I am blessed with food lovers around me.
Together, we’ve explored Penang twice and decided to conquer Ipoh during this one day trip.
Passing by during journey to and fro Penang just doesn’t count.
Furthermore, I have an Ipohian boyfriend, Jason to lead the way. Again, I am blessed.
Restoran Min Jiet
Located at 92, Jalan Lahat, this restaurant would go unnoticed with the small yellow signboard.
It is just at the opposite of Anglo-Chinese School (as seen in the reflection).
A recommendation from Jason’s mother.
(clear soup with flat rice noodles)
Just couldn’t say no.
兵如港大树脚 (Pasir Pinji Big Tree Foot)
Ask any local Ipohian on where to savour for the best 炸料粉 (deep-fried stuffed fish paste or Yong Tau Foo with noodles), and you’ll get this as answer.
Located at 652, Jalan King, Pasir Pinji, Ipoh.
All these for only 60 cents per piece.
There were other stalls beneath the big tree as well, but we only came for the very best.
Red Bean Ice
As ordered by Jason, this red bean ice was the best I’ve ever tasted.
Blended with generous amount of red beans with no sign of milk presence.
Smooth, dense, and non-artificial.
炸料 Deep Fried Stuffed Fish Paste
Mee Hoon/ Vermicelli with Dark Soy Sauce
Not to forget the Ipoh famous bean sprouts that came with it.
宴琼林盐焗鸡 Aun Kheng Lim Salted Herbal Chicken
Being one of the famous Ipoh food, many shops have come up with their own version of salted herbal chicken.
Despite that, this remains to be my favourite and only choice.
This shop only do take-away business with chickens ready and packed in advance.
Hence, no parking issue though it is located just by the main road.
Address: 24, Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Contact number: 05-2542998
The origin of Ipoh old town white coffee, Nam Heong Coffee Shop, located at Jalan Bandar Timah.
Char Siew Sou (Barbecued Pork Flaky Puff)
Egg Tarts with Flaky Pastry
Old Town White Coffee
Menglembu 为食街 “Wai Sek Kai” Wanton Mee
Noticed something? Yes, there was no Char Siew (barbecued pork) in it.
At KL, our definition of Wanton Mee comes with Char Siew, that’s for sure and it applies for all.
At Ipoh, their definition of Wanton Mee is just Wanton and Mee. If you want Char Siew, have to specify in ordering.
Menglembu Wai Sek Kai (Glutton Street) @ Tranchell Street, 31450 Menglembu, Perak.
鸭仔灯咸凉茶 Salty Herbal Tea
Honestly, this was my first visit. Jason have never brought me here before.
Throughout my lifetime, I only had herbal tea in the taste of either bitter or sweet, but not salty.
It tasted both salty and slight bitter. I wonder how the old uncle would survive selling 60 cents per cup.
Address: Jalan Dato Tahwil Azhar, 30000, Ipoh. (Besides Ayam Garam Wan Li Xiang)