Even though the taste to me was quite ordinary, it was a good experience to have sank into the local culture, experiencing the environment and food there.
Last but not least, you can’t just tell people that you went to Big Tree Foot (大树脚) without having their signature beverage – Red Bean Ice Smoothies (红豆冰) which costs only RM2.50 per cup. Tastes mild sweet, flaky and irresistible strong red bean flavor, this long-forgotten cold beverage is definitely the best duo with Yong Tau Fu (quench thirst and wash any greasy feel), not to mention it just feels awesome drinking cold stuff under any hot sunny days! 😉
Do order their asam laksa here as well where they are really good too. The flavourful broth with the slurpilicious noodles are definitely well paired with their ytf. Addictively good .
We came around 7.30am, so there was no crowd and park just in front. The dry curry noodle with chicken is the specialty, nice thick curry. The soup curry is nice too, but the thick curry sauce got..
For noodle, instead of ordering the usual chicken curry and bbp pork, I ordered koay teow which is flat rice noodle with bbq pork and roast pork with thick curry gravy. This is my type of delicious "messy" curry noodle.
This time, instead of my usual curry noodle (dry version), I ordered this curry noodle (soup version) for a change. This is just as good as the dry version.
The tau huay was still a bit softer and silkier than that from Fujiwara, but a bit powdery. This for the taste and texture, Fujiwara for the ambience.
It is really an old school way of eating. If Ipoh is too far for you, you can check them out in their stall located in Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore.
place abit small, but for take away is no problem.
Finally, I get to taste this famous chee cheong fun! Now I understand why so many customers are willing to wait. This is the best chee cheong fun I have tasted so far.
Eating at a tricycle stall parked at the front porch of a family home is a memorable, quaint, authentic foodie experience.
Here's the location.
From one of the front noodle stall, I ordered a plate of roast pork (RM15) for us to share. It was a hearty breakfast for 4 of us that we have to skip lunch.
Have to go early though to catch the Chee Cheong Fun, the Hainanese Pau or dumplings and to try their famous Lenggong Fried Noodles.....
A variety of pau with fillings of pork, chicken, lotus paste, kaya and vegetarian ones. They are also famous for their lor mai kai (Glutinuous rice chicken) and every time when I am there, I see a long queue of people waiting to buy the buns and lor mai kai.
Here's the location.
This is a Salted Egg Yolk Pastry (Ham Dan So, 鹹蛋酥, 咸蛋酥) from Ming Yue bakery in Ipoh. I feel that it is very big because it is bigger than a tablespoon. Just look at how golden and glistening the salted egg yolk is
Go for their toast if it's your tea time. This won't go wrong.
Verdict: Not many options for beverage and food but it’s a pleasant space (not as crowded as other famous coffee place and it’s air-conditioned ) to seek shelter for an hour or two.
As mentioned, their specialty is the selection of roasties. Our chicken and duck were very tasty, but among all the dishes, this was the only saving grace. A shame, seeing that Tuck Kee has been a stalwart among the old-time restaurants in Ipoh. As a kid growing up, I’ve dined here many times but the quality has suffered tremendously over the last few years.
Here's the location.
During my last visit to Ipoh I was introduced to a popular local bakery called JJ Roll that specializes in Swiss Rolls and custom order cakes. Looking at the premise they are occupying currently, you wouldn’t have guessed that JJ Roll had a humble beginning as a small kiosk.
As for the bed, their bed comes simply comfort which I can easily dozed off in minutes. The bed is comes simply comfortable and clean which is what I am looking for whenever I am in any travel trip. And the pillows that are provided are fluffy and just so comfort to cater for a good sleep.