Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Restaurant E & L @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

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. Do note that this is a Halal restaurant.

The Restaurant

Entrance to the Restaurant

Interior of the Restaurant

Interior of the Restaurant

The Kitchen

Waiting For Our Meals

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.50

Coca Cola @ RM 2.00
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. Besides the Hainanese Chicken Chop, their Hainanese Chicken Rice too is extremely famous and as another must try item here.

The Cutlery


This set here, as with other Hainanese Chicken Chops, comes with toast and slightly salted butter. A lovely combination.

Hainanese Chicken Chop @ RM 10.00

Grilled Chicken

Fried Potato's

Green Peas

Delicious Onion Sauce
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. 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. This dish is heavenly and we get a lot of people coming from afar just to have this chicken chop and I would definitely guarantee that you would be swept off by the taste. Definitely a recipe that you would not see elsewhere. I would rate this preparation at 10/10 .

Hainanese Fried Rice @ RM 5.00

Hainanese Fried Rice @ RM 5.00
As we were in the mood to have more, we ordered the above Hainanese Fried Rice priced at RM 5.00 which we shared among us. The Fried Rice was quite decent though not excellent. I would only rate their Fried Rice at 7.4/10 .

Us Having Our Lunch
I do hope many of you out there would be able to try this delicious dish from Tanjung Malim soon. 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.

Address: No. 5, Jalan Slim Lama, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.

Opening Hours: 1100 - 1600 Daily


  1. can u share with E&L contact number as well?

    1. Hi Coke, apologies for the delay. Their telephone number is +605 4596 367 . Cheers!

  2. Wish to go but scare they close on Agong birthday...

    1. Hope that you can give them a call from the number above to ensure that they are open for the day.