Kaneng Thai Food, Bercham, Ipoh

This is an…. extremely delayed post. (If you look at Motormouth’s post, it was written on May 2010!)

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How long was it since my last blog post on Ipoh? Whenever I go back, I am a bit hesitant to go out as the weather back there is crazily humid and hot. Anyway, this is an extremely delayed post. At that time, Motormouth was still working (and blogging from his old office during working hours :p ) in Ipoh. He suggested this Thai place… a shack located just opposite SJK (C) Bercham. And it’s really a shack with no proper signboard (just a small bunting outside the shack with the word “Thai Food”). Then how do we know the name? We saw the business registration certificate hanging on the wall, that’s how!

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The place has no air conditioning but the proprietor Mr Tan quicky switched on all the fans for us to cool us down on that hot Saturday afternoon upon our arrival. We were their first customers for that day, which was rather strange, considering we were there around 1pm but Mr Tan’s explanation seems to be acceptable; apparently, most people would shy away from non air-conditioned eating places during lunch time, especially when we’re talking about Thai food here. Anyway, we were rather surprised with the cheap price tags here and that caused us to order slightly more than we could handle. Starting with Thai-style Mango Salad, Kaneng uses slightly sweeter mango. Additional anchovies provides the crunch and texture and it wasn’t spicy on it own, but beware of those “hidden” (or should we call it “camouflaged”?) chopped bird’s eye chillies. Reminds me much of Sawatdee’s version.

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Their fish cakes were rather ordinary though; while Motormouth commented that they were starchy, I feel that the cakes were too springy, highly possible that they were not homemade.

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The tom yum was passable, not too fiery hot (as Mr Tan commented that they toned down the spiciness based on customers’ requests) but I would prefer it to be more sourish. The fried rice was fried with belacan (fermented shrimp paste), has a nice breadth of wok to it, fluffy grains – it makes a good substantial individual meal, as well as the Phad Thai itself. One thing I noted was, there were plenty of ingredients thrown in the Phad Thai.

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Thai Food (Kaneng Thai Food)
No. 583, Lorong 8,
Kampong Bercham,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
(Opposite of Bercham primary school).

Tel: 016-560 7908
Business hours : 12pm – 10pm daily. Closed on Thursdays.

*Read also SimpleGirl’s experience HERE.

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9 thoughts on “Kaneng Thai Food, Bercham, Ipoh

  1. LOL! Watermouth! And you say it’s true?? Hahahaha!
    Paiseh lah, dumped the photos aside for so long, it’s time to show them to the world lah. Somemore, place with good food should be shared around :)

  2. decor and food looks absolutely thai-ish! hehe. if you didnt post the name of the establishment, i would have thot this is in thailand (rural area :p)

  3. CrazyWrazy, yes, their phad thai is very much like our char kuey teow here, except it’s spicy and doesn’t have cockles.

    SC, hehehe, yes yes. Very Thai-ish

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