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
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.
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.
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.
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….
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,
(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.
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