Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam KueTiau (老黄芽菜鸡沙河粉): Symbolic Ipoh Delights
This got to be the most famous eatery in Ipoh! I was in Ipoh for an athletics competition during July and was discussing with my friends that we have to explore before heading back to our sunny island. To cut the long story short, we asked 2 group of locals and both said Lou Wong Tauge Kuetiau (老黄芽菜鸡沙河粉)!
Lou Wong’s Bean Sprouts Chicken is no different from Hainanese Steamed Chicken except eaten with a plate of bean sprouts, as such the name. The question will be “So what’s so special about it?”. This boils down to the smoothness and tenderness of the steamed chicken.
Its glistening & smooth chicken’s skin wrapped around the tender chicken drizzled with their house special sauce was truly terrific.
Pairing the chicken was Ipoh’s classic ‘Sar Hor Fun’ (flat rice noodles) served in a sweet-tasting broth flavoured with chicken bones, parts, and a dash of pepper. Silky smooth, rendering chewing almost irrelevant, the noodles slither down one’s throat with ease, simple commendable!
Another highly recommended dish was their meat ball. I am not a fan of meat balls, but what’s commonly agreed was its plump size and chewy (not rubbery) texture.
Last but not least, the Tauge (bean sprout). Seasoned with some pepper, light soya sauce and oil. Other than being crunchy and left with a signature “raw” taste, I guess it was just like any other tauge. The shorter and fatter version of tauge was easy to consume as their wasn’t any “hindrance”, you get what I mean.
This was the second outlet of Lou Wong’s thus it looks a little newer. The main outlet is stated at the address below. Before you plan you trip down, just try to avoid peak period if you are really hungry else you will be hangry (hungry+angry). Apart from that, parking may be an issue. Nevertheless, Bon Appetit!
Main Outlet: 49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30000 Ipoh
Second Outlet: 69 Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Daily 10am till late