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.
This visit, I wanted to try this White Curry Noodle. The soup is white. There is prawns, tofu puff, half hard boiled egg, long bean, beansprout, and a spoonful curry paste.
Their Prawn Mee reminded me of the Prawn Mee that we get in Taman Kok Lian, Kuala Lumpur. It was really good and the broth was on par with the best Prawn Mee's that I have tasted. Very generous with the add on's and it was one that we totally enjoyed. My rating for this shall be 10/10
The Yu Kong Hor (RM 10) really very delicious, smooth and tasty.
Though long queue, the turnover was fast and I have no complaints about their service for they are friendly and food was quick to be served.
Tuck Kee is one of the oldest establishments in Ipoh. Known for its noodles and other items.
The are reasons this place is famous: fast, affordable, simple, tasty, accessible (location and hours wise).
The price is on a steeper side considering it costs almost a dollar SGD but its still worth a try if you are in the area.
滑嫩嫩的豆腐花配上甜度刚刚好的糖浆, 一口一口在我嘴里玩着溜溜板的游戏, 一不小心就直接滑进我的喉咙里~ 整碗豆腐花下肚, 感觉似乎有点不过瘾~
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 .
I personally will give this place a miss as chicken rice back home is one of our unofficial national dish and most stalls can beat this place hands down.
Beansprouts and Chicken. That is probably the major dish that people come to Ipoh to eat. If you come, you have to have it.
We consider Lou Wong chicken portion is slightly bigger (talking about single portion here) than what we had in KL and definitely well worth it, texture-wise is obviously succulent and juicy at its best (with some white jello around the chicken skin), basically other than that, nothing much to shout about because it just tastes almost the same compared to other common steam chicken.
Verdict: I really imparted high expectation on this due to all the raving and positive reviews in the internet but it did not impress us as much as we thought it would.
Just a humble staple of rice, curries, chutney and a piece of fried chicken but Yong Suan Nasi Kandar packs in the crowds daily and is famous well beyond little Ipoh town.
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.