Still One of the Best in Ipoh – Hakka Mee Stall @ Jalan Pasir PutehJuly 22, 2013 | 3,650 views
Traditional Hakka Mee with a variety of stuffed ingredients at the background served at Restoran Hakka @ Jalan Pasir Puteh, Ipoh
If you ask me which is the best meal that represents Ipoh, I’ll crown breakfast as the winner. Hands down.
Even though the most iconic dish (or dishes) as far as the name Ipoh is affiliated with happens to be bean sprouts chicken, and you can only get them in the evenings (mostly), the breakfast selections trump lunch’s and dinner’s any day.
We are talking about dim sum, curry mee, white coffee, fish ball noodles and of course, the food that has slowly crept up my radar as of late; Hakka mee.
Strands of homemade, bouncy noodles coated with a glistening layer of lard oil, then topped with braised tiny chunks of pork and chopped scallions. (RM2.00 per portion)
After the series of Hakka mee reviews, I guess this could be the finale. For now.
Restoran Hakka along Jalan Pasir Puteh, at the other end from Mun Choong Restaurant prides on its stellar record from decades of experience in selling their superstar dish; the humble Hakka mee.
Homemade fish balls, meat balls and fried meat balls (all for RM0.70 each)
The mosaic tiles, the almost antique window panes letting in the morning rays, and the air of unity surrounding the families of happy eaters tucking in with gusto. Every single element screamed old school here at Restoran Hakka. So much so that this will fit right in the centre of old town for all its worth.
The noodles was good; being springy and coated with just the right amount of sauces; most evidently the drizzle of lard oil coating/lubricating the strands. The toppings of pork was slightly different from the conventional though; more to tiny chunks in a fairer shade of brown rather than minced and savoury.
The accompaniments of crispy fried wanton, fish balls and pork balls were all equally excellent. But the star attraction here has to be the garlic chili sauce with fresh, crunchy garlic imbued with a tangy nuance from the vinegar. Go crazy and pour spoonfuls onto the noodles if you will …..
What’s best to down the grease with? A cup of cham; mixture of coffee and tea as described in my last post on curry mee ….
See the juicy, finely-chopped bits of garlic in a bottle? Add those onto a saucer plate of chili sauce and you’ve just made heaven.
This Hakka mee stall opens only in the mornings, and sell off pretty quick. We had to give their yong tau foo a miss since everything was sold off before 10am! At the end of our breakfast session, almost ALL of the stuffed items vanished from sight!
A portion of Hakka mee at RM2.00 (USD0.70) which is barely enough for one, while all yong tau foo (yeong liew) goes for RM0.70/USD0.23 each.
RESTORAN HAKKA (non-Halal)
533, Jalan Pasir Puteh,
31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
At the other end of the row of shop with Mun Choong Restaurant
Closed on Wednesdays.
Opens from 7am onwards until noon, or until everything’s sold off (come earlier than 10am to be safe)
GPS : 4.57604,101.080687
*Other famous Hakka mee in Ipoh:
Hugh Low Street Hakka Mee
Osborne Street Hakka Mee @ MX
Wok With Kim Yee Tan Kow @ Yang Kalsom Road
Hong Hin Hakka Noodles @ Old Town
Yik Sang Hakka Mee with Beef Soup @ Old Town