June 15, 2014

New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice, Petaling Jaya…smorgasbord of disappointing dishes

Since arriving in PJ from Ipoh in 1977, New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice has expanded to four shop lots with tables on both levels. They are well known for their famous Ipoh nga choy kai (bean sprouts and chicken).

Although it tasted okay, it didn’t taste like how it should and what it used to taste. The texture of the chicken was below par, and the rice that makes this restaurant’s chicken rice its distinction……… wasn’t the flavourful and fragrantful rice I used to love. For all you true chicken rice lovers out there…you know you’re having incredible chicken rice, when your chicken falls off the bone. The chicken at this place was rubbery and too chewy. Excuse me, but you don’t steam chicken, throw it on some unknown mixed rice (with no chicken flavor), and call it  Chicken Rice. The bean sprouts and pork ball soup were a smorgasbord of disappointing dishes that should only please the hungriest of student gangs with nothing better to do than starve for days and then feast on local nosh.

The flavours in the food weren’t screaming delicioso… won’t be coming back. Lesson learned. This is the true truthas I am still saying it as it is…

1977 ipoh chicken rice

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