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.
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.