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.
- 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.