Four days in Ipoh just wasn’t enough to savor all the different wonderful types of food this hometown of mine has to offer. But I did what I could in whatever time I had…I even forgot to take some photos because I was way too excited to rekindle that love when I laid eyes on the feast before me.
Anyway…one of my must-haves is the Canning Garden chee cheong fun, now relocated to Central restaurant somewhere near Hotel Excelsior. I ordered the small plate the first day and the day before I left, I ordered the large plate. Tung-koo-chup chee cheong fun at its best…it just doesn’t get any better than this.
I didn’t miss out on the dim sum either. There are so many dim sum shops in Ipoh, we were definitely spoilt for choice as to which one to choose.
And then, definitely NOT to be missed, the chicken koay teow (kai see hor fun) in Ipoh Old Town. Kong Heng probably has the best kai see hor fun around, and it was definitely a bowl to savor. I was definitely sorry when I finished the last bits of my bowl. Ipoh koay teow is still the smoothest in the world, and slurping up every bit is just plain delicious!
I also wanted to have the ever famous Caramel Custard from Thean Chun, located just right beside Kong Heng. But apparently due to rivalry and whatnot, we are allowed only to order from Thean Chun, and bring the custard over to Kong Heng ourselves. That being said, it was still well worth the effort (Thanks Mom!) and the smooth custard with the sweet-sweet caramel sauce drizzled all over it was just heavenly!
Of course, I didn’t forget to tar pow the famous Yee Hup Hiong Piah. They’ve now made it halal, and the packaging is all done up nicely, like so…yum!
Missed out several other types of yummy Ipoh food like the salt-baked chicken, beef stew, etc but there’ll be other times… 🙂