Recently dropped by to visit a friend in this slow but laid back town. Stopped for tea at the above cafe opposite the bus station.
Favorite Dish: The coffee was rich and good but had to sent it back as 'kurang manis' (less sugar) was still way too sweet for me.
But the kuey teow was soggy, the chili paste and base seem to become separated from the kuew teow....how did they do that...? And the prawns/kerang(cockles) were just boiled and thrown in.....nothing like subang jaya taipan triangle fare....but charges were city prices....$9.90 for the kuey teow.
Ask anyone from Teluk Intan and they will point you to the house at Jalan Hill where the popular dish is made and sold as takeaways.
On weekends, it is common to see people queuing at the front of the house, which opens for business from 6:30pm to 7am from Tuesdays to Fridays and from 6:30pm on Saturdays to 8:30am on Sundays.
Favorite Dish: The dish comes in two types - turnip and dried shrimp - and its eaten with sliced pickled green chillies to enhance its flavour.
TI "Chee Cheung Fun" (CCF), a must try local snacks! There are many brands (e.g. Sam Siu Yeh) but Liew Kei is my favourite. There are more fillings in their CCF (all names are in Cantonese pronunciation). Moreover this Liew Kei was recommended by the local press for at least twice within three years.
Fillings are fried dried shrimps and "char siew" (BBQ pork). Wrapped and steam in flour skin (like dumpling). Normally what we eating will be just empty steamed flour skin with some sweet sauce. But this TI CCF does not comes with any sauce, but green chilli (dipped in vinegar).
One packet which consisting two pcs of CCF costs RM 2.50 (August 2005). Price will increase every year. They will charge higher during Chinese New Year.
This "Liew Kei" is actually a factory, manufacturing only such CCF. They distribute it to local "kopitiam". But most locals like to purchase CCF directly from factory (take away only).
Operating Hours: (1) Tue-Fri, 6 pm till mid night (1 am??). (2) Sat, 6 pm till 6 am (next day).
Kentucky Fried Chicken is, as usual, the peoples' favourite fast food chain store. Chicken is the most welcome meat for all religions of Malaysia, is neutral, not against any religious rules, therefore Malaysian loves it. Nowadays KFC chain store can been seen almost at any small towns.
Kopitiam (coffee shop) is like McDonald's, is everywhere in Malaysia. This is Malaysian-Chinese restaurant where commonly known as Kopitiam, meaning shop that sells coffee. Usually if I caould find a better restaurant, I go for Kopitiam, not my first choice but still a choice.
Mobile Street vendor is a mini van selling bread, the bread is o be eaten together with shredded pork meat, clearly not halal food. I saw many peoples buying the bread, so probably the taste is top class and you might want to try.
Apung Balik/Apong balik (Malaysian pancake) 4 pieces for one Ringgit only. Ah-Pong or Apung Balik is the name of this 'cake', is a piece of ultra thin disc shape pancake fold from two sides to form a longish shape, super lightweight, very tasty.
Noodles soup cost me some 3 Ringgit together with another bowl of add-on dish, more than enough for a dinner, tasty and fast. This is inside the food court, you have many more food stalls to choose from.
Street vendor is just outside of food court, he is selling some snacks, confectionery, etc. Nowadays I seldom see peoples on wheel like this in big city Kuala Lumpur, I find it interesting to share with VTers.
Food court is non-halal, is almost 100% Malaysian-Chinese owned and they sell pork foods. I am not a Muslim, so I came here to eat some, no porks but some noodles soup, delicious sure. I saw many stalls, many peoples eating, many Indian peoples and surprisingly I saw two African men came to sell watches. This could be the best place to eat for me, I really enjoy the first time feeling and the old town ambience, yet it's easy to locate in town center.
Hup Yik Heong Peah (biscuits shop) is a biscuit making house, is actually a residential house but modified into biscuit factory plus show room, all in one. This location is a little difficult for first time visitors, is hidden away from town center, in a residential area, best to ask local peoples or take a taxi. Location is very near but the road was difficult, you definitely need a local people to guide you. Anyway, the Heong Peng biscuits are same quality as the shop (tip above) but is much cheaper in price, at only RM4.50 per pack, probably they saved the cost of renting shop. I saw two houses both selling similar products but different brand names, see tip below.
Heong Peah is biscuits made by Teluk Intanese, about RM8 per pack of 300, is a must for visitors, but I heard it was not halal foods, not a Muslim food. Please look at the follwing tip for more details. Picture is the shop selling Heong Peng, the location is quite easy, I simply asked a local school boy and he showed me the direction, is in town center anyway.
Heong Peng (biscuits), well, this is it, the famous Teluk Intan home made biscuits (non-halal). RM8 per pack of 30 pieces. The actual name of this biscuit is Ma-thi-swo (Chinese), Heong Peng is Cantonese version of Ma-thi-swo, Malay name is Biskut Bijan, and I supposed it has no English name, so I called it 'biscuits or Teluk Intan biscuits'.
Tiger Head brand (biscuit shop) is same as tip above, also a house-factory-showroom all in one type in a residential area, they sell biscuits and other confectioneries, almost like a grocery shop.