This is a very local dim sum place, and very popular with the locals here. The dim sum is more rough and old school, hit and miss. You can feel the vibe of a traditional dim sum place. RM 45.40 for..
Restoran Sun Kim Aik, one of the hidden gems in Ipoh. This restaurant only known for local for delightful and classic dim sum.
My favourites were the fried dumplings and the charsiewbao, which as nice and fluffy. Everything else was fresh and tasty, but I can’t say it’s the best dimsum I’ve ever had. Maybe because I’m used to the dimsum I always have in my native Puchong.
Fish head curry
Nyonya assam patin fish slices - sweet sourish appetizing dish.
Braised chicken and pig's stomach in clay pot. This is a favourite and their signature dish. Even those with weak gums will enjoy this dish.
Hubby and I shared this plate of fried rice vermicelli with prawns, meat slices, and beansprouts. Just look at the fat, juicy and crunchy beansprout.
Our friend and her son enjoyed the food and few days later, they returned to this place for breakfast with other members of their family.
I ended up buying prawn noodle even though I have not tasted it before. I am glad because the prawn noodle was very tasty and is worth going back again.
Since it was a cool morning, I wanted something hot and spicy such as curry noodle or prawn noodle. I finally decided on prawn noodle. The sambal condiment is nice.
I ordered this bowl of Hor Hee tung fun (glass noodle). They even added crispy fried lard in the bowl of Hor Hee noodle. It was a satisfying breakfast with good food and good coffee.
Wine Chicken Noodle with egg and wood fungus. This is my favourite choice whenever I am at Restoran Hao Hao.
This time I ordered fish noodle with bitter melon slices and special request to add wine. I enjoyed it very much.
Hubby ordered "wonton" noodle with bbq pork and roast pork.
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.
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.
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.