Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ipoh Food

We reached Ipoh at around 7.30am and headed straight to Kong Heng coffee shop. Not many people were there yet at this early hour.

We ordered two bowls of Ipoh chicken slice Hor Fun at MYR5 each.

My brother claims that the beef slices in this beef noodle are very tasty - MYR6 

I ordered this Teluk Intan style Chee Cheong Fun - MYR2. I was asked whether I wanted mushroom sauce to go with it and I said no. I have not heard of mushroom sauce with Chee Cheong Fun before and I think it is only in Ipoh that they serve Chee Cheong Fun with mushroom sauce.

After that, we walked next door to Plan B but it was not opened yet so we just admired the architecture for Sekeping Kong Heng (which is located just behind Kong Heng coffee shop) and Plan B. We took many photos of the quaint lanes and creeping plants and walked to take a look at Burps and Giggles which is located behind Plan B. The photo above shows the toilets located below Sekeping Kong Heng.

We sat here for a while before we went for our 2nd round of food.

Plan B

I ate this cold caramel egg custard at Thean Chun coffee shop that is next to Kong Heng coffee shop. Tasted fine to me but my sister in law told me that the one served by Sin Yoon Loong coffee shop is tastier.

My spouse ate this hard boiled egg in sweet tea (warm). I am not sure how much the above egg desserts cost because my sister in law paid around MYR6.50 for 2 tea egg tong sui and 1 egg custard.

Then we crossed the road to Sin Lean Lee Coffee Shop and ordered two glasses of iced white coffee (MYR1.7 each) and a bowl of mixed meatballs - pork, fish, beef meat balls (MYR8.7) as we were too full to eat any more noodles.

But I must eat this Char Kway Teow with added eggs - MYR5.5 because this is Sin Lean Lee's ‘Kam Char Fun’ (Golden Fried Kuey Teow) which is quite different from KL's Char Kway Teow as this is the "wet" type. I like the egg more than the noodle.

Then we went to buy Pasir Pinji to buy Ming Yue mooncakes and stopped by JJ Rolls for swiss rolls. I wanted to try the Hong Kee Mah Chee blogged by Claire here (peanut mochi MYR2.5 for a very small pack and peanut sweet soup MYR2.5 for a very small bowl) and "Ais Sagu" (Sek Lau Zhi) - MYR2.2 for a pack but both stalls only opened at 1pm and it was only 11.30am then so we went to JJ Cafe to hang out.

After sitting in JJ Cafe (next post) until 1pm, we went to the two places mentioned above and bought the products to takeaway. Then we started our journey back to KL via the Simpang Pulai toll. Before that we made a pit stop at Yee Hup, Jalan Sri Ampang, Taman Ipoh JayaGunung Rapat to buy their freshly made Hiong Piah (MYR8 per pack).

There were many tourists at their shop who were buying individually packed Hiong Piah and these freshly made Hiong Piah were no where to be seen. Then the staff told me that I must ask for this at the cashier counter. I wonder why they keep these packs hidden behind the cashier counter but I did not ask. I guess it must be because these Hiong Piah is not individually packed and could be easily crushed due to their crunchiness.

Just bought one pack for myself and 2 packs for my family. After eating it, I find that it is really crunchy but no lard taste that some prefer (not me) so I do not know whether it is as good as those Hiong Piah of the old days. We left Ipoh at about 2pm.

Freshly made hiong piah - not individually packed.

30 comments:

  1. There's a shop called Lou Wong where everyone will go eat there if they go to Ipoh.. I always always see this shop name in FB.. Did you go there? Yummmzz I like all the food you ate especially the hor fun soup and char kuey teow.. Yep same here never heard of mushroom sauce ccf, wonder how it taste like..

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    1. Good morning Princess Ribbon,

      I have been to Ipoh 4 times but never eaten at Lou Wong. Too many people.

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    2. Lou Wong is for the nga choi gai only, tourist spot, skip XD

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  2. Wahhhhhhhh!!! Everything looks so so so good. Bet the heong peah's nice - not like those well-marketed brands available everywhere - going from bad to worse.

    It it's the same one, I use mushroom sauce at home for cooking and as a dip...instead of soy sauce. Almost the same, nicer a bit...not as salty.

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    1. Need Claire to comment on the mushroom sauce as I have not tasted it.

      I think individually packed heong peah tend to lose their crispiness. Must buy freshly baked ones but these will also go stale quite fast so must eat them within 1 to 2 days.

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  3. Seems like you purposely go to Ipoh to verify all of Claire's posts hahaha

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    1. Hahaha, seems that way doesn't it? ;p

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  4. Sounds like you had a great food fest :)

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    1. There were 6 of us sharing those food. :)

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  5. wow, you had a lot of food within that few hours!! but true la, gone to Ipoh sure gotta eat like tomorrow, else really too much food too little time.. one won't be able to savor all the nice food if not eat like this.. so it's always better to go in a group, so we can order more things to share to taste :)

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    1. The bigger the group the better but max is 10.

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  6. just love all the food, they look really delicious to me!!! the hor fun, the beef noodles, the CCF (should have tried mushroom sauce since you're in Ipoh), the egg custard, the egg tong sui, the beef balls and the golden CKT!! wow, drooling and hungry!!!

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    1. Next time when you are in Ipoh, you try the mushroom sauce for CCF, ok? :)

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  7. oh yeah!! heong peng my favorite!! will always ask my friends to buy me two packets whenever they go back to their hometown in Ipoh, hehe!! others like the salted chicken and pomelo, but all these nice food above got no way to ask them to tabao, haha!! :p

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    1. There are many brands of Heong Pheah in Ipoh. Which brand do you usually buy?

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  8. Great food adventure in Ipoh. I like the look of that mixed balls soup and fried kuaw tiaw. Very different way of presentation in the fried kuaw tiaw.

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    1. That's why must eat the fried kuaw tiaw! :)

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  9. Hey Mun, so you finally arrived in Ipoh! Hope you had enjoyed your foodie trip and find it worth driving all the way from your place... !

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    1. I was not the one driving, just sitting in the car. :) It was a very foodful trip as you would put it, hahaha!

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    1. Slurp..slurp..slurp. :)

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  11. Oh so you went to Ipoh?

    It's indeed a nice place, a food paradise!

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    1. Too bad, the stomach space is limited.

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  12. wow...so much food in a day...so mch hidden 'gem' that I still dunno...haha...other than the smooth 'Mountain' taufufa...I yet to explore the others

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    1. I have eaten the mountain tofufa last time but not this time. We only covered like 5% of Ipoh food I think.

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  13. Ya ya mushroom sauce on CCF seems to be an Ipoh thing. I've not seen it anywhere else so far. Wow you do know your way around Ipoh (or should it be around Ipoh FOOD)

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    1. Been reading Claire's blog too much, hahaha. This was my 4th trip to Ipoh.

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  14. I have a sweet tooth and always loved the Ipoh's caramel custards. Now I found 2 places in KL that serves the same Ipoh style. One at Taman Desa's coffee shop and the other is Annie-1 in Uptown. Guaranteed yummy!
    I didn't know Plan-B is there too! How nice!

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    1. What is the name of the taman desa coffee shop? There are a few coffee shops there I believe.

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