I know some of you might say that after trying the bean sprout chicken in Ipoh, you don’t want to try at other places. But rest assured that the one in Penang is comparable to the Ipoh version bean sprout chicken in terms of taste and look. I found out about this place thru a friend who lives in Air Itam. Very few people even the Penangites don’t know there exist such a mouth-watering dish in Air Itam. I guess I don’t have to go all the way to Ipoh just to eat bean sprout chicken anymore since there is already one in Penang even though it’s not exactly the same as the one in Ipoh. But it’s more than enough to satisfy my craving for this dish.
According to my friend who is a born and raised in Penang, the stall has been around for over a decade and it started as a hawker stall before settling down in a shop house in Air Itam. The taste of its bean sprout chicken rice has never been changed and it’s still as delicious as it used to be.
Penang bean sprout chicken rice.
The shop is located at Air Itam. If you are coming from Greenlane, at a traffic light junction make a left turn towards Air Itam. There is a sign board bearing the words “Air Itam”. Keep going straight and you will be passing some cemeteries and primary schools. You will reach a junction with traffic lights after driving for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the traffic. Drive through the traffic lights and keep straight. You will reach a curve which will force you to make a left turn towards Chung Ling High School. Drive pass the high school and after that you will reach a traffic light. Keep straight after the traffic light and all the way till you see the second traffic lights. But don’t drive pass the traffic light. Before reaching the second traffic light you will see the following sign board.
As soon as you see the above sign board, make a left turn towards a rather narrow lane. Find a parking space around here and the shop is right at the junction. It’s easy to spot it as the shop is a corner shop.
This is the narrow lane I am talking about where you make a left turn as soon as you see the above sign board. You can park your vehicle by the road side. The shop is right at the junction there.
The name of the shop where the bean sprout chicken rice is located.
There you go. You have reached the bean sprout chicken rice stall.
Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think. I think it’s great and the portion is generous too. The price is super cheap compared to the one in Ipoh.
Location, Map and Driving Direction to the Bean Sprout Chicken Rice stall: