Ipoh Food Excursion III – The Best of Ipoh & Tanjung Tualang

    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.

    #1 Restoran Paris – Famous Hakka Noodles and Liew

    The famous hakka noodles stall used to operate at Yin Yau Kui, a coffee shop just opposite of Paris Coffee Shop which they are located right now.
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    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.

    #2 Nam Chau Curry Mee

    Since the famous Quan Fang curry noodles is closed on a Monday, we proceeded to the next best thing – Nam Chau.

    Everything in Nam Chau is reasonably priced with nothing more than RM3.60.
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    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.

    #3 Sun Yun Loong Ipoh White Coffee
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    Coffee break at Sun Yun Loong. We had the cincau white coffee and normal white coffee.
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    Work up a sweat in Kek Lok Tong, a cave temple with beautiful landscaped garden.

    #5 Lung Seng Seafood Restaurant at Tanjung Tualang

    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.

    The larger prawns are priced at RM65 per kg wheres the medium prawns are priced at RM58 per kg. We had 3 kgs of the medium sized prawns and the chef will prepare it in three ways.

    Crispy Oat Prawns

    “Jui Ha” Simmering Drunken Prawns.

    Deep fried soft shell crab

    Yong Chao Fried Rice

    Braised Noodles

    Total damage was only RM190++ for the 10 of us! Not too bad huh?

    Restoran Lung Seng
    10 Jalan Besar
    31800 Tanjung Tualang, Perak
    Tel: 05-360.0735
    Open daily from 11.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
    It’s almost a must to make a reservation.


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