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BY CK Lam

A food trip over to Ipoh, Perak had us visiting Mun Choong Restaurant. This restaurant commonly known as Pusing Public Restaurant is a favorite of both tourists and locals.

This restaurant situated in Pasir Puteh offers variety of delicacies and one personal favorite is the udang galah (Har Lok in Cantonese). These freshwater prawns are cooked in many forms.

Freshwater Prawns @ Mun Choong, Ipoh by what2seeonline.com

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Yong Tau Foo is a famous hawker food in Ipoh and is commonly found in food court and coffee shops around the town. I personally find the Yong Tau Foo in Ipoh tastier, and was delighted when my friend KS introduced me to Nam Fatt Fish Ball Noodle House.

My family visited this air conditioned noodle shop which was located along Jalan Kampar on our recent Ipoh trip. Our meal started off with a plate of Stew Beef Noodles @RM6.80. It was served with plenty of vegetables, indeed different from those serve in Penang.

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27
Mar

Ipoh Hawker Food – Yong Tau Foo

   Posted by: CK Lam    in Hawker, Ipoh, Noodles, Yong Tau Foo

The best deep-fried yong tau foo that we had eaten is in Ipoh. The stall which looks a bit shabby and rundown is one of the many stalls cluttering under a big tree “tai shue keok” and located nearby Tuck Kee Restaurant in Jalan King, off Pasir Pinji.

It serves many varieties of fried yong tau foo like stuffed chili, brinjal, bitter gourd, fish ball, fish cakes and crispy foo chok. The fish paste is very fresh and has a springy texture.

The stall also sell different types of noodles …. curry, assam laksa and even dried ones. The curry is very lemak and the assam laksa although different from those in Penang is just as tasty.

Crispy deep fried prawn fritters with vegetables are fried on the spot.

Recommended drink… Hong Tau Ping (Ice Red Bean Shake). Unusual and very tasty – (give it an “A1”). The texture of the shake was smooth, creamy and the sweetness was just right. We were wondering how much blending is needed to make the red bean drink so creamy when this type of bean is know to be powderish when made into paste. It was so irresistible that my son had two glasses!!!


We found out a little too late that they have Loke Tau Ping (Ice Green Bean Shake) too. Already too full to have another glass, we plan to have it on our next visit to this place.


*Prices of food is generally cheaper and bigger in size than those sold in Penang*

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What is “Kampar Fish Jelly”? Well everyone will presume something sweet. Actually it is Yong Tau Foo, which is mostly found in Kampar, Ipoh and KL. There are a few shops selling Yong Tau Foo in Penang and we usually visit this shop located in Sungai Nibong town (near Queensbay Mall). The clean and brightly lited shop is airy though it is located in middle of a row of shops.

Yong Tau Foo is basically fish paste stuffed into varieties of vegetables and tofu. The fish paste is very fresh and springy.


Fried ingredients are served separately and the rest of the ingredients comes in a bowl of clear and tasty soup. All goes well with choices of white rice, yam rice and even Hakka noodle with minced pork.


Another side dish – Beggar Chicken.

It was an enjoyable Yong Tau Foo lunch with glasses of  barley drink (foo chook yee mai).

Kampar Fish Jelly
Jalan Jerjak
Penang

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Craving for some delicious and tasty Penang seafood?
On the mainland side of Penang lies a town known as Nibong Tebal. Here, you will find a restaurant that served one of the best crab porridge as well as other seafood.

Cheang Kee restaurant is well known to the locals as well as those from outstation. People that travel down south or those heading north bound usually stop at this outlet for the food. Recently we too patronised this place on our way home from Ipoh to Penang.

We had boiled baby octopuses (too bow sui). The texture is very chewy and tasted good dipping in chili sauce with toppings of grounded peanut.

Fried prawns.


Padi Frog stir fried with dried chilis, ginger and spring onions.

Steamed fish in soya sauce.

Fried la-la with brown beans, chilis and garlic.

Fried ‘hae choe’ – mince prawn and pork.

Fried pui ling with tanghoon.

To get to this place, turn left after you have exit the Nibong Tebal toll plaza and head for the town. Continue driving straight until you reach the new elevated bridge (flyover) – drive up the bridge. As you descend, you need to keep left in order to make a sharp left-hand turn so that you can go under the bridge which will lead you to town (just go straight and don’t make any turning). Travel around 500m, you will see the restaurant on your right. Parking is by the road side. If you are lost, just give them a call at : 04-593-1728. Be prepare to wait especially during peak hours.

***** Updates ***** Got this direction to the new location of  NEW CHEANG KEE RESTAURANT from reader, Ganga Devi Ganesh  :

If you are coming from the highway after exiting Jawi/Nibong Tebal toll take a left. Go straight until u reach the traffic light. At the traffic light you see a Shell Petrol Station on your right & Cheang Kee on the left. Keep to your left . Go straight after the traffic light keeping to your left & turn left after abt 100m from the traffic light. This is before the elavated bridge.

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28
Jul

Ipoh – Biscuit Hunting @ Lam Fong

   Posted by: CK Lam    in Ipoh, Tidbits and Snacks

Recently I followed my hubby on a day trip to Ipoh. We had our meal and the famous white coffee at Nam Heong Coffeeshop in old town.
After the meal, we went around looking for Lam Fong Biscuit shop which was recommended by a friend. The shop sells many varieties of biscuits and the ones that I was looking for come in the shapes of animals. We  managed to locate the shop after going around the area several times.

Located at No.50, Yau Tat Shin Street/ Jalan Tawil Azar (directly opposite Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam), the shop opens from 4pm onwards till 12am at night….. (such an odd opening hours for a biscuit shop).


The shop sells many varieties of biscuits and these are the cute looking biscuits that I was looking for. Each cost RM2.

 

 

Bought some of them home and now wondering whether I should eat these cute looking biscuits or keep them…..

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