What better way to end my Ipoh food spree with a write up on the night market or Pasar Malam of Ipoh. There are 2 different night markets… one is a lot bigger scale and caters more to the general public and it is at different location daily. The other one will be near Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken, permanently there and cater more for our muslim friends. So obviously I went to the former lah, and if I’m not wrong, they are always at Tesco area on Wednesday nights. Just ask around from the locals, they know which day is at where. 🙂
Rating: 4/5, Cannot eat in comfort but has a big variety of foods.
Taste: Not bad… don’t expect restaurant quality but it’s good fun.
Just remember I have a lot of Ipoh foodstuff haven’t write yet… then I moved on to Macau ones already… sigh… getting very forgetful and I guess age is really catching up. and I sort of regretted reviewing the pictures I have taken in Ipoh again… Now I miss them so much… Think I really need to get some friends who will be as crazy as me, take a bus up over one weekend when I’m back in SG, and head to Ipoh to whack one whole weekend!
Over fantasies aside, everyone must be wondering what is Sin Eng Heong right? They are a traditional biscuit shop selling all the local favourites like Heong Pang, Kaya Kok, Beh Teh Sor, Mooncakes, Traditional Wedding Cakes, etc. One of my friends brought me to this 60 year old shop (that’s what the founder told me) and highly recommended the Kaya puffs (Kaya = Coconut + Egg Jam). So I tried… it’s really good. Thought maybe it’s hot that’s why nice… but after I packed back to SG, it’s still very good. Check it out the next time you’re in Ipoh. You’ll end up buying a lot for your family and friends!
Rating: 5/5. With all the tradition and history behind it, respect.
Taste: If you like traditional cakes and biscuits, this should suit your taste. The Heong Pang (香饼) are packed in packs of 10pcs and each has very thick fillings. Crispy even if you leave it on your dining table for about 10 days after opening. Kaya puffs are damn good.
Portion: Average. Above average for fillings though.
Price: RM$0.70 per piece. On average, it’s not expensive and it’s fresh and good.
In this next 2 blogs, I will be doing a comparison between the 2 long time rivals, Onn Kee and Lou Wong, for their famous Beansprout Chicken in Ipoh. To be honest, both sides have their own fans and equally crowded. Onn Kee has 2 stalls; one beside Lou Wong and the other diagonally opposite Lou Wong. Seems like they are bent on combing Lou Wong and hopefully capture a bigger pie of the market. So here are my findings for Onn Kee.
Taste: Very nice ‘cos tried it for the first time. Tasty!
Price: The meal for 2 came up to about RM$35+
RTE:Yeah but I think I prefer Lou Wong’s… see my next blog post.
Location:Just tell the cab driver. Everyone knows. Ipoh town is very small place.
Finally I’m clearing my back logs and now reached my Ipoh archives! If you have not been to Ipoh, Ipoh is a far north of Western Malaysia and about an hour from Cameron Highlands and 2 hours aways from KL and Penang. It is also known for many mountains surrounding the city and hence, very nice scenery. I was there for my recce trip for Care Givers Group (CGG) charity trip up to Ipoh in Dec and so I’m combining the pics from the 2 trips in Sep and Dec. Will also review and compare 2 of the so called best Bean Sprout Chicken there as well in later posts. So keep a look out for them!
Like what the locals say, if you haven’t tried Foshan, Bean Sprout Chicken or Ipoh Hor Fun in Ipoh, you have not been to Ipoh! This is a very very popular dim sum place among locals and also tourists. Even Hong Kongers who have been there say the dim sum is really good! So die die I must go try and check out the pics below!:
Rating: 5/5. Food is excellent, service is not bad. If you don’t speak cantonese, try mandarin. If not, you’re on your own. ;P
Taste: Put it this way; If I’m back in Ipoh, I must come here for my breakfast!
Portion: Above average.
Price: See pics.
RTE: Duhhh… Needless to ask.
Location: See last pic. If lost, all cab drivers know where Foshan is. If not, get out the cab and flag another cos most likely that driver is not local.
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