When one is Ipoh you need to eat Tau Ge, or rather beansprout! Cause it’s only at this state that you will get to sink your teeth into the fattest, juiciest and crunchiest bean sprouts. Reason is due to the ‘magical’ limestone hill water, that i suppose gives the plants nutrients and makes all the Ipoh girls look so pretty 😛

But the famous spot that you have to go eat is Restoran Onn Kee (Tauge Ayam), which is home of the famous Ipoh Hor Fun. This Onn Kee is just next too Lou Wong that sells the same dishes.

The best part when you going traveling round different states, is that you get to try out new food. The last time i performed in Ipoh with the Footstool Players, we were taken to this restaurant, so we were real appreciative when we were brought to the same place again! Thank you so much.



When you first step into the simple shoplot, you can see their walls decorated with pictures of customers from the past.. and all with smiling faces.. hmm i wonder why. ^_~


A table filled with yummilicious food



The famous ipoh kuey teow or ipoh hor fun. Bland and unattractive looking sure, but the minute you bit into it, it’s anything but unpleasant. Translucent and smooth, the texture is nice and springy, something you can’t get from a lot of processed rice noodles. The stock is flavoured by the sweet essence of chicken and just a dash of pepper to give that extra zest.


A plate of poached chicken together with soy sauce and spring onions. Ok i have to say that while i enjoyed the chicken. It was a tad bit to fat for my liking and i had to remove quite an amount of skin. The chicken meat you are looking at comes from the moustache chicken, which is apparently more tender. I still enjoyed it though 🙂



One bowl one cannot miss out on. The famous pork and fishball soup!



Here it is the famous tauge!! Yummm.

Around in Ipoh.. do pay the place a visit 🙂

Details here.

Restoran Onn Kee Bean Sprout Chicken Rice
51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Tel: 05 253 1652
Hours 1:30pm-3am


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