Ipoh White Coffee @ Xin Xiang Er Nong, Pasir Pinji, IpohNovember 9, 2010 | 3,517 views
Thanks first and foremost for the touching display of affection in the last post. I never in my wildest dreams expected that many responses from random strangers. Strangers, yet somehow felt like we have known each other for years. A good 2.5 years since the inception of Motormouth From Ipoh. Thank you.
An aromatic brew of Ipoh famous white coffee, with a distinctive robust flavour from the roasted beans with the right level of creaminess. -White Coffee @ Xin Xiang Er Nong-
And so, here we are … back to the usual post on Ipoh Food. One fine morning, a colleague of mine was browsing through a poll to gauge the popularity of Ipoh’s white coffee outlets. The ten places or so included of course; Sin Yoon Loong and Nam Heong in old town, Chang Jiang on Jalan Pasir Puteh (no post on that, but I have tried the white coffee there …. not bad) and many unheard of coffee shops.
Sadly, no Sin Lean Lee and Nam Chau (both very worthy contenders, and situated in old town as well) on the list. But there was this Xin Xiang Er Nong Restaurant, located on Jalan Tokong in Pasir Pinji, parked somewhere between Tow Boo Keong temple and Tuck Kee Restaurant/Big Tree Foot Yong Tau Foo. Wanna know whether this one soars sky high, or falls flat on the ground? Read on ….
The Herbal Duck Noodles from the stall proclaiming to be from the famous Lok Wee Koi in town.
Verdict? Not Bad At All. I tried the iced white coffee with added grass jelly (cincau) for a toothsome experience; something to slurp and chew upon rather than simply drank. The thick brew reminded me of old town’s Sin Lean Lee‘s (the shop famous for the “Kam Chau Fun” aka Golden Char Kuey Teow), with a rich aftertaste from the slightly smoky/burnt roasted coffee beans. Right amount of milk and sugar, with a smooth finish.
For RM1.70 (USD0.55) per glass, the iced white coffee with ‘cincau’ delivered where it matters most.
Although personally, I still prefer Nam Chau‘s ‘Cham’ (coffee + tea) with a very creamy/milky consistency, and an enticing aroma. Maybe because their milk tea is smoother and laden with shots of milk (evaporated/fresh milk, not only condensed), lending the beverage a decadent touch.
Still, Xin Xiang Er Nong‘s coffee tasted almost similar to Chang Jiang‘s too. So if you’re a fan of the darker-coloured brew at the latter, then the coffee here will be right up your alley.
Foodwise, there are a lot of noodle stalls in the restaurant; from Herbal Duck Noodles to pork noodles, seafood noodles and pan mee to drunken chicken/prawn noodles.
The Herbal Duck Noodles was passable, but the broth tasted too sweet to be a savoury dish. Of course, we anticipated the MSG after-effect, but thankfully there was none/minimal. And the uncle’s supposed to be from Lok Wee Koi; the coffee shop in town famous for Hor Hee. The Drunken Chicken Noodles (I chose glass vermicelli noodles or ‘tang hoon‘) was a wholesome and hearty affair, leaving me feeling all warm on the insides after the meal.
You can also opt for lighter bites like egg toast, kaya and butter toast, etc. The usual breakfast fares served with a cup of satisfying white coffee, tea or ‘cham’.
Care to Share your Favourite Spot for White Coffee in Ipoh?
Xin Xiang Er Nong Restaurant
Corner of Jalan Tokong – Jalan Foo Eng Lin,
31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Opens for breakfast-lunch.
GPS Coordinates : E101 5′ 8.7″ N4 35′ 2.5″
Google Map to Xin Xiang Er Nong
*Psst, by the way. I am on a caffeine-free run. Been fairly successful, but not without the constant cravings ….