Thursday, August 07, 2008

Good Food Hunting In Ipoh, Part 1

(NON-HALAL)

Before I can even finish my posts on Egypt, I'm taking you all on a trip, in Malaysia itself..Ipoh! Late last month, JC decided to take a drive to Ipoh with her mom for some good food hunting; Czar and I ended up following her for a 2D/1N trip.
Journey to Ipoh
We started off rather late, leaving for Ipoh close to 11a.m. We arrived in Ipoh town at about 1.30pm :o)
Sin Lean Lee
We ended up at Sin Lean Lee, Old Town (Jalan Bandar Timah) as we were famished by then and we just had to eat!
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Needing immediate food intake, Czar ordered something to snack on first; deep fried shredded turnips with chives. Nice crunchy stuff; eaten with chili dip - it gave us temporary hunger relief.
Beancurd Sheet Rolls
Then we had Foo-chook rolls (beancurd sheet) served with curry soup. These were yummy (I do hope on their own merit and not because we were starving!)


Curry Noodles
Of course I had to order Curry Noodles, we found the version here to be okay by Ipoh standard - no wow factor. However, it would be quite good by KL standard :p. I did enjoy eating my curry noodles with slices of char siew (BBQ pork) and slices of siew yoke (roast pork). The soup did not have a lot of coconut milk and reminded me of Sarawak Laksa oddly. It's been a while since I last had curry noodles in Ipoh and couldn't recall the taste before. At RM2.80/USD0.85 a bowl, I had no complain about this bowl of noodles.
Fried Kway Teow
Now, THIS had the WOW factor! This plate of Fried Kway Teow (Flat Noodles) was a beauty to behold when it was served. We waited quite some time for this (we had finished all the other food before it finally arrived at out table!). It was full of wok hei, resulting from food cooked in a wok over high flames like this photo for example. But no, the flames weren't as high as that in the pic ;o) Slightly wet and not that big a serving, it was still wonderfully delicious for just RM3.50 (USD1)! I love the way they have the egg mixed with a small portion of the noodles, fried and served on top like that, hence the nick; Golden Noodles! Motormouth however doesn't think much of it though...

Next stop, dessert! We ended up driving to...
Funny Mountain Stall
...Funny Mountain (Jalan Theatre) for the silky smooth Tau Foo Fah (Soya Bean Custard), RM0.80/USD0.25 a bowl.

Eating Tau Foo Fah in car
The sun was out in full force and we decided not to get down from the car and join the line of cars, waiting for our turn to be served. At this stall, one can pull over by the roadside-park-order-get served-eat-return bowl-pay-drive off! I was happy to have gotten to eat another bowl of this again after my earlier adventure with my flogger friends in Ipoh last November.
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After that, we checked into Heritage Hotel...
Heritage Hotel
and on the way there, the Indulgence mansion caught our eye. We then planned to go there for coffee later...


To Be Continued...


24 comments:

Hazza said...

Your food pics were so rustic looking, reminds me of the 70s in KL/PJ... then suddenly...this space age hotel! All in one town! What contrast. Its great to eat in humble places, but where I sleep, I do prefer luxury too!

J2Kfm said...

wah ... so much fun!
aiya, next time call me also ok?
on weekdays, Sin Lean Lee will be our spot for breakfast.

The Golden CKT is my fren FCOE fav, but I find it too wet lah ... maybe it's me. wei the CCF stall also sell kaya pulut which is not bad. stay Heritage a night?

Bernsy said...

the pics all got wow factor, taste must be power also. Need to use your Ipoh posts as my guide la. I always go one or two places when i am in Ipoh (time constrains and all), so really need to be spot on, go one place eat and get back on the hiway.

Big Boys Oven said...

OH my oodness, now I am hunger for ipoh food!

MochaSourcream said...

I put on a lot of weight lately. So I was trying to stay away from food. But your photos made my stomach protests "Feed me, Feed me"!! I love that photo u took at Heritage Hotel. Nice...

daphne said...

OMG-that cha quay teow looks amazing with the egg there.

ilene said...

WMW, as usual, you never failed to make me drool over those photos. You describe them very well. Food, justice is done!

Nic (KHKL) said...

yes, the food's delicious and all, but your pics are even more yummy! love those vibrant hues!

wmw said...

hazza : Heritage Hotel is a rather old hotel, not that many choices in Ipoh especially when the trip was confirmed the last minute. Loved the food!:o)

j2kfm : You weren't around the time I was there, right? I liked the Golden CKT wor...Yup, stayed at Heritage a night.

Jason : Eh, that night you said Bukit??? Nevermind, corrected...I like the Foo Chook too!

Joe: Wah, cut queue ah! Cheh...Better not see you the next time I'm there cos will lengthen my waiting time! But of course, will make a difference if you order for me too! LOL!

Bernsy : Thanks...better still consult Jason or James! I got my tips from Jason :o)

wmw said...

BBO:You can always take a drive up! :o)

Mochasourcream: Can stay away from food but can't stay away from GOOOOODDD food! Hahaha...

Daphne : Yup, Golden Char Kway Teow wor!!!

Ilene : Hahaha...thanks for the compliment, stay tune for more :o)

Nic : Yah, I love vibrant colours! Hey, you back here already? ;o)

Jun said...

wah the tau foo fah went up by 10 cents since beginning of the yr!!! i predict by end of the yr it will be RM1 for that small bowl of TFF :O

cfm said...

heritage hotel? man that looks huge! i think it's gotten to the point where i'm actually amazed by tall buildings. the highest i've gone to here is 12 floors.

big cities are beginning to scare me. omg i'm turning into a small town person.!! =( help!

Precious Pea said...

I think i will have curry lakso for dinner tonite.

Beachlover said...

you make me drooling just looking at your pix!!too bad when I was in Ipoh ...for a day,I only eat "Ipoh Kai Si Hor fun and wanton mee!!.I heard they said the kari laksa taste good and popular..waitng for more makan pix:))

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

I love the title --- "Good Food Hunting"! You can do a series for other towns too, ya?

New Kid on the Blog said...

I miss Ipoh food....

wmw said...

Jun : Sigh...at least at RM1, still can afford a bowl :o)

cfm : Hey girl! Eh...Heritage Hotel not that tall woh. When are you coming back again? ;o)

Precious P : And did ya??? Where? I also want! Hahaha...

Beachlover: We didn't go eat that as we heard not so good already put we had limited time too!

Kenny: So far Ipoh, Melaka, JB and Kota Bharu done.

NKOTB : Miss ah...quite near for you to travel down. I think nearer than for me to travel up right? So, quick, go and eat :o)

backstreetgluttons said...

the curry mee you took is quite xcellent as we remember it just last few weeks

tigerfish said...

The beancurd rolls looks like something I would eat lots in Yong Tau Foo stalls :D

Jackson said...

waaa... a picture of me again.. shy la... like hungry for 2 weeks

wmw said...

BSG : Yup, quite good by KL standard but in Ipoh...different ranking :o)

tigerfish : Yup, I loved Foo Chook/Fu Pei...especially with my fave Chee Cheong Fun, hehehe...

Jackson : Those were the days, when can we go food hunting again together?

wonda said...

Food hunting is adventurous, eating the yummy food is heavenly.

wmw said...

Wonda : Adventures that I love ;o)

Crunchasarus Rex said...

Aiyoh..!! i so hungry lah now.. :(