One day trip to Ipoh - 29 Dec 2012 - You'll Never Wander Alone


Saturday, 16 February 2013

One day trip to Ipoh - 29 Dec 2012

Prior to Fourforever's yearly outing, we went to Ipoh - The Town of White Coffee, just last year December.

Hello Ipoh!

So far none of us had been to Ipoh by ourselves. Hence, this will be our virgin Ipoh trip.
However, many thanks to internet information and some of our friends' recommendation given, I'd say we pretty enjoy the trip!

In order to "enjoy to the fullest", we started off by leaving KL on 6am and arrive at Ipoh around 8am. 

Stop #1: Ming Court for Breakfast

It claims to be one of the best dim sum in Ipoh. However, this Ipoh person that we met on that day begs to differ. 

It was crowded and hard to get a place

The food we order

The food we ate taste different from what I had in KL, but I LOVE that Fried Prawn Rolls!! (on top left corner of the picture above). Luckily we manage to take that piece. 

Just opposite there's this Foh San restaurant that sells dim sum just like Ming Court. It was 3-storey building. I was being told that it was too commercialize. 

Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum Sdn Bhd
32,34,36 Jalan Leong Sin Nam,
30300 Ipoh, Perak,
Tel No : 605-255 7134
Closed on Thursday.

Stop #2: Kaya Puff at Sin Eng Heong

Siaowoman's Mom recommended this biscuits shop to us. And we are lucky to be able to find this shop despite having trouble to find it. 

It shows many kinds of hand-made biscuits. However, what customers coming here for are their Famous Items in Ipoh - Kaya Puff:

Everything just near to the perfection! Worth try to taste. How nice KL could have this?
I found a blog post that talks about how the owner made this Kaya Puff. Hmm, I wouldn't mind having this every day! *dreaming*

Apparently they were a lack of manpower and requests us to wait..

What had let down was their service. No matter how rush / demanding you are, you just have to wait. The owner won't sell it to you if you show your rude attitude towards them. 

Kedai Biskut Sin Eng Heong
64-66, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri (Jalan Clare), 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Business Hours: Mon-Sat 0900-2000, Sun 0900-1800
Tel: 05-2439659

Stop #3: Tau Fu Fa at Funny Mountain

Heading to Ipoh's Famous Tau Fu Fa at Funny Mountain, locate at Jalan Theatre:

Ordered 2 chilled soya bean and 1 Tau Fu Fa

Honestly speaking, it doesn't up to my likings. Not to mention the bad service received from the owner. 
Anyway, wasn't intend to stay there long so we head to the next destination.

Funny Mountain Soya Bean near Fuh San Timsum 
49, Jala Theatre, 
30300 Ipoh, Perak. 
Contact: +6 016 595 0369, 05 546 9968, 012-516 1607 (Cliff Tan) 
Business Hour: 10.30am – 7.30pm daily

Stop #4 - Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

Coming to Ipoh MUST HAVE salted chicken!

It locates on the corner log and the whole building is red in colour. So it wasn't pretty hard to find.
It serves with the package. This was recommended by bloggers as well. 

How they marinate the chicken

Oh I see..

One package sells RM17. Siaowoman told me that it was worth trying.

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken
No 24,Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh. 
Tel : 05-2542998.

Stop #5 - White Coffee at Sin Yoon Loong

What makes Ipoh so special? Of course their White Coffee!

I'd say there are too many white coffee restaurants in Ipoh. However, one that stand out is Sin Yoon Loong White Coffee Restaurant:

Ordered chilled white coffee

I must say, this is by far, the BEST WHITE COFFEE I've ever tasted! I even bought back their 3 in 1 packet of coffee and had been non-stop drinking in to start on my day! Seriously.. how on earth they made it?

Sin Yoon Loong White Coffee
15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000, Ipoh, Perak  30000
Tel: 05-241 4601

Stop #6 - Kai Si Hor Fun at Thean Chun

It was lunch hour. Hence, we decided to stop by Thean Chun to taste the famous Kai Si Hor Fun.

Ordered this caramel custard for no reason, and it turns out surprisingly delicious!

Chee Cheong Fun

For some reason, this restaurant consists of many delicious foods. We have to wait for 45 minutes to taste that Kai Si Hor Fun. Hence, we thought of trying other foods while waiting for Hor Fun to be served. And, they do not let me down. 

The Chee Cheong Fun was delicious! I am not sure about the red sauce as it tastes less sweeter than what I usually had back at KL (with black sauce). However, it's just nice! If it's not because of "leaving some space for other food", I wouldn't mind having it the second round. :D (because it was quite a small portion)

Now, the legendary Kai Si Hor Fun..

OH MAI GAWD!! The hor fun is so transparent, the soup is just... WOW! Pairing with chicken broth and prawn, it's just so compatible... you cannot find this in KL! BEST HOR FUN I've ever had! 

I also wouldn't mind having the second bowl, if my stomach permits me! 

Thean Chun Kopitiam 
73 Jalan Bandar Timah,
Ipoh, Perak 30000

Stop #7 - Yong Tao Fu at Pasir Pinji Big Tree Foot

This was also recommended by bloggers. 

However, I've bad service experience until I was being told by the staff to cut the yong tao foos by myself.

Of course you can't expect me to cut it nicely

Nonetheless, everything tastes good! Never mind the bad service, it's cheap and nice. 

There was this strong appealing smell of asam laksa when the waiter took it and passes by our seats. Hence, we decided to go for it.

And it did not let me down..

Sweet, sour, spicy, everything nice! I love the noodles as well!

Chisinpo claims that Penang's laksa is still the best. 

Anyway, this is a great place to having lunch together as there were many food stall which sell at cheap price. It looks like a food court to me. Of course, this Yong Tao Foo makes a stand among all.

652, Jalan King,
Pasir Pinji,
31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone Number : +6012-524 5408 (Rico)
Business Hours : 8.30am – 5.30pm

Stop #8 - Ipoh Parade

After all the food eating journey had worn us up. Hence, we decided to visit Ipoh's only shopping mall: Ipoh Parade, to just chill and escape the hot sun. 

Ipoh Parade to me is much more slow pace than the shopping malls in KL. Shoppers sure very happy to shop here as there are fewer crowds. We do not have trouble finding car parking. 

Spotted Angry Bird tissue wrapper. How cute!!

Stop #9 - Starbucks in Ipoh Parade

We even dropped by Starbucks.

Basically, it's just a great escape from all this exhausting journey. 

Stop #10 - Lou Wong Bean Sprouts Chicken (Nga Choi Gai)

Coming to Ipoh also must try their Bean Sprout Chicken aka Nga Choi Gai!
Initially, our target is to have dinner at Cowan Street, strongly recommended by Chisinpo's friend to have Bean Sprout Chicken there. However, our GPS doesn't lead to the right way. Plus, we were kinda rush. 

Hence, we went for our plan B -Lou Wong Restaurant. 

The serve 3 different drinks

IMHO, their chicken and pork ball was not up to my liking. It was hard and dry to me. The pork ball does not contain that flavour that I ate in KL. 

Nevertheless, the service was fine. 

That's all for our One-day trip to Ipoh.

Anyway, to sum things up, a food journey we truly enjoy it! I know that having vacation must have side-seeing and from this post, obviously that we did not do any side-seeing. But that's ok if the food that we hunt  for was worth to try! =)

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