Sun And Sun Restaurant @ Bandar Baru Tambun, IpohApril 12, 2010 | 5,187 views
UPDATED August 1st 2010 – The kitchen staff of Sun And Sun has moved to the opposite side, to a restaurant named Splendid. So if you’re looking for the same ‘chu char’ dishes, hop over to Restoran Splendid instead. Address at the end of the post.
Crispy Or Chien aka Oyster Omelette (RM7/USD2) @ Sun And Sun – You can imagine the crunch, then the grease …..
It’s Monday. So I’ll be kind and leave you with a short, short post.
Yeah right ……
Anyway, this is a neighbourhood restaurant that does great ‘chu char’ (Chinese dishes with rice) in Ipoh Garden East. Named Sun And Sun (catchy name, huh?), the restaurant can get really packed on weekends and public holidays, especially come peak hours; 7pm-8pm. So either be there early, or late, or call to reserve a table beforehand. Not sure if this is feasible, but since we’ve been dining there a lot, and taking away dishes on the other days, the lady is really, really accommodating to our needs.
Clever combination huh? Sizzling fish fillets on pan, with spicy sambal petai (RM12/USD3.40)
And best of all, not only do they come up with different dishes every now and then (NO menu though, so have fun jump-starting the waiter’s/waitress’ memory!), the prices of the dishes is mind-blowingly cheap.
Yes, I doubt you can still eat out for less than RM10 per person in most Chu Char restaurants in Ipoh, save for the very few exceptions. (Peng Tau in Pasir Puteh comes to mind, even listed amongst one of my 2009’s Top Eats).
Salted Egg Yolk Chicken, “Four Heavenly Kings”, Assam Fish Fillets and their signature Braised beancurd with Shrimps and Greens.
The dishes in this post were not ordered in one sitting. We would be blown to smithereens from all the stuffing, had we been served everything at once!
I lost some older receipts, hence I did not tag the dishes with their respective prices. But no fret, no dishes go beyond RM20. Not even pricier than RM15, really.
Grandma’s TOP Pick for “Chu Char” dishes; her fantasy came true in the form of “Ham Yue Fah Lum Pou” aka Claypot Salted Fish with Pork
Stir-fried young French beans with garlic (RM9/USD2.50), Yam Slices with Pork Belly (Wu Tau Kaw Yoke) (RM10/USD2.80), Fu Yee Yau Mak (Romaine lettuce with fermented bean paste) (RM8/USD2.20) and Marmite Chicken (RM12/USD3.40)
Truthfully, the dishes never disappointed us. Maybe some misses here and there, but in general, almost every meal was a pleasant one. In particular their pork dishes, such as Stewed Yam with Pork, and Claypot Pork with Salted Fish. And of course, the perennial favourite of mine; Sweet and Sour Pork. Though not as impressive as Wong Koh Kee‘s in Old Town, which has since been my measuring stick for crispy Gu Lou Yuk.
The pot of sour, sweet and savoury pork trotters in a dark and thick vinegar broth came bubbling hot (RM10/USD2.80)
Crispy fish deep-fried then served simply with soy sauce, and garnished with fried minced garlic and coriander (RM15/USD4.20)
They also can whip up a mean “Kon Chin Har”, or Soy Sauce Pan-fried Prawns. Almost resembling Mun Choong‘s famous version, but at a fraction of the price, and of course, sizes. Drooling yet?
For a simple yet satisfying feast, and seeking for some place where you can rest your worries on paying with an arm or a leg, try Sun And Sun Restaurant in Ipoh Garden East. You might be surprised.
Or wait, we may even bump into each other!!! Just DON’T run off when we do ……
Address & Contact Number :
SUN AND SUN RESTAURANT
No 3, Persiaran Bandar Baru Tambun 16,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Telephone : 6012-573 8822 (Ah Cheng)
Opens for dinner only. Closed on every other Tuesday.
Directions : From Jusco Kinta City towards Tambun using Jalan Perajurit (the road where you will pass under an overhead expressway, go straight until you pass by Citrus Wine And Dine (formerly Antap Cafe). Sun And Sun is on the row of shop on your LEFT after that.
UPDATED 1st August 2010 – The cooks have moved to a new restaurant at the opposite side, to a place named Restoran Splendid;
No 1, Hala Bandar Baru Tambun 18,
Desa Tambun Indah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.