Monday, June 30, 2014

NRICR

NRICR stands for New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice. There are many outlets in the Klang Valley and their specialty dish is the steamed organic village (kampung) chicken (a lower quarter portion of this chicken without rice costs MYR18). Their tagline is "Ipoh Nga Choy Chicken Since 1977" (Nga Choy means beansprout in Cantonese). Now they have diversified and added a variety of vegetable, pork, noodle and fish dishes into their menu.

I am not overly particular about chicken meat so I seldom eat at this place due to its price. It so happened that the other day we were near the Sri Petaling outlet around 4pm and needed a quick noodle fix so we ordered two bowls of noodle as below.

Signature Ipoh Hor Fun with Chicken and Pork Meat Balls (2 balls only) - MYR8.80 - On its own, each pork meat ball costs MYR1.1 and one must order 4 at least. This pork meat ball is very tasty because it has dried squid (or dried cuttlefish) pieces (tiu pin - Cantonese) in it giving it a special salty seafood smoky taste.

Wanton noodle with 5 dumplings (soup) - MYR6.80 - the wanton noodle is springy and thin and tastes like Hong Kong egg noodle so it is quite nice but the soup is very salty and so are the 5 dumplings. I will definitely not order this again.

A warm herbal (pak chee cho/夏枯草/Prunella vulgaris) drink - MYR2.50 (we requested for no sugar at all) so it is quite bitter just the way we like it.


NRICR Sri Petaling outlet - best to come here only for its steamed organic kampung chicken but not for its noodle meals.

Service Charge: 10%
Govt. Tax: NA
Total Bill: MYR19.90 (2pax)
Tel: 03-9057 6128

18 comments:

  1. I like the wanton noodle, hehe!!! Do they have the dry one?

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    1. Yes, dry one is available. Better order chicken meat or char siew with dry wtm. Not the dumplings as dumplings are not nice.

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  2. ah, this one.. i know it by 1977 instead of NRICR actually, haha!! hmmmm, actually i had a very bad experience with its outlet in MV, but i think it's closed down already now?? sorry ah, frankly, i find the food just so-so but then the price is quite expensive..

    and one thing to see if they are "authentically" Ipoh, an Ipoh friend told me, would be the beansprouts - Ipoh ones must be fat and short, if you see the long and slim ones like we usually have, then it's not authentic enough lo.. :)

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    1. Still here in MV but changed location to top floor, near daiso. Yes the food is expensive. Long time I didn't eat the beansprouts there but I think they are short and fat ones.

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  3. I see chicken rice, I "hoi wai" liao.. Chicken rice, anytime for me.. In fact, I can eat the rice only, with some chicken gravy.. No need chicken also can, really.. I can finish one plate of BIG rice, with some chicken liver and the uummphh cili sauce.. No need chicken or siew yok also can :)

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    1. Haha ya the chicken rice alone can be very tasty. But I do not think they will just sell the rice alone without any meat.

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  4. I would want to try that steamed chicken. Not so keen on noodles.

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    1. Ya better eat the organic kampung chicken if go to this shop.

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  5. I still prefer those in Ipoh. Nowadays, I rarely eat this even in Ipoh when I go back. Ipoh simply has so many food choices. Haha!

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    1. Yes of course! True Ipoh has too much good food.

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  6. New franchise? Last time, there was the Chicken Rice Shop only. One thing about these franchise places - the food is usually quite good, not the best but good and it is usually more expensive.

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    1. The first shop is in Jln Gasing. They opened new outlets since 10 years ago or more I think. All owned by same owner so not a franchise I believe.

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  7. Chicken rice I always go hawker centre makan, no service charge. Hehe.

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    1. Me too so I seldom go to this shop.

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  8. Mun, over here in Ipoh it is still 70 sen....if 1.10 per piece, Ipoh nang will "boycott" stall.. hahaha... I think I will be the first one! Anyway, the koay teow looks good...

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    1. Good to know Ipoh is not this expensive. :)

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  9. We love this restaurant but we go there not for the chicken too haha. Hubby likes the pork balls, I like the taugeh and Chloe likes the chicken rice minus the chicken....she only wants the oily rice! :p

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    1. A unique family you have there! :)

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