Tuck Kee, Ipoh.

Driving between towns over the weekend for work is stressful but there’s always good food to look out for. Heh. Ate a lot of repeat stuff this time, so very few reviews will appear. Stopped briefly in Ipoh for dinner and was recommended this place by 3 men who were enjoying the famous Ipoh salted chicken (from Aun Kheng Lim) on their car bonnet as soon as they bought it from the shop. Best to eat it fresh and piping hot!

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Tuck Kee is just a few shops down from where Lou Wong Taugeh Chicken Rice(老黄芽菜雞) is, and is quite small as it only occupies one shoplot. However towards the end of our dinner, noticed tables being placed on the roadside so I expect the dinner crowd is rather big.

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One of their recommendations was the chicken feet and they served us quite a large plate of it too! But the chicken feet are nothing like those with chinese mushrooms, deep fried before being cooked. These are small and petite in comparison and just braised until tender and flavourful. Like the fact that these are smoother than the deep fried wrinkly ones. Lol.

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Ordered the Stir-fried “Sa Hor Fun” (沙河粉) which came in a slightly wetter presentation but did not lack flavour to the abundance of leafy vegetable, shrimps and crispy pork lard in it. We dug in quickly as we were already famished by then.

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As Ipoh’s Kway Teow or Hor Fun is so famous, decided on another Hor Fun dish, the “Wa Dan Hor” (滑蛋河), which is stir fried flat noodles topped with a silky, egg gravy. So imagine our surprise when this soup bowl of some sticky, thick egg “soup” was served. And it’s so thick that it manages to cover the noodles entirely. But still, it was silky and glided down my throat easily. It was a little on the bland side even if the noodles was fragrant. Simple ingredients such as leafy vegetable, shrimps etc were used, but there was an abundance of cripsy pork lard again. Some were as big as a garlic clove!

Tuck Kee didn’t do much for me, in all honesty, even if the food is simple and quite decent. But judging from the locals that flood in, it’s an old favourite. So if you’re in the area and don’t feel like having chicken with bean sprouts, why not venture in here?

Restoran Tuck Kee
65, Jalan Yau Tet Shin
30300 New Town,
Ipoh.

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2 Comments »

  1. teckiee said

    I used to ‘beh tahan’ chicken feet cos my grandma says we will have bad handwriting if we eat them. Later I got to know I handwriting is bad ….chicken feet or not. She just said it so we will eat the meat part of the chicken (more nutritious). I love chicken feet!

    epicuriousgirl says: i have never heard that! but a lot of people i know don’t eat chicken feet because they find it “geli”. They don’t know what they’re missing out. Lol.

  2. citygal said

    tuck kee food quality has dropped tremendously over the years, they used to be reli famous

    epicuriousgirl says: oh? where else do u recommend for similar food? we love “char hor fun” and are always on the lookout for them.

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