Authentic taste of Chinese flavours at Imp kitchen 御膳房

After weeks of tight schedule work I finally had the chance to visit Imp kitchen 御膳房, specializing in authentic traditional Chinese cuisine such as roast duck, honey BBQ Pork (Char Siu), Szechuan dried noodle and etc.

Imp kitchen 御膳房 Greentown Ipoh
The entrance Imp kitchen 御膳房 Greentown Ipoh

Based on some post shared on Facebook, the owner previously worked with Shangri-LA, Swissshotel Fairmont Singapore specializing in authentic traditional Chinese cuisine decided to start his own restaurant back in Ipoh.

With these “portfolio” I decided to give this a try and during my same time I found they have posted a promotional set (RM24 for 2 main dishes + dessert + soup of the day) in Fave.com (previously Groupon) so without hesitate I just hit it.

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Inside their bricks and golden lit environment

From the entrance their uniquely vintage wooden door which resemble traditional Chinese restaurant appealing enough to tells you how it’ll feel right inside. Nicely vintage theme design and lighting, I love the wooden table and chair usage, really brings up the ambient.

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Every little element plays an important role for the ambient (except for the air-cond unit)

Since I bought the Fave package, I have the options to try out their signature dishes and being a noodle lover I ordered Szechuan wanton dried ramen, Noodle with Honey BBQ Pork and Crispy Roast Duck.

Soup of the day at IMP Kitchen Greentown Ipoh
Soup of the day at IMP Kitchen Greentown Ipoh

For starter I was served their soup of the day, it came in a big ceramic soup pot which is more than enough for 2 person.

Szechuan wanton dried ramen

Szechuan wanton dried ramen IMP Kitchen
Szechuan wanton dried ramen worth RM8.80
Dried Szechuan Ramen with signature Wan Tan at IMP Kitchen
Chewy noodle with crunchy shredded carrot

The ramen was well cooked, it was chewy and didn’t have any alkaline taste. Served with their special sweet sauce. shredded carrot which adds up the crunchy texture on every bite.

Szechuan Wan Tan in Hot Oil
Szechuan Wanton in Hot Oil

Their Szechuan Wanton looks appealing wrapped with thin and translucent skin, served with their unique hot and sour sauce.

Szechuan Style Wanton
Rich ingredient wrapped with thin translucent skin wanton

Their wanton is rather complex, stuffed not only with well seasoned minced pork but you’ll find there’s carrot, spring onion and black fungus mushroom and you’ll definitely want to dip it with their hot sauce.

Noodle with Honey BBQ Pork Char Siu with Crispy Roast Duck 御膳房燒鴨叉燒麵

Wanton Noodle with Crispy Roast Duck and Honey BBQ Pork (Char Siu)
Wanton Noodle with Crispy Roast Duck and Honey BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Next is their wanton noodle with their signature Crispy Roast Duck and Honey BBQ Pork (Char Siu).  The wanton noodle was thin and perfectly cooked to al-dente, I believe they make their own noodle as this doesn’t taste like common wanton noodle in Ipoh.

Big chunks of Crispy Roast Duck

I seldom eat duck, but the Crispy Roast Duck they have here is totally different. It didn’t have those uncomfortable bad taste of duck, it was very well prepared and the skin is really crunchy.

Crispy Roast Duck at IMP Kitchen Ipoh
Crispy skin on the outside and juicy meat inside
Dip in their sauce
Dipping big chunk of crispy roast duck with their dedicated sweet sauce
Honey Barbecue Char Siu at IMP Kitchen Ipoh
Honey Barbecue Char Siu at IMP Kitchen Ipoh

Look at the big chunks of greasy coasted Honey Barbecue Pork, the color looks appealing.

Honey BBQ Char Siu in IMP Kitchen
Close up on Honey BBQ Pork – Char Siu

The Char Siu came in right portion of fat and lean meat, easily melts on your tongue.

Mango Dessert

And finally the dessert,creamy mango milk with dices of mango and pulpy pomelo. The creamy mango milk wasn’t overly sweet which is good but combine with pomelo pulp which tasted a little bitter sweet.

Mango Dessert in IMP Kitchen
Mango Dessert
Mango Dessert with dices of mango
Creamy mango milk with dices of mango
Mango Dessert with Pomelo
Adds up with bitter sweet pomelo pulps
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Cute little bowls stacked together

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