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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken


Short post today, to answer a query regarding Ipoh's salted chicken. In fact, nowadays, the number of shops selling this Ipoh's specialty are on the rise, but one brand manages to stand out among the crowd, and it's no surprise Aun Kheng Lim had stood the test of time for an impressive 21 years, no less.

My picture does NOT do the chicken justice ... Trust me .... it tastes WAY better than it looks.

Impostors are aplenty, but none that I've tried can wrest the crown from the defending champ. At RM16 per chick, on weekends and public holidays, you may have to call and book your chickens (no, not THAT chickens. Drop that naughty thought now ... =P).

The portion is not big, but adequeate for sharing among 2, or gobbled up by one hungry soul. (which I normall do!) Herbs such as Dong Guai and Gei Zhi (Wolfberry) combined with the flavourful salt crystals used to bake the chicken wrapped in paper, creates a divine dish (or snack, depends on how you look at it). Tender meat falling off the bone, the best way to eat it is to incorporate your bare hands, barbaric instincts unleashed, and tear the pieces to oblivion. Muahaha .... =)

Location : No 24,Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh. Tel : 05-2542998.

The other barbarians who have torn their way into the poor chickens :

Tummythoz, WMW, KampungboyCitygal, Jackson, Jason and countless others.

20 comments:

Time Warper said...

My parents used to frequently dapau this salted chicken when I was a small kid. Seldom eat nowadays though..

New Kid on the Blog said...

you're absolutely right!! this is the best salted chicken that I ever try.

CUMI & CIKI said...

DIAL-A-CHICK ! got to love it ... lol ;P

KCA said...

yeah, last time we used to buy here too.. but, recently we found another nice one -- Wan Li Xiang (万里香)somewhere near lou wong ngah choi kai there.. the portion is bigger than Aun Kheng Lim.. Have a try if got chance ya.. :)

J2Kfm said...

time warper : sometimes, the best things just got lost in time. :) when life becomes routine, we tend to forget the simplest thing. Ipoh has so many hidden gems.

NKOTB : yeah, seconded.

Cumi & Ciki : yeah, dial for a chick, at RM16 no less, definitely a steal. haha ...

kca : Wan Li Xiang is too salty, and not so fragrant. My mum bought once,but we could not finish them for the above reasons.

Precious Pea said...

Surprisingly..this is the only place in Ipoh which I know the way well without getting lost. Hahaha..love the salted chicken here. Simply delicious. Sigh..now i crave for some...grrr..your fault! Hehe.

Hulk said...

Yup..the best in Ipoh.
Never fail to promote to all my outstation friends. I predict the price will shoot up by next month.
In fact, everything goes up next month..the interest rates,credit card charges, service (incld medical) fees, utilities, car price (take my word is going up)...most importantly..FOODs.

J2Kfm said...

precious pea : hehe, imagine tearing apart the pieces and chewing on the delicious tender flesh, just like our ancient counterpart did. :)

hulk : I was keeping my fingers crossed on the price of car to drop. hmmm ....

Hulk said...

Sorry no relation...just advice. Many expects price of car dropped but due to escalating of steel price, its inevitable. Nissan has just increased all its car models by almost RM3k. Proton follow soon by end July 08. Some Japs principal has lessen thier subsidy thus result higher rates.
I'm kinda luv automobiles & in the financial sector.

J2Kfm said...

oh my ...
thanks for your tips, Hulk,
appreciated! :)

jason said...

Barbarians!?
We'll torn you next >:)

J2Kfm said...

jason, BRING IT ON! =P

Criz Lai said...

Cool.. now I know where to get the best but I don't know how to go. :P Will be there in another eight hours' time... just to get my chick :P

Teds Woodworking Plans said...

Wow 21 years is a very long time!

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