An Ipoh friend told me about this awesome honey chicken in Menglembu, and that I have to get there by 8pm, or else, there won’t be any left. Since we were in Ipoh, I insisted that we look for it. Menglembu is about a 15 minutes drive from Ipoh Town. A few wrong turns and 20 minutes later, we were in front of the honey chicken stall. There was a long queue, but I squeezed into the crowd and quickly ordered two honey chicken legs (RM5.20 each), three fried chicken thighs (RM2.50 each) and two paper wrapped chicken (RM2.50 each). The man packed my orders so fast, I didn’t manage to get a good picture. Sorry for the blurry shot! They also sell fried chicken innards, chicken skin, fries and fish balls, but I was too keen on the honey chicken to bother.
The honey chicken was delicious. Juicy and tender, I relished the sticky honey bits on the chicken. It tasted even better when I ate it with the caramelised honey sauce it came with. Fried chicken was also quite good, but it wasn’t anything special. I liked the seasoning they used on the chicken. It was slightly garlicky, peppery and spicy.
The paper wrapped chicken didn’t impress me — I’ve had better. The chicken lacked seasoning, and I found it a bit dry. I enjoyed the honey chicken, and so did rif. We’d definitely go back there for more!
Honey chicken: 6.5/10
Fried chicken: 5/10
Paper wrapped chicken: 4/10
Verdict: Stick to what they do best – Honey Chicken!
Menglembu Wai Sek Kai
Tel: 012-5161411, 012-5070005