Salted Chicken Ipoh

There’s a lot of good Ipoh food to try, including salted chicken. While not the best if you are watching your blood pressure, it’s great for sharing with the family!

This is a whole chicken marinated in rice wine with an assortment of Chinese herbs and ginger. To keep the flavor in, the chicken is wrapped in paper before it is baked with a whole lot of salt!

Most shops sell their ayam garam or yim kok kai as takeaways. You can bring some salt baked chicken from Ipoh back home if you get the freeze-dried version!

Table of contents:

  1. Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken
  2. Ipoh Kheng Lim Salted Chicken
  3. Ayam Garam See Heong
  4. Happiness Authentic Salted Chicken
  5. Feng Weng Salted Chicken
  6. Canton Salted Chicken
  7. Happy Delicious Salted Chicken
  8. Wan Li Xiang Salted Chicken And Salted Duck
  9. Chef Uni Ipoh Ayam Garam (Halal)

Famous Salted Chicken In Ipoh

Here are 9 places you can get Ipoh salted chicken from. We have arranged them in order of the most well-known to the least well-known amongst tourists!

Unfortunately, most salted chicken shops do not have halal certificates though shops like Aun Kheng Lim may abide by the rules using non-halal ingredients and keeping their equipment pork-free.

For a certified halal option, see the last option in this list!

1. Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken (Main Branch)

Aside from their delicious free-range chicken, you’ll be impressed with their drive-through service and overall efficiency to churn out so many in a day!

All are nicely packed for their customers in their iconic bright red boxes and plastic bags.

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken at Ipoh
Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken at Ipoh.

There is usually a queue but you won’t have to wait very long!

Location: 24, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm

Contact: +605-254 2998

Price Range: ~RM21 per chicken

Remark: Their chickens are small enough for 2-3 people to share; They don’t take reservations.

They have another branch along Tasek road – this one was their very first branch:

Address: 75, Laluan Tasek Perdana, Medan Tasek Perdana, 30010 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Opening hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 5:30pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Contact: +6012-533 4993

2. Ipoh Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

Ipoh Kheng Lim Salted Chicken is in Gunung Rapat which means you don’t have to drive into Ipoh New Town to get salted chicken in Ipoh!

Ipoh Kheng Lim Salted Chicken
Ipoh Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

If you buy the frozen chickens, you can keep them for up to a month!

Preparing them for consumption is easy! Just steam for 5 minutes at medium heat with the wrapper on or reheat in the microwave without the wrapper!

Location: 309, Jalan Gunung Rapat, Taman Ipoh Jaya, 31350 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 10:30am to 5pm

Contact: +605-313 8306

Price Range: ~RM21 per chicken

Remark: They use young free-range chickens.

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3. Ayam Garam See Heong

2 minutes’ walk from the more popular Ayam Garam Aun Kheng Lim:

Ayam Garam See Heong’s flavorful salted chicken can keep up with the competition.

See Heong Salted Chicken Store In Ipoh
See Heong Salted Chicken Store In Ipoh

They sell vacuum packed chicken too as well as other local food that make good Ipoh souvenirs!

Location: 51, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 10am to 6:30pm

Contact: +6016-591 2383

Price Range: ~RM19-22 per chicken

They have another branch at Menglembu, Perak.

Location: 1B, Jalan Besar, 31450 Menglembu, Negeri Perak

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm

Contact: +6016-511 9225

Price Range: ~RM19-22 per chicken

4. Happiness Authentic Salted Chicken (囍洋洋盐焗鸡)

Happiness Authentic Salted Chicken enjoys a strategic location just opposite Lou Wong Restoran Tauge Ayam.

Happiness Authentic Salted Chicken In Ipoh
Happiness Authentic Salted Chicken In Ipoh

They take up 4 shop lots for all the packaged goods (mostly food) that they sell! Including salted chicken! You can buy Ipoh pastries, pomelo and salt-baked chicken all under the same roof!

Location: 47, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 8:30am to 10pm (but 11pm on Fridays)

Contact: +6016-519 5338

Price Range: ~RM21/ chicken

5. Feng Weng Salted Chicken (Kedai Makanan & Minuman Sin Tat Seng)

This main branch of this renown salted chicken shop is just across from Ipoh Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd! They used to go by the name, Ayam Garam Tat Seng.

Feng Weng Salted Chicken (Formerly Known As Tat Seng Salted Chicken)
Feng Weng Salted Chicken (Formerly Known As Tat Seng Salted Chicken)

Aside from the yummy chicken, you can get roast or smoked duck here. And some pork dishes! Their salt-baked chicken is full of flavor but salty so it goes great with porridge!

Location: 48, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +605-547 6680

Price Range: ~RM21/ chicken

You can find the same chicken (packed in a yellow or dual-colored brown and white box) for sale at another branch under the same shop name close by:

It is walking distance from Octagon Apartments:

Another Branch Of Feng Weng Salted Chicken (Formerly Known As Tat Seng Salted Chicken)
Another Branch Of Feng Weng Salted Chicken (Formerly Known As Tat Seng Salted Chicken)

Location: 25, Laluan Tasek Timur 16, Taman Ria, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +605-547 6680

Price Range: ~RM19/ chicken

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6. Canton Salted Chicken (广东盐焗鸡)

Canton Salted Chicken is 2 minutes’ drive from Bercham’s renown Cendol Wawasan:

Canton Salted Chicken At Bercham
Canton Salted Chicken At Bercham

The chicken is well prepared but stocks are limited. So it’s best to make a pre-order first!

Remark: There is a decent cendol stall next to the salt-baked chicken shop too.

7. Happy Delicious Salted Chicken (福禄寿盐焗鸡)

Starting out from a humble stall at Kafe Zun Seng Fatt, Jalan Bandar Timah:

Happy Delicious Salted Chicken now has its own shop lot on Jalan Theatre in striking red!

Happiness Delicious Salted Chicken In Ipoh
Happiness Delicious Salted Chicken In Ipoh

Their signature eight treasure salt-baked chicken sells for RM22.

Smoked duck is available too. And if you can’t finish a half or whole chicken/duck, you can order individual drumsticks!

This salted chicken sits right with those that prefer a stronger herbal flavor.

Location: 54, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 9am to 6:30pm

Contact: +6012-528 3369

Price Range: RM19-22/ chicken

They have another branch opposite Restaurant Tuck Kee.

Another Branch Of Happiness Delicious Salted Chicken In Ipoh
Another Branch Of Happiness Delicious Salted Chicken In Ipoh

Location: No. 63, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

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8. Wan Li Xiang Salted Chicken and Salted Duck

For a well-balanced herbal taste that isn’t too salty or strong, you can try the eight treasure salt-baked chicken by Wan Li Xiang –their signature dish. The herbal flavor is mild compared to other stores.

Wan Li Xiang Salted Chicken And Salted Duck Store In Ipoh
Wan Li Xiang Salted Chicken And Salted Duck Store In Ipoh

But they have a few other variations besides the original – Ginseng or black pepper.

And if you feel like having salted duck instead of chicken, they have both!

Location: 45, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6016-591 9374

Price Range: ~RM20-24/ chicken

9. Chef Uni Ipoh Ayam Garam (Halal)

You can pick up frozen salted chicken that is halal from the convenience store at the Petronas petrol station on Jalan Raha Dihilir.

They use kampung chicken. Chef Uni runs a halal catering service in Ipoh.

Location: Jalan Raja Dihilir, Petronas, 87409, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Utara, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6012-517 5274

Price Range: ~RM30/ chicken

Read more: 11 Best Ipoh Dim Sum Restaurants That You Have To Try

Getting Around Ipoh

Unless your hotel in Ipoh happens to be walking distance to one of these salted chicken stores:

You can go for a private tour with RayTheTour and include a stop to buy the salt-baked chicken as part of a free and easy Ipoh itinerary!

And while you are on a tour with RayTheTour, you can ask our Ipoh-born tour guides which store is their favorite and why!

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Conclusion

You can find shops selling Ipoh salted chicken all over Ipoh New Town and residential areas like Gunung Rapat and Bercham too!

Taste-wise, it depends whether you like a strong or mild herbal flavor. Or something in between! Most of these shops offer duck meat instead of chicken too.

And if you want halal salt-baked chicken, there is one place in Ipoh where you can buy some!

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