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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)


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.


Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake

It’s been a long time for me to do baking since last time. Recently, my husband starts to have coffee almost everyday. Why doesn’t he have coffee before? That’s because he’s afraid he would be addicted to coffee. But why he drinks coffee now? That’s because he cannot resist the attraction of coffee. Yeah, I know sometimes my husband is so complicated and contradictory.  Sign~

Since he picks up the habit of drinking coffee, baking a coffee cake sounds a good idea to me.


chopped walnut 1 cup

brown sugar  1/4  cup

cinnamon powder 1 tsp

flour  1 tbsp

coffee 2g (I didn’t intend to add coffee. Just that my husband heard I was going to bake a coffee cake. He lent his coffee to me very generously. Yeah, he didn’t know coffee cake is to be served with coffee, not made from coffee.)


For the cake:

butter 1/2 cup

sugar 1 cup

vanilla  1 tsp

egg 2

baking soda 1/2 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

salt 1/4 tsp

flour 2/3 1 cup

plain yogurt 3/4 cup

preheat oven to 180 degree C.

  1. Cream butter with sugar till light and fluffy.
  2.  Add in vanilla and eggs (one by one).  Mix well.
  3. Mix baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour in a bowl.
  4. Add 1/3 dry ingredients into butter, then 1/2 yogurt. Add the rest dry ingredients and yogurt alternately. Mix well before adding.
  5. Spread 1/2 batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle around 1/3 walnut & cinnamon mixture over it.
  6. Add the rest cake batter, and top with the rest walnut & cinnamon mixture.
  7. Into the oven for 40-50 mins.


Very nice.

Coffee Cake


For topping

1 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make into crumbs.
For cake:

1 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup milk

Cream butter with sugar & brown sugar till light and creamy.

Beat in egg and vanilla.

In another bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Add flour mixture and milk alternatively into butter mixture. Mix them well.

Pour the batter into baking pan.

Sprinkle the topping crumbs.
Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Bake for around 30 mins.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

For the cake:

Butter 50g

Sugar 70g

Egg 1

Milk 60g

Flour 140g

Baking powder 1 tsp

Salt 1/4 tsp

Blueberry 1 small box ( because I only had 1 small box, which is around 120g. You can add more if you like rich blueberry flavor)

1. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

2. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar till creamy.

3. Beat in egg and vanilla.

4. Add in flour mixture and milk alternately till flour mixs in. Stir in blueberries.

Pour the batter into pan.

For the top:

Brown sugar 50g

Flour 3 tsp

Cinnamon powder 1 tsp

Butter 2 tsp

Combine all the topping ingredients in a small bowl (except butter). Cut in butter. And make them into crumb. Sprinkle over batter.
Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for around 45 mins. Or when it can pass the toothpick test.

It is very similar to the blueberry cake I baked before: