled with thin slice of Char Siu. I just love this bowl of soup base.  @ RM24, highly Recommended!

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Another one of my favourite is Spicy Tobanjan Ramen @ RM 22

 

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Well, do not expect the spicyness level is the Malaysian version as remember its authentic from Japan and Japanese taste bud on spicy level is very much different compare to our local palate. After put it in, it taste pretty good and by one scoop of spicy paste you might find it not too kick, why not add in another paste that would have been perfect. (beware that you might spoil the authentic taste of it if you add in 2 paste).

By having one paste it just make the soup a bit spicy and aromatic.  – Recommended~

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A bit of infuse ramen which is Kimchi Ramen, a more korean taste. @ RM22

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There are only 4 of us in the table and look at the amount of Ramen we whack! Its just something I could not resist as this shop have currently top in my list if I am craving for Ramen because of its ramen texture and soup base. Well, if I have to compare to the one I have overseas still cannot be compared and talking bout local, this would be one of the best so far. Would be a highly recommended shop by me. or currently one of the best ramen shop in KL.

REMARKS: please eat the noodle what its serve hot, as the noodle is springy and smooth.. If you leave it a while or more than 5 minutes soak in the soup, the noodle texture had change and become soggy.

*NON-HALAL

Location:
Yamagoya Ramen
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Same row with SUBWAY on the left. In between Old Town White Coffee Signature and Subway Publika.
Operation Hours:
Monday to Thursday 10am to 10pm;
Friday to Sunday 10am to 11pm.

I have work around PJ for quite a while and it excites me during lunch time that I have seen many bloggers blog nice food around this area. It was something that I have discover recently as I have been craving for nice Koay Teow Th’ng or Koay Teow Noodle soup and asked my friend, he said. . You siau ah, one of the best Koay Teow Noodle Soup one just located opposite your office la which is at Section 17, walk also can reach. I am a bit stun when he answer me that.Restaurant Chang Jiang White Coffee offer a Penang version of Koay Teow Soup.

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Then Ken (Foodpoi.com) with his good effort, he purposely drive all the way from Kota Damansara to bring me opposite to eat. kekek~ Its a small little stall that operate below the low cost flat and one of the BIG setback is the parking. Very limited parking space and some idiot drivers will double park infront of the shop to make it worst.

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According to my friend, normally you have to wait for an hour to wait for it as its one of the famous one. Best to head to this stall before 12.30pm to enjoy the

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This is where you place your order with what kind of noodle you want.

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Lunch time its usually filled with office crowd. Its a bit warm here so you  might be just sweating away.

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If you are a coffee lover, just do not miss their cofffee, strong and thick as to my liking. I had 2 glass and the ffect on me was dead sleepy after that. – Highly Recommended!

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Here is my bowl of Koay Teow Soup Noodle

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I always prefer mine in Koay Teow + Noodle for this and the koay teow is smooth and silky. Soup base is sweet that know they have make their efford in boiling it with other ingredients to make it there, add on with fried garlic. For add on’s they add on chicken for me which is also one of their signature as you can order the whole plate by yourself. as we reach there late, it was already sold out. Portion is pretty big for a bowl of RM5

I have dine here couple of times after that only just blogged about it. hehe

If you are looking for Penang Version Koay Teow Soup, definately this is one of the recommended place as its quite near to Penang taste version. Service is quite okay too on their buzy’ness level.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, kinda good value for money~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Locations:
Ipoh Chang Jiang Restaurant
Along Jalan 17/1A
Section 17
Petaling Jaya

Sometimes, when you want to hunt for food, every state also got their own popular food. As for last round long weekend holiday, some friend brought me to his hometown for Ipoh Food Hunt to eat some great food which is nearby Ipoh called Pusing (click here). After that, we head back to Ipoh town to hit on some great food recommended by them.

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There is this one particular little stall hidden under this huge tree. Some called it Under the tree Chee Cheong Fun. Its so famous that in a day he do only a few hours business. Not because he is lansi, just that alot people hunt for his food.

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This uncle a humble and cheerful guy had been running this little stall for more than 10 years and it had gain popularity among the locals.

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One of the different style compare to Penang is, he have created his own special sauce.

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And there are 2 types of chee cheong fun, one which is plain and one which is with mince meat if I am not mistaken.

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So its pair up with another family run little coffee shop and both of them make the whole place packed up within minutes.

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This is what is so different from Penang style as Penang we use ‘heh koh’ (prawn paste).

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But in Ipoh, this uncle had created his own special gravy that shower upon the chee chong fun and according to my friend the gravy is made of pork bones and other great ingredients that make it so rich and sweet in taste. Add on with spicy green chili, brown sauce and some chili sauce just makes it perfect for afternoon tea time. RM2.50 per plate

Some people like my friend will need to have 2 plates at least to satisfy their crave. I would say, if you have not given it a try, it is certainly worth to try, consider this is one of the most famous Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh.

Remark: you might like it or don like it. More like a love – hate relationship.

Operating hours: 2.30pm till finish (means while stock last)

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Also I notice alot people order White Coffee here, find out that its a bit strong, foamy on the top and just nice to go for afternoon tea. RM2 if I am not mistaken.

Location:
Lahat Lane,
Ipoh, Perak

 

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Next is we have to go for what Ipoh is famous for where how white coffee started. Of course I was introduce by one of the best white coffee in Ipoh is located inside this coffee shop, Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong.

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A normal coffee shop that is packed with many people that usually comes here for breakfast, besides that, the Chee Cheong Fun I mention above, he will operate in this kopitiam in the morning from 8.30am till finish. (where usually finish around 11am)

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Usually my friend will come here for breakfast and this coffee shop was recommended by 2 of my Ipoh friend already. Guess that it should be good!

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This is the super star of all White Coffee, as it is in robust coffee that many of our locals will love, a bit thick in texture and for many coffee lovers, you will fall in love with this white coffee. I certainly would love to have 2 glass of this, but surely will hang over later as in yawn and fall asleep. – Recommneded!!!!!

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This is what my friend will have for breakfast, hot white coffee and with this half boil egg with toast. .

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Soft break like using the (bakery head brand) where you can find in pasar malam, toast to perfection and topple with this 2 half boil egg.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, Highly Recommended for its white coffee~

-Stamped—Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong
Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
Ipoh, Perak

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Besides all those white coffee, Ipoh also famous for its Ipoh Chicken Rice, as this is my very first shop I have visited when I first came to Ipoh is Restaurant Onn Kee. One of the reason last time my friend introduce me this shop was because many celebrities came by to this outlet to eat and that’s how I ended up here.

This is not only the restaurant avail as in this stretch of street there are 3 giant players in the area and this restaurant is one of it. Every one prefer different outlet and it really depends on your taste.

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The crowd pour in non stop and the chef just non stop chopping on the chicken.

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This is how busy the shop can be during long weekend. All shops are super crowded.

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You will never want to miss the bean sprout in Ipoh as they are grown differently. According to my friend they are grown by using mineral water, therefore the bean spout in Ipoh is fat and juicy.

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This is the Ipoh White Chicken (cantonese – Ipoh Nga Choi Kai).

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Homemade pork and fish balls.

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Silky smooth koay teow .. . .

Among 3 restaurant available in the area, this shop is my last choice, as the chicken texture and koay teow I do not really like it, but my friend prefer this shop.

Well, it depends on your individual taste as I prefer the one next to this shop. After your Chicken Rice, please do not miss one of the best Soya Bean (Funny Mountain Soya Bean – click here) which is just on the next street which is about 3 minutes walk. Total Damage was around RM 40 if I am not mistaken for a pax of 4

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, i find it so so only . .nothing to boast about~

-Stamped—Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restoran Onn Kee (Ayam Taugeh),
51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin,30300 Ipoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, MALAYSIA

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