Chicken Rice @ New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya

>> Dec 27, 2009

I have been coming to this place since my brother was studying in Catholic High School (which is situated right behind this restaurant). That was like 12 years ago. Now, this place has also sprouted up in Mid Valley and also in Bukit Jalil.

New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice

Anyway, this place has been serving chicken rice since 1977 which is quite a long time. They are well known for their famous Ipoh nga choy kai (bean sprouts and chicken).

There is a choice of kampung chicken or ordinary chicken cooked either by roasting or boiling. The boiled kampung chicken has a smooth and soft texture, which makes it their recommended dish at this place. There is also char siew and siew yoke available at this place.

As we were famished, we ordered a feast (my younger brother eats like a pig). We ordered 1 whole kampung chicken, 1/2 a roast chicken, some meat balls, fried la-la, char siew, siew yoke, bean sprouts and braised pork with preserved vegetables.

One Whole Kampung Chicken

Half a Roast Chicken

The kampung chicken was soft and smooth with that almost perfect consistency. I must say, in terms of texture, it certainly fared better than the roasted chicken.

Char Siew

Siew Yok

The char siew was a little too burnt and contained too much fat for my liking. The siew yok too was a little fat for my liking. Nothing special about their roast meat.

Meat balls

Their remarkable Kuey Teow Soup

The meatball and kuey teow however, was a totally different story. Their kuey teow was smooth and didn't contain that strong kuey teow flavour found in most places. Their meatballs too, were packed with that nice crunch. The balls are usually ordered in 5s. They come in a soup stock that is concentrated with MSG (Ajinomoto).

Fried La-La

Bean Sprouts (Tao Ge in hokkien)

Braised Pork in Preserved Vegetables (Mui Choy Yok)

I am not really a big fan of Mui Choy Yok. I didn't really quite like the flavour (not that I liked it anywhere else).

Chili Sauce

The most important thing in a good chicken rice is their chili sauce. If my memory serves me right, I feel that the chili sauce was much better in the past.

The bill came up to about RM120. Thats about RM20 per person for that vast amount of food. However, an ordinary plate of chicken rice for 1 person is priced at RM6 per person. It is priced at RM9 if one opts for kampung chicken. Normally, RM10-RM12 per person would be able to fill you up quite well at this place.

Overall, I must say this place has become more commercialised since the owner's son took over the business. The good thing is, food comes quickly and there is consistency in the cooking. The bad news is, I feel that the food is saturated with MSG which is not a good thing. However, if you excuse the excessive use of artificial flavour, I feel that this place still serves one of the best chicken rice in Petaling Jaya. Com'mon, you can't expect too much for the price you're paying. I would still come back to this place if I'm dying for fast and not too bad chicken rice.

Restaurant rating: 6.5/10
Pricing: About RM15 per person.

*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice

107, Jalan Gasing,
46000 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor D.E,

Telephone number: 03-79560958

Opening hours
9.30am-11.30pm daily


SpiderLily December 27, 2009 at 1:08 AM  

love love loveeeesss the siu yok and lala... and sooo happy that im working in MV. haha! :P

Tummy Rumble December 27, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

@spiderLily, good on you.. haha, I haven't tried the midvalley branch, is it good?

Baby December 27, 2009 at 3:21 AM  

is the one next to a restaurant called satelite?

jfook December 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

wow..the food looks so tempting...

Tummy Rumble December 27, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

@Baby, yea, thats the one...

Anonymous,  December 28, 2009 at 1:58 AM  

good post.. past by there everyday. I like this place too

J,  December 28, 2009 at 1:58 AM  

I ate there today. not bad.

JC,  December 28, 2009 at 2:52 AM  

Why did you have to make me hungry? ):

JS,  December 28, 2009 at 4:04 AM  

I've been coming here since 5 years ago. I really like this place. try the chicken rice next door as well

Stefanie December 28, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

Chicken rice is my all time favourite. Hrm, will give this a try! Yummms

Tummy Rumble December 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

@Stefanie, let me know how it goes :)

thenomadGourmand December 29, 2009 at 12:09 AM  

hmm.. perhaps you'll allow me to recom a better chic rice place? ;) PJ also
2 places to be exact..hmm..make that 3..

Tummy Rumble December 29, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

@thenomadGourmand: would it happen to be kee kee bentong chicken rice? and restaurant choon yien section 17? haha..

henry,  January 3, 2010 at 1:34 AM  

i used to swear by this place. but not since the owner's son took over

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