Ayer Tawar Excursion and Ipoh Horley Street Tau Fu FaApril 10, 2008 | 3,350 views
Arriving slightly earlier than the 2nd team, (yeah, we had to go in TWO cars), we were at lost on how to kill time. What else? EAT la!
It was way before lunch hour, but we knew our work would drag on for hours, therefore risking hypoglycemic attack if we decided not to eat. Another problem was, we have absolutely no idea what Ayer Tawar is famous for. Cincai la … Restoran San Shan, on the main road, is a coffee shop selling chicken rice. Hmm, a quick meal would do. KYT and FCOE ordered the same roasted chicken rice, while I had my craving for char siew fixed. However, the rice served is plain white rice, and overcooked until sticky and lumpy. No comments on the chicken, but my char siew was a disappointment (though from the photo they may look tempting). Tough, chewy, and completely devoid of any fat, the only saving grace is the gravy. But for RM2.40 per plate, these may be the cheapest variety around.
Consequently, as we had our lunch too early, once we were back in Ipoh around 4pm, it was time to indulge in some glorious food (or drink, in this case). This shop selling tau fu fah (soybean custard/jelly) had been around for some time, at Jalan Horley. Previously they sell an interesting variety of tau fu fah, such as mango, strawberry, pandan etc. But nowadays, they only sell the normal and pandan version.
Nevertheless, we had a bowl each of the pandan-flavoured tau fu fah (RM1.20). Very smooth and fragrant, we enjoyed our tea time delights unanimously. Take away in a big plastic container cost RM1.60, and definitely meant to be shared. You can choose between white sugar syrup, or the brown variety. They also sell soya bean drinks.
Location : Restoran San Shan @ Jalan Besar, Ayer Tawar, opposite RHB bank. Coming from Ipoh, the shop is located on the left side.
Location : Kedai Soya Bean Delights @ 20, Jalan Horley, 30300 Ipoh. It is on the same row as Public Seafood Restaurant (aka Mun Choong), behind The Store in town area.