If you somehow have not heard of Slim River before, I don’t blame you. Instead of imagining a most constricted, eroded and (I’ll be damned) polluted river running across the wilderness, Slim River is in fact, a small town to the south of Perak. Constantly on the rise, Slim River seems to be developing rapidly in tandem with Tanjung Malim‘s flourishing industries, for I have heard of houses costing as much as (even more than) Ipoh’s landed properties.
Situated about 100km from Ipoh, Slim River can be reached using the expressway (PLUS – North-South Highway), about an hour or so of driving south of Ipoh. Coming from Kuala Lumpur’s direction, Slim River is about an hour plus as well. So you know where to go for a good bite if you’ve already been there, or done that. Or worse, disappointed by the atrocious Halal pau. These places are within the same district in southern Perak, so you can either go for a full-blown food crawl, tea break of yam puffs at Pun Chun, then pigging out on the Choy Kee’s pork knuckle, followed by a taste of Yik Mun’s Chicken Curry Pau.
Not sure if you realize this fact, but I never wrote about food in Slim River before, reasons being – (a) I do not know where to start with, and (b) There isn’t any MUST-TRY food in Slim River either. To which I beg to differ now.