Wednesday 25 February 2015

The Best Chicken Chop In Town - It Roo Cafe @ Jalan Dhoby, JB

The Best Chicken Chop In Town - It Roo Cafe @ Jalan Dhoby, JB

It Roo Cafe has been long established in Johor Bahru since year 1961, located at the old street- Jalan Dhoby, which is just at the back of the famous Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. It would be great if you visit this historical area during weekends' evening, as you can not only the chicken chop from It Roo, but also with the chance to visit the flee market at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, which offers unique and interesting stuff. 

It Roo Cafe claims itself as the best chicken chop in town. This is mainly because during the old times where the living standard was not as great as present and the people were more easily satisfied, a plate of chicken chop with simple side dishes was considered luxury and sumptuous. 

Today, unlike the new western food restaurant, It Roo may no longer surprise you with the expensive ingredients or the most comfortable dining environment, but the simple yet nostalgic taste has passed from generation to generation in It Roo and has definitely made this shop charming and attractive, especially when it remains less commercialised in the heart of city.
Grilled Chicken Chop with mushroom sauce  RM13
In It Roo, their menu for chicken chop is simple. You can choose from deep-fried chicken chop or grilled chicken chop and two types of gravy are available, black pepper or mushroom. As we are more attracted to the grilled chicken chop, we have ordered two sets of grilled chicken chop with different gravy. The portion of gravy is sufficiently flooded my chicken chop. The deboned chicken thigh was appropriately grilled, one side with the skin is grilled till golden brown and crispy, while the side of the chicken remains moist and able to absorb the flavour of the mushroom sauce.  
Grilled Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce  RM13
The Black Pepper Sauce is just right to my liking too and well matching to the grilled chicken chop, not too spicy but with appropriate sweetness, which is also suitable to kids. The chicken chop is simply paired with coleslaw and potato wedges. The potato wedges are cut from fresh potatoes and not the processed foods sold in markets. It is indeed healthier and allow us to taste the original taste of potatoes. 
Root Beer with Float  RM6
A root beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream has also brought back childhood memories. 

Apart from western foods, It Roo also offers ala-carte local foods, like Fried Rice, Cantonese Kuey Teow and Mee Hailam, which are also popular and recommended.

Address : It Roo Cafe
17, Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru
GPS : N 1 27.411 E 103 45.813

Bussiness Hour : 11am - 10pm
Tel : 07-2227780