Ka Ka Restaurant: Kuay Teow Soup - the best!!!
Mention Taiping and Kuay Teow (Hor Fun) soup springs to mind. Taiping's Kuay Teow soup is also synonymous with Ka Ka Restaurant, located on the busy Kota Road. Because Taiping's water is hard like that in Ipoh - due to being surrounded by karst/limestone hills, it has produced some of the best soup based food, beancurd and not to forget beansprouts.
Do note that you have to be there the latest is before 12noon, because they sell out VERY quickly.
Favorite Dish: Kuay Teow soup (Kuay Teow) and Tau Foo Fa (Bean curd dessert). The white coffee is also very good and better than the "franchised" stuff found everywhere nowadays.
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Stall C37 Pusat Selera: The Unforgettable Chee Chong Fun!
This stall sells yam cake, chee cheong fun, barley water, etc. It is not ambience of the stall that is important but the affordable yet tasty food items it provides. What makes this place special? My cousins, from Singapore who used lived in Taiping when they were much younger, would never Taiping without first eating at this stall.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish as well that of my cousins is chee cheong fun which is soft and smooth. Normally it would come with chili sauce and brown sweet sauce. The taste would be further enhanced if it goes with prickled green chilli.
Restaurant Ice Kacang: Excellent chicken rice, soya bean, etc
This popular restaurant (coffee shop) is famous for steamed chicken rice and soya bean.
There is also a famous prawn noodles (Hokkien mee) similar to Penang variety. Other stalls include "Char Koay Teow" (fried noodles) and "Popiah" (spring rolls).
There are ample public parking using coin hourly meters.
Taiping Food Court - Below Fajar Hypermarket: Taiping most popular food court
Once the old bus station, this ground floor below Fajar Hypermarket Kamunting has numerous hawker food stalls with a separate halal food (for Muslim) section.
What you should do is take a big walk around and look at all the stalls. Be careful, some times the floor can be wet and slippery.
If you are ensure, look at what most locals are eating and you know what is popular and decently great.
I have taken the chicken rice and curry mee there - not bad. You will be spoiled for choice.
Kedai Kopi & Tumpangan "Peace": Colonial majestic coffee shop
An impressive colonial prewar town building which serves as a coffee shop with stalls selling local Taiping food on the ground floor as well as providing accommodating on upper floor.
Used to be one of my favorite eating places. Location is next to Taiping major shopping supermarket "The Store" and so after a quick snack under the ceiling fans of the coffee shop, can cool down further in the full air con "The Store".
Yut Sun Restoran: Yut Sun Restoran
This is a typical Hainanese coffee shop and eatery... It was recommended by one of the Taiping golfers that we met at the Taiping Golf & Country Club... Thomas Ng told us that it has the best coffee in town... Besides coffee, there are also typical Hainanese food available in this eatery...
Favorite Dish: The shop is noted for its Hainanese cusine... The chicken chop is good... They serve also fried noodles... As for the coffee, there is nothing to shout about... it is just normal coffee as you can drink anywhere in the country...
Kedai Makanan Tai Chen: Kedai Makanan Tai Chen
This is just a noirmal coffee shop with 4 or 5 food stalls selling hawker food such as noodle soup, fried kway teow, popiah and chicken rice...
Favorite Dish: The noted Taiping popiah is sold here... As Taiping is also famous for its popiah, beside chee cheong fun, we were unfortunate not to try this stall, which is deeded to be the best in the town... as we were so full after tasting some of the local stalls...
kedai kopi dan rumah tumpangan peace: traditional place for yummy popiah
this is an old shop smack right in the middle of town.. the name means peace coffee shop and guest house.. the shop was built during the colonial times and have refurbished.. there's a guest house upstairs.. anyway, everything here is still from the olden days, giving it some added charm..
Favorite Dish: we dropped by during tea time and most of the stalls were closed.. but we got to try the popiah.. it's like a wet spring roll.. there's an old lady mending the stall.. costs rm1.20 per piece.. really yummy.. i'll definitely have it again the next time i go back there.. according to my sis, this place is famous.. well, we were lucky to stumble upon it! :)
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restoran kum loong: simple dim sum
this is another old joint in town.. we read about it somewhere.. we came here on a weekday morning.. lots of elderly people hang out here to have their morning tea over newspapers and have a chat.. interesting atmosphere.. we were the youngest there!!
Favorite Dish: they serve very few dishes here compared to most dim sum places in the country.. and the taste is different.. very home cook food taste, if there's anything like that.. anyway, this is something different.. worth a try.. i particularly like their buns.. char siew pau.. have a try! :)
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Taiping Hawker Centre: HALAL Cooking
For Muslim who travel to Taiping, there are also Malay hawker who are on business to serve you with delicious foods with mix Malayisan cooking style but certainly Halal and tastefully.
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