As someone born in Ipoh, it is undeniable food hunting is the most important things to do beside exploring caves and staying in cool thematic chalets. Let the gluttony begins!
1. Curry Chee Cheong Fun @ Pasar Kampung Simee
My Favourite Chee Cheong Fun Stall in my hometown Pasar Kampung Simee. All of these at only RM4.50! So worth it and most importantly delicious!
Summary: Go for it!
2. Fai Kee Fish Head Noodle @ Medan Selera Stadium Perak
My family’s favorite Fish Head Noodle spot located in Medan Selera Ipoh beside Stadium Perak. The golden fried fish enhances the soup flavour when served. The soup broth itself is packed with umami cooked with leftover fish bones. They are very selective in the ingredients and the salted vegetables are sourced from nearby market than using those in hypermarket! I would come back again anytime and they rival side by side with my favourite fish head noodle shop in PJ!
Summary: They have several branches run by few family members. This shop has the most consistent flavor according to feedback from locals.
3. Pork Innard Porridge @ Medan Selera Stadium Perak
Besides fish head noodle, another thing not to miss from Fai Kee is their Pork Innard Porridge. We had 2 large bowls as one is not enough! The porridge has thick and fragrant viscosity and even as someone who didn’t really enjoy innards, I really like the porridge
Summary: Go get it.
4. Bean Sprout Chicken @ Lou Wong
My family usually patronage Onn Kei but this time, we have decided to try Lou Wong to see the differences between these 2 famous brands
They only have kampung chicken. Expect nothing less on this old brand. Chicken meat is springy topped with fragrant soy sauce.
Their noodle and soup base is good but I personally feel Onn Kei is better
One thing special about ipoh bean sprout is fat has sweeter than your usual tauge due to abundance of hard water rich in mineral content from limestone hills.
Their chicken leg is fantastic! Besides smooth and easy to consume, they have added in dong guai herb into the braising process thus further enhancing the chicken leg flavour!
Summary: If you don’t have this, you didn’t came to Ipoh