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Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong @ Ipoh, Malaysia

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Yes this is a coffee shop but not just the ordinary coffeeshop. This is the birth place of the famous Ipoh White Coffee located at the Old Town of Ipoh. The white coffee was started by this coffeeshop much earlier than the famous Old Town White Coffee many of you know. The latter is definitely more business minded as compared to Sin Yoon Loong, going into cafe franchising, instant coffee packs, and distribution to almost the whole of Asia. This coffeeshop however, insist on using manual frying of the coffee beans instead of automation and after tasting the coffee, I understand why they did not go into business expansions. The taste of the coffee I had that day, erased all other impressions of white coffee I had ever tasted. Such taste cannot be replicated in the form of 3-in-1 instant coffee packs. No way.

Signage
Directly opposite of its competitor
Coffeeshop business is always good...
The famous white coffee... The taste and aroma are very strong. The best thing is, even when I ordered the iced version, the taste doesn't differ from the hot one.
Yong Tau Foo noodle shop within the coffeeshop... you can actually order from the coffeeshop next door as well for food... not for drink though. 🙂
Quite good
What I chose for ingredients
Cheong Fun in 2 versions... the tube type and the flat sheets type.
Flat sheets type
Tube type with turnip and veg fillings inside... both types very nice... due to the water they use again... and the sauce is awesome too! RM$2.50
7.30am the roast pork stall opens... freshly roasted pork... can't resist!
Still warm when served. RM$3
Nice and sweet. RM$3.

Rating: 5/5. For both the food stalls inside as well as the coffee.

Taste: Do I need to say more?

Portion: Average

Price: Coffee is around RM$1.30 if I can remember clearly.

RTE: YES!!! Best for breakfasts!!!

Location: Old town… just behind their Little India. Again, every cab driver knows where this is.

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聚宝乳鸽王 – 北京路,广州

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When you come to Beijing Lu of Guangzhou, a shopping haven for most people except me (cannot find my size here lah), you have to try this famous roasted pigeon place more popularly known among the locals. I remembered the first time trying roasted pigeon at another place in Guangzhou, I was like why must I eat a pigeon?!?!?! I have chicken, duck and goose already, why pigeon?!?! After trying, then I know why. I thought, so small, where got meat? No lor, the meat is quite substantial when you have one whole pigeon yourself. And the best thing is, if done properly, it’s very tender and juicy.

It wasn’t difficult locating this restaurant which is on the 4th level of one really old and dirty building. Just have to ask around the locals or the security guards who are around the whole of Beijing Lu. the lift is on the 2nd floor and when you take the lift to the restaurant, the door opens to the restaurant immediately. As expected, it was crowded, so I had to share a table with a mother and daughter. I looked around for food samples and then ordered what I presumed to be good for my taste buds.

The signage inside the restaurant
See how crowded the place is... This is only on one side..
First up, order the tea of your choice. I just love making my own tea in a little tea pot and small cups. So traditional.
The main dish appeared first. A roasted pigeon cut into 2 halves. These are farmed pigeons btw. Not roadside ones. ;P
Succulently juicy and tender... love it much much... ;P
Xiao Long Bao... One of the other attraction there. Skin was thin and loads of fillings.
The way to eat Xiao Long Bao is, bite of the side and let the soup flow out onto the spoon, slurp up the soup, dip the bao into the black vinegar, add some of the ginger strips on top and whack the whole thing into your mouth!
Next up, steamed Carrot Cake.
See the amount of white radish strips inside. Quite a big serving which I had a hard time finishing it...
Lastly, Chan Chun Fun with pork ribs. Chan Chun Fun is like our Cheong Fun or hor fun... a bit mix in between lah. But it does not have taste on its own. It absorbs the sauce which it's cooked in. So usually in restaurants, they cook with XO sauce and in this case, steamed with pork ribs.
yummy!

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Very suitable for Asians. Cantonese cooking is usually quite heavy in taste. Hence this is pretty well done.

Portion: Above average.

Price: All that including the tea came up to RMB$66 only. Which is about SGD$13.20.

RTE: Yes, this coming November I’m bringing a group there. ;P

Location: Very near Lido Hotel. At the beginning of Beijing Lu on the right side. They ran out of cards when I asked for it.

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泛后甜品@Yuen Long, NT Hong Kong

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Ok it reads Fan How Tim Ban in Cantonese or in English, it means desserts after rice… or meals… It’s just opposite the famous B仔凉粉 but I heard the latter’s standards have dropped. So I tried this stall which is renown for their Durian Pancakes, super crowded and they occupy like so many shop houses along the road and behind… amazing business they have!

See how crowded the place is? Wah lau... business damn good...
Inside the shop... the guys inside the kitchen area were working non-stop and keeps churning out bowls and bowls of dessert!
Mixed Fruits Jelly (杂果凉粉) - Very refreshing. Basically it's just fresh fruits and jelly at the bottom. But it's nice lah. 🙂
Braised mid section wings... nice snack!
Chee Cheong Fun with fishballs... in curry sauce, sweet bean sauce and sesame sauce. Love this.
Durian Pancakes!!! The skin is super soft, the durian taste is power! Tasted like D24 inside! Love it! It was so good I ta pao 2 more packets. Each pack is HKD$28.
Fresh cream with durian paste... superb formula to gain weight but the taste is just so irresistible!!!
Address of the place from my takeaway bag...

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Most of the stuff we tried were good. Will try other stuff on my next trip there.

Portion: Average

Price: Total bill about HKD$100… including 3 packets of durian pancake for takeaway.

RTE: Yup!

Location: See last picture.

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