Keng Nam Coffee Shop @ Ipoh – Curry Mee & Pulut KayaMay 24, 2009 | 25,896 views
No frills post today. Working again on a Sunday. Grumpy Motormouth …… don’t come close. I’ll put my adamantium claws to work. If I ever have them, oh you can betcha bottom dollar I would !!!
Dry Curry Vermicelli & Yellow Noodles @ RM4.00
One of the longest running on my list of to-try’s, Keng Nam coffee shop is a tricky one. Yes it was. You either come early for the curry mee, OR you arrive to witness them cleaning the deserted compound.
Don’t look down on this unpretentious corner lot of a coffee shop. Nowadays, even the simplest coffee shop is named ‘Restaurant’. For whatever reason, I don’t know. Glamour? Status quo?
Many have raved and ranted about Keng Nam’s curry mee. Verdict? Nope, doesn’t even come close. The curry paste may be thick, fragrant, with an extra little bit of ‘fire’ in them, but even the dry version of the curry was not satisfying enough, the gravy being too diluted (somewhat oily as well), and ingredients leaning more towards the sparse end (as evident from pic above). They could’ve been more generous with the curry, (ala Yee Fatt) to ensure an immensely pleasurable (whoops … scandalous choice of words) dining experience.
Go early. Or else.
Now for something completely UNrelated …… :
The Grand Daddy of them All – FOH SAN DIM SUM RESTAURANT
(Next Change : June 2009 – Still unconfirmed)
Dim Sum restaurants within the vicinity …. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.
Location : Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant @ 51, Jln Leong Sin Nam, 30300 Ipoh, Perak. A MAP, for those in need.