Other than bean sprouts chicken rice, claypot chicken rice was also very famous in Ipoh and one of the most recommended by the locals was K10 Claypot Chicken Rice. The chicken rice in claypot was cooked over charcoal-fuelled fire.
We also ordered the refreshing ampula juice. It was thick ampula juice unlike many other places where they added too much water. You must try it when you come here for their claypot chicken rice.
Chicken feet was very delicious. My wife and my parents-in-law love them a lot.
Many tourist might visited Lou Wong got their bean sprouts chicken rice but personally I prefer Ong Kee Bean Sprouts Chicken Rice. Honestly they taste much nicer back 20+ years ago.
Ipoh’s bean sprouts was big and juicy. The portion was huge for 5 of us but we all love it. I think only bean sprouts from Ipoh was this good, I guess it has to do with the water quality in Ipoh.
The steamed chicken was so tender, although it was oily but they taste nice. It wasn’t as good as I remember but still acceptable level.
Gohaniku, the new cafe/restaurant offering different food concept. In Japanese, Gohaniku literally means rice (gohan) and meat (niku). The price was pretty acceptable.
Gohaniku is a good option for simple lunch or dinner in the simple air-conditioning restaurant. Most importantly was it is really wallet-friendly and to have your stomach fill with delicious food.
Pork Rice was really nice and amazing especially with the special chili paste. If they can preserve the juiciness of the roasted pork meat, it would be perfect. They use good quality cucumber imported from Japan.
Crispy Pork Salted Egg Bowl was very special and the crispy pork was very crunchy too. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t surprise me too much.
There are plenty Nasi Lemak stalls in Balik Pulau but the best Nasi Lemak was the one located within the fire brigade premises in Balik Pulau. We named this Nasi Lemak stall as Nasi Lemak Bomba or Nasi Lemak Beratur.
They don’t have much choice to choose from but they are delicious. They have peanuts, cucumber, egg, onion in sambal, anchovies (ikan bilis) and fish in sambal. Small pack cost RM1.50 and big pack cost RM2.00.
Normally you get two pieces of cucumber, quarter of the egg, some peanuts, onion, ikan bilis and half piece of the fish.
Ah Restaurant was the must try Hatyai’s local restaurant. We found this gem while we walk around town center for dinner. We revisit them again on the next day to try different dishes. It located near to Kim Yong Market in Hatyai.
Sweet & Sour Sauce Fish was very delicious. Fish was deep fried but it still preserve the juicy meat with crispy skin.
Seafood Tom Yam Kong was the best tom yam kong I ever had in Hatyai. Trust me that you guys really need to try it. All the ingredients was very fresh include the fish meat, squid and shrimp. Strong lemongrass scent if you love it. I can eat atleast two bowls of white rice with this tom yam kong.