Meet The Floggers (Chapter 3) : Right Round Gunung Rapat in IpohJune 18, 2009 | 8,469 views
A chilling bowl of Leung Fun aka Grass Jelly to tamper that heatwave
End that meal with a cool, chilly bowl of ‘Leung Fun’ or grass jelly in syrup, or any of their herbal tea of the day. The Water Chestnut drink (‘Ma Tai Kang’) was equally thirst-quenching as well.
The meal came to a mere RM17 for all 3 of us. Yup, including drinks. Every piece of Yong Tau Foo costs about 50 cents only. Compare that to Ampang‘s over-rated version at RM1 apiece, and you’ll be chomping yourself over to Ipoh in no time. Though I still prefer the Pasir Pinji’s Big Tree Foot’s version myself, as I like my Yong Tau Foo fried. But Kwong Hong is certainly a healthier choice than most.
Location : Kedai Kopi Kwong Hong @ Jalan Gunung Rapat, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh. Map at the end of this post.
Kee Poh Laksa @ Kedai Kopi dan Minuman Kean Seng, Jalan Gunung Rapat
Next stop? A hop and a skip away (but of course, we wouldnt wanna risk dehydration, heatstroke nor falling into auto-napping mode after the meal at Kwong Hong, hence we drove!) is this very low profile, unassuming yet famous shop selling laksa. The renowned Gunung Rapat laksa, for that matter.
When I was small, I was an avid fan of Yee Hup’s Heong Peng. Not the current version commercialized and manufactured by the thousands, but rather, the true, original method of preparing these tasty biscuits; In HUGE clay ovens, ala making naan-style.
Then as time went by, Yee Hup grew from sprouts to branches, from branches to trunks. And the old way of baking this Hiong Piah has ceased, making way for modern way of utilizing ovens. But I tell you, the taste is so much different! Though marketed rather well, with people from outstation, even overseas falling head over heels in love with the mass-produced version.