Arena Food Court at Jusco: Food Court in Shopping Mall
Jusco is a Japanese chain supermarket with Arena Foodcourt which is halal for Muslims.
There are a great variety of different type of Ipoh and hawker style food served here in air condition clean environment with convenient parking. It is free parking now at Kinta City where Jusco is the main tenant supermarket.
Also its location is 5 minutes on the right along Jalan Larut towards Ipoh downtown after you exit from the North South Highway (the second exit after the tunnel, the first exit is to Perak Tong Cave)
Foh San Restaurant: Famous Ipoh Dim Sum
If you can get to Ipoh new town in the early morning, head for Foh San restaurant for dim sum.
It is another Ipoh institution as one of the earliest place to serve dim sum in Malaysia. The first chefs apparently went to Hong Kong to learn how to make dim sum.
Foh San is also famous for her mooncakes during the Malaysian Chinese mid-autumn festival. Foh San mooncakes are sold throughout Malaysia during this period. But if you are here during that time, why not buy a fresh box or two home.
Restaurant Rasa Sayang: Ipoh Chicken Rice
Another established restaurant in Ipoh new town, near to Lou Wong is this steamed chicken, bean sprout and rice.
So if you are more of the Hainanese chicke rice type than noodles, this is a popular family eating place of sharing a plate of chicken with individual rice plates.
Another famous Ipoh Chicken institution
Also located at Ipoh new town, this has become a very popular steamed whole chicken dish.
With the popularity, there are no longer seating place to eat the chicken and it is a take-away or to go outlet.
Best to eat when the chicken is still hot. Delicious but still just chicken.
Coffee Shop opposite Kamdar Supermarket: Ipoh Well known "Haw Hee" Noodles
This is a Ipoh signature koay teow soup of rice flat noodles with fish balls.
It will not be too far stretch to say that most Ipoh Chinese sons and daughters when coming home from overseas or outstation will make it a point to eat it.
I believe it is an acquired taste. Anyway it is a delicious bowl of noodles but given one choice I will opt first for Ipoh chicken bean sprout noodles.
Opposite Kamdar Coffee Shop: Day time Chicken Bean Sprout Noodles
If you cannot wait until dinner time for Lou Wong or Ong Kee, there are plenty of other hawker stalls in coffee shops that serve Ipoh famous steam chicken bean sprout rice flat noodle soup (koay teow).
One of them is the restaurant opposite Kamdar Supermarket in downtown Ipoh. The coffee shop also have the famous "Haw Hee" koay teow noodle soup with fish meat balls.
At the coffee shop, you order the famous Ipoh white coffee.
Ong Kee Restauarant: Another famous Chicken Bean Sprout Noodles
Some local Ipoh residents prefer Ong Kee to the bigger Lou Wong.
Ong Kee is smaller and located just opposite corner of Lou Wong.
I have tried both but don't ask which one taste better. If you want to avoid the crowd at Lou Wong, you can opt for Ong Kee.
Same menu of steam chicken with bean sprout (taugeh) and meatballs and rice flat noodles in soup (koay teow or kuetiau).
Note: Also open during dinner time.
Lou Wong Tauge Ayam KueTiau: Famous Ipoh Chicken Beansprout Noodles
Many Malaysian and Singaporean tourists coming to Ipoh will make it a point to have dinner at this famous institution in Ipoh.
It is located at middle of town and can be hard to find with the many one-way street of Ipoh. So do not hesitate to ask any local Ipoh resident where "Lou Wong" and you will find it for sure.
Another thing is that it is only open at night. Popular of course, the steamed chicken, the bean sprout and the meatballs with rice flat noodles soup (kue tiau) or (koay teow).
Restoran Sun Mee Fong Seafood: Tanjung Tualang - Restoran Sun Mee Fong Seafood
Tanjung Tualang has always been famous for its freshwater fish and prawns. There are a number of restaurants along the same row of shophouses. Almost all restaurants there line up their corridors with large aquariums of vibrant freshwater prawns to attract customers.
Tanjung Tualang is a small town about 80km south of Ipoh. It is off the main trunk road.
Favorite Dish: Seafood specialities include steamed pak sook kong (a catfish); fried, steamed or baked udang galah; freshwater crab cooked sweet and sour; fried bean curd; si mew (sweet potato leaves) fried with belacan or garlic.
Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau: Restoran Lou Wong
The restaurant is a corner shoplot with dining tables place along the side road shoulder... Next to it is a small night market... The road is closed in the evening for the night market... The kitchen is at the front of the shoplot...
Favorite Dish: The specility is of course "nga choi kai" or chicken with beansprouts... There is also braised chicken feet, chicken mix (ie spare parts), fish balls and meat balls... To go with these, you can either have rice, koay teow or mee...
Restoran Tasik Raban: Malay restaurant fantastic for lunch
fantastic selection of selera kampung dishes - ulam2, grilled fish -- typical and wide selection of malay food. Was informed that also got fresh water fish but when i went there the lunch hour was almost over so the grilled fish was almost finished but hey other dishes also got me fumbling for the nasi
looking at the name the restaurant may have some connection to the one sitting by the lake in Grik, but i dont know..
Anyway good place if you hunkering for unusual ulam and dishes cant be found in typical malay food joint. The price was also reasonable
Favorite Dish: Ulam and sambal
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FMS Bar & Restaurant: FMS Bar & Restaurant
The FMS stands for "Federated Malay States". Founded by a Hainanese settler, it was opened in 1906 and just celebrated 100 years of its existence... Making it the oldest restuarant in Ipoh and (maybe) Malaysia... In the good old days, it is frequented by European miners and planters....
Favorite Dish: Lunch and dinner is now served on the first floor... The food is mainly Chinese... The ground floor still function as a pub and is a favourite hangout for lawyers and high society looking for a pint and to unwind...
Fine Dining: Indulgence Restaurant
The restaurant is housed in a spacious 1940s colonial-style mansion with four dining rooms and a large courtyard catering to small or large groups of up to 300 diners. Customers have a choice of long tables in private rooms which can seat between 8 and 20 people or smaller tables for 2 to 6 in the main dining hall.
The restaurant is open from 9.00am to 11.30pm, Wednesdays to Sundays...
Favorite Dish: The restaurant caters to a different clientele, one who appreciates fine dining in a sophisticated ambience. Open throughout the day, you can walk into the restaurant for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner and be assured of impeccable service and excellent food. There is also a commendable choice of imported varietal, blended and table wines and delectable desserts.
Nam Chau Restaurant: Of Curry Noodles & White Coffee
Inside the restaurant, there's many water mist sprinkler ahead on the ceiling. Perhaps this is to cool down your body heatiness while eating their curry noodles ! They also have a proud display of photos of the city's early days.
You can order the curry noodles in soup or dried form, both are yummy. There is no cockles added but with chicken shreds instead. As such, it doesn't taste like the usual curry noodles in Malaysia. Spicyness can be adjusted according to individual taste.
Another dish is the glass noodles with fish balls or commonly called by the locals as "Broken Bowl". It is served with ingredients like fish balls and fish cake slices. The glass noodles are springy but the soup is sprinkled with excessive pepper powder.
Another crowd-puller here is the Ipoh white coffee. I was seated near to their kitchen and have a chance to peep at their preparation of coffee. To my surprise, coffee powder and condensed milk are electronically weighed for precision. Maybe this is their secret formula for the best brew !
Business Hours: 8am to 4pm, closed on Saturdays.
Favorite Dish: Some of their famous dishes are:-
White Coffee RM1.10
Curry Noodles RM3.20
Glass noodles soup RM3.20
Chicken Noodle Soup RM3.20
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CASUARINA RESTAURANT: A BUFFET Restaurant
It was a restaurant at Casuarina Hotel, a buffet style with Malaysian Food : Laksha, Mie Bandung(noodle), Europena cuisine: italian pizza. Hospitality and warm welcome
Favorite Dish: Vegetable, salad, mushroom, it was good for me as a vegetarian
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