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Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau, Ipoh

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Although we were still full from tea, we decided to have dinner at Lou Wong, reputed to serve one of the best Bean Sprouts Chicken Rice in Ipoh. We ordered the poached chicken, bean sprouts, pork balls and Ipoh’s famous Sar Hor Fun (flat rice noodles).Our food arrived within five minutes. The chicken (RM34 for a whole bird) was cooked just right, resulting in a smooth, tender texture, and the bean sprouts (RM6) were plump and crunchy. Lou Wong’s pork balls (RM7.50) were springy, firm and flavourful. I considered ordering another bowl but decided against over-indulging. I thought the Sar Hor Fun (RM1.20 per bowl) was average. Slightly translucent with a smooth texture, the hor fun went well with the clear chicken broth.

Dinner cost us about RM60 inclusive of drinks. While I found the chicken good, it is not something I would insist on eating when I’m in Ipoh. Probably because I not a fan of chicken rice.

Ambiance: 3/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: One of the better steamed chicken and I’ve had. The pork balls were good!

Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau
No. 49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak.

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22 Responses

  1. smurfette

    hi bangsar babe! u sure eat a lot ya? but how come ur not putting on any weight?? not fair….hihihi…i spoke to my lou kong and he said that maybe u dont eat dinner kot tapi i think u do eat also rite? hmmm…im baffled la…nwy, keep up the review. love it (though im malay and dont eat non halal food but i do enjoy and love the way u describe food of ALL kinds)

  2. foodbin

    everything featured looked appetizing!

  3. jenny

    The chicken and meat ball look nice and appetizing. I think there one selling the same in Jln Gasing. Not bad also. Thanks for the update

  4. J2Kfm

    seriously? I myseld wouldnt go there for a meal.
    rushed meal with ppl waiting around you and the chicken sometimes very raw.

    expensive also, for noodles and chicken.

  5. backStreetGluttons

    We still think it is the best place to go for the Ipoh chickens and the kuey teow, much better than any in KL

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    BSG – I remembered J2Kfm blogged about a better place. But this is definitely better than any in KL.

    J2Kfm – I didn’t get the undercooked chicken, but I get what you mean by people waiting around you for your table!

    jenny – I tried that quite long ago. It’s ok for me, but still not as good as Lou Wong.

    foodbin – I got lucky with the shots! =P

    smurfette – Hey, thanks for dropping by! Yes, I do eat a lot…but not all the time.

    I usually eat 2 meals a day, and dinner is often light. I avoid rice after 9pm, and I work out everyday without fail.

    So I guess it contras my gluttony…eh? =P

    Do drop by more often, I’ll post up halal food as well!

  7. email2me

    Hi Bangsar Babe ….

    Greetings from foodpoi.com …. Nice meeting you last night in the piggie session. :D

    Lou Wong opened a branch in Aman Suria and then close shop after operated for 6 months if not mistaken. I patron them once and the chicken is not as good compared to their HQ in Ipoh.

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hey, it was nice meeting you too!

    Close shop after 6 months? o_0 That bad business huh?

  9. Wesley @ noe4ting

    Hi there, I was there during the porky session..

    When Tim introduced u as u walked in, I thought ur 1 lifestyle blogger.. But after visiting ur website.. Gosh! Ur 1 serious foodie & yeah, like what the 1st Malay lady whom commented.. How come u didnt put on weights? Gosh! Envious!

    Anyway, it was my very 1st session joinin other bloggers for a fd tasting session.. It was really fun though I didnt get to know everybody.. I only had a chance to speak to Tim, Foodpoi (Whom I kept calling Fishpoi, duno why), Superwilson, tanengsoonmarcus.blogspot & tat's abt it..

    I sorta stopped writing articles in buurps.com as my nature of work is very tiring.. & most of the time, when I arrived home, I just wanna play some games or watch some movies/series.. But with the porky session, it got me on fire again.. I think start posting soon, very soon..

    Will definitely drop by ur blog frequently.. Cheers!

    Wesley @ noe4ting

  10. Sugar Bean

    Chicken rice is always one of my favourite food, haven’t visit Ipoh before, guess I should do since there’re so many good restaurants there.

  11. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sugar Bean – Yup, you should go try the food in Ipoh!

    Wesley @ noe4ting – Hi Wesley, it was nice meeting you too!

    Next time we should have a smaller group, so everyone can get to know each other better! ;)

  12. noe4ting

    Yeah.. That was what I suggested to Foodpoi.. Gather the makan kakis & in fact, can get to try out more stuffs..

  13. Sapuche

    The atmosphere of Lou Wong looks fun. So open, and with those high ceilings, you must feel like you’re in an eating stadium! It’s too bad the chicken wasn’t better, because it looks outstanding heaped with veggies and swimming in that sauce. Yum. Now…where did I put my travel agent’s phone number? :)

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sapuche – I found the place chaotic, with so many people crowing around! Now that you mentioned it, the place does have high ceilings…

    The chicken was quite good, but I’m not a fan of steamed chicken (mum makes me eat it all the time). My friends loved it though! =)

    noe4ting – For good food, there’s always time!

  15. KOW and OLC

    wah….Looks nice.
    makes us want to eat more…
    but recently found out that i have been putting on wieght.
    must watch out what i eat….
    :-)

  16. CUMI & CIKI

    hi babe. i too , like you, love firm springy balls. :P

  17. worldwindows

    There are alternatives nearby and thank goodness hopefully cap the price and the pride.

  18. Bangsar-bAbE

    worldwindows – Don't know about the alternatives, but it's good to have choices!

    Cumi & Ciki – Yay! I found my kaki!! =D

    KOW and OLC – Hahaha…the bane of being a foodie!

  19. Simon Seow

    It’s either Lou Wong or Onn Kee. Kekeke. But I heard locals don’t go to either.

  20. Bangsar-bAbE

    That’s what I heard too! Must get a local to bring us around next time!!

  21. zewt

    this place is getting expensive though…

  22. Bangsar-bAbE

    zewt – People told me that too… o_0

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