Part 2 features about breakfast, photo shooting around Ipoh Old Town and lunch. Let’s see what’s our agenda for the day…
Agreed to meet with Jian and Durianberry at 7.00am the next day (4th May) for breakfast at Foh San dim sum but again, I OVERSLEPT! I set the alarm on my phone, went to bed and someone turn if off after I was asleep. The result: I woke up at 9.00am, scolding everyone for turning off my phone (don’t care who was the culprit), make a frantic call to Jian (more like an apologise call) and running around to wash my face, shower and get changed.
So, there goes my dim sum breakfast… *sob sob*
But my brain instantly thought of something else to compensate my dim sum crave (hohoho). Picked the girls from Lai Kee Soyabean Milk & Tau Foo Far which is nearby Foh San and drove to Ipoh Old Town. We parked the car nearby this restaurant which was established in 1995…
Hoong Tho Restaurant, gave the girls some sort of nostalgic feeling. If you want to have nice and authentic fish balls made from ikan parang, this is the place to get them. They do have other stuff too…
Behold, the hidden gem… Lenggong’s very own cili padi sauce! My first encounter with this babe was few months back where my dad bought them during his trip to Lenggong and my whole family were hooked on it since (kick aside the poor Kg. Koh chilli sauce, lol). Durianberry bought 1 bottle of it.
The girls were stuffed with their dim sum so I ordered one set of toasts with half-boiled eggs. Look at those luscious, pretty yet cholesterol inducing egg yolks…! Dash some pepper and soy sauce, take it up high and bite it…. Ooooo…. Oh, must close the eyes for better effect… wahahaha….
It’s still early for lunch, so I decided to bring them to some attractions. First stop, Sam Poh Tong (Sam Poh Cave).
The tall and huge marble arch greeting the visitors. The compound is very quiet and we didn’t see any other visitors probably because it’s not holiday season. This place will be overcrowded during Cheng Meng (Soul’s Day) where people came to pray for their departed ones. There’s an auntie at the main gate selling kangkung to feed the tortoise.
We explored the garden and took some pictures before we move to another temple which is nearby, Lin Seng Tong (Ling Seng Cave). For your information, Sam Poh Tong, Lin Seng Tong and Nan Tian Tong were located at the same area, you could just walk from one temple to another.
Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong
Jalan Bandar Timah,
(If you’re coming from city centre, take the second junction on your left after crossing the Kinta River. Sun Yuan Foong is at the far end of the street, on your right.)
Restoran Hoong Tho
20, Jalan Bandar Timah,
(Same street as Sun Yuan Foong, it’s on your left.)
Sun Yoon Loong
Jalan Bandar Timah,
(Next to Sun Yuan Foong. It has a second branch at Jalan Bendahara too.)
Sam Poh Tong, Lin Seng Tong and Nan Tian Tong
Off Jalan Dr. Raja Nazrin Shah (Jalan Gopeng),
Opposite Mobil Petrol Station,
Behind Petronas Petrol Station.
Other reviews on Sun Yuan Foong:
Other review on Sun Yuan Loong (branch):
Other review on Sam Poh Tong:
*to be continued