Thursday, July 09, 2009

Found It! Chuan Fatt, Ipoh - Curry Noodles & Others

After having gone on several mini trips to Ipoh for food and had several curry noodles HERE and HERE that could not match the one I had many eons ago. I had no recollection where it was, that is....till now! YAY! When an old friend came visiting and mentioned about making a short trip to Ipoh and bringing me back to this place for the curry noodles, I just had to go!

Yes, it was a day trip to Ipoh that we had embarked on. We had a mission - To eat and to transport a certain VIP back to Kuala Lumpur! Starting early morning, we went straight for the jugular - curry noodles at Chuan Fatt! I didn't recall the place having ceiling high shiny light green tiles but the stall in front of the shoplot was exactly the same as it was before when I was here more than 10 years ago.

Curry Noodles
I found it! I found it at last - by far the best curry noodles I've tasted in Ipoh, right here in Chuan Fatt. Of course, different strokes for different folks as there are quite a number of eateries serving their own version that have their own legion of fans I'm sure :o). Here you can pick your toppings, mine was shredded chicken, char siew, roast pork siew yoke and pork rind. The soup had the right amount of spice, not too thick and somehow the whole ensemble just hit a home run with all of us. Do bear in mind that curry noodles in Ipoh is different from the more coconut milk laden soup version in Klang Valley.

Deep Fried Chicken
Top it up with some crispy deep fried chicken wings on the side - essential munchies when eating curry noodles here. Hahaha.... (Oh, the Ice Coffee a.k.a Kopi Ping is good too)

Read reviews from GPS Good Finder (with GPS coordinates) and Motormouth (with map link) on Chuan Fatt.

Kedai Makanan Chuan Fatt
294, Jalan Pasir Puteh,
31650 Ipoh, Perak

After picking up the "precious" cargo, it was soon time for tea. Now, we wanted sometime light and they wanted Roti Canai! I was not expecting much but when we arrived at Restaurant GoodShed, I was charmed by this little place. This has been one of their favourite place for Roti Canai and Teh Tarik for decades!

GoodShed; cosy homely feeling and with a wide open area, it's a partly wooden/tiled house - giving one the impression of eating in someone's house!

Roti Canai - The making of the flat bread

Roti Bawang
The Roti Bawang (onions) I had came with a lovely shade of golden brown. Done just right and spot on. The whiff of onions was aromatic and the flat bread was crispy and tasty. The gravy's at room temperature though, would have preferred it to be warm. But of course a meal like this would only be complete with ....

Teh tarik! Lovely silky smooth points again. Can't find places like Good Shed in Klang Valley anymore. Eating here really reflects the easy going life of people in Ipoh. No hollering and where everybody knows your name (well, not mine but my friends'...hahaha).

Restaurant Good Shed
Lot 4901S Jalan St.John,
30200 Ipoh, Perak

Tel : 605-2545286

To be continued - Ipoh's got more to offer ...


J2Kfm said...

oh dear, i havent heard of the roti canai myself. is it opposite the cargo terminal? if yes, then i know where is it. never know it's popular lah ....

unkaleong's fav curry mee, Chuan Fatt. the fried chicken's good also.

SimpleGirl said...

i've tried the dry curry noodle at chuan fatt...but for me is just ok only...anyway, love the chicken for roti canai stall...i am not aware of the famous roti canai...must try it next time! thanks for sharing!

CUMI & CIKI said...

dammit woman.. now im really starving! Chuan Fatt.. i feel like driving there NOW!

backStreetGluttons said...

Such powerful drive for Ipoh flavors that 10 years is like yesterday !

The flaming SS2 spirit is alive n well ...

Bet the fragrance of goodyolde PJ is unshakeable , tho this worthy white chicken place does offer some fleeting great temptations , enough to unnerve a lesser person but not a Goddess:D

ai wei said...

i am super starve now. Aw... >__<

for sure my dad will crazy bout the curry noodles if ever he saw this

wmw said...

J2Kfm : Well, I didn't say it was popular but said it was good. Very laidback place. Yeah, it's opposite the cargo terminal.

SimpleGirl : hahaha...again I didn't say famour wor, I just said that I like the roti bawang :o)

Cumi & Ciki : Hahahaha....go go go!

BSG : Hahah...I take whatever you said as a compliment. Thank you!

Ai Wei : Go with your dad then :o)

jason said...

I never heard of the roti canai stall too.

Chuan Fatt's version is more soupy rather than thick curry cravy. Other places are more generous with the santan :) Btw, their assam chicken was pretty good too.

New Kid on the Blog said...

I've yet to find a good curry mee in Ipoh yet. :(

Cynthia said...

I have to do some serious saving and head to your neck of the woods for an eating fest!

UnkaLeong said...

Hahaha...Chuan Fatt. Now I actually know the name of the place. Yes, my favourite curry mee in Ipoh! The kopi-o Peng is darn good as well.

Simon Seow said...

Ah more reason for me to go to Ipoh.

wmw said...

jason : I guess most people who goes to Ipoh looking for food won't look for Roti Canai? Dunno lah, the rest of the curry noodles places just doesn't deliver.

NKOTB : You will eventually, just keep trying all the different places! :o)

Cynthia : Yes, come to Malaysia (though you can whip them up on your own, nothing like a first hand experience!)

UnkaLeong : Yalah, took me years to find out too!

Simon : Yes, add this to your list!

mimid3vils said...

I prefer curry with less coconut milk