Ipoh Food Hunt in Collaboration with CokeWorld Citizen and The Gastronomic Diary, 3rd-4th May (Part 2)

*continued from Ipoh Food Hunt in Collaboration with CokeWorld Citizen and The Gastronomic Diary, 3rd-4th May (Part 1)

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…

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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…

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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.

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Trays full of homemade cookies and cakes… Lou poh peng (wife’s biscuit), kaya puff, kai dan gou (egg cake) etc. Jian bought the 6pcs of the egg cake.

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Rows of luscious kaya puffs.

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Sun Yoon Loong, Sun Yuan Foong and opposite them, Nam Heong… all claimed to serve the original Ipoh Old Town White Coffee. Our target for the day – Sun Yuan Foong!

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Painting of the two shops… Look so alike. Alright, bring the food on, I’m hungry!

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Of course we wouldn’t want to miss the famous Ipoh Old Town White Coffee. Tastes slightly bitter and sweet at the same time, with nice coffee aroma. Just nice.

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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….

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It’s still early for lunch, so I decided to bring them to some attractions. First stop, Sam Poh Tong (Sam Poh Cave).

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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.

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This way to tortoise pond.

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Twilight Zone?

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Tortoise pond, finally. This group of visitors actually climbed onto the fence for better view… See the women too?

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Different sizes of this reptile were cramped together into one pond. Poor wu guai

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This one actually came very close to me and not afraid of people. Should have buy the kangkung to feed them.

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Back to the temple compound with a man-made pond and garden.

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Replicas on the floating islands, as if it’s a scene from those old Chinese martial arts movies.

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Shaolin temple?

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There’s a Buddha statue at the top.

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,
Ipoh, Perak.
(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,
Ipoh, Perak.
(Same street as Sun Yuan Foong, it’s on your left.)

Sun Yoon Loong
Jalan Bandar Timah,
Ipoh, Perak.
(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

21 thoughts on “Ipoh Food Hunt in Collaboration with CokeWorld Citizen and The Gastronomic Diary, 3rd-4th May (Part 2)

  1. Hi Jason,
    Where is this Hong Tho Restaurant located in Old Town, can give direction??? I want to buy the chili sauce when I go back next trip?

  2. so many pics!! wah the half boil egg looks more like gonna b hard boil d..but i have never eaten it like tat b4..normally i dip it with bread..gives me a brilliant idea..actually abit like the poached egg n toast we get in dome

  3. Lol at teckiee’s gluttony & unbelievable acquired preference!
    Never been to that coffeeshop before. Very interesting poached eggs on toasts. Need to focus when putting into mouth huh. High prob my shirt front will enjoy m more than my tummy (due to clumsiness).

  4. aiks, only been to sin yoon loong for the white coffee and that’s not the famous one ar? shoots!😦
    the lady watching the turtle quite the tera hor, with heels some more..

  5. Lol! I remember when I went to Sam Poh Cave. While I just got down from the car, an old lady hand me a bunch of kangkung. In confuse, I told her “err aunty I don’t know how to cook veges..” My friends laughed at me telling me those were for feeding tortoise. Damn sia soi..

  6. Precious Pea: Your Highness, fast fast plan a floggers’ trip to Ipoh.

    Teckiee: Er… Another new culinary invention ar? Kekeke…

    Tummythoz: Hahahaha… use the fork and spoon to eat them then.😀

    SC: Actually both are almost the same, so don’t sad ya. LOL… I was wondering how she managed to go up there.

    Yung: Hi there, welcome to my blog. Hahaha, yeah, those veges are for tortoise, not you!

  7. lolz! the last time i went to sam po tong is 1988…hohoho…Din expect to return to the place with durianberry and you instead. kakaka…if you went to Foh San , me and durianberry mah not overstuffed lor..go Sun Yuan Foong time can eat more…

  8. The tortoise aren’t cramped. Apparently there’s a subterranean water network; they can swim around🙂.
    Some of these tortoises are over 50-years old!

    Also, this place was used by the Japanese to trap and execute people. Probably a few rapes as well.

  9. Pingback: The Charm of Ipoh Old Town: Kedai Kopi Ah Chow « Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong!

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