Whenever I went back to Ipoh, I will never failed to eat 'Yim Kuk Kai' or Salted Chicken. And, usually I will drive all the way out to town to buy from the original shop or maybe the oldest in Ipoh -Aun Kheng Lim. Well, though I'm sure salted chicken, which is not just salty but steamed with a variety of chinese herbs like 'tang kwei', were sold all over Malaysia, I think Ipoh's still the best!
I was surprise too, to see so many other shops selling the delicacy in this kopitiam's surroundings, but I still love the original.
Here's how it looks like when the box is opened,the 'treated' steamed chicken is wrapped with a paper and you have to carefully remove it as it's quite slippery and oily. The chicken is not that big as you think, thus, one serving usually caters to three persons only.
Well, seeing this picture while writing this post makes my saliva dropping! I still can't find a place selling this delicacy in JB. The closest is the herbal chicken which is immensed in some herbal soup or gravy. Really feel like having a bite on it... LOL