Old but still sustaining while legacy and secret recipe are being passed on from one generation to another is always good in some way in gaining admiration and respect from others. The franchise opened their latest branch at the Mid Valley Megamall while featuring their first ever café in shopping mall to invite shoppers to dine in their two story café serving this delicious traditional meal which is love by almost all Malaysians.
The shop is nicely washed in bright colours to potray a modern and clean ambience while the lighting and potted plants create a calming mood for dinners to fully savour their meals. On the signature Ipoh Chicken Rice that many have come to love, expect new dishes such as Hokkien Mee (a first for the restaurant, available only at Mid Valley Megamall), a few selection of vegetarian dishes, specialties like braised tofu with pumpkin, various meat dishes and plenty more. This definitely is a great place to dine after a long day of shopping. Spinach and century egg with broth was comforting but is typically loaded with msg for the extra flavour.
The taste and quality on the other hand is not as good as half of what is sold in most hawker centers out there. It might have been a onetime occurrence only and may be due to lack of consistency; the dishes aren’t as good as what I had from the branch in Jalan Gasing many years back. That is before I discovered the satellite chicken rice shop of course. I haven’t had the opportunity to explore the full galore of extensive choices but they promise more than just chicken rice even though it pioneers as a chicken rice shop.
The chicken rice here promises some steaming hot bowl of chicken broth, a plate of fresh and crunchy bean sprouts, delicious pork balls served with delectable chicken rice and steamed chicken at a price you’ll love. Pretty reasonably priced at RM 11 for chicken rice of 2 pax, and the Beans Sprouts sells at RM 5.
It was not anything that is fantastic, but this one is the place you can consider as one of the options to what’s for dinner after a long shopping session. The food is palatably good even though they might not have been the best chicken rice shop around. They are fantastic to trounce famine, but not good enough to satisfy a chicken rice lover’s palate.
Most set or value meals would come with some drinks, but at the same time the popular choice of beverage here is the Umbra Juice (RM 6.50).
1977 new restaurant Ipoh chicken rice has many outlet and this one is at:
T-013D and 061, 3rd Floor
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