Had a mini gathering at IMU, a small get-together with my fellow ex-classmates, which was why I ended up having lunch in Bukit Jalil today. Just about 8-10 minutes away from IMU is Oh! Ipoh. So, what do I think about this eatery?
If you work/live around the Bukit Jalil vicinity and want decent chicken rice, wan tan mee and curry chee chong fun – Oh! Ipoh could be an option. It offers decent food, the kind that would appeal to me if I was based nearby. Similar concept applies to the mixed rice shop down the road from my residence – I’d go eat there 4 times a week because it is convenient, cheap and food is decent.
However, if you are from the other side of town – Bangsar? Petaling Jaya? and having to spend 40 minutes driving to this eatery, then it would be a different story. The food has to have the ‘WOW” factor, something that is memorable and able to hook you, embedded in your memory, that the long drive is worth it if it meant having a taste of that ‘WOW’ food. Agreed? Yea, for me, I was not WOWed by the food I tasted here.
The eatery was nice, big, with a bright color tone. It had a warehouse feel to it, which was refreshing, something different. Customer service was good, they were more than willing to suggest whats popular and etc. Food arrived rather quickly, within 10 minutes, which was great because I was hungryyy.
Silky Chee Chong Fun (Curry Pork & Long Beans), 8.90 ringgit + Kampung Chicken Rice, 9 ringgit + Honey Char Siew ( a la carte), 11 ringgit
The Curry Chee Chong Fun is one of their popular dishes and it was a nice. The dish came with tasty, flavorful curry + noodles + pork balls + fish cake + Soy cracker + tauhu + long beans + sesame seeds. It was a simple and light dish, nothing too complicated and heavy. Perfect for lunch.
The Chicken Rice …. hmm, did not quite do it for me. Firstly, the number of chicken pieces were a lot lesser than what I was used to. I am used to more for one serving. Secondly, perhaps because it is kampung chicken, the meat isnt as juicy and tender … so, yea.. and this was why we decided to order a plate of Honey Char Siew. Good thing that the pork meat came plenty, plenty enough that everyone got to give it a try. It was lean, the kind that would accompany wan tan noodles, with a little sweetness to it. There was not much of the burnt, crispy, chewy sides, which I very much love.
The food was okay but like I mentioned earlier, if I were to spend 40 minutes driving to Bukit Jalil, I would like to eat at an eatery that wow-ed me, which Oh! Ipoh did not. That being said, this is purely based on my experience, thoughts and likes. If you intend to give it a go, who knows, perhaps this eatery may wow you.
Would I head back here?
No. I would not be visiting Oh! Ipoh again. Food was okay but the distance was not.
Address: 22 G, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 15, Aked Esplanade, Bukit Jalil.
Opening hours: Tues – Fri, 10.30 am – 8 pm, Sat & Sun, 8 am – 5 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.