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Good Food In Ipoh

From Monday to Wednesday this week, my husband and I went to Ipoh, a city in Malaysia. Before we went there, The only thing I knew about Ipoh was that it’s famous for food. Actually, I didn’t have high expectation about this trip. Because it’s also easy to find those food in Singapore. How different can it be? The flight from Singapore to Ipoh is about 1 hour. Ipoh’s airport is very small and old. We arrived in the morning, so breakfast was the beginning of our food discovery journey in Ipoh.

  1. Ming Court (Dim Sum)

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We chose this Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum. Turns out we made the right choice.

There were so many kinds of dim sum for you to choose.

From ciang fun to wanton to shumai, etc.

This is my personal favorite. Tastes like mochi but more chewy. Filling inside is peanut sugar and outside is peanut powder. Very nice.

This restaurant is very popular. We went there at around 9 am. The place was very crowded. Really hard to find a seat.

2. Nam Heong

On the second day, we had breakfast here in Nam Heong. We went there at around 8 am. Again, it’s full of people already.

Nam Heong is famous for its white coffee and egg tart. My husband said its white coffee’s the best he’s ever had. Egg tarts are freshly baked. Very nice. You have to wait for it.

We also ordered kaya toast, Lo Bak Go and half-cooked egg on the toast.

Price is quite cheap.

3. Restoran Thean Chun

This’s where we had our breakfast on the third day.

Apart from white coffee, Ipoh is also famous for Hor Fun.

Shrimp soup Chicken Hot Fun is the signature dish here. Price is about RM 3. Very cheap. Soup is nice, Hot fun is nice, Everything is perfect.

We also ordered bean sprout as side dish.

Because It takes a while to cook hor fun, we ordered Ciang Fun at the next stall.

Why we humans only have 1 stomach? That’s my biggest question after I came to Ipoh.

4. Old Town White Coffee

There are also Old Town White Coffee in Singapore. There happens to be one cafe near our hotel, so we went there and tried their white coffee.

I never drank coffee before I came to Ipoh. I never expected I would love coffee one day.

5. Lou Wong  (Bean Sprout Chicken)

Another dish you must try in Ipoh.

Tender and juicy chicken. Sweet and crunchy bean sprouts. Flavorful clear soup Hor Fun. I’m so jealous of people live in Ipoh. Why the hor fun here is so nice. I never like hor fun that much before.

6. Pushing (Seafood)

This restaurant is a bit expensive compared to other restaurants. It serves very nice seafood.

We ordered half chicken ( very big portion), fried prawns and char siew pork belly.

7. Lim Ko Pi

My husband ordered curry mee.

I chose Char siew wanton noodles.

8. Tau Fu Fa

This Concubine Lane Tau Fu Fa. It’s Located in Concubine Lane. furniture are made up of wooden stools. Their tau fu fa is served hot and there is a variety for you to choose from. I ordered their Bird Nest Tau Fu Fa. And my husband ordered their signature Teow Chew Tau Fu Fa.

Homemade Waffle

Ingredients:

Flour 1 cup

Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp

Baking soda 1/8 tsp

Salt 1/2 tsp

Sugar 1 1/2 tablespoon

Water 1 cup

Canola oil 1 tablespoon

Melted butter 2 tablespoon

Egg 1 (separate white and yolk)

1. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, slat, baking soda and baking powder) in a bowl.

2. Pour in water. Stir well.

3. Add in canola oil and butter. mix evenly.

4. Add in egg yolk first. Stir to let them be well mixed.

5. Slightly beat the egg white till a lot small bubbles show up. And add into the batter and stir well.

6. Heat the waffle maker. Scoop batter into it. Heat till brownish on both sides.

You can serve hot freshly made waffle with butter, syrup or cream, jam.

My husband loved them.

Roti John

It’s like a egg meat sandwich.

Ingredients:

Minced chicken 100g (season with salt and pepper)

Bun (I chose hotdog buns, you can choose baguette or any other bread you like)

Eggs 2

Chili sauce 1/2 tablespoon

Butter

Salt

Black pepper

Slices of 1/2 onion

1. Cut 2 hotdog buns into halves, don’t cut through.

2. Heat a pan. Add in a little butter. When melted, place buns in with cut side down to fry a bit.

3. Heat pan again. Add in a little extra butter. When melted, sauté onion till transparent. Add in minced chicken. Stir fry till chicken gets white.

4. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, add in 1/2 tablespoon chili sauce and a little salt to taste.

5. Pour egg into the pan to mix with chicken and onion.

6. Place 1 bun with cut side down onto the egg. Turn to low heat. Tuck the egg under the bread. When egg is cooked, take the bun out with the help of spatula.

7. Put 2 slices of cheese onto the egg & meat filling. Then place the other bread on the top also with the cut side down.

8. Heat the pan. Melt a little better. Put the bread sandwich in. Fry each side till crispy or golden brown.

Cut into small pieces and serve hot.

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Yummy!

Min Chiang Kueh 面煎粿

This is like a Singapore style pancake. Original recipe requires peanuts as filling. Because my husband doesn’t like peanuts, so I used chopped walnuts instead.

Ingredients:

Flour 1 cup

Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Yeast 1/2 tsp

Sugar 2 tablespoon

Egg 1

Water 3/4 cup

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Then cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 20-30 mins.

For the filling:

Pan-toasted white sesame 1/4 cup

Pan-toasted chopped walnuts 1/2 cup

Sugar 20g

Mix them well in another bowl.

Heat a pan on stove. Grease it with oil. Scoop batter into the pan. Keep low heat. Cover the lid for 3-4 mins.

Sprinkle walnut & sesame filling in it.

Cover the lid for another 2-3 mins.

Use a spatula to fold the pancake from one side to the other and press lightly.

Serve hot.

Quick Breakfast – Pancake

In a bowl, mix 90g flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 pinch salt.

Melt 15g butter in another bowl. Add in 20g sugar, 1 egg, 60 ml milk and 1/4 tsp vanilla in order. Add in new ingredient after previous ones mixed well.

Then add dry ingredients into butter bowl 1/3 at a time. Mix till just combine.

Heat a pan. Brush with oil. Scoop one spoonful batter into the pan. When many small bubbles show on the surface, flip it over. Fry till the other side turns golden brown.

Serve with maple syrup.

Easy Egg Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 hard boiled egg

2 crispy butter rolls

Mayonnaise

Tomato slices cucumber slices

Butter 5 g

Salt

Black pepper

1. Mash boiled egg in a bowl. Season with salt, black pepper and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise. Mix well.

2. Mix butter with 2 tsp mayonnaise in another bowl.

3. Cut butter rolls with a knife.

4. Brush the cutting surface with Butter mayonnaise mixture.

5. Add in tomato and cucumber slices. And mashed egg at last.

Cinnamon French Toast

Ingredients:

4 pieces of toast

2 eggs

80g milk

25g flour 

30g sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 pinch salt

1 pinch cinnamon 
Except toasts, put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Dip toast in the batter to let both sides be coated with batter.

Heat 1 tsp butter in the pan. Fry toasts till both sides turn golden brown.



Served with syrup. My husband loves it.

Cheese Ham Toast

It’s a easy toast to make.

All you need are:

2 pieces of toast

1 egg

2 pieces of ham (pan-fried already)

1 cheese slice

One pieces of toast at the bottom, then a piece of ham, cheese, another pieces of ham and a toast on the top.

Put it in egg mixture to let top & bottom toast absorb egg.

Heat a little butter in the pan. When melted, put toast in and fry both side till golden brown.


A good choice for breakfast. Yummy and quick.

Blueberry Pancake By Oven

Original recipe :
http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100460858/
It’s a special way to make pancake, because oven is used instead of pan.

I made some change according to the original recipe above:  

Since I don’t have any weighing machine, I am not sure the accurate weight of all the ingredients I used.

Part A: 

Flour around 80g

Sugar around 30g

Baking soda 1 tsp

Salt 1/8 tsp

Mix all of them well.

  
Part B:

Egg 1

Milk around 150g

Yogurt around 25g

Oil ( I used canola oil) around 25g

Vanilla esscence 1 tsp

Mix them well.
 

1. Pour Part B into Part A. Stir till no flour can be seen.

2.Add some blueberries. Stir again.  

3.Preheat oven with 190 degree C. Before put into the oven, spread some blueberries on the surface of batter. Bake for 45 minutes.

Blueberries will burst and the house is full of fragrance. 
 

  

You can spread some icing sugar if you want.

  


Maple syrup will make it taste better.

Zucchini Pancake

I used a half zucchini and made it into shreds.


In a large bowl, put in zucchini shreds, an egg, a small bowl of flour, a small bowl of water, a tsp baking soda, some salt and some black pepper powder. Then stir evenly.


Heat oil in the pan. Put a spoonful batter in the pan. When the downside turns golden brown, flip it over.


It’s very soft, so it’s ideal for kids. Zucchini can also be replaced by carrot, potato or white radish. It’s very popular in China. And it’s a good choice for breakfast. Very quick and easy.