1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice @ Jalan Gasing - You'll Never Wander Alone


Monday, 23 November 2015

1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice @ Jalan Gasing

Obviously, I was over the moon, or at cloud 9.

Special thanks to Ivy Kam from Food Malaysia for her kind invitation, I got the privilege to join this food tasting session. I consider this food review is a blessing for me as you can see from the above, I'm a chicken rice lover. XD

If you are a PJ resident, 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice is no strange to you. Led by the late Mr Yan Khoon Yin in 1976, the humble family operates a shop selling mainly steamed chicken served with bean sprouts (Nga Choi Gai) and Hor Fun noodles in Ipoh, Perak. The business since then flourished and the first "1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice" restaurant opened its door to customers in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya in 1977.

Today, there are five 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice restaurants located at Jalan Gasing, Sri Petaling, Damansara Jaya, Sunway Pyramid shopping mall and Mid Valley Megamall.

1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice restaurant is famous for its authentic and delicious Ipoh specialties - steamed chicken and bean sprouts. Both versatile dishes can be eaten with rice, noodles or porridge. Customers can choose from ordinary white steamed chicken or organic kampung chicken.

Usually at lunch/dinner hour, it was full house.

Imported their ingredient all the way from Ipoh, Perak, 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice aims to nurture good memories by bringing Ipoh's cultural and food heritage to the world and serving people with Ipoh's most famous bean sprouts chicken. You don't have to drive all the way to Ipoh to enjoy a plate of chicken rice. =)

#1 Buttermilk Fried Fish Fillet - RM 18

Love how their buttermilk sauce is: sweet, salt, spicy, whatever you can find inside buttermilk. Perfect dish for your rice! Not to mention their fish is crispy, too!

#2 Signature Fried Roasted Pork - RM 15

The roasted pork were cooked with garlic, which explains its strong garlic + roasted flavour. Highly recommended to have it with your bowl of rice!

#3 Kampung Chicken - RM 68 (Whole), RM 38 (Half)

1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice's signature dish! Smooth, tender, well-cooked, what else I didn't mention? Oh ya, it was deliciousssss, as usual!

What's not having your chicken rice without a delicate sauce? 

#4 Ipoh Bean Sprouts - RM 8 (Regular), RM 12 (Large)

I loveeeeeee their bean sprout! Taste so refreshing and a little crisp! I don't think anyone would say no to these ingredient which imported all the way from Ipoh!

#5 Stir Fried Bean Sprout with Salted Fish - RM15

If you think your bean sprout is plain, you can have it with salted fish and mushroom. Personally I prefer the plain type but some bloggers on that day do prefer this version. 

#6 Stone Pot Stir Fried Lala with Superior Soup - RM 18

Mixture of sweet and spiciness sauce, makes you feel very appetizing! 

#7 Homestyle Steamed Talapia - RM 28-38

I never knew ikan talapia can be tasted this good! It was cooked together with tomato sauce hence it taste sweet. Nevertheless, it hasn't had letting me down! 

#8 Honey BBQ Pork - RM 12

If you love honey, this BBQ will never let you down, too!

#9 Roasted Pork - RM 12

That faaaaat layer! Crispy and tender, couldn't say NO to them! 

#10 Signature Ipoh Hor Fun - RM 9.50

Love how smooth their Hor Fun noodles is! Reminds me of the one I'd in Ipoh.

#11 Curry Pork Skin - RM 6

A very good combi of pork skin and curry. It literally sucks up the curry so that we can taste the maximum of curry flavour with pork skins. 

#12 Fish Balls ,1Pcs - RM 1.80

What is not to complete your 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice experience without having their fish ball? It tastes very bouncy and freshly.  

#13 Pork Balls ,1Pcs - RM 1.30

But their pork ball version is even better!! This is my favourite dish right after their Kampung Chicken and Roasted Pork!

My overall experiences with 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice are satisfactory. Not only the staff were kind & patient enough to accommodate our requirement, despite it's their busy hour, the food does brings back to what I'd during my last Ipoh trip. Dare I say it's even better than the one I'd at one of their famous Chicken Rice in Ipoh!

To me, 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice is not just another place where you can hang out with your group of friends / family, it brings me fond memories where I always bring my ex-colleagues, especially for those who came down for business trip, to dine in here. That's because I knew they would like it here!

1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice 新怡保鸡饭店
105 & 107,Jalan Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7785 4603
Business Hours: Mon-Sun - 10:00 am-11:00 pm

Sri Petaling
No 1,Jalan 13/149L,Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,57000 KL.
Tel: 03-9054 7920
Business Hours: Mon-Sun - 10:30 am-11:00 pm

Damansara Jaya
11 & 13, Jalan SS22/19,Damansara Jaya,47400, PJ,Selangor
Tel: 03-7724 2761/03-4294 1977
Business Hours: Mon-Sun - 10:30 am-11:00 pm

Mid Valley Megamall
T-013D & 061, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra,59200,KL
Tel: 03-2282 3603
Business Hours: Mon-Sun - 10:30 am-11:00 pm

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Lot OB2.G.U1 & U2A, Oasis Boulevard, No3,Jalan PJS 11/15,Bandar Sunway,46150 PJ, Selangor
Tel: 03-5621 1977
Business Hours: Mon-Sat - 10:00 am-10:00 pm / Sun -7:00am-6:00 pm

Special thanks to the 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice & Ivy Kam for inviting me to such awesome food review session! ^^


  1. Eee... I'm there also ler... Same table with Merryn!~

  2. love dining there but some how the rice no long nice to eat, too oily.
    still love their food :D

  3. Was about to ask whether it's the same for Midvalley one and I saw it. hehe

  4. This place has been my parents fave place many years ago hahah. Didnt know that they hsve so many new stuff on the menu

  5. seems like a heaven for chicken lover! I really like the look of fish dish :)

    do drop by... GreenStory

  6. Have always eaten at this place when I was still in high school. Looks like they have more addition to the menu

  7. As an Ipohite, I always have my reservations when it comes to Ipoh chicken rice in other cities. Your photos of the food looks yummy, though, and maybe this is one of the few good ones outside of Ipoh!

  8. I have never tried this restaurant before but I want to try after seeing the delicious food photos. Luckily there are so many branches in Klang Valley.

  9. YUMMMM CRAVING FOR PORK BALLS NOW :D So good man. If only parking wasn't so hard here.

  10. I am a super lover of chicken rice, even though I stay and work in KL. I have just made a lunch date with my hubby to go there! YUMSS.. can't wait! thanks for sharing..

  11. I always see this restaurant from the train when i commute via the LRT. hehe. The steamed lala in superior soup looks really good! I should head there for dinner someday!

  12. Ah~~ Got buttermilk dish. Always my number one favorite. :D

  13. Except bean sprouts, i will grab the rest... Hahaha

  14. That day I went there for their Ipoh Hor Fun and Fish Balls Soup. Quite satisfying and service is fast too,

  15. NIce pictures delectable food... will let me chinese friends know where they can get roast pork and good chicken rice...

  16. The food here was so tempting that my friends and I almost got in and eat, only to learn that it is non-halal. But yes, heard great stories about the chicken rice. Hehe.

  17. Chicken rice looks really nice and yummy ler! Been a while didn't eat chicken rice already, gonna try it soon ya =D

  18. My Little Angels love the fishball and Buttermilk Fried Fish Fillet. Looks delicious.

  19. i love chicken rice too! especially if the rice is fragrant :D, delicious stuff

  20. I also eat chicken rice on this shop many times! Since it just near my old school in PJ. Still be popular until now. My parent also favored this too.

  21. I think I ate there before, it's really good the food, no need to go all the way to ipoh for authentic chicken rice

  22. I also chicken rice lover!! Put our hands up lol! I been there once when dinner time for their chicken rice, really not bad. Gonna go and eat again, hehehe

  23. chicken rice lover !! give me five ^^

  24. Wow! You taste a lot nice dishes there. Too bad i din get the chance to review this restaurant. Good blog post sis! Keep up the good works!

  25. Wow nice food, especially the Char Siew and Siew Yok, my favorite, yummy :)

  26. wow! they have lots of new foods served now! u know what? this is the restaurant that I used to hang out with my secondary schoolmates after school last time before we went for our tuition classes. nice memory flow in my head when i read this post :) cheers, siennylovesdrawing


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