Happy New Year! It might be late, but better than never. By the way, Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong officially turns 3 on Boxing Day, hence the new appearance.
Just a stone throw away from where I’m staying, there was this place opened few months ago with bright orange signboard. If it’s not introduced by another blogger friend of mine, I wouldn’t know about it as I rarely pass by the area. They put up a banner stating that they serve char siew and Taipu Hakka noodles, amongst other stuff.
They opens early but char siew is only available around 10.30am. I personally has been here twice and I strongly recommends that you go for their Hakka noodles and a single portion of the char siew, instead of the char siew rice. The Hakka noodles, topped with chopped spring onions, minced pork and some fried bits which they claimed to be fish skin. The noodles were pretty good; flavourful and al dente. Don’t forget to eat it with their homemade chilli paste.
A single portion of char siew costs RM6 here. From my observation, they do not roast their char siew in one long, big strip of pork loin. Instead, they were prepared in short, multiple strips, about half the length of an adult’s palm. Go for half lean, half fat for the best experience. Also, I find the caramelised skin would turn hard and chewy when it’s cold, so it would be best if you could go early, say around 11am when the char siew were freshly out from the oven.
Toast & Roast
Jalan SS 2/72,
(next to Ken Damansara 2 Condominium)