Monday, September 26, 2016

Ipoh Chicken Rice and Hor Fun @ Beng Aun Coffee House, Relau, Penang.

Pride of the Ipohan- Ipoh Nga Choy Kai/ Ipoh Chicken Rice can now be found at Relau area... no less. The place is especially famous amongst the factory employees and would be most packed during lunch hours. The most attractive factor apart from the above-average taste would be their extremely wallet-friendly prices... I mean, where can you find a bowl of Hor Fun at Rm 1.50 and a huge serving of blanched Sprouts at Rm 3? Locating the place can be a little tricky for the uninitiated, while you are driving from Bukit Jambul towards Relau area, after the traffic light right in front of sPICE Arena, go straight and before you hit the second traffic light, Beng Aun Coffee Shop is on your right. The Chicken Rice stall is housed inside Beng Aun Coffee Shop.

Deboned Boiled Chicken (half-bird/ Rm 16)

Ipoh Hor Fun (Rm 1.50)

Blanched Bean Sprouts (Rm 3)

Braised Tofu and Egg (Rm 1.10 per piece/ egg)

The real draw of the place- Deboned Chicken... meticulously cooked to the right tenderness and served with their supreme Soy Sauce; their home-made Chili Sauce was good enough to complement the Chicken, though not outstanding. We were also informed that the seller uses "Beard Chicken" (otherwise known as 胡须鸡), a breed that shines when it comes to texture, oil-content as well as pristine white flesh. Other add-ons such as Braised Tofu and Egg were alright but for the price of Rm 1.10 per piece, we had no complaints. We completed our meal with tummy-filling Hor Fun as well as crunchy-juicy Bean Sprouts. A simple but palatable meal for the working class... without being too grueling to the wallet.

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: Mukim 13, Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, 11900, Relau, Penang. 
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 3 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: N/A