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While on the way to Penang for Cheng Meng last week, we stopped by Ipoh for a quick dinner. The choice of noms for the night was the famous Menglembu Honey Chicken.

famous Menglembu honey chicken stall (shop now)
famous Menglembu honey chicken stall (shop now)

While I’ve had the honey chicken wings many times (usually tapao by Horng) The last time I visited this place was at some 10 years ago, and instead of that little small hawker stand, it is now a whole shop by itself, with ample workers to cater for their booming business.

The mainstay is their honey chicken wings (RM 2), but you can also order chicken skin (RM 2), honey bbq pork (RM 3), fried mushroom (RM 2), drumstick (RM 3), chicken breast/ribs (RM 3), and whole quarter chicken leg (RM 6).

the best honey chicken wings there is
the best honey chicken wings there is

We ordered a 2 pairs of honey chicken wings, 2 fried drumsticks, and a plate of deep fried chicken skin to share.

The honey chicken was as good as remembered. Sweet, succulent, and sticky in a good way. The meat gets torn off the bones so easily you can feed this to someone toothless. Chicken skin too would make very good beer food.

As for the deep fried drumsticks though, they were very ordinary, and play second fiddle to my favorite KFC.

If you’re willing to detour a little on a late evening drive between Penang and KL, do stop by this place and get some honey chicken. I assure you the extra 10km drive is worth it.

Menglembu Wai Sek Kai (Glutton Street)
Tranchell Street, 31450 Menglembu, Perak
GPS: 4.56333, 101.04480
Tel:  012-5161411, 012-5070005 
Operating Hours: 5.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Discuss : KY eats – Menglembu Honey Chicken

  1. Michelle

    Hehe. i love the pork tendon balls at wai sik kai, which is just next to this ayam goreng stall if i’m not mistaken 😀

  2. menglembu honey chicken can be eaten with menglembu groundnuts? heh 😀

  3. OMGosh!!!!!!!!!! That’s my childhood food….. 😕 makes me damn hungry for it now.

  4. You have drop by at my quiet hometown, nice. Besides MHC, the Ma Chai chee cheong fun shop was been refurbished and also pork porridge from the famous Big Tree, Pasir Pinji set their stall @ Ma Chai recently.

  5. Menglembu is quite far from Ipoh right? But the sacrifices we sometimes made for good food!

  6. hehehe…never knew this stall in Menglembu…maybe coz then my ex’s family were vegetarians:D hehehe

  7. Honey honey, how you thrill me, ah-hah, honey honey Honey honey, nearly kill me, ah-hah, honey honey! Looks so good.. why never tapau for me!? chis

  8. the honey chicken wings look so good lo.. glossy also

  9. Mini wantan mee too! Last time I went they finished 🙁 Never order the fried chicken tho, just get a quarter chicken each and a couple of mini wantan mee 😀

  10. Great, I’m sure they will be delighted to see your review, KY.
    Some may find the sweetness overwhelming, but it’s this secret recipe guarded closely by the family that have brought them much success, yet under-rated when it comes to famous street foods of IPoh.

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