Most travellers who pass by Ipoh would prefer to turn into Ipoh to have their breakfast as there are many delicious food like dim sum and malaysian favourite cookings. The Ipoh Central Restaurant is a coffee shop that group many local hawkers and serve many kind of Malaysian food. If you want dim sum for your breakfast, along this eatery area, you can go to other restaurant too. Next time to Ipoh, I will try other reatuarant may be.
I heard local Ipoh people said they perfer cheaper Dim Sum in a typical coffee shop style that not very high class but serve equally good and delicious Dim Sum. When arrival at the morning eatery area that day, I made a quick round before decided where to eat other that the usual choice. Chang Keong Dim Sum is next to another coffee shop, so we decided to have our breakfast here. Seated in the coffee shop, we can order the food from next door. We spent less than RM30 for a good Dim Sum and noodle breakfast for 3 persons, which I can say it was almost half of the price cheaper compared to eating in a higher class restaurant.
Most of the time when I need to travel across Ipoh, I will try to arrange to have dim sum breakfast here. There are so many dimsum choices in many Chinese cooking methods, either boiled, steamed, fried, baked or deep fried. I enjoyed having my dim sum breakfast in this reataurant, the food are all well prepared and the eating environment is excellent.
Favorite Dish: boiled : some kind of soup, dumpings, fresh milk and many
steamed : fish ball, prawn ball, crab ball, hakao, siewmai, chicken and rice in a bowl, chu cheong fun, and many
fried : fried noodles, fried carrot cakes, fried yam cakes and many
baked : the egg tarts, and many
deep fried : dumpings of different variety
THERE is a charming little place in Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh that serves the most unique combination of Western and Mediterranean food in town.
Step into Kafe Paprika and enter a heady world of fine dining, culinary delights and pleasing sights and sounds.
With its family feel and warm friendly service, it is one good place to share with friends and loved ones.
Run by Alan and Nurina Harvey, the outlet specialises in Mediterranean and European cuisine.
Kafe Paprika’s offerings range from the exotic Morrocan, Tunisian and Arabian food to the classic French, Italian and Greek dishes, all creations from Nurina’s wide expertise and experience from her travels abroad.
Favorite Dish: Whether you tuck in the tender, Juicy Lamb Shank or the Chicken Florentine baked in creamy French sauce, the Duo Fish in mustard and lemon sauce, the Mediterranean Chicken, or the Young Rabbit in creamy mustard sauce, you will have a gastronomic experience which will have you coming back for more.
For dessert, try the Bananoffee Toffee, a scrumptious concoction of banana, biscuits, toffee and cream with a toffee syrup topping that is not too sweet, just enough cream and the finest banana taste, combined in one sweet serving.
Must try. I summarise the food and ambience - Retro, Delicious, Comfortable and Affordable ! Food is variety - from Asian food to Barbeques.
Favorite Dish: Meal : Kampung Fried Rice (love the sambal belacan) Dessert : Ais Kacang World Drink : Calamansi (Blended Lime)
Food : Poor, everything seems pre-cooked. You can feel the unfresh texture of the assam prawn paste when it enters your mouth, you just can't feel the UMMPPH in every bite. The worst pandan chicken I'd ever tasted, instead of the whole piece, the chicken was in cubes only & the rest of the food is too salty for my taste.
Service : Needs Help. Service is Poor. Sarcastic restaurant owner makes the whole meal unpleasant
Ambience : Average
Favorite Dish: NIL
This rather industrial looking place is a hawker place and was just located along the road from where I was staying. I came here to see what they did for breakfast and luckily for me they served a western breakfast as I don't really like noodles for breakfast. I wasn't disappointed, it was wonderful - ham, bacon, sausage, eggs, beans, toast and coffee for RM6.40! Really did the job! There was a western guy working here as well who looked at me, surprisingly, and smiled in approval.
I stumbled upon this place after visiting the large Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall one night, nearby, and, even though I wasn't all that hungry after eating a good lunch of lamb chops (see my other restaurant tips), I thought I would try out an ice cream, here. They do around a dozen or so ice cream sundaes and mine came with 3 scoops of ice cream, some fruit salad pieces and a Malaysian flag! I also had a nice banana milkshake to wash everything done and it only cost me RM9. They also serve some dishes and salads.
This "cafe" is more a Chinese buffet restaurant that offers 'steamboats' - a set price of raw ingredients that you cook yourself to make a hot pot. I came here for lunch as I was exploring the Old Town and had a good meal of lamb chops, fries, salad, chicken soup, ice cream and orange juice for just RM10.80. Bargain! They do a few other set lunch menus which are very good value.
With a history of over 50 years, this restaurant has almost become a permanenet landmark in Ipoh. Those who did not manage to Lou Wong's chicken will surely be disappointed.
Opening Hours: 5pm to 3am
Favorite Dish: Ipoh Famous Bean Sprouts Chicken
About RM6 to RM8 per serving with chicken, bean sprouts & kway teow noodles.
Chicken feet with mushrooms RM3.00
Chicken innards RM3.00
Since 1987. Drive in front of the shop & give a honk then you can purchase your chicken. It's like drive through service.
It's a must try in Ipoh. Wrapped in oil paper and cooked in a big steel pot, the chicken emanates a sweet fragrance that is simply irresistible. Chinese Angelica is added to the kampong chicken and cooked in hot salt. The result: a juicy and delicious dish that provides aomple nourishment for the body.
Favorite Dish: RM16 per bird, wrapped in paper and packed in a box.
Ipohians love Ming Court's dim sum not only does it serves Hong Kong-style dim sum, it also specialises in Malay snacks, 55 types in total. Affordably priced at RM1.80 to RM3.00, the restaurant is a favourite haunt for the local chinese & even indians !
Favorite Dish: Lotus Seed Pear RM1.80
Fish Cake RM2.00
It is just opposite of Nam Heong coffeeshop. They are not affiliated in any way at all. However, it serves white coffee on par of its competitors. One of the renowned coffeeshop around Ipoh Old Town.
The Hainanese are well-known for operating coffeeshops, including this coffeeshop which is renowned for its white coffee, said to be the oldest in Ipoh.
The coffeeshop is packed with customers every morning, indulging in a cup of white coffee, thickly spread kaya toast and a half-boiled egg. A great way to start the day !
Opening Hours: 6am to 6pm (closed on last Sunday & Monday of the month)
Favorite Dish: White coffee RM1.10 per cup
Coffee & kaya bread
White coffee powder is available for sale at RM16 for 600g packing. Kaya is also available for sale.
Chee Cheong Fun at RM2.50. Ask for different types of sauce.
The much talked about chicken rice in Ipoh and Penang was a disappointment. The chicken was dry and bland. The rice was of cheap grade and wasn't fragrance. Ipoh Bean Sprouts was good though.
The only good food we came across in Ipoh was a Popiah stall run by a middle aged lady in a coffee shop at the junction of Jalan Raja Musa Aziz and Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri. It was best popiah I’ve taken.....after my mum's popiah.
The Ice Kachang / soya bean stall at at Jln Yau Tet Shin/Jln Raja Musa Aziz was better than Kei Foong's at Jln Dato Tawii Azar and Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri.
Ramli Mee Rebus Restaurant is an iconic restaurant in Ipoh. Mee rebus is a Malay noodle dish made of yellow egg noodles with a spicy-sweet potato based gravy. It is garnished with a hard boiled egg, green chillies, fried shallots and spring onion. Apart from mee rebus the restaurant also serves other dishes including western food such as beef steak and chicken chop. But the favourite is of course the mee rebus.
Favorite Dish: Mee rebus or boiled noodles served in a thick and spicy potato based gravy.