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Reviewed 10 August 2019

the salted chicken is nice, vegetables and petai also nice. is local and home cook style .price is cheap as well compare kl

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

I happened to drop by on the eve of this year's Hari Raya. I entered the shop at 1.30pm and I was the sole customer. One of the shop operators,a middle-aged guy was sitting at a table near the entrance,practically doing nothing. When I spoke...to him he simply ignored me. I knew I was in for some cold treatment but a pleasant-faced old guy quickly came toward me. I would have left if not for him as I had to give an old man face! They don't seem to like solo customers except for the pleasant-faced old guy. I noticed that they serve big groups very hospitably. After me,3 large groups came. The pleasant-looking old guy was the only one who seemed eager to please a lone customer who might not be spending that much,perhaps RM100+ at most. Business people should never judge a book by its cover. I only had half a chicken (the other half was chopped up and packed) which they did not bother to cut up so I had two large pieces to tackle with the fork and spoon. Had I known there was a sink and hand-washing gel I would have eaten the too salty chicken with my hands. When the chicken was sent to my table it was already cold and not juicy like many people had gushed in their not too realistic reviews. I ordered a plain-fried mustard flower/choy sum fah (I prefer just normal choy sum but had to settle for what they have) dish in ginger strips since I've always liked choy sum plain-fried in ginger slices. I guess they did not have ginger slices because the rude-talking/rude-looking young lady kept mentioning ginger strips LOL. Oh yeah I forgot to mention that they gave me two tiny sweet potatoes (forgot to take pics of them) which I had ordered the afternoon before,together with the chicken. I ate one. The flesh was naturally sweet but the skin was thick so you can't possibly eat it unless you could get remove the thinner outer skin which was blardy salty! I hope they did not charge me RM8 for each miserable one hah. Altogether there were three male and three female operators at the time I was there. The young man behaved like he was some kind of high and mighty highly-educated very successful person LOL. When I finished I waited for my takeaway - another chicken and a pork knuckle. I washed my hands,I drank my tea,I reminded and I waited. They (except for that unfriendly middle-aged guy sitting at the entrance of the shop and an old lady who had already disappeared) all three seemed busy serving the second and third groups and the madame boss was busy stuffing the raw chickens. Nobody was bothered to pack up my takeaway. I understand the pleasant-faced old guy's job was to make drinks and he kept telling the rude-looking young lady/the madame boss/the self-important-looking young man to pack my stuff for me. Well,after a while I got pissed off as I had elsewhere to go so I just told the madame boss that I wanted to pay,took the half chicken packet and the remaining tiny sweet potato and made to leave. She quickly came with her calculator LOL she was not bothered as long as I was sitting down. I would have walked off if she had ignored me! There was no receipt given so I had no idea what I was paying for. Such an unprofessional way to do business. By right the restaurant has to pay income tax but because of this approach of no record they could go off scot-free. I'm positive the sale volume is easily over RM500k per annum. If you judge by the hype that has been racked up over this shop the sale could run into the millions per annum. If not why this kind of rotten attitude? She kept asking me as she keyed in the prices into her calculator if I still wanted the chicken and pork knuckle but I told her NO because you people aren't interested in doing business. It is SMALL business that don't exceed RM200 that they aren't interested in,to be precise. I was glad I did not buy their pork knuckle because I read later in a few reviews that they did not like the gravy. On my way north I stopped by the famous CHOY KEE to get their pork knuckle instead. The workers were polite and friendly. When we pay, that is the least we expect from service people even though the business is not theirs but they are paid to serve in a pleasant manner. I guess that kind of unwarranted treatment was a blessing in disguise as I was saved from having pork knuckle which has watery gravy made from tapioca starch when pork knuckle has its own very delicious gelatin gravy! I don't think I will ever drop in at this shop again because I have eaten better salted chicken elsewhere which is not so salty and also because they only want huge crowds. I abhor going anywhere/doing anything in large groups since the more people the more hassle. For me two is company,three...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Stopped here for lunch on the way to Genting Highlands, per recommendation from relatives. Famous for its salted chicken and sweet potato. Personally I find the salted chicken good but not fantastic. To be fair, I am not a salted chicken person. The sweet potato...is nice to eat, with its salted skin giving good contrast in taste, but again, not as great as described by my relatives. Overall, it is still a good and interesting place to stop for lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend which describe the salt baked chicken in a different style. Indeed, it is different from herbal salt baked chicken. Kampung chicken. 3 mins drive from Sungkai tool exit, right beside a school.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A good stop over for lunch, to or from Ipoh and very near to Sungai Kla hot spring. Has many delicious menu and definitely must try the salt bake chicken.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Accidentally found this restaurant during my road Trip to Malaysia. We just happen to wander into Sungkai area and was told by the locals that this restaurant is very famous in their area. Their 2 must try speciality are the pig trotter and the salted...chicken stuffed with lots grated ginger. Pig trotter is very very soft, very flavourful and it just melts in your mouth. Mix the sauce of the pig trotter with plain rice and might cause a person to finish 2 plates of rice unknowingly. The salted chicken is slightly salty to my taste, but its acceptable. They uses Kampong chicken for this dish which means the chicken meat will be chewy. It indeed turns out a bit chewy but it very very juicy. The owners did the preparation of chicken openly. They are very willing to show and share the ingredients with their customers. Was told by the locals and the owner that it is always best to call up to order before going over. The preparation time the 11 chicken in a wok is about 1hour. Check out for the pictures attached. Their namecard is captured.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

first knew about this place through some youtube video which was recommending this place. we travelled to one of the felda residence and we will pass by sungkai to get into our holiday destination. so we had to search what to eat in sungkai and...found this place. location: it's a little quaint old restaurant and it shows up on google & waze so no issues finding it. food: excellent home cooked flavours! the salted chicken is not the usual one where they marinade with salt and chinese herbs. their version is salt and loads of ginger! their stove is right at the entrance so you can see how they cook their chicken using traditional method = coal stove with wood logs for fire. you don't normally see it in major cities anymore. maybe that's why their chicken is very popular. the sweet potato is highly recommended too - they cook it at the side with the chicken. apart from their chicken, there are some other sides too - paku pakis (veggie) is surprisingly popular in this town. there are some other pork dishes, vegetables and fried bean curd skin which we did not order. take away: call them in advance (preferably a day earlier) if you want to buy the whole chicken back to wherever you're going to. it's RM30 for one, standard price whether or not your chicken is big or small. it's very popular and a lot of people actually come all the way to buy. according to the owner, someone from KL once bought 50 from her! yes and yes, this place is in between KL and Ipoh so you could put a stop here for quick lunch!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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