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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Greentown Noodle House in Ipoh - Years of Legacy?

Am not in a particularly bright and cheery mood to write. Down with flu, then fever, then sore throat, then the whole package re-visited. Like a combo meal. Tormenting moments .... Sigh ....
Greentown Noodle House
Short post then, on a Chinese restaurant in Greentown, Ipoh. Situated at the roundabout near Excelsior Hotel, this outlet has been around for quite some time, my late grandfather used to dine with us here. And he's gone for 15 years. Imagine the longevity ....
Retaining most of the interior, as well as the items on the menu
Funny dining in a "Noodle House", yet we all opted for their rice and dishes. Yup, not even ONE strand of noodle was slurped. Hehehe .... But all in all, their selection of rice and noodles is rather extensive, covering possibly every method of preparation known to man. OK, I exaggerated. =P
Pickled green chillies and sambal for that fiery kick
Thai style Fried Rice (RM4.20)
Reasonably-priced, the individual portions cater to most tastebuds, however discerning they may be. From sweet & sour to spicy, from rice to noodles and porridge, you can be assured of a satisfying lunch at less than RM5 even.
Mum's Thai Fried Rice came with fried chicken breast meat and not too spicy (which suits the young ones and elderly well, but rather dull to me). Would've preferred a spicier, and stronger in flavour version though.
Mongolian Fried Rice (RM5.00)
That huge serving for a mere RM5, with chopped bits of mutton (or lamb, I can't be sure), underneath a 'canopy' of perfectly fried egg. A sucker for everything Mongolian, I'm digging the fragrant and fluffy rice fried with turmeric and spices. Not too bad, this one.

Egg+Prawn Rice (or something like that ...) RM4.20

Dad's omelette with prawns and white rice was misleading. He initially thought the dish would be drenched with gravy (in the menu, only stated Egg+Prawn), but amused (or rather, infuriated) by the plain, and dry presentation of simple omelette and rice. Hmmm ... give this a miss.

Double-Boiled Black Chicken with Herbs (RM6.30)
For a piping hot bowl of nourishing soup, give their selection a try. Our double-boiled black chicken with herbs was brimming with herbs, supposed to rejuvenate and re-energize the body and mind. Don't ask me how true is that, as I'm not one who's fond of herbal stuff. Hehe ... Unless it's herbal chicken. Or salted chicken. That's another different story though.
Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce (RM7.50)
Feel like going Western? They have chicken chops and fish & chips, as well as some other options under their Western banner. The presentation may be lacking, reminded me of Hainanese Chicken Chop, at best. But Bro gave positive feedback, unsuspectedly. The fried egg was an awkward companion though.
Roasted Chicken and Char Siew (BBQ Pork) (RM15)
Coming from the front door, one can't miss the sight of roasted chickens and ducks hanging at the glass display counter. The chicken was forgettable, but the Char Siew (honey-roasted pork) was quite delicious. Quite, as it's nowhere comparable to the FSF's version, but marginally better than most out there.
The simple yet filling lunch costed RM48 for 5 of us. Considered cheap at times like this. When a set of McD's so-called VALUE MEAL comes to roughly RM10 each.
Location : GREENTOWN NOODLE HOUSE @ 58, Persiaran Greenhill, 30450 Ipoh, Perak. Tel No : 605-2415145. For map, click HERE.


Anonymous said...

wa, this shop reli tat 'OLD' liao?? haha.. so far been there once only..

huh?? tormenting moments?? but, today saw u ok only?? ran here ran there and playing around the office... as AGILE as a MONKEY wo... hehehe.. =p

take good care ya... poor Mr Monkey.. muahahaha..

Rebecca Saw said...

well, you should be slurping up the goodness of the herbal soups if ur feeling lowly like now..

HairyBerry said...

noodle house but no noodles for you? :)

ya lor, better than a happy meal! and got rice somemore...hehe..

hey, get well soon, ya!

New Kid on the Blog said...

hey, get well soon!!!! just rest first... the posts can be done after recover.

backStreetGluttons said...

watch it tho, mongolians are lethal though quite gorgeous

Anonymous said...

YEA, this shop has really been existed for a long time. But the glory of it's past has no more now...maybe due to more competiton / choices, this shop is not as crowded as those days huh!

Little Inbox said...

Take care! I guess this will be a good place to go for a quick meal.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm... that bowl of double-boiled black chicken with herbs looks good. Just up my alley, poor overworked office worker me... :P

minchow said...

I was expecting some noodle goodness! But that Mongolian fried rice looks like the bomb - What's Mongolian about it though? I'd suggest you stay away from the fried stuff and get well soon!

Anonymous said...

wow...i havent been there since Form 3...and now I'm already 23...

Anyway, I don't really like the fod there, neither does my family, so we stay clear of this restaurant...

Had quite a nice meal at Citrus, located around Jusco (sorry can't remember). Food was alike Indulgence, but prices are slightly cheaper. Don't try their desserts. Not worth it.

Allie said...

The double boil black chicken soup looks like there are lots of ingredients used to cook it.

J2Kfm said...

KCA : MONKEY ur head lah ... haha. i meant last few days I was off. U came and wrecked havoc today, so noisy.

thenomadGourmand : hehe, I should. but at that time I was OK. so NO herbal-ish stuff pls!

Nic (KHKL) : somehow noodles not so appealing for lunch. but initially tot order Fried Dry Beef Kuey Teow (Chau Ngau Hor) but ended up didnt.

NKOTB : haha, cannot lah. if later later sure i will forget bout all these places and all the taste. :)

BSG : lethal? hehehe ... venomous vixens?

SimpleGirl : yeah thats true. I never visited so long. actually the quality dropped a lot also.

Little Inbox : true. if one can find parking space during lunch hour, that is.

Life for Beginners : overworked? hahaha 'true'! me also in fact. over-FED worker.

550ml jar of faith : haha, I was staying away, until I had the very crispy fried chicken 2 days ago & nasi lemak with rendang yday. but me=junk recovers fast.

Wen Xuan : I stayed away for longer. since I was in primary maybe. and now I'm a pensioner. hehe ... just kidding. Citrus is a good restaurant. I posted bout it sometime ago. and I went for their set lunches at only RM17++ each. worthy.

Allie : there were a lot. too scary to look at, even. =P

choi yen said...

Oh... sound like seriously sick lah u, must rest more~~

jasmine said...

more chicken soup then! Hehe. but hope u get well soon!

J2Kfm said...

mimid3vils : haha ... now feeling like a tiger. thanks!

jasmine : thanks. I'm well on my feet now.