Tuesday, 21 August 2012

E & L Restaurant @ Tanjung Malim

This entry is about my hometown, Tanjung Malim in Perak. This little town is located around 64 Kilometers away north of Kuala Lumpur.

This dish is a novelty dish of my hometown. This Hainanese Chicken Chop recipe belongs to the Eng family who previously used to manage the Rest House for more than 5 decades. However, after the recent amendments to the local council law which requires a Bumiputra to run the rest house, they have been told to leave and now they operate from his late brother in laws shop here. 

Restaurant E & L also has been around for more than 40 years. At its inception, it used to be a watering hole among the local police officers but today after Mr. Loo's demise, it had been taken over by Mr. Eng who is the brother in law of Mr. Loo.

Luckily the tradition continues. As we are old timers here, all we need to do is to call in a few hours before hand and inform what time we would be coming and the number of pax. It is a very basic restaurant, the deco still being the same from yesteryears...but the food...simply delicious.

The Hainanese Chicken Chop here is different to the others we find in Kuala Lumpur. Those in Kuala Lumpur are deep fried whereas this, is grilled to perfection and has the lovely onion sauce and green pees as toppings.

The Hainanese Chicken Chop

Here the chop prices have not increased much over the years. When I was in school, it used to cost around RM 6 per plate and today it cost a mere RM 10.00 per plate. 

Just about to start with our meal

To find this restaurant is easy. Just drive on Jalan Besar, which is the main street of Tanjung Malim until you reach a Hindu Temple. From this Hindu Temple, you would be able to see the famous Yik Mun Pau shop. This restaurant is at the other end of the same row of shops.

All ready to attack my food...hehehe
This set here, as with other Hainanese Chicken Chops, comes with toast and slightly salted butter. A lovely combination. I do hope many of you out there would be able to try this delicious dish from Tanjung Malim soon.

Parents enjoying their lunch
The address :
Lot 12.1, Jalan Besar,
35900 Tanjung Malim,

Opening Hours: 1000 - 1700

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