Poh Lee Fried Chicken @ Pasir Pinji, Ipoh – An Alternative to KFC?October 12, 2008 | 2,062 views
Since I’m on a roll here, ranting bout Ipoh food (some still stashed in the backlog for what seemed like eternity), let’s not halt the momentum and share ANOTHER one of the food I’ve not had for ages. Poh Lee Fried Chicken in Pasir Pinji, Ipoh.
These few years, whenever there was any family-relatives gathering/birthday fiesta, Mum would booked a whole lotsa fried chickens from Poh Lee, the headquarter, not this shop. Mum’s a close friend to the lady boss, or rather, old neighbourhood acquitances would fit the bill perfectly. Therefore she’s bound to either get discounts for purchases in bulk volume, OR we’d be rewarded with extra ‘gifts’ as a token of gratitude. However, the headquarter (in Pasir Pinji/Pasir Putih border as well) does NOT sell them by “retail” therefore visiting their shop on Jln Pasir Pinji may be a brighter idea.
Priced at around RM2.50-RM4 per piece (I kinda forgot to ask, but that should be the range), they operate from roughly 11am onwards. What’s so special bout their fried chickens, you may wonder? The flavourful batter (not as crunchy as KFC’s though), the tastier and fresher chicken cuts, and the addictive self-concocted sweet and spicy chilli sauce (they do sell them by the bottles) explain their popularity after all these years.
Another one of their signature item is the fried chicken without batter, sold in the form of whole chicken thighs, at RM5 per piece. The meat is juicier, yet firm, and paired with the same homemade chilli sauce, one thigh’s a substantial meal on its own.
The shop only houses the fried chicken stall, and another selling drinks, or rather, the refreshing bowl of colourful combination of ingredients aka “Ling Chee Kang“. You can opt for chicken nuggets, fries, sausages, etc in case you desire for some variety.
Location : 1340, Jalan Pasir Putih, 31650 Ipoh. On the same road as THIS Yong Tau Foo shop.