Ipoh Famous Yong Tau Foo @ Pasir Pinji Big Tree Foot (Dai Shu Geok)June 9, 2008 | 83,973 views
Big Tree Foot @ Pasir Pinji, Ipoh – Plateful of deliciously succulent and bouncy deep fried fish paste stuffed in various manners.
The Famous BIG TREE FOOT …. years of cultivation led to a most fruitful shade?
A popular spot for quick, cheap and satisfying lunch among the locals, tourists and even the blue collars, this stall coined as “Dai Shu Geok” literally translated as Big Tree Foot, is located behind Tuck Kee Restaurant in Pasir Pinji of Ipoh.
Not to be confused with THE other stall (now a shop) on Jalan Prince (click HERE for my previous take on those yummy fried goodies), this stall has a great following of its own, normally crowded during lunch hour, although the hygiene factor of dining under this shack is slightly compromised. But for a taste of good food, you can throw caution to the wind for once ….
The crowd can get really, really menacing on weekends and public holidays … hence be warned.
Recently, a coffee shop has opened next to this shack, with a stall selling the same stuff. Actually, they’re one of the same outlet. So feel free to eat at the original shack under the shady trees, or choose to feast in comfort over at the new ‘extension‘ next door.
Bouncy fish paste supposedly made from a mix of pork and wolf-herring fish. Very addictive stuff, you don’t even need to order any noodles!
The Ipoh famous Sar Kok Liew, or deep-fried stuffed turnip/yambean
The ‘Chap Guo Ping‘ (Mixed Fruit Ice) came in a HUGE jug, enough for sharing. With lots of fruit bits added, and lychee syrup poured liberately over the shaved ice, this is heaven-sent on a hot, sunny day. The other options include blended red bean and even red dragonfruit !!!
Low Shu Fun (Rat’s Tail Noodles/Rice Noodles) with Dry Curry Gravy
You can order laksa, or other types of noodles to go with their stuffed fish paste (yong tau foo, or yong liew), OR you can just pick your pieces and eat them fresh on the spot, jumping the queue. But of course, PAY FIRST before being seated at any of the tables laid around the place. (Good when you’re in a rush, if you do not wish to wait for the noodles)
The fried versions of the “Yong Liew” got my vote indefinitely, as I’ve always had an unexplainable aversion to fried stuff. The fish paste used in the making of the Yong Liew screams homemade, and the pieces are not miniature in size either.They’re stuffed to the brim, ensuring bang for your bucks. By the way, they go for only 50-60 cents each !!! Highly recommended is the Sar Kok Liew (Stuffed Turnip/Yambean). But really, go for anything … they’re all good.
Watch out for the lunch crowd, as you may have to queue up and brace the wait. Parking may be a hindrance, as the allocated parking spots are rather limited, forcing most to double park by the roadside.
DAI SHU GEOK (BIG TREE FOOT) IPOH FAMOUS YONG TAU FOO
652, Jalan King,
31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone Number : 6012-524 5408 (Rico)
Business Hours : 8.30am – 5.30pm
Here’s a GOOGLE MAP to the place.
Directions : This hawker stall is located behind of Tuck Kee Restaurant (famous for roast duck, char siew, and such), off Jalan Pasir Puteh and Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun (Jalan Kampar). For a better landmark, seek behind Tow Boo Keong temple.