The name of this restaurant is I-Po, and as you may have guessed, it’s a play on the spelling of Ipoh, the town up north famous for street food, ladies with fair skin and temples in holes in the mountains.
The restaurant itself isn’t too difficult to find as it is accessible via two different major roads in Klang, and parking isn’t too much of a challenge.
One advantage I-Po has is that unlike most restaurants in Klang, the staff here speak Cantonese since they’re mostly from Ipoh, in addition to Klang-style Hokkien and Mandarin, which is very convenient for placing your orders.
The restaurant offers a little more than just roast duck, as you can also find roast pork, barbecued pork, pork ribs and several types of vegetables, tofu and egg dishes similar to a mixed rice concept.
If you’re there for lunch, do order a portion of roast duck, roast pork, ribs and some salted vegetable to go with your steamed rice. This way you can sample a little bit of everything.
The roast duck will not disappoint, being well flavoured and having its succulent meat topped with crispy skin.
It is comparable to the roast duck offered at the famous Loong Foong and Sunrise restaurants in Petaling Jaya, restaurant Chen Chen in Kuala Lumpur and Sun Ming in Cheras, but the duck here seems slightly smaller in size.
They’ve also got the skin for their roast pork down perfectly, which seems like something eateries in Klang do very well.
The pork ribs though aren’t comparable with the gems found at restaurant Peng Heong just a few kilometres away.
What you will really like though, are the condiments provided here. The home-made chilli sauce is very different from the one you usually get at roast duck shops.
The sauce is slightly sweeter but has a good kick to it, which you will find very appealing. Of course, the normal roast duck sauce is offered as well.
This restaurant is definitely worth visiting, especially if you’re in this neck of the woods. The food is pretty good and prices are fair. After all, Klang isn’t only about bak kut teh.
180, Jalan Batu Unjur 1
Taman Bayu Perdana
41200 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.015270, 101.432853
Tel: 03-3324 2295
Business hours: 8am to 5pm daily, closed on Wednesdays
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Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at KYspeaks.com.