Best Chicken Rice in Ipoh

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Chicken Rice is a staple of Ipoh, even sometimes having it referred to as Ipoh Chicken Rice. Meticulous efforts are put into preparing this simple, yet popular dish of poached chicken and rice, giving the flesh a unique smooth texture accompanied by the subtle, natural flavour of chicken enhanced by a light soy sauce. It's not surprising to hear of daytrips from the country's capital to this city purely seeking out good local fare. So, rather than waste your efforts traversing long distances only to sulk on dissatisfaction, check out our list of the best recommended chicken rice in Ipoh that will surely make your trip a rewarding one.

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    Huat Chicken

    Ipoh is known for its chicken rice abound- dazzling taste buds with juicy, tender, and smooth chicken. Cue Huat Chicken, where "Huat" means silky smooth; a portrayal of their chicken. There are two types of chicken to take note of here, a "Huat", succulent chicken and their cold chicken; an innovation that will give you a more refreshing take towards the dish. Also, a cool note to take note of is that the gelatin between the meat and skin is the soup the chicken is boiled in; giving your palate a bursting, savoury flavour. 

    Tips

    Don't forget their chilli.

    Things to expect

    Generous portions and delicious flavours.

    Best with

    Gizzard, Kai Si Hor Fun

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Huat Chicken View restaurant

    11a, Jalan Medan Ipoh 4, Taman Ipoh Timur, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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    055417917

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Lou WongNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Lou Wong is probably one of the most famous chicken rice restaurants around. The silky smooth chicken served here will have you marvelling at the traditional Chinese method of preparing poached poultry. Representing one of Ipoh’s most famous foods, the dish is accompanied with a side of crunchy and delicious bean sprouts and fragrant rice.
    Tips

    It can get really crowded.

    Things to expect

    Silky smooth chicken and crunchy bean sprouts!

    Best with

    Beef Balls

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    Lou Wong View restaurant

    49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30000, Ipoh, Perak
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    052544199

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    10:00AM—02:00AM
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    Onn KeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tender poached chicken, crunchy bean sprouts, and pork meatballs in a bowl of soup - this is what you will get at Onn Kee; a chicken rice haven and tourist spot. Both locals and non-locals tend to flock to this popular shop for their utmost tender and soft poached chicken which is the key to creating an amazing chicken rice dish.
    Tips

    Difficulty in getting a table.

    Things to expect

    A taste of an iconic Ipoh dish.

    Best with

    Pork and fish balls

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM12.00

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    Onn Kee View restaurant

    51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin, 30300, Ipoh, Perak
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    052531652

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    10:00AM—12:00AM
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    Cowan Street comes off as another contender to the more heavily crowded places in town. This little shop has a reputation for random opening hours, but that doesn’t stop anyone from going after their irresistible chicken rice. The chickens are only poached after each batch has run out, so you can be assured of only fresh and tender chicken on your plate. Pair that with a side of blanched bean sprouts and you’ll be having one of Ipoh’s most delicious meals.
    Tips

    It's best to call ahead to check if they’re open.

    Things to expect

    Delicious chicken rice away from the main crowded spots.

    Best with

    Stewed chicken feet

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM12.00

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    Cowan Street View restaurant

    44, Jalan Raja Ekram, 30450, Ipoh, Perak
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    0125203322

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    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00PM—10:00PM
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    This house-turned-restaurant has garnered quite the reputation among the locals for their Bean Sprout Chicken Rice. The chicken rice here is not one to be overlooked, for it is actually much preferred by the locals compared to the commercially available ones. The chicken here is so amazing that it is eaten with almost anything on the menu. Try it with their smooth and slippery Hor Fun (rice noodles) for a change.
    Tips

    Come early to avoid disappointment.

    Things to expect

    A homey feeling and comfort food.

    Best with

    Pork balls

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Restoran Ayam Tauke (Buntong) View restaurant

    No. 849, Jalan Guntong, Buntong, 30100, Ipoh, Perak
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    052557469

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    This long standing shop lot has been around for ages and is still serving up amazing food. It's no surprise then that you can find Ipoh’s famous Bean Sprout Chicken Rice here. Having said that, there’s nothing fancy here; all you get is a delicious and succulent plate of steamed chicken drenched in light soy sauce and pepper. The best part? It’s open till the wee hours of the morning.
    Tips

    Other types of hawker food are also available here.

    Things to expect

    Late night supper.

    Best with

    Dai Sai Geok (Braised Pork Knuckle and Chicken Feet)

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Kedai Makanan Kum Kee View restaurant

    798 – 799, Jalan Sekolah, Pasir Pinji, 31650, Ipoh, Perak
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    Every day
    06:00PM—03:00AM
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