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~
Maybe one of the best modern dim sum place in Ipoh. Queue is systematic and fast, service as good. Most of the dim sum are delicate and delicious, good quality.
♥Verdict: We were pleased with the food quality and I especially enjoyed the Scallop Har Gao with fresh, bouncy prawns and the addition of celery imparted a bold flavour to it. Steamed Rice Noodle with Shrimp You Tiao also another favourite of mine here. Crunchy You Tiao and shrimps were wrapped with silky smooth rice roll, served with soy sauce, a dish that scored well in terms of flavour and texture.
Looking for a good place for dim sum in Ipoh, one of the good location is Chui Yue Lou. The dim sum here are fresh and delicious.
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 .
The toast was standard – crispy and nice with thick slabs of butter and fragrant kaya. The wanton noodles were qq and black, with the wantons meaty but normal tasting. The Huanghe crossover was like a thick and forward yuan yang. Not bad cafe food, though a bit over-hyped.
Iced coffee (RM 4.90) is fancy and nice. Toast (RM 6) is good, with 2 thick toast (cut into 4). Half boiled egg is done perfectly. The Dry Wanton Noodle (RM 9.20) is harder than the KL version, and..
With the high rating and recommendations in social media, this place is reputable and if you are on a plan visit to Ipoh, it will be a better to visit them earlier and avoid the peak hours.
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.
The white coffee was smooth and tasted like mocha. The hor fun was really silky and the broth prawny and savoury – as good as I remembered it to be.
The Caramel Custard served in Restaurant Thean Chun tastes so good with the perfect combination of the egg, milk and caramel.
The Custard here is probably one of the best or maybe the best in Ipoh city.
The experience was delighting and if there are more stomach spaces, I do not mind having more of such bowls.
Service was friendly and before we left, the stall lady even greet and thank us for coming. Compared back to our home, we hardly had such "treatment" from hawkers that warm our hearts.
First up, we order a plate of Sotong Kangkung RM10.00 served with lots of brown squids, kangkung (water spinach), coarse peanut and drenched with sweet sauce. The brown squid, kangkung and peanut trio blend pretty well with the mild starchy sweet sauce, overall tastes are pretty awesome and definitely the best snack choice in tong sui kai. We literally just finished everything within bites by using chopsticks. 😉
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.
Serviceable dim sum. Nothing out of the ordinary, despite the constant long queue.
Steamed pork ribs – soft, succulent and juicy, has a light salty hint of black soybean, taste great and appetizing.
Overall was a pleasant dining experience and once we finished our food, we proceed to the counter to make payment with our order chit.
This shop remains one of the most popular tourist restaurants in Ipoh. The place is probably too small and too crowded. We didn't dine here, just tapau their egg tart (RM 2.60) and chicken bun..
Nothing beats the Iced Ipoh White Coffee RM2.80 with an aromatic taste of coffee bean, feels even more smooth after ice melts a little bit, goes superb well with Nam Heong egg tart.
Kedai Makanan Nam Heong has several more stalls that sell various hawker dishes, but we have yet to taste any of them.
The curry mee here is not just those like from Penang with loads of “siham” and all. The curry mee is filled with the aromatic flavours of chili oil.
The curry comes with a thick broth, has its own unique distinctive taste and smell of spices, you cant compare this with the KL or Penang version since it is at a different level, definitely worth to taste once in a lifetime if you are avid to curry noodles.
Xin Quan Fang, fondly known as ‘ma ta liu curry mee’ to locals churns out inarguably the best Hainanese curry mee and bean sprouts in town. It is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Nasi Ganja. Funny how two of the most famous food in Ipoh are just across a street from each other.
The grilled fish was this halibut, nicely done with crispy skin and as expected of a white fish the flesh was tender and had hardly any fat. Overall a good dish, except for the mash potato which was rather soft.
The Crab fried rice had a simple presentation but surprised everyone with its astonishing depth of flavour and wok hei (breath of the wok) – something that can only be achieved by cooking the ingredients over high heat, sealing in all the flavours. It boasted just the right amount of seasoning – not too bland nor salty – and the sambal chilli sauce gave it a spicy kick.
We were recommended to try Chicken Maryland, an off-menu item that his portion could cater for 2 person. The dish is flawless in execution - nicely deep fried chicken breast of generous portion, served along with sausage, ham piece, wedges, French fries and salad. Nevertheless, I would not say it was mind-boggling as well. It weighed as a simple yet nice comfort food that I would glad to enjoy.
This is a local food court, not a tourist places. Satay and Mee Mamak is pretty good, recommended.
I was feeling lazy on this particular Sunday and I wasn't in the mood to cook. So we ended up having dinner with our friends at Kafe Best Hillview.
The chicken meat is cooked just nice, not overcooked.
Steamed Beancurd Skin Roll RM5.20 – two big rolls, remain steamy hot prior serve, soft and juicy while packed with pork and shrimp fillings.
Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant has very extensive menu of Dim Sum and other delicacies.
Reluctantly change plan to Foh San Dim Sum with a not so happy mood. We already know that despite being a highly-mentioned restaurant, the not-so-good comments they have are a lot too. Established since 1971, this award-winning restaurant is undeniably one of the first few eateries that will cross the mind of many when asked “what to eat in Ipoh for breakfast”. Is just like you will go for Pun Chun Duck Noodles when in Bidor. Famous, but, not our first choice
This place is famous for freshly made Kaya Puff. Comes at 9.30am or slightly earlier, as the queue build up pretty fast within minutes. Salted Egg Pastry with Chicken Floss also not bad.
Sin Eng Heong is very famous for its Kaya Puffs.
This shop in Ipoh sells all sorts of Cantonese pastries.
来到怡保，怎能错过到【The Alley 鹿角巷】打卡呢？ 最近火红的饮料 ：黑糖珍珠奶茶！！！
Both drink (Royal Milk Tea (M) and The Alley Milk Tea (M) tastes delicious. It tastes something different compare to the normal milk tea, you can get in KL. For me, it has a lovely hint of Jasmine Tea flavour that give a good taste to the drink. Royal Milk Tea (M) @ RM 7.50 (Add Tapioca RM 1) and The Alley Milk Tea (M) @ RM 8.40
Best Bubble Tea in Ipoh , Perak!!
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.
Tapau salted chicken for tonight. It is pretty alright, though one of the chicken not quite salted properly. The size suited for 3 person.
We brought one box of salted chicken RM21.00 which consists of one nicely cooked and packed whole chicken (free-range size). Once open the paper bag, you can smell the heavy fragrant aroma of the salted chicken and herb (dong gui), pick whichever part you like and just tear it off (easily) then enjoy – well this is our way of having salted chicken! 😉
Here's the location.