Old town of Ipoh is forever bustling with activities come morning until evening, a nostalgic part of Ipoh that’s far from forgotten, and no doubt a dream come true for all food lovers on a gastronomic trail; From north to south, and vice versa.
Previously, I blogged about Sin Yoon Loong white coffee, the oldest joint serving the now legendary white coffee of Ipoh. Though no doubt Nam Heong, or rather, Old Town White Coffee (those Kopitiam outlets that are mushrooming everywhere) is responsible for putting Ipoh’s white coffee on the map, both domestically and internationally.
The same old setting, albeit plastic chairs being used now, instead of those classic wooden ones from days of yore
Sin Yoon Loong has been in business probably in my past life. Right until today, they’ve managed to retain the authenticity of their forte; the white coffee brew, a secret handed down from generations to generations.
Realise that having breakfast in Ipoh’s Old Town can be a stressful endeavour. Searching for an empty parking lot is one, while fighting for a seat is another. Thankfully, the row of white coffee shops consists of 3 shops in a row, and Nam Heong on the opposite side. So there is backup after all.
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I’d better return to my roots …. for now. Ipoh food galore, back to back. How bout that?! Had enough of Ipoh famous Nga Choy Kai aka Tauge Ayam aka Chicken Kuey Teow? Here’s some Chee Cheong Fun (steamed rolled rice noodles, with condiments & gravies), all the way from Menglembu. The town famous for groundnuts, and hawker fare.
At this corner shop named Wing Kat Fong, in operation since the 60′s (!!) and still going strong, sits a stall resembling your average ‘chap fan’ (mixed rice, or economy rice) stall. But with a twist or two. Not only are they famous for their nasi lemak and various curries (from chicken to pork, and squids, fish and prawns), their forte is the Chee Cheong Fun. Those smooth, steamed to perfection rolls of flat, white rice noodles.
A very very short post. That’s a promise.
Don’t be fooled by the duo of fat chicks. There are WAY more hidden somewhere, to be freshly prepared on the spot
Ipoh is famous for the Tauge Ayam, or Boiled/Steamed Chicken with Bean Sprouts served with Kuey Teow (flat rice noodles). Names such as Lou Wong, or Onn Kee have garnered enough limelight/attention of their own, successfully placing them on almost all tourists’ must-eat list, and enough copycats to warrant a laugh (or snigger) or two.
But if you’re wondering are those the BEST that Ipoh has to offer? Well, think again.
The fat bean sprouts of Ipoh. They say it’s the water that miraculously fattens the sprouts. What say you?
Other worthy contenders such as Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitiau (on Cowan Street/Jalan Raja Ekram) Got MAP!, Kam Hor at Ipoh Garden (MAP here), and this one, near to Buntong, but not quite. Read the rest of this entry »
Continued from Halong Bay – Kayakking and Snake Wines ….
I promised the finale will be arriving soon, didn’t I? After the 117th chapter, and months and months of procrastination (and subsequent infection with the lazybug), finally … ahem, FINALLY the Hanoi posts are coming to an END.
Phew. Probably you’re heaving a sigh of relief as much as I am doing now. On second thought, maybe not. =)
Back from the night stay on the boat at Halong Bay, we checked into Hanoi Blue Sky Hotel once again, for the very last night in Hanoi. Wow …. a week just flew by, and work’s starting in 2 days!!! OMG. Why holidays seem shorter than workdays? Beats me.
Very, very dark ambience. Cozy, but poor lighting = bad for photographs Read the rest of this entry »
Continued from Halong Bay – Of Caves, Grottoes, and ALMOST Frost-bitten ….
The night was spent on the boat, a very chilly sleep, yet very fruitful and comforting. Electricity was shut down in the middle of the night, until the next morning. There was simply no place for fans or air-conds, as the temperature was really low.
When all the lights were off, hindrance came in the form of toilet break in the middle of the night. Whoops. Amidst the pitch black atmosphere, one can only wander around aimlessly ….. Read the rest of this entry »
Since lately I’ve been posting haphazardly, with most posts hanging without an ending, and the words “to be continued ….” rather misleading and somewhat abused, I pledge to conclude all the infamous sagas, before starting anew.
Good. With that out of my chest, let’s backtrack slightly to the Moussandra post and move on from there, shall we?
Privacy ensured in the sense that the high seats hinder the nosy neighbours from prying on your meal … or eavesdropping on your conversation. =P
Since the last visit to Tony Roma’s was sometime during the Jurassic age (ie : when they opened their 1st outlet in Pavilion, and offering ‘cheap’ set lunches from RM16.90 onwards), I proposed (no, not THAT form of proposing) to have dinner at Tony Roma’s over at Pavilion, again. Of course, I can’t be selfish since the other 4 pretties (loosely used term, this one) have not stepped into the joint yet.
Fish & Chips (RM26.90)
From Chapter One …. The perilous journey continued ….
Did the mythos reveal anything of relevance, about this place? Gunung Mat Chinchang, standing tall, amidst the clouds in the sky, overlooking the western coast of this equally exotic island?
This poor boy’s artillery exclude a History textbook. (And of course, a dictionary’s unheard of, as well as Morale Studies textbook. Does he even need one?) Hence no recollection whatsoever on this highland, at the western end of Langkawi, requiring about 30 minutes of travelling by bullock cart (car) from Kuah town, and a RM15 flying carriage (Cable car) ride to the top.
A map to the treasures in Oriental Village Read the rest of this entry »