Home Food Reviews Menglembu Honey Chicken, Ipoh

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.

Honey Chicken Leg – pardon the blurry photo!

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.

Fried Chicken Thigh

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

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Lisa June 21, 2010 - 3:36 am

Aiyo, must post this up just before lunch hor? Sei la, now I wan to eat oredi!!!! LOL

Myhorng June 21, 2010 - 4:32 am

Still one of the best chicken…. I like.

thule a.k.a leo June 21, 2010 - 4:38 am

the nearest place for fried chicken is un-surprisingly… KFC :P
but where lah I'm going to buy honey chicken?

~Thinke®~ June 21, 2010 - 6:13 am

hmm… another place to look for when go ipoh next time… =)

iamthewitch June 21, 2010 - 6:15 am

Nice find! Haven't tried the honey chicken here before, but from your pictures, I'm more interested in the fried chicken thigh! LOL! They looked so cute like pillows!

J2Kfm June 21, 2010 - 8:12 am

Yeahloh, one of the most famous street eats in Menglembu. The whole stretch of wai sek kai also is famous with the Ipoh crowd. But a little far from my place.

I kinda like the fried chicken, this type in particular. Very traditional, like Winner's or Poh Lee's.

"Joe" who is constantly craving June 21, 2010 - 8:52 am

honey chicken? next time i must print all these out when i go to ipoh!

FeeQ June 21, 2010 - 10:31 am

OMG! U really hungry ghost…haha but u still looks thin… NOT FAIR!!!!!!

Julian Si June 21, 2010 - 5:27 pm

Yummilicious, slurp slurp … so you do eat other stuff, besides porky stuff :-) OOOooops, or was that me!?


Great meeting up recently, cheers!

mimid3vils June 22, 2010 - 5:58 am

the fried chicken looks like KFC one hor…

KY June 23, 2010 - 6:43 am

best honey chicken ever!

Kelvin September 20, 2010 - 4:36 am

i wan to suggest the famous klang jaya fried chicken. its at taman klang jaya in klang. this stall has been there since i was a kid and is still there. the owner has passed on his legacy to his twin sons. u shld check out the queue and then u will know wat i am talking about. they also have small packed nasi lemak and noodles, pau, siew mai, fries and fried innards and fish balls. closed on sundays and u can expect the line to start by 7pm…. longer wait on friday, saturday and public holidays. reasonable price, big portion and just tasty

Allan Foong November 3, 2012 - 2:56 am

Hi. I am from Ipoh but working in KL.
This stall actually run by my ex school mate parents and I can’t find any
honey chicken made better than theirs.
There used to be a Wantan Mee stall opposite which is very crunch and tasty.
But that of course is based on my own taste buds.


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