Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong!

The Elusive Caramel Custard


The food bloggers finally made it to Ipoh! I think we planned this trip for 2 years and we only got it executed two weeks ago. Wooo, finally! When Precious Pea told us she will be back to Malaysia for 2 months for Chinese New Year, we immediately choose a date that suits everyone and came up with the itinerary.

I’m not gonna put the trip or the places we stopped in sequence as I’m sure you can read about it at WMW or Precious Pea’s blogs. We did stopped by in Ipoh Old Town for the caramel custard (nicknamed “elusive caramel custard” because it’ll usually sold out by 10am and sometimes earlier, especially on weekends). The grumpy-looking aunty that served us seems rather unfriendly, but she did smiled a bit when she saw us busy snapping away. Priced at RM2.10, it came with a glass of water too. I found the custard nice; wobbly, eggy and slippery smooth but the brown sugar syrup has a weird taste to it, which I don’t know how to describe it. Teckiee agreed with me, while WMW found it overall nice, though.

Jackson ordered a bowl of Chicken Hor Fun (RM 4.50) to be shared. Since we took our time to snap photos of it, the noodle eventually soaked up most of the soup by the time we dig it. Very standard Ipoh hor fun. The soup was sweet with mild prawn taste.

Thean Chun Coffeeshop
73, Jalan Market, Ipoh.

Tel: 05-255 3076
Business hours: 8.00am – 4.30pm (Caramel custard usually sold out by 10am)
Closed on Thursdays.