An Ipoh Curry Mee with Everything … Literally.November 21, 2011 | 4,717 views
Noodles (Ipoh’s sar hor fun/kuey teow)? Check. Char Siew? Check. Siew Yoke? Check. Cockles? Check. Bean sprouts? Check. Tau Fu Pok? Check. Long beans? Check.
And how can we not call this plate of noodles (my choice for the dry version of the sinfully rich spicy gravy) a ‘kiasu’ ensemble of EVERYTHING?
if you’re new here, welcome. And if you have not been infected by my addiction for Ipoh-style of dry curry noodles, please, by all means …. go through this LIST.
Now that list is not all encompassing. Not a universal, ultimate list of everything under the Ipoh’s sky. Hence, there will be periodic addition(s) to the list. Today, allow me to introduce this stall in Simee of Ipoh ….
Yam Cake (Woo Tau Kou) is from another stall, and the aunty’s damn good at promoting her stuff. Really marketing material.Though the steamed yam cake was of the right consistency/texture, and reasonably mushy (in a good way), loaded with cubes of yam, the sweet-spicy sauce was a letdown though.
Bloody lots of cockles. Luckily, NOT bloody per se, but boiled to a cooked degree. And if you love your ‘see hum’ you’d be in seventh heaven.
You see, I am a sucker for all things curry. Throw me a bowl of plain curry (must be robust, flavourful, spicy and not rancid … of course) and I’d be glad to mop up my plate of rice with that.
I might have been an Indian in my past life. Or a sworn curry lover. Or I may be paying penance in this life for hating curries so much in my previous’.
I wrote about the All About Ipoh’s Curry Mee post, and a reader dropped me a hint on this particular shop in Simee of Ipoh (or rather, Kampung Simee … but it’s definitely more developed than a village now). Parents knew about this, and have had several breakfasts here before.
Essentially, they’re my comrades-in-arms now. Discovering new food joints in Ipoh which I am no longer able to hunt for at breakneck speed like the good old days.
Tell-tale sign of a good Ipoh hor fun? Smooth, thinner in width than the usual kuey teow (flat rice noodles) and without the overly-processed taste of chemicals.
Now, if you want an honest verdict, this curry noodle experience was nothing to shout about. I wouldn’t go all out and rave incessantly on the luscious, creamy dry curry paste coating the slithering smooth kuey teow, nor the excessive combination of
guilt ingredients thrown into the serving.
Nor the fact that the pile of caloric-horror cost less than RM5 per portion. And how it was deeply satisfying in the sense that, my perpetual craving for spicy, dry curry noodles from Ipoh was appeased, to some degree.
I guess to each his own. Comparing this to Nam Chau, Yee Fatt or Xin Quan Fang, this stall loses out on all merits. But if I have the chance to gorge on this devilish plate of temptations in KL right here, right now, I’ll crawl on all four limbs.
And that’s no joke.
The coffee here was good though, resembling more of the Chang Jiang’s brand of stronger, robust kick from the coffee beans and the complicated interplay of flavours from the roasting process. Want more of Ipoh’s white coffee? Try THIS LIST for a very good start.
Other stalls of interest include one famous Turf Club Laksa but was unfortunately closed that morning. And a chicken rice in the afternoon that is supposedly above average, according to Mum. The drinks counter serves up various ice-blended creations too, from Iced Blended Lemon Tea to Ice Blended Coffee.
“HAPPY MONDAY DEAR READERS. AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO THE YOUNGER ONES.“
YE SING COFFEE CORNER
Jalan Dato Haji Megat Khas,
Taman Bandaraya Utama,
31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Along the same row as Paragon City Hotel in Kampung Simee. At the far end of the row of shops.
GPS : 4.615128,101.108491
Google Map to Ye Sing Coffee Corner