I know Chee Kong roast pork from my Ipoh local friend who loves roast pig. He keeps mentioning this shop many times for me not to miss it when I go to Ipoh. I have very high criteria to rate roast pork. The skin must be crispy, and the meat part must be tender and juicy. No sauce needed as great roast pork will have a superb taste without any sauce anyway. Few times my friend mention Chee Kong roast pork, and a few times I told him that it must be good for me to travel that far. Luckily, it is indeed as good as he describes.
It is about 11:20 AM when I arrive at the shop, and I can see there are many queues in the shop. Not to mention most of them are local (I spoke with few of them to start a conversation). From what I know, Ipoh people dislike long queues unless it is worth the taste.
Crunchy and Tasty Roast Pork for Your Lunch
When I see the picture above, woow, my saliva has dropped. You can even choose the body parts, be it the leg part or shoulder part. I ask the uncle to give me the best part for about 1 KG of mixed meat. It is always the best way to make friends with the hawker seller and polite so that you can get the best part according to them.
Even after I do order and sit on my table, I can see the queue is getting longer. Not to mention a few people taking large quantity orders. I bet this place has become popular among locals.
Enough for me to describe the shop, let’s go to the main topic. I love the golden color of the pork. This is what I called roasted to perfection. Ah, the picture is what I order actually. They give me the belly part and right shoulder part. My first bite of this, the juice is overflowing in my mouth. The skin is crispy, and the herb taste is a proper balance.
Chee Kong Roast Pork
Two stars for this shop is what they deserve. Chee Kong roast pork has become my favorite place to eat in Ipoh, and I must come here whenever I am at Ipoh.
You can find the location from map below:
Do come slightly early from lunch time to avoid disappointment.
PS: if you do visit Ipoh, don’t forget to pay a visit to Sidewalk Ice Cream Longue too.