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17 Hidden Food You Must Try in Ipoh

1. Cheong Kee Beef Noodles@ Tong Sui Kai 糖水街章记牛腩粉

Cheong kee Beef Noodles has more than ten years of history in Ipoh. The bowl of noodles consists of very basic ingredients – koay teow noodles, beef, cow stomach, broth and chili sauce. The light broth taste sweet with an alluring beefy flavor.

Address: Stall No 47, Jalan Gereja, 30300, Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours:5.00pm – 1.00am (Open Daily)

2. Chee Kong Roast Pork @ Kwong Chow Coffee Shop 第一花园广州茶室浙江烧肉一支骨

Customers that visit the coffee shop are obviously regulars and are well aware of the opening hours.As for the pork, the crackling skin and lean, succulent meat are obvious reasons for the dedicated crowd.

Address: Kedai Kopi Kwong Chow, 59, Lorong 11, Taman Pertama, 30100 Ipoh, Perak. (Silibin area)
Operating Hours: 2pm onwards (Closed on Monday)

3. Fook Kee Pan Mee @ Chung Hwa Restaurant 福记板面 @ 中华茶餐室

The stall located at the Gunung Rapat Area only serves two kinds of pan mee- dry or with soup. This is a not very well-know stall except for locals living in the area.

Address: Chung Hwa Restaurant, Taman Ipoh Jaya, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: From 5.30pm

4. Lai Kee Chop Rice @ UTC Perak 近打UTC黎记扒饭

Established in 1983, Lai Kee Chop Rice is a place where many Ipohans have been eating since young. The chicken chops and pork chops are coated in an egg batter, deep-fried till golden and soak up the home-made gravy and the tomato sauce.

Address: Bangunan UTC Perak, Off Jalan Dato’ Onn Jaafar, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 5.00pm

5. Nasi Pandan @ Restoran Kam Wan (Dong Gu Ting) 金山冬菇亭相香叶饭

Nasi Pandan at Restoran Kam Wan, it rice is laced with coconut milk and the rice is green from shredded pandan leeaves, resulting in an amazing pandan aroma. The stall operates on a economy rice model. The fried chicken is the popular one in which most people chose before me.

Address: Restoran Kam Wan, Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 6.00pm onwards

6. Mixed Fruit Ice on Tong Sui Kai 糖水街杂果雪

Many drink stores at Tong Sui Kai serve this colorful sweet and each store has it possess variety of ingredients. Despite what ingredients are used, the final product is dependably a delightful bowl of instagram-worthy fruit-tower on shaved ice.

Address:Jalan Sultan Ekram, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 6.00pm – 2.00am or 3.00am

7. Hong Kee Mah Chee Chee& Peanut Soup @ Pasar Pinji 芳记麻糬&花生糊

Hong Kee’s business bean at the roadside as a hawker pushcart more than 30 yars ago. The owner adhere with all the food must be home-made, from pounding the glutinous rice into chewy mah chee to the grinding of the peanuts to make the creamy, rice peanut soup.

Address: 550A, Jalan Queen, 31650 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 1.00pm – 6.00pm (Closed on Thursday)

8. Curry Noodles @ Nam Chau 南州茶室咖喱面

Nam Chau serves two type of the curry noodles, which is dry and soup version. The dry version is one of the best curry noodles in Ipoh. The dry version curry mee contain chicken, char siew and prawns.

Address: 54, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 7.00am – 3.00pm

9. “Golden Noodle” @ Sin Lean Li, Ipoh Old Town 旧街场新联利” 炒金粉”

This noodle stall has an attention name for its noodles – “Golden Noodles”. These noodles are full of “wok hei” and are very similar to char koay teow. The different between the “Golden Noodles” and char koay teow is “Golden Noodles” has the egg is laid on top of the noodles like an omelette.

Address: 21, Jalan Panglima, 30000, Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 7.00am – 3.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)

10.Cathay Mee Stall’s Mee Goreng@ Restoran Dan Rumah Tumpangan Beauty Baru 新丽都茶餐室旅馆印度炒面

The noodles are impressive with a smoky flavor and extremely spicy. The mee goreng is not the typical mamak mee goreng; it is more like rojak mee goreng, using potatoes, tofu, prawn fritters with a squeeze of lime.

Address: 97, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 11.00am – 8.00pm (Closed on Sunday)

11. Cong yin Pork Noodles @ Ipoh Garden South 怡保花园状元及第粉

Cong Yin prepared the noodle with an abundance of ingredients including lean pork, pork patty, pork liver, bamboo fungus, konjac and pork lard. Sundays, there is also a special edition of pork stomach noodles.

Address: 39, Lebuh Taman Ipoh, Taman Ipoh Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 7.30am – 4.00pm

12. Curry Noodles @ Yat Yat Seng Restaurant 日日升茶室咖喱面

If you love chunky siew yok in your noodles, this is the stall you looking for. Yat Yat Seng Restaurant serve the curry noodles with fresh prawns, shredded chicken, and “siew yok” that just the right amount of fat with crunchy skin.

Address : 83, Lebuh Ipoh (Off Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan), Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 11.30am onwards

13. Guan Heong Biscuit Shop 源香饼铺

Guan Heong began its business in 1918. This biscuit shop is around 100 years old. The biscuit shop carries loads of traditional biscuits, such as wife biscuit, chicken floss roll, almond cookies, brown sugar” heong peah” and more.

Address: Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 9.00am – 7.00pm

14. Banana Leaf Rice@ Sri Asoka Corner, Medan Selera Stadium 体育场蕉叶饭

This rice is served with three kinds of vegetables, fresh crackers and either you chose chicken, mutton or fish.

Address:Medan Selera Stadium, Jalan Ghazali, Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: Lunch Time

15. Hoong Too Restaurant 鸿图酒楼

Established in the 1950’s, Hoong Too Restaurant in old town seemed to remain unchanged. The restaurant specialize in the noodle dishes such as “wah tan hor”, yee mee. while the signature dish is “Seng har Mee”. The char siew wan tan mee is special edition that’s only available on Thursdays. The restaurant also offers other item such as fish balls and fried dumplings.

Address: 20, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 10:30am – 3:00pm ; 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Closed on Tuesday)

16. Porridge @ Hun Wang Kedai Makanan 汉元餐室潮州粥

Hun Wang Kedai has been dishing out delectable home-cooked food and Teow Cheow porridge for the past 40 years. Dishes such as braised pork, egg omelettes, deep-fried-fish and various kinds stir-fried vegetables.

Address: 7&9, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 4.00pm (Closed on Thursday)

17. Ching Han Guan Manufacturing Co 钟汉元饼铺

Established in 1949, Ching han Guan Manufacturing Co is the go-to place for locals for wedding biscuits. Uncle Ching that has been running the store for the past 60 years.

Address: 145, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 9.00am – 6.30pm ; Sunday 9am – 12.30pm

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