Bee Gaik Restaurant: 6. Something a little more classy...
For a nicer environment to pamper yourself a bit - I've tried food at this restaurant in Ipoh Garden. I think it's called Bee Gaik Restaurant. It's neighbour is equally good. They've put in some effort into decorating the place and it looks nice. Upstairs they have photos of olden day Chinese people and antique furniture.
Favorite Dish: They recommended the pork ribs and their specialty beancurd 'siew yei tau fu'.
"Tung Gu Ting" and Woolleys: 5. At night - there's ...
At night - there's Woolleys in Ipoh Garden. Lots of stalls. But I prefer the Selera Makan next to it (Tung Gu Ting).
Favorite Dish: Ice bubur cha-cha and ABC (Ais Batu Campur)!!!
It's a sweet desert.
Even if you don't know what ABC stands for, just ask for ABC...everyone in Malaysia knows what ABC is!
The famous Fu San: 4. Dim Sum, anyone?
The famous Fu San Restaurant
Be sure to reach there early. Possibly by about 7am. Even then, i think there's already many people. Older folks like to go and have their early morning breakfast. This place is usually very packed 'cos it VERY FAMOUS!
Favorite Dish: Dim Sum!!!
'char siew pau' (er, if you're not Muslim. 'Cos it's pork buns), huge fish balls, 'malai kou', egg tarts, and the variety of dim sum.
3. Drink Ipoh's famous White Coffee
You must try Ipoh's famous White Coffee. There's this place with a few shops selling white coffee..maybe in New Town? They also have Hakka Mee...or you can just order toast bread to dip into your white coffee. :)
You can also get this in Sun Heng Loong Restaurant...will get the location for you!
Coffee in Ipoh is much much better than in KL! Thicker, richer taste. Coffee in KL tastes like diluted Nescafe. Bleagh!
Favorite Dish: White Coffee!!!
I even have the 3-in-1 packs at my workplace for that tea-time cuppa! Mmmmm...
Tin Chun and Kong Heng: 2. When in Old Town...
Tin Chun Restaurant and its neighbour Kong Heng
The two restaurants side-by-side are equally good. You can order food from any of the two and they'll happily serve you.
Favorite Dish: Popiah (it's yummy!), Ipoh sar hor fun, chee cheong fun, sotong kangkong, satay (look out for the satay man..he's quite a PR person)..
Try their caramel custard pudding as well. You can only get this in Tin Chun, though, so sit at the right coffee shop. Mmm!
Lok Wee Koi: 1. When In New Town..
Let's go to Ipoh in the Perak state 'cos that's my first stop for delicious and affordable food.
Ipoh is well-known for its food. So, when you're there, be sure to tuck in! Most people know of Ipoh's famous Bean-sprout chicken 'Nga Choi Kai', but there's lots more! The names of restaurants are in Chinese.
Favorite Dish: Ipoh Sar Hor Fun, Hor Hee, Beef ball noodles, fruit rojak, ice-cream float (ice-cream in your soft drink)
Wah Chai, Menglembu: Walking Catfish...!! (or Sang Yu in Cantonese)
No Ambience but food is better and good. Try their deep steam catfish and fried onions and ginger catfish. Also available on the menu are crabs, and prawn but catfish is something not to be missed.
Favorite Dish: Deep Steam Catfish (Yow Cham Sang Yu)
Fried Onions and Ginger Catfish (Keong Choong Sang Yu)
The kinds of restaurants I eat at...
The kinds of restaurants I eat at will probably not be listed on any Malaysia food guide list because:
1. They're not big, fancy eateries
2. They may not cater to foreign tastebuds
But, I believe that's where the local tastes are and for anyone who wants to live like the locals, they should just check it out.
Autumn: Japanese food and magic
The owner Eddy used to work as a magician in nightclubs. He would sit at our table and do spectacular tricks. It is cheap clean and welcoming.
Favorite Dish: I love the veggie tempura with special mushrooms
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Chang Jiang Coffee Shop: Pak Kopi (White Coffee)
One of my favourite coffee shops in Ipoh is Chang Jiang. It serves good white coffee. The aroma and fragrance is good. Most of the coffee shops in Ipoh also serve white coffee. RM1.2 a cup.
Food Corner: No restaurant
we had dinner and lunch on the street, not to many dishes to choose but very "real"
Favorite Dish: I dunno what I ate......my friend chose for us.
The Wooden House: Simple Food in Cool Comfort
Favorite Dish: OIt's more comfortable eating in an air-condidtioned restaurant.
Plenty of these in shopping complexes. This is in Kinta City Shopping Complex.
Tau Fu fah: a cool glass of soya
There are no tables. Only limited chair. So many customer 'drive in'. meaning order while you are inside the car.
Favorite Dish: Soya bean juice plus grass jelly.
Restoran Foh San: Only avaiable for dinner
Avaiable for dinner only.
Favorite Dish: This restaurant is run by the Perak Chinese Dramatic Associations. All sort of typical chinese food is served here.
Weng hwa chicken rice: chicken shop too
It's a chicky feeling. Well this one is not so popular but they give a friendly service.
Favorite Dish: Braised chicken with huge taugeh (bean sprout)