Pak Kong Chicken Rice 白宫鸡饭 @ Jalan Theatre, Ipoh
Hands down the best place for chicken rice in town, albeit the queue at certain times.
I was recommended by my Ipoh friend to try out this place and I must say that is one of the best recommendations ever. I enjoyed my meal from starting till the end, and I will tell you why.
So we reached Pak Kong at lunch time and it was expectedly crowded but we were lucky to grab a seat near the entrance. Busy and noisy atmosphere usually don't put you in a fantastic mood but I must give credit to the lady who takes order. Despite the noisy crowd and chaos in the shop, she remained friendly and gave out wide smiles to customers that walk in to the shop. And that in turn puts us in a good mood too! I mean, come on, it's not easy to see someone who could still keep up with that positive energy in a superb busy restaurant nowadays.
So why is Pak Kong so good again? Why is everyone coming back to this restaurant?
As it was our first time eating here, we wanted to sample a bit of everything so we ordered a quarter of poached chicken, a plate of char siew, a plate of bean sprout and a plate of 'chop geok (something like salted vegetables but with a sour and spicy kick). And of course not forgetting 2 plates of 'oil rice'.
We were excited when we saw the food was served and couldn't wait to dig in. The taste and texture of the chicken was on point, *thumps up*! I was very impressed with the char siew. It has a good balance of fats and lean meat, with crispy skin - absolutely amazing! The tauge was thick and juicy, while the 'choy geok' was very appetising with its spicy and sour kick. Both dishes complemented the meal very well. And of course, pair all these with a plate of oil rice and you are up for a satisfying meal!
All in all, I highly recommend this place if you love chicken rice. I am sure you will want to come back for more! I didn't try their roasted chicken though as I personally prefer poached chicken over roasted chicken. I heard their roasted chicken is as good! Try it and let me know?
Pak Kong Chicken Rice 白宫鸡饭
27, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11.30AM - 4PM
Till next time~
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