Although it was a short 4 days to Ipoh, our main agenda over there was to EAT EAT EAT.
Everyone knows that Ipoh is famous for their Ipoh Hor Fun, so indeed we had that for our first meal over there!
Their noodles there are mostly eaten with soup. But the texture of the hor fun is what makes it so damn nice.
Also, whenever you talk about Ipoh, you will also talk about their “Bean sprout Chicken”
We had this on our first night there as well at Lou Wang.
The next morning we had Dim Sum from a renovated and grand looking restaurant, my relatives said that it’s probably not the most delicious but it’s the most presentable one.
I actually think it’s so-so only. Yum Cha at Chinatown actually nicer..
There is also this famous place known as the Big Tree Leg Yong Tau Foo. (Direct Translation)
I think they are famous for their fried items there, like the ones on the top left hand corner of the picture.
The noodles are prepared in assam soup, so it’s not the usual curry/laksa yong tau foo you can find in Singapore either.
Quite a lame picture below but just to mention that their red bean ice blended is damn nice!
The next food item is the one that i’ve been craving for the most! It is the famous Slippery Egg Hor Fun (Direct translation)
It used to be at some ulu secluded place and it’s the only stall open from about 9pm till midnight. But my relatives said they got robbed very frequently and hence they shifted to a new location. I still remembered that day we were in the car searching for where exactly is this new location, but no way did we expect it to be renovated into a spanking big restaurant known as TasteGood now, and it also serves many other dishes and drinks as well other than the famous Hor Fun.
Anyway, the waiting time for this is nothing less than 30 minutes. So be prepared to wait!
For some reason, people also think that pomelos are a good thing to buy in Ipoh.
My relatives brought us to this street where there are about 20 stalls EVERY SINGLE one of them selling pomelos. Seriously it’s like some intense competition there. Lots of rivalry amongst competitors.
Next up we also bought some pastries that only costs $0.30 each but tastes super nice. It’s known as the Kaya Kok.
It’s like crispy pastry and inside it’s stuffed with kaya!
There is also the Salted Egg Yolk Puff that is not as nice but still pretty unique. Perfect for those who like the egg yolk found in moon cakes because it’s the same ones!
On the very last day we were STILL trying to squeeze in as many meals as we can.
One of the last meals we had there was Beef Tendon Noodle.
The note worthy thing is their soup, which is similar to Bak Kut Teh soup, clear version.
When you order the dry version, it’s not like the usual starchy sauce that you eat with your noodles in Singapore. It’s some dark sauce similar to those they use for the dry Ban Mian too over in Johor Bahru as well.
Other than this we also ate many many many other things like Curry Noodles, Salted Baked Chicken, Zi Char etc etc.
I swear we really ate as much as 5 meals a day, but surprisingly I didn’t get much weight, although my belly did grow and is still continue to grow up till now…
I am missing Ipoh food already!