Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Restoran Onn Kee, Ipoh

Last weekend, we went for a short trip to Penang..well, you've guessed it, it was an eating trip :p
And first pit stop for us was Ipoh, for some bean sprouts chicken (ngar choy gai) and we went to Restoran Onn Kee.
Onn Kee is as famous as Lou Wong, another ngar choy gai establishment located just a few shops away. They have their own fan base, though there's also a number of people finding it over rated.
Me? Well, as long as it taste good, it dont really matter being over rated or not..hehe
My first visit to Onn Kee was about 7 years back and I do pop by here whenever I'm in Ipoh.
Usual orders would be the beansprouts
Short, juicy, plump sprouts looks so gorgeous compared to Klang Valley scrawny, dry version. Delicious. And we always wonder why. And we'd always answer to ourselves..must be the water in Ipoh..haha
I've always loved porkballs..but they recommended a mix of fishballs and porkballs I still prefer the porkballs with the strong cuttlefish flavour. Yummy indeed. Fishballs paled in comparison.
Some hor fun (flat noodles) to go with the ngar choy gai..Dry version and soup version. Very smooth and just glides down our throats. Must be the water in Ipoh..hehe
And the other star that completes the ngar choy gai pair..
the chicken..The chicken meat was smooth, juicy and sweet. Though it does not look that appealing, the skin had a lovely texture; springy and smooth. Soaked lightly in the sauce, the combination is very tasty indeed.
Total bill was RM36.40 (for 4 person)
We left Onn Kee with a very full stomach, but we still managed to have a bowl of lovely tau foo fah before we left for Penang..woohoo
Restoran Onn Kee(Tauge Ayam) is located at 51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin, Ipoh.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be the water in Ipoh, it must be! Not just the food, but their lovely porcelain-complexioned natives too... Hehehe...

27 March, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: hahaha, yes, that's what we said of the natives too!

27 March, 2008  
Blogger Jason said...

Wah... you guys are praising the natives, indirectly :P

27 March, 2008  
Blogger Jun said...

ah, penang, my hometown *grin* can't wait to see whr u've explored! ;)

27 March, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason: aiks! oh you vain creature! :p hehe

jun: really? hope you'll like where i went..shall write about it soon :)

27 March, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah the water in ipoh must b the cause of that "wat wat* chicken meat also rite?

28 March, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

for abt RM9 per person, it is a good deal. and nowhere else makes sa hor fun as good as ipoh's. with that prawns-infused red oil, wah, shiok! havent talked about the taugeh yet...haha!

28 March, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

hey! yeah, the tauge reli is to die for!!! but i still prefer Lou Wong la, last time Onn Kee trumped Lou Wong, now the other way.

28 March, 2008  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

so cheap and satisfying meal!

28 March, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

joe: oh yeah! i'v forgotten to mention that? hehe

nic: definitely value for money :) and the hor fun..who can deny that?

j2kfm: hi there! uh huh, love those taugehs!

bigboysoven:'s really reasonably priced and it's a wonderful meal

29 March, 2008  
Blogger Simon Seow said...

Yeah, my friend also prefer Lou Wong but I still can't make out the different. -_-

31 March, 2008  
Anonymous kampungboycitygal said...

awww i miss home..but i prefer onn kee

01 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

simon: i prefer onn kee and there is a difference la dude..hehe

kampungboycitygal: me too! *high 5*

02 April, 2008  
Blogger Extreme Power said...

I drool on this...

24 April, 2010  

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