The signature fried salted pork belly from Fu Man; if you don’t mind the fatty cuts, then this platter of absolutely scrumptious and crispy pork belly should be up your alley.
Aside from the famous Tanjung Malim pau from Yik Mun (which was nothing to shout about anyway), I have never ventured out of my cocoons and seek for good food around Tanjung Malim; the southern most town of Perak sharing its border with Selangor. (Although Hutan Melintang/Bagan Datoh to the southwest of Perak also shares a border with Selangor’s Sabak Bernam).
Fu Man Restaurant can’t be seen from the main road, hidden by the current construction works (maybe widening of roads, but JKR works in mysterious ways ….). But just follow the signs to UPSI (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris) and you should be on the right route.
Imagine of all people, I heard about Fu Man from a group of foodies from Singapore! Yup, thanks to Martine and his battalion of food enthusiasts when we met in Ipoh (albeit for a very brief period), I came to know about this somewhat hidden gem in Tanjung Malim; serving fresh and delicious seafood, pork dishes and at affordable prices to boot.
We ended up buying home a DOUBLE serving of their famed deep fried salted pork belly, and a portion each of the braised pork belly with yam slices and the appetizing vinegar pork trotters. Read the rest of this entry »