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Food Hunting in Ipoh, Malaysia 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ipoh, Malaysia


Our first stop-Sin Yoon Loong-the birth place of the famous Ipoh Old Town White Coffee. Aromatic and creamy.

Sin Yoon Loong 新源隆 ipoh white coffee

Sin Yoon Loong 新源隆
Jalan Bandar Timah,
Old town Ipoh,
3000 Ipoh,
Opposite Nam Heong Old Town White Coffee
Tel : +605-2414 601
Opening hours: 6am-6pm


Thean Chun (House of Mirros) 天津茶室

While waiting for our sar hor fun, we ordered pork and innards satay from the coffee shop next door - Kong Heng. Plate after plate will appear on your table without you ordering. Just eat as many sticks as you can and leave the rest on the plate, only the eaten ones will be charged for. Juicy, succulent and well seasoned, with a piece of fat in between the meat!

Thean Chun (House of Mirros) 天津茶室 Kong Heng Pork Satay

Ipoh sar hor fun is a must-have in Ipoh as the hor fun here is the smoothest you can get. Some say it's because of the high alkaline content of the mountain water in Ipoh. Silky smooth flat rice noodles served in clear chicken and prawn soup topped with shredded chicken, prawns and spring onions.

Thean Chun (House of Mirros) 天津茶室

Short and fat beansprouts, only in Ipoh. Thean Chun is also famous for their caramel custard, which is usually sold out by 11am.

Thean Chun (House of Mirros) 天津茶室

Thean Chun (House of Mirros) 天津茶室 & Kong Heng
73, Jalan Bandar Timah,
Old town Ipoh,
30000, Ipoh
Tel: +605-255 3076
Opening hours: 8am – 4.30pm, Closed on Thursdays
GPS Coordinates: N04 35.599 E101 04.617

Also known as the 'Police Station Curry Mee'. Definitely in my top 3 list. We all had the ‘dry’ version, and they had the normal types of noodles available: yellow noodles, vermicelli and koay teow.

Xin Quan Fang Curry Mee 新泉芳咖哩面茶餐室

The special dipping sauce made of garlic, curry sauce, calamansi lime and other ingredients. Also, a separate bowl of ingredients to go with the noodles, consisting of siew yuk (crispy roast pork), char siew (caramelized roast pork), prawns, steamed chicken, beansprouts. The siew yuk was pretty good, but the char siew wasn’t amazing, a tad too lean for me.

Xin Quan Fang Curry Mee 新泉芳咖哩面茶餐室

Xin Quan Fang Curry Mee 新泉芳咖哩面茶餐室
174, Jalan Sultan Iskandar
30000 Ipoh
Tel: +6016-531 4193
Opening hours : 7.30am until about noon, latest by 1pm.
GPS Coordinates: 4.593135,101.08422


Restaurant Taugeh Ayam Lou Wong 老黄怡保芽菜鸡

Undeniably the most famous place for Bean Sprouts Chicken 芽菜鸡 in Ipoh. We were too stuffed to have a big plate of chicken with rice, which seemed seemed very popular, so we just had a plate of fatty beansprouts and few bowls of hor fun to share. Hor fun is is silky smooth, as is typical in Ipoh. The soup is more of a simple chicken broth with no added prawn oil, but was light and sweet, full of chicken aroma.

Restaurant Taugeh Ayam Lou Wong 老黄怡保芽菜鸡

Restaurant Taugeh Ayam Lou Wong 老黄怡保芽菜鸡
49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
3000, Ipoh
Tel: +05-254 4199
GPS Coordinates: N04 35.632 E101 05.049

Funny Mountain Soybean & Traditional Tau Fu Fah 奇峰豆腐花

Silkiest, smooothest soybean curd I've ever had! They provide "drive-thru" service. Just flag down one of the workers, order, and they'll deliver your order straight to your car.

Funny Mountain Soybean & Traditional Tau Fu Fah 奇峰豆腐花
49, Jalan Theatre,
30300 Ipoh
Tel: +6016 595 0369, +605 546 9968, +6012 516 1607
Business hours: Open Daily, 10.30am to 7.30pm
GPS Coordinate : 4.5945, 101.0842


Sin Eng Heong 新荣香

The pastry is light and flaky, with ample filling, probably double the amount typically found. The best kaya puff I have ever had! Nuff said.

Sin Eng Heong 新荣香
No. 64, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri
30300 Ipoh
Telephone : +605- 2439659, or +6012-4534596 (Elaine).
Opening hours: 9am – 8pm. Sundays : 9am – 6pm.
GPS Coordinates : 4.594916,101.084855

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