Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Old Wong Bean Sprouts Chicken

After their salted chicken endeavour, we proceeded for a meal at Old Wong Bean Sprouts Chicken and a bowl of hor fun/koay teow.
It was raining at that time and we waited at McD's around the corner and headed to the shop at about 5.30p.m; when they started their business:)
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There were a number of tanks out there which were probably holding the soup for their koay teow.
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I am sure business here is pretty good as I have already spotted a few tables of early customers upon our arrival.
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Upon settling down (pretty hard for a big rowdy group like us:), we ordered our drinks where we were attended by an elderly man who went off mumbling a whole list of drinks available.
However, one of our friend missed his list as he was busy talking to others at the other table and when he turned back, he ordered something out of the list and the old man immediately displayed a very sullen look and glared at him!! :-O
Scary....
Anyway, I was fascinated by their barley here...
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It was served not only with barley but also with the dried bean sheets (foo chuk) and also bits of gingko nuts.

I ordered this; their Golden Lime Juice...(Kam Kat) which was quite nice:)
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I was hesitant to order barley although it has always been my favourite drink. Am glad I didn't, since I don't really like dried bean sheets with my barley:p

The famed Ipoh Bean Sprouts
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It was hard to take this pic with my friend toying around and trying to block my camera as she wanted to start eating...LOL:p
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Undeniably, the bean sprouts in Ipoh were fatter and more juicy.I liked the bean sprouts here ever since my dad brought us to Ipoh when I was young to that famous Chee Cheong Fun in Canning Garden:)

A plate of Old Wong's Chicken...(RM28)
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According to them, the chicken was really smooth and nice but I was shocked at the whole chicken served!! Anyway, as the rest was laughing, they mentioned that this was not really a big-sized chicken; more of a medium to small-sized chicken:p

And everyone ordered their signature koay teow; a famous delicacy in Ipoh as well which was reputed to be more smooth.
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Knowing I like fish, they ordered fishballs for me as well!:D
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There were 2 types of soup; one is porkballs and the other; fishballs. They ordered the fishy one of course!!:D
The fishballs were on the average; springy:p (what a word to describe!)

The spread on our table...
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The total bill for about 12-14 was RM104++ I think....I am not sure, coz I only paid my share.
On our way, I spotted another Bean Sprouts Chicken, named New Old Wong...haha:D
Guess fame does have relatives everywhere; when one gets famous, there will be others trailing on their tracks.
If you want to be sure, you will need the locals to tell you which is good and where to head for their famous eating places:)

18 comments:

  1. Christy, thanks very much for stopping by my blog and helping me to discover yours.

    I hope you come back and visit whenever you have the time.

    I am looking at this post and drooling. I wish I could eat food like this everyday!

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  2. Looks like a busy place and the food is inviting as well.

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  3. Cynthia, oooo, I loved your blog...very nice pics...you'll learn that I am actually picky:D
    I love taking pics but most of the food I actually eat (stated here) are not as much as those in pics:)
    I can't comment much, only had the fishballs and bean sprouts:p

    Kelly, yeah, it certainly is a busy place...
    Am not sure about the food, I know it's real famous among the locals:D

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  4. Oh I was in Ipoh few weeks ago, wanted to try Lou Wong again but I was early. So I had the famous chicken rice nearby instead.

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  5. tankiasu, There's another chicken rice shop nearby? There's aplenty of them everywhere!!
    I wonder what's with Ipoh and Chicken...I must tell my friends:)

    Did you post in your blog on this:D

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  6. Have you try Oon Kee? Also another one pretty too.

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  7. arrr... Ipoh Food Crawl huh!! i wan AH Wong!!!

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  8. new kid, I don't know about Oon Kee; they led me here and our tour guide was from Teluk Intan...a bit lost sometimes..haha:D
    But will remember that name and ask my "authentic" Ipoh friends!:D

    Jackson, hehe, it wasn't meant to be a food crawl (at least not for me):p Anyway, we are making another trip there again this Nov for the wedding...hopefully more photos then!:D

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  9. Hey Christy, I love your writing. You tend to describe your actions in detail. You must be a very meticulous person .. haha, just kidding. But thanks for visiting my site.

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  10. Wow!! the food looks soo yummy!It's making me feel so hungry! :)

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  11. This is so so so my fav stop in Ipoh! Now u started my cravings again. =(

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  12. the old wong's chickens look really succulent!

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  13. timothy, thanks!!:) I do love writing and I guess I tend to be kinda over-descriptive sometimes:p
    Maybe what they call; lengthy or long-winded:p Thanks for dropping by, do come more often!

    culinaryprincess, haha...then it must be a pleasure to whet your appetite for a great meal:)

    tummythoz, OOPS!! How about a trip to Ipoh then:D

    ironeaters, I can't testify on that since I didn't taste. But it seems that everyone polished the plates...so I guess they loved it:D

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  14. I like their fish ball. :)

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  15. jason, hehe...been waiting for your comment..since you were the Ipoh guy!:)
    Yeah..I think their fish balls are not bad - that's the thing I ate:p (besides the bean sprouts)

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  16. I can never have enough of their beansprouts! So sweet and juicy. The chicken is super smooth, smoother than my face *jealous* Hehe

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  17. the size of that chicken looks ok la..not that huge!..seen bigger of course..aiyoh saliva coming out liao..hungry lar...

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