Must Eat in Ipoh


     Ipoh is synonymous with “nga choy kai” or "ayam taugeh", also commonly named as bean sprouts chicken. Locals avoid the perpetually overcrowded, though centrally located, Restaurant Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau and endure hour-long waits at Restoran Ayam Tauke for mouthwatering poached chicken that’s slide-off-the-bone tender served with a side of fat, juicy and crunchy bean sprouts.

Recommended Shop : Restaurant Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau, Restoran Ayam Tauke, Buntong chicken rice
Sar Kok Liew also known as Yambean Fritters. Coarsely chopped sar kot (turnip or yambean or jicama) is mixed with seasoned fish paste, then wrapped in a large sheet of foo pei (beancurd skin), sliced into discs, and deep fried until golden brown and crispy.

Recommended Shop : Pasir Pinji Big Tree Foot (Dai Shu Geok)
       In Ipoh, the most popular way to eat chee cheong fun(steamed rice rolls) is with a dash of soya sauce and sesame oil, topped with cut green chillies, crispy fried shallots and toasted sesame seeds. It’s all the better to highlight the fun’s slippery-as-silk texture! Another popular-in-Ipoh variation is ham fun, where the rice noodles are stuffed with a filling of stewed jicama, stewed meat and dried shrimp, and rolled up. Of course if you like your noodles saucy, you can still drown your noodles in mushroom sauce, curry gravy or loads of chilli and sweet sauce.

Recommended Shop: Pasir Pinji chee cheong fun, Hong Kee Canning Garden Chee Cheong Fun
Dim sum is definitely something you can’t miss when visiting Ipoh. Most of the people will purposely make a trip to Ipoh and to satisfy their craving for dimsum, they will usually head towards the popular dimsum street in the heart of Ipoh town.

Recommended Shop : Restoran Hong Kong Dim Sum BFB, Fulin Dim Sum, Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum
     Even with the rise of many excellent artisanal cafes, we would still pick white coffee in a heartbeat. Supposedly dating back to Ipoh’s tin mining heydays, white coffee is brewed from roasted Arabica coffee beans, laced with evaporated and sweetened condensed milk and “pulled” to achieve a creamy head of froth. The caffeine is strong but it should glide down your throat instead of kicking you in the teeth. 

Recommended Shop : Ah Chow White Coffee, Nam Chau White Coffee

Time for some desserts! Tau Fu Fa is a Chinese snack made with very soft tofu. It is also referred to as tofu pudding and soybean pudding. It is usually served either with a clear sweet syrup alone, with ginkgo seeds suspended in the syrup, or in a sugar syrup infused with pandan. 

Recommended Shop : Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa, Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fa, Ding Feng Tau Fu Fa