Verdict: I really imparted high expectation on this due to all the raving and positive reviews in the internet but it did not impress us as much as we thought it would.
Just a humble staple of rice, curries, chutney and a piece of fried chicken but Yong Suan Nasi Kandar packs in the crowds daily and is famous well beyond little Ipoh town.
Verdict Taste wise, the uniqueness of this dish was the curry and the addition of chutney and salted egg. While the chicken breast was hard, we found the drumstick to be quite tender and flavourful. Do tell the staff which chicken part you want to avoid disappointment. The portion has slightly decreased compared to few years ago, nonetheless you can ask for extra rice which is charged affordably at only RM0.50.
Overall, we were satisfied with the taste and we could see why they are so popular. The ayam goreng merah is delicious and recommended to try – it is after all their signature dish. However, the curry mixing skill leaves a lot to be desired, as I found the amount of gravy too little and lacked oomph despite repeatedly reminding them for ‘kuah campur banjir’. Anyhow, I asked for more curries on the side and it was provided FOC, so issue solved.
One of the many things I love to eat in Ipoh is Nasi Kandar Yong Suan, also known as Nasi Ganja. The term ganja came about because die hard fans claim that the rice is incredibly addictive. Housed in Yong Suan Restoran, the queue can be very long depending on what time you get there. …