Happy New Year everyone! Gone is the month with four long weekends where we can do food excursions up north or down south like this (part II) or this (part I). However, if you do have time to do a food trip to Ipoh, please read on.
After making 7 to 9 pit stops a day in the earlier part of our trip, we have decided to tone down our food intake for a little bit, hence the shorter post.
Just inform the owner the no. of pax and they will pick the liews accordingly. I especially love Ipoh’s version of hakka mee. The noodles were cooked al-dente and topped with a handful of stewed minced pork and chopped scallions. Complete the experience with a delicious dipping sauce made of pickled garlic and chili sauce.
Since the famous Quan Fang curry noodles is closed on a Monday, we proceeded to the next best thing – Nam Chau.
We ordered the famous dried curry noodles and everyone agreed that it was really good. Unlike KL’s version of curry noodles, the thick curry paste was sourish and aromatic. Very addictive stuff! The roast pork was a disappointment, though.
Kedai Kopi Nam Chau
54, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh.
opens daily from 8am to 4pm, except on Saturdays.
Work up a sweat in Kek Lok Tong, a cave temple with beautiful landscaped garden.
Steamed Prawns with Chinese Wine & Egg White
And finally, a PRAWNY feast in tanjung tualang before we called it a day. Tanjung Tualang was once a mining area but now most mining area has been converted to became a freshwater pond to breed freshwater prawn. This explains the abundance of seafood restaurants along the shop houses in Tanjung Tualang town. We went to Lung Seng, well known for their expertise in preparing fresh water prawns.
Total damage was only RM190++ for the 10 of us! Not too bad huh?
Restoran Lung Seng
10 Jalan Besar
31800 Tanjung Tualang, Perak
Open daily from 11.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
It’s almost a must to make a reservation.