Identical Twins? Ipoh Old Town Restaurant

Sounds similar, but no, this place doesn’t have any relation with our famous franchise Old Town White Coffee. Situated at the same row of shops as Nam Chuan at Lucky Garden, Bangsar, they serves dai chow dishes, just like Ipoh (note: dai chow is popular in Ipoh, especially for dinner).

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I’ve been here twice, and during my both visits, we were served by a nice elderly lady. Only during my second visit, I realized that those who manned the restaurant’s frontline were all elderly people!

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Sweet and sour pork (ku lou yuk) was pretty good, with a good balance of lean and fatty meat. No offense, but lean sweet and sour pork is definitely a no-no to me. The batter was not too thick, which yields a crispy and not-too-hard exterior.

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One of their signature beancurd was the deep fried beancurd with century and salted egg. Taste wise, it was rather tasty with a little bit of saltiness from the salted egg yolk bits but texture wise, the beancurd was too firm, as if an over-steamed egg. Kam Heong chicken (stir fried chicken with curry spices and dried shrimp) was good, redolent with wok hei and not too spicy, eventhough some chopped bird’s eye chillies were thrown in. The chicken cutlets were tender and moist.

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Restoran Ipoh Old Town
No. 8, Lorong Ara Kiri 2,
Lucky Garden, Bangsar,
59100 KL.
Tel: 03-2094 6818

No. 8, Ground Floor,
Citrus Park Food Emporium,
Plaza Oug, Taman OUG,
Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 KL.

No. 19, Jalan 4/109F,
Taman Danau Desa, 58200
KL.

8 thoughts on “Identical Twins? Ipoh Old Town Restaurant

  1. Oh , I used to eat at this place whenever I wuz at Lucky Gdn. Found another dai chow (so sorry, forgot its name) is very much nicer and cheaper too. It’s a corner shop at the last row. (fronting a row of shed stalls). The fu kwa cooked in salted egg yolk sauce is heavenly.
    +Ant+

  2. J, Yay!

    Leo, when you’re in Bangsar and looking for dai chow lor! Hehe

    Ant, I think I know which one you’re referring to. Been there, their spinach in soup was not bad too.

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