Apparently you have to make a stop in Ipoh for a bowl of spicy curry mee if you are craving for some. Xin Quan Fang ??? and Sun Seng Fatt dominate the ‘curry mee market’ in Ipoh with their wide press coverage and familiarity among non locals. Sun Seng Fatt’s commercially packeted curry can now be found in Hong Kong and Shanghai. They had a branch in PJ in which Boolicious reviewed before.
There are some new comers or small places with little fame that sells nice curry mee too, to name a few Hollywood Canning Garden and Nam Chao Old Town.
Please bear in mind not to walk to the frontl expecting them to take your orders, unless you want to be scolded so much! This applies to most FAMOUS specialty shop in Ipoh. They never bother whether you are annoyed by the long waiting hours, they just have too many customers that keep coming back!
You can find framed newspaper coverage about them around..
The dipping sauce with garlics, onions, chillis and LARDS. I personally think that the artery clogging lard laden sauce make them stand out as the famous place for curry mee. Imagine dipping the shred chickens, roasted pork and prawns with this, you get full mouth of OIL and great satisfaction within.
Most patrons would have the combination of chicken, roasted pork, prawn and ipoh taugeh with the curry mee. It ranged from RM 3 to RM 5 depends on the portion. My greedy family ordered extra LIUS that came seperately.
The curry mee has a strong smell of some Indian spices and no doubt they added great amount of santan that make it so rich and aromatic.
Xin Quan Fang (‘Ma-Da-Liu Curry Mee’)
Used opposite the new town police station which have now move across the road
Sun Seng Fatt
No. 23, Jalan Market,Ipoh, Perak
No. 28, Jalan SS2/10, Petaling Jaya, Selangor