Liberated : Motormouth Runs Havoc Around Ipoh Town!September 18, 2013 | 4,759 views
Pusing Famous Curry Mee @ Dong Long Coffee Shop, Jalan Sultan Yussuf (Belfield Street), Ipoh Old Town – The stall was previously operating at Lim Ko Pi. Famous for their freshwater prawns curry mee (for only RM5.80!), and their homemade Hakka noodles (tao ma che) with a springy texture; like pan mee.
Still on the prowl armed with a phone in hand (instead of my trusty Nikon D7000), I spent most of the long weekend break hopping around Ipoh town for food. Slightly liberated from the neverending ‘task’ to seek out for the latest food joints in town, I fell back on firm favourites of mine; interspersed with a few new experiences here and there.
Ready for the Delicious Ride? Here we go!
Dim Sum @ Chooi Yue Restaurant, Ipoh Garden South – Still one of the better ones this part of Ipoh; Chooi Yue has since expanded to the premise adjacent to it.
Breakfast in Ipoh as usual, has always been one of the most rewarding dining experience in Ipoh. Started Saturday morning off with curry mee at Canning Garden, we ended up with dim sum at Chooi Yue in Ipoh Garden South on Sunday; partially contributed by the mad crowd at the previously-known as Kafe Sentosa Ria (now renamed to Kafe South Point). The dim sum at Chooi Yue have never ceased to impress, though we had to cut the meal short due to a sudden drizzle at the most inconvenient of times.
We barely started eating and still waiting for our pot of tea! Ended up taking away everything on the table, and packing home a few more buns and dumplings, then continue the dim sum fiesta at home. Not the most conventional of breakfast, but still …. life always has its way to throw that spanner in the works.
And Hong Kee (famous for egg tarts and ‘shat keh ma’) has sold off every single piece of their egg tarts, thus we ended up with a few pieces of ‘hup toh sou’ instead.
Then on Monday, the cravings for curry mee came again. And so, we ventured over to old town for a highly satisfying plate of dry curry prawn mee; complete with FOUR medium-sized freshwater prawns. Loaded with roes at that. Kedai Kopi Dong Long has its roots firmly entrenched in Pusing; a town situated about half an hour’s away from the city. The wait can be slightly daunting (close to half an hour), but the outcome left a rather deep mark in our palates.
Try going for their signature homemade noodles; tao ma che and you will know why. They also serve curry noodles with char siew (BBQ pork) or chicken feet.
KEDAI KOPI DONG LONG (Pusing Curry Prawn Mee)
12B, Jalan Sultan Yussuf,
30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel No : +6016-549 1217
Closed on two days a month, not fixed.
Opposite of Ying Fa Dim Sum Restaurant.
A casual, no-brainer choice of a lunch at Movenpeak Coffee House, Greentown. This was also a coincidence since we aimed for a light snack and desserts at All Inn Cafe, behind of Uncle Albert’s Fish & Chips. Fried onion rings was sinfully good; but not something that you can stomach a whole plate to yourself.
espressolab started business at Ipoh Garden late last week; and already luring in the coffee-loving crowd. I had to step aside and made vow to return some other day.
Espressolab Ipoh Garden
105, Jalan Canning Estate,
31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Opens from 9 am onwards until around 7pm.
Closed on Tuesdays
*Where the previous Aussino was at, near to CIMB Ipoh Garden
Hog Extreme from Michelangelo’s Pizzeria! What a fine dinner this made on a Saturday evening. Imagine an overload of pork (bacon, ham and roasted pork) …
Kafe Sentosa Ria has undergone refurbishment … from the outside only anyway. Now known as South Point Cafe, the beloved coffee shop still stays the same on the inside, and my favourite Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun stall is still going strong.
Since we decided to pray and held the Mid Autumn festival celebration a few days earlier, we had to source for roasted pork (for prayers) down to Super Kinta wet market (now known as UTC). If you haven’t read my post on Super Kinta, then you really should.
This corner stall at the junction of Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar (Cockman Street) and Tingkat Pasar named Restoran Haji Yahaya has been one of the most famous Malay food stall in town since the 90s.
Traditional and some funkier, non-conventional lanterns in time for the festivity this coming Thursday. Taken at a lantern shop along Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, before UTC/Super Kinta on the left.
STG Tea House Cafe – Where in-between meals are made easier with an all-day option.
Since we had to give espressolab a miss, the quick thinking mind led us to STG Tea House in Chateau Garden. The Caramel Banana cake was pretty good, though pricey at RM14/USD5 per slice! The other mains were satisfactory, but the bowl of Prawn Mee was rather bland. Can’t hold a candle to some of Penang’s best, that’s for sure.
We tried Fried Rice, Hokkien Mee/Prawn Mee, Grilled Salmon and Fish & Chips @ STG Tea House this time around. The tea break-cum-early dinner came to slightly more than RM30/USD10 per pax.
A parting shot of Lulu in her most gleeful self, and a Minion lantern to cash in on the craze. Or is there still any hype surrounding the bananas-loving creatures?
*Once again, apologize for the lack of cohesiveness/focus in the post as everything’s patched up in a rather hasty manner. Plus, all the shots were taken by iPhone 5 due to the very unforgivable reason of dumping aside my DSLR in KL last weekend. Oh well. Life plays tricks on old, senile guys like yours truly.
**For more on Ipoh Food, look no further than THIS ULTIMATE LIST.