If you mention any popular spots for ‘nga choi kai’ (bean sprout chicken) to the locals, they will probably cringe at each name you are going to utter. And they will probably show you the ‘talk to the hand’ sign in order for you to stop talking. Or maybe they will ignore you for the good of humanity.

Pusat Makanan Zui Xiang Cun

Okay… maybe I have overly exaggerated that perception but I might be right as the famous ones are overly famous and commercialised that the other lesser known, better ones are better than them in terms of quality and taste… just like this one; Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken

Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken, Ipoh

I got to know this stall via a photo post in facebook and it was advocated by a friend of mine who is an Ipohian. It’s the same person who introduced to me Keng Nam Coffee Shop. As they say, the locals know better than the tourists which is probably quite true as we found out that this stall offers no frills, simple yet delicious ‘nga choi kai’.

Bean Sprouts by Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken

Insanely crowded are probably non-existent words to describe this place as most of their customers are of the locals and very little few are tourists. Despite that, securing a seat during peak hours is still a challenging task. The tables and chairs are as what you get from typical old school food courts; a mix of round and square aged plastic tables and variety of old chairs.

As for ordering system, just grab a place and a waiter will attend to you shortly. Just like Restoran Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitiau, they only serve flat noodles (kuey teow); dry or soup.

Poached Chicken by Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken

Poached, sliced and drizzled in a concoction of soya sauce and oil, the chicken meat was firm yet retaining its essence and juices even for chicken breast. The plump, crunchy bean sprouts were blanched before being drizzled in the same mixture as the poached chicken.

Flat Noodles (Kuey Teow) by Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken

The bowl of silky smooth flat noodles (kuey teow) was just a-okay because the soup was wee bit lacking.

The total bill for the meal above was RM9 for 2 pax. Pretty cheap I guess judging by the portion and number of items. There is a satay stall nearby but we did not get try because he was busy attending to large orders at that moment. We shall return again to try it while waiting for our comforting ‘nga choi kai’ meal.

Address:
Pusat Makanan Zui Xiang Cun,
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,
30100 Ipoh,
Perak.

GPS Coordinates : 4.596039, 101.070249



8 Comments

  1. I love tauge…. it makes the chicken rice taste better all the time =)

  2. Haha, like how you described the way the locals shun popular places – I think it is so true! Must ask Adam, the Ipoh boy, whether he knows this place ;)

  3. RM9 for 2 pax for all the above? Cheap lor…

  4. I also went to a “not so commercialized” taugeh chicken too when I was at Ipoh last few months :P

  5. looks nice.. tauge chicken is one of my favorite food..

  6. Smitten By Food : Likewise :)

    Drops of Contentment : I bet he knows this place.

    Melissa : Yeap. It’s quite cheap. Can hardly get such price in Klang Valley.

    Choi Yen : Haha. It’s hard to find the “not so commercialized” ones.

    Simple Person : Tastes nice too! :D

  7. fifteen tower, that’s an interesting name. i wonder what’s the story behind it :D

  8. Sean : Good question. Some I read say that the name refers to the nearby old building block which consists of 15 floors.