I never really fancied Salt-Baked Chicken since I’m really not into herbal chickens and stuff but occasionally, a little indulgence can be rewarding.

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I recently came across a local TV food guide featuring Angel Wong Chui Ling … a local celebrity as the host. Her eating programme, One Day Five Meals, where she is given RM50 a day for five meals is currently on air on Astro Wah Lai Toi. Through Chui Ling’s show, I found some really great places for cheaper food haunts … !

One of such is Kedai Makanan Yi Poh … located in Damansara Utama. On the first look, Kedai Makanan Yi Poh resembles your local neighborhood coffee shop where you occasionally skips by to ‘tar-pau’ your favorite afternoon tea or black coffee.

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Set ups aside, this place serves a good round of delicious meals … and their specialty is a local favorite, Salt-Baked Chicken (Yim Guk Gai). Some said, the best Salt-Baked Chicken can be found in Ipoh, Perak … as mentioned by Kampungboycitygal.

Seriously, I am not a fan of Salted Baked Chicken … heck ! I am not a fan of salted anything … but in this case, I’ll make an exception. Especially when it comes highly recommended by Angel Wong …

Since this review was an impromptu case, I did not order much. A Szechuan Tan Tan Noodle … some Penang Sui Kow and of course, their specialty … the Salt-Baked Chicken. Service was good and order was taken fast and swift. Then again, I was their first customer that afternoon.

More customers drifted in before I had chance to ask the boss further questions relating to their salted baked chicken preparation method. Hence I could only produce some details on my liking of their food. Szechuan Tan Tan Noodle was the first to be served. Szechuan food tend to taste a little funny if you’re not ‘used’ to it. The Szechuan Tan Tan Noodle is a good example …. the taste, a little sweet for my liking … taste more like tomato soup. But I like the noodle though … you’ll love it if you like Wan Tan Noodle.

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Then came the Peking Sui Kow …. (Peking Water Dog !?!?!?!) … nah, just kidding. This snack dish is just crispilicious … if there is such a word. Get a piece … take the first crunchy bite and dip it into the sauce … and when the fillings were soaked with the sauce, stuff the whole thing in a mouthful .. yes, I am sure you can take it all in ! Now the taste will be complete. Yummy !

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And the grand finale …. the Salt-Baked Chicken …. that’ll be Yim Guk Gai in chinese. Seriously .. I’d give a thumbs up for this bad boy ! Too bad it’s only a half-bird …. felt like I could take more of it. The chicken meat is soooo ssssuculent and tasty … which only means the chicken was marinated well … and by wrapping it in paper and baked in hot salt in a covered wok, it keeps the taste within the chicken meat.

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Contact Details

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HQ : No.25, Jalan SS21/56B, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E.
Tel / Fax : 603-77222172

Branch : Giant Hypermarket (Bandar Puteri Puchong) Food Court (FC-10)
Tel : 016-3469179

Branch : No.9, Jalan Bendahara 1, Taman Puteri, 83000, Batu Pahat, Johor.
Tel : 07-4345439

  1. New Kid on the Blog Said,

    how come half bird? ipoh sell a whole bird….

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  2. citygal Said,

    i went there right after the show too..the drum stick rice is rm 4.5 only..but ipoh is selling the whole chicken at rm 16 only

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  3. timothy Said,

    Guys … there are options for half and full bird. I knew if I ordered a full bird, I might “over-stuff” myself … and .. ehem … spoil my diet, so I opt for a half-bird…..

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  4. MeiyeN Said,

    okay, noted! let’s see when bob and i have da time to drop by 😉

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  5. Christy Said,

    I am not a fan of chicken…but I shall recommend this place to my Chicken-fan friends!:D
    Tongue twister:p
    And I think the name of the shop is rather creative…haha, Yi Poh!!
    Thanks for the review and also, the cool map!!

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  6. Cynthia Said,

    I’ve heard of chicken being cooked this way but have never had it or tried making it myself.

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  8. jason Said,

    We shall inform this to Jackson and Tankiasu!
    I prefer herbal chicken than the usual plain steamed chicken.

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  9. keeyit Said,

    Yeah I like to eat the salted chicken.. Delicious

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  10. rokh Said,

    mmm…looks saltily good..i must try

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  11. Nicholas Said,

    cool cool. i once tried b4 the yim gok kai that my uncle bought for us from ipoh and i love it since then .

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  12. tankiasu Said,

    I bet I’ll love this!

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  13. beachlover Said,

    hmmmmm..wonder why Dan-dan mee have tomato sauce..here dan dan mee serve dry like kwan lo mein but the rest of the food look yum yum..maybe one day I have chance I will try it:)

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  14. Salted Chicken « Roaring Forties Said,

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  15. Big Boys Oven Said,

    oh sure I will love it! The type of chicken really delicious, thanks for letting us know!

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  16. crunchasaurus rex Said,

    Not a big fan either.. of salted chicken.. but i’ll eat it.. when i come home for sure.

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  17. FoodLover Said,

    Chui Ling is not a local celebrity. She’s from HK.

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  18. nusantara recipe Said,

    good article, i like this

    nusantara recipe’s last blog post..Banana Bread

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  19. nusantara recipe Said,

    jalan jalan enak nih ya

    nusantara recipe’s last blog post..Banana Bread

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  20. prospero Said,

    woooo sedappppp the pics look really great ! and i love salted chicken

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