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.
Very satisfying dinner/supper before heading home for a good night's sleep.
Another one of their popular dishes is the boiled baby octopus (RM18). The price is pretty steep, and the portion is not that big either, but you’ll be rewarded with springy, chewy pieces of baby octopi, drizzled in a light soy sauce and fragrant fried shallots.
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~
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 .
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.
Verdict Taste wise, the uniqueness of this dish was the curry and the addition of chutney and salted egg. While the chicken breast was hard, we found the drumstick to be quite tender and flavourful. Do tell the staff which chicken part you want to avoid disappointment. The portion has slightly decreased compared to few years ago, nonetheless you can ask for extra rice which is charged affordably at only RM0.50.
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.
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.
Price-wise, it's slightly pricey.
♥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.
Fried dumplings are crispy on the outside, but filled with moist, juicy, and extremely flavorful meat and veggie fillings on the inside. Dip the fried dumpling in mayonnaise and enjoy it.
One of the item that we specially enjoyed is their custard bun. Not only it has oozing filling but the creative mixture of pandan and salted egg is amazing!
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.
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 curry noodle house was founded by a Hainanese man and their curry is made of 20 types of spices with secret blend.
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 satay itself is not too bad but I would still prefer the ones I can get in Malacca.
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!!
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.
Dim Sum prices here are between rm$2.25 to rm$5.65 but most items are between rm$3.80 to rm$4.15; noticeably cheaper than Klang Valley, but Iporians already complaining the price here have increased due to tourist.
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. 😉
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.
Verdict: The food we tried was rather run-off-the-mill and nothing really excited me. So, come only for the coffee (*^.^*)
The ambiance is nice in almost every corner of Chang Jiang White Coffee.
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.
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
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.
Old Nam Heong is a good place for an old town Ipoh coffee shop experience - it is one of the pioneers of Ipoh white coffee and everything is still like it was in the beginning.
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.
I personally enjoy the mushroom gravy filled with sesame seeds and fried shallots and mushroom slices in it.
Finally I got to savour famous Canning Garden CCF, the 2nd generation is running it though. A good business is worth passing and also receiving.
The Chee Cheong Fun from Restoran Canning Garden would never let you down. Despite having got to queue up to place your orders, the wait is totally worth it. The flavours are so unique and deeply satisfying. If you're in Ipoh, this would be a must visit place for a good plate of Chee Cheong Fun.
Ipoh-style chee cheong fun differs from what you can find in KL or places like Penang, in that it features mushroom sauce. This is unlike your Western-style creamy mushroom sauce, but is instead made from shiitake mushrooms, making for a broth with a lighter, darker consistency. The noodles are garnished with sesame seeds and fried shallots.
A great place to hit good renditions of a few Ipoh signature dishes in one go.
Kaya Butter Toast (RM 4.80) Since I am looking for some light bites, I ordered their toast bread which comes awesomely good. The toast bread all beautifully toast till perfection and with the light crust. The bread is spread with kaya at one side and Margerine at the other side. Nice.
For those who loves rice and dry curry meat, this will be a good choice.
Curry noodle @ RM 10.80 The red oil gave the impression that it was very spicy. It was not very spicy because my friend, who can't take too spicy food, enjoyed the curry very much. This is one of the best curry noodle we have tasted.