Unboxing Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken The Next Day
One thing we love is Unboxing Ipoh Tastiest Famous Salt Baked Chicken Next Day.
We don’t cook or eat out the day after our trip.
This is when we unbox Ipoh’s famous delicacies for a great lunch in. We love the taste of their salt-baked Chicken.
What Is A Salt Baked Chicken?
Ipoh Salted Chicken marinated with Chinese herbs, ginger, and rice wine.
It is double wrapped in paper and baked with salt.
Where to find Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken in Ipoh?
There are many top shops in Ipoh offering the Best Salt Baked Chicken the city has for visitors.
It’s easy to be confused as new shops are aplenty.
If you visit Ipoh on weekends and public holidays, you may not be lucky enough to walk in and buy.
We overheard other customers buying anything from five to 10 boxes of Ayam Garam!
So it is better to call ahead and order your birds. (Er… that sounds wrong again! LOL)
How Long Do I Have to Wait?
The shops are well-staffed and have lots of Salt Baked Chickens or Ayam Garam ready for purchase.
Waiting in the queue is only 5 – 10 mins tops on packed days.
When we went, it was about one minute from the moment we got out of our car, placed our order, paid, and collected our birds!
Why Did Smart Dory Order an Ugly Salted Chicken?
Trust me; I know an “ugly” chicken when I see one – this one is a yummy chicken that is ugly.
For 30 years, Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken makes SUPER tasty and delicious birds that are fragrant.
Alas, I can’t take a better-looking photo than this!
The Taste Test!
The instruction on the box says for heating Ipoh Famous Salted Chicken –
To serve the salted Chicken hot, steam for 5 minutes with the wrapped paper.
I missed reading this the first time and was steaming the Chicken for 30 minutes!
After the unboxing, we decided to take the Chicken out. We let it sit at room temperature before steaming.
The Chicken is delicious but darn salty.
There are slices of Dong Quai or Tang Kuei Wedged in the thigh folds of the Chicken.
Tang Kuei is a powerful herb for women known as the Female ginseng plant.
According to Wikipedia, Angelica Sinensis is a herb from the family Apiaceae, indigenous to China.
Angelica Sinensis grows in cold high altitude mountains in China, Japan, and Korea.
There weren’t any ginseng, wolfberries, or ginger slices inside. It is fragrant with rice wine.
The meat is lovely and tender.
The best way to eat it is to use your hands. The tender meat falls off the bone quickly.
The Chicken is about 1.2kg, not a significant portion but more than enough for three small eaters.
In case you can’t finish the Chicken, read this for more recipes.
Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken Price RM21 per bird
Review of Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken
The Salt Baked Chicken sold here is not for dining in.
Tourists buy take away salted chicken fast from the food outlet.
The shop sells cooked salty, herbal chicken inboxes.
You can opt to buy frozen cooked Chicken or the freshly baked ones.
The Salt Baked Chicken is a popular takeaway food gift from Ipoh.
You can buy the boxed Salt Baked Chicken freshly baked or frozen.
This frozen Chicken is ideal to bring home to share with family and friends.
Remember, the Chicken is salty!
Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken makes it delicious, but be ready to have a few drinks of water after you eat it!
AUN KHENG LIM SALTED CHICKEN 宴琼林盐焗鸡 | 24, Jalan Theatre, Ipoh, Perak |Tel: 05-254 2998 |Business hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am -6:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm