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

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

After spending some time at Sam Poh Tong, we decided to go back to Old Town again… Yeah, Ipoh is kinda boring by the way. You won’t expect me to bring them to shopping malls, aren’t you? Penang have better shopping malls than Ipoh. OK, how about some history lesson on Ipoh? LOL

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Opposite the Padang Ipoh (Ipoh Field) is one of the biggest old colonial buildings, St. Michael Institution. It was opened by a group of La Salle Brothers in 1912. Fitting to its name and the mission of its founders, St. Michael’s was one of the more prestigious Christian missionary schools in Perak.

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Stood majestically on the other side of the field is the HSBC Bank.

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The OCBC Bank.

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Opposite OCBC Bank is the Ipoh Elken’s Headquarter.

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Behind the OCBC Bank, is a clock tower, Birch Memorial – The Clock Tower. Nobody knows or care about it as JWW Birch was an unpopular character who was appointed as Perak’s First British Resident. He was arrogant and showed no sensitivity towards local customs, religion and nuances. It wasn’t surprising at all that he was eventually assassinated by the Malays, headed by a chieftain called Dato’ Sagor. Call it mere coincidence or downright contemptuous, Birch’s memorial is strategically located directly opposite a mosque and cramped behind Jalan Dato’ Sagor.

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Tired of walking and taking photos under the sun, we decided to take a rest. Walked past this Restoran Sin Hong Kee and the girls seem excited. Apparently, 8TV’s Ho Chiak reviewed this premise before (which I have no idea of) so the girls wanna give it a try.

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Jian’s Peanut Porridge. Not bad, with generous amount of peanuts.

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Em… not sure what this is called, I think is kuih bakul, with pandan flavoured and coated with coconut shavings.

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At first, I thought only the skin is made of pandan flavoured flour but the inner side is filled with pandan kaya as well! Just imagine: pop it in, bite and the pandan kaya splattered inside your mouth…. OoOOOOoooOo….

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Next stop, popiah stall of Kong Heng coffeeshop. When the lady owner saw Durianberry trying to take picture of her stall, she actually welcomed her to stand next to her and take the pictures while she is preparing the popiah!

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The famous Kong Heng popiah. The ingredients were filled to the brim in each pockets and paired with the sweetish, spicy sauce…. absolutely delicious.

After the meal, we realized that we forgotten to buy the heong peang while we were at Sam Poh Tong this morning…. so drive all the way back to Gunung Rapat again to buy them (hahaha) and brought them to Lost World of Tambun, Sunway City for a brief tour.

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Bet most people can’t leave Ipoh without the salt baked chicken from Aun Kheng Lim… so do the girls. We drop by this shop at Jalan Raja Musa Aziz to collect the chicken. RM16.00 per bird.

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The girls will be leaving Ipoh, back to their hometown at 7pm so before leaving, they wanna have the kuetiau and beansprout chicken at Lou Wong. Very near to Aun Kheng Lim… just cross the street, walk straight up and you’ll reach here. For your information, Lou Wong is open for business around 5pm in the evening till late.

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The juicy and crunchy Ipoh beansprouts. They were blanched in hot boiling water and drizzled with just the right amount of oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and white pepper powder.

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We ordered the fishballs as well. Surprisingly nice, the fishballs were fresh and give you the bouncy feeling while you chew on them (some say it’s QQ. Don’t ask me what is QQ, I have no idea).

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The star of the evening…. steamed chicken in soy sauce dressing. Usually, I don’t really fancy steamed chicken cos I don’t like the blood stains on the bones but I got to admit that the meat were really smooth and tender, even the breast meat.

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Ipoh’s very own hor fun or kuetiau (flat rice noodle).

It was just in time we finish our meal and sent them to the bus station.
To Jian and Durianberry: It was nice to meet you two, hope we can do more foodcrawl like this in the future. Or maybe you guys can join the floggers gathering if you happen to be in KL🙂

Restoran Sin Hong Kee
20G, Jalan Market,
Old Town Ipoh, Perak.

Kedai Kopi Kong Heng
Jalan Bandar Timah,
Ipoh, Perak.
(If you’re coming from city centre, take the first junction on the right after crossing Kinta River bridge. Go straight and you’ll see Kong Heng on your left, in between Kedai Kopi Thean Chun and a furniture shop.)

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken
No. 24, Jalan Theatre off Jalan Raja Musa Aziz (Anderson Road),
30300 Ipoh, Perak.
For reservation, please contact: 05-2542998

Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau
Jalan Dato’ Thawil Azhar (Osborne Street),
30300 Ipoh, Perak.

Other review on Kong Heng:

Other review on Aun Kheng Lim Salt Baked Chicken:

Other review on Lou Wong Beansprout Chicken:

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

  1. ooo… i promise to bring my mum to IPOH for good food, make sure u free to bring me around…haha…. i definitely wan to try the salted chicken!

  2. lolz….oh nice meeting u too! Hahah u must be shock seeing the glutton side of us…maybe its a good thing u didn’t join us for dim sum : P hahaha >.

  3. oh yeah forgot to say…the lil green balls covered with coconut shavings is called “onde onde” …Inside the ball is not kaya but gula melaka (i think , or maybe brown sugar)…luv it when the whole thing is coated with coconut shavings

  4. Jackson WMW: Sure, I’ll be your navigator la.

    Jian: LOL, I guess all floggers are gluttons😛
    Thanks for the name… That kuih is simply delicious!

  5. yeah i agree wf u ipoh is kinda boring but wen comes to good food, ipoh certainily has lots to offer…..me too brought my frens here n there just to eat, eat n eat non stop……..hooray to ipoh….hope there r more blogs abt ipoh food in future….

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