Thursday, May 10, 2007

Restoran Onn Kee (Tauge Ayam)


Well, the signboard also reads, Ibu Pejabat (berhawa dingin). Put simply, this place has got a loooong name and history. Many say the neighbouring "Low Wong" is better but it's only opened from 5pm if i'm not wrong.

Coming down from Camerons, we decided to stop by at Ipoh for lunch after a lengthy drive (thanks to the traffic stopages along the roads). Allow me to vent some of my frustration here...

The roads in Cameron Highlands are already narrow and yet, people just seem to find it convenient to park their big holiday-use MPVs by the side of the road, making it extremely hazardous for cars to pass through and pedestrians. True, some areas are wide enough for cars to be parked by the side, but in areas where you can't, then don't do so lar... really self centered.... grrrr...

So, what's famous in Ipoh? Pretty girls, hor fun (kuey teow) and nga choi kai (tauge ayam). I can probably attest to all of that by now and my recent experience at Onn Kee can only substantiate this claim better. When we arrived, this place was already pretty packed with customers and we had to wait for tables; i hate doing this but i'm afraid i cannot afford not to do so. Fortunately, 2 tables were cleared after 15 minutes and we got our seats. We all had kuey teow soup, bean sprouts and the infamous chicken.

The chickens, already cooked, were placed in a big pail as the speed in which they were sold made it unnecessary for the mandatory hung-under-spotlight treatment. Amazing. On the wall, you'll see pictures taken by the owner of the restaurant together with celebrities, notably Chan Kong and Bobby Au Yong from Hong Kong.

We had to wait almost an hour for our food to arrive, and like many other patrons who have enquired with the "order taking lady", we were shunted in return, with her SWEET voice advising us, "You'll have to wait lor, if cannot wait, I also cannot help you"... We actually wanted to order an additional 2 more bowls in case the kuey teow is not enough, but after our encounter with her, we dare not liao. Anyway, the food arrived later and since the waiter had two extra bowls of kuey teow on his tray, we asked him for it and he gave it to us. Of course, we paid for it alsolar...

Here are ze pictures:

Ze Kuey Teow Soup...... very fine kuey teow strips.. lovely texture

Ze chicken... i love the soya sauce based gravy...

The bean sprouts... samelar.. crunchy and not too soft..


Ended up with 2 bowls of kuey teow soup in my tummy.

Price: Unknown as it was someone else's treat.... hehe

Tummy rating: 7.8/10

3 comments:

Tummythoz said...

I'm a hardcore Lou Wong fan. Enuf said.

Jackson said...

yeah.... most of the tourist like Lou Wong! Wow.. Fezza boy, u really "geng" a! Can sapu 2 bowl of those!!

Fezzaboy said...

Bo choice... Lou Wong opens quite late, 5pm i heard... correct ar?

Anyway, am planning for a mini convoy with my club members to head up there for dinner sometime next month or so... see how it unfolds...

of course i can sapu 2 bowls... my tummy is actually an airbag...

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