Dim Sum for Dinner @ Yoke Fook Moon, IpohMay 13, 2010 | 22,025 views
Good thing about having dim sum at night is that; you don’t have to wave until your arm falls out, before the staff carrying the trays walk over to you!
Fancy having Hong Kong dim sum for DINNER in Ipoh? Yup, you can do that at Yoke Fook Moon Restaurant, situated on the undisputed Dim Sum Street of Ipoh (Jalan Leong Sin Nam) that also houses the other two mammoths of the dim sum scene; Foh San and Ming Court.
One of the best Char Siew Bao (Steamed fluffy buns with barbecued pork fillings) in Ipoh, Yoke Fook Moon’s version is packed with tasty Char Siew
Recently the dim sum restaurant has undergone renovations, transforming into a spanking new eatery altogether; rivalling Foh San’s new age exterior (resembling more of a ‘Jau Lau’ or Chinese diner, than the traditional dim sum restaurant). Yoke Fook Moon has been operating for both breakfast and dinner hours since ages ago, but poor ignorant me only discovered about this AFTER they have went for the major facelift. But thankfully, the place does inject some life into the hauntingly hollow street come night time …..
Plates of mixed Yong Tau Foo, before being served with the sweetish, bean sauce
Clockwise from top left : Har Gau (Prawn Dumplings), Siew Mai (Pork Dumplings), Suen Juk Kuin (Sweet & Sour Rolls) and Yu Dan (Fish Balls)
Delicious Lor Bak Gou (Fried Radish Cake), and two versions of fried prawn rolls
A wonderful creation, only at Yoke Fook Moon, is the peppery Pig’s Stomach Soup with Fish Noodles
Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun – Steamed Rice Rolls with fillings of chopped Char Siew and Prawns, garnished with fried shallots and sesame seeds, and a dollop of ‘sambal’ (chili paste) on the side.
The array of dim sum at Yoke Fook Moon is far from mind-boggling, nothing that shouts EXCLUSIVITY nor CREATIVITY, yet the same old selections (Char Siew Bao, Har Gau, Siew Mai) are done ever so marvelously. Yes, I do agree that Foh San usually gets all the credits (and hogs the limelight) for being the epitome of Dim Sum in Ipoh. But if you read my post on Ming Court, you would have agreed with me that I prefer Ming Court’s dim sum to Foh San’s anyday.
Yoke Fook Moon to me, is somewhere in between. The Har Gau (Prawn Dumpling) encases two plump and crunchy prawns within, but the transluscent skin wrapping the fillings was a little thick, and starchy. The Siew Mai (pork+prawn dumplings with roes) were good, as they were served fresh from the steamers at the back of the shop.
The Lor Bak Gou (Fried radish cake) was exceptional, albeit the soggy, disdain appearance. The inclusion of dried shrimps in the cake added a pleasant crunch to the radish cakes, garnished with lots of chopped scallions.
Yong Tau Foo (Stuffed Brinjals & Chillies with Fish Paste), Cutting/Serving the Dim Sum, the Dessert of Sticky Cakes (ala Mua Chee) with Black Sesame fillings and coated with chopped peanuts, and the Porridge.
Must-try? Go for a serving of their Pig’s Stomach Soup with Fish Noodles, the most innovative product imagined by the clever minds at Yoke Fook Moon. Grandma slurped the whole claypot dry, hence you know it’s gotta be good. And the thick, slivers of ‘fish noodles’ are really made from fish paste.
Give their fishballs a miss, for they were full of starch and not so much of fish. But don’t ever miss their Char Siew Bao, nor any of their fluffy buns for that matter.
Notice the staff in orange T-shirts at the take-away counter? And the steaming hot steamers at the back of the restaurant? Everything’s fresh, really.
Aside from dim sum, you can also order a myriad of noodles at Yoke Fook Moon, for a complete meal. Dim Sum items are priced from about RM3.00/USD1.00 upwards. Slightly upscale, as the meal for five came to RM92.90/USD29, including extra orders of Char Siew Bao, and other pastries taken away.
A far cry from the almost too traditional Yoke Fook Moon, huh?
Address & Contact
YOKE FOOK MOON RESTAURANT – HONG KONG DIM SUM
No 67-69, Jalan Leong Sin Nam,
30300 Ipoh, Perak,
Telephone : 605-241 6589
Business hours : 6am-10am, 6.30pm-11pm.
Click for the GOOGLE MAP to Yoke Fook Moon.
Directions : Same row with Foh San Dim Sum, and opposite of Ming Court Dim Sum.