Ok! As promised, here is Part 1 of 4 of my trip to Penang. We (my boss and another colleague) left to Penang after work on a Friday. As we left for Penang from the office (boss's and my car parked safely in our office carpark) we decided its best to stop in Ipoh for our dinner.
The shop that we wanted to visit was Lou Wong Taugeh Chicken. Its a famous shop for Taugeh (beansprouts) Chicken my boss even found it on his GPS software. Arriving in Ipoh and then Lou Wong after about 2hrs on the road, we were certainly more than ready to eat!!
Both my boss and colleague ordered just normal chicken rice while I ordered the Hor Fun (flat rice noodles). The hor fun was delicious!! It was ultra smooth and broth was nice and savoury with hints of spring onions.
First to arrive was the famous Ipoh beansprouts. The special thing about Ipoh breansprouts is that its normally short, fat and juicy as compared to long and thin ones from elsewhere.
The beansprouts were crunchy and went well with the sauce (soy sauce mixed with some oils). Good start to the meal (those who had the rice were scooping up the sauce to mix with the rice).
Next was a bowl of fish and meat balls. The fish ball was good. Bouncy, smooth and tasty. The meat balls were only decent IMHO.
Next to arrive was the steamed chicken. This was as good as I remember it. Smooth skin and meat with the flavorful soy sauce dressing. It may have been because we were all hungry but we lapped up everything in no time.
N 4° 35' 38.2"
E 101° 05' 2.9"
Onwards to Penang.................
Makan King's ratings = 7 out of 10