June 24, 2009
Discovering some of Ipoh's great food is part of my hobby. Of course Ipoh is well known for its delicious cuisine. People from as far as Hong Kong, Singapore, KL and Penang will make a trip to Ipoh over the weekend just to enjoy to good and cheap food in Ipoh. And here in the Star Paper,I have found some of the better ones:
Yum Yum Restaurant:
Add: 5, Persiaran Greenhill, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Yum Yum Restaurant started operations in 1991. The restaurant is best known for its Nyonya Cuisine although it also serves Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. The most popular dish which one must try is the Mango Kerabu. The Siamese Laksa is a favourite amon patrons.
Sun Lee How Fook:
Add: 96, Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun (Jalan Kampar), 30250 Ipoh, Perak
Sun Lee How Fook is a popular venue for those who want to hold wedding or multi-course dinners. This restaurant actually started in Kuala Lumpur before the owner decides to open other branches in other cities, which includes Ipoh as well. Prices are reasonable and they serve typical Cantonese dishes.
Restoran Foh San:
Add: 2, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azhar (Jalan Osbourne), 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-2540308 (Moving soon to Jln Leong Sin Nam - Grand Opening on July 2)
Restoran Foh San is famous for its dim sum delicacies. For those visiting Ipoh, having a hearty dim sum breakfast at this restaurant is a must. You'll be spoilt for choice as there are over 20 types of pau, fritters, and yong tau foo for you to choose from at this place.
Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum:
Add: 32, 34 & 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
This is another dim sum spot that is popular among the locals - especially with the senior citizens. The restaurant is usually full in the morning as even office workers will stop by to have their meal before going off to work. Ming Court is said to be the direct competitor to Restoran Foh San.
Aun Kheng Lim:
Add: 24, Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
If you like Chinese salt-baked chicken, then you need to give this place a try. The owner Lim Ming Teck came upon the idea of selling salted chicken after having one for his meal during his honeymoon trip to Hong Kong. The chicken that is prepared is tender and separates easily from the bones. However, this is only a take-away shop and there is no dine-in.
Kim Bali Restaurant:
Add: A11, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azhar, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Kim Bali Restaurant was formerly known as A-ssam House. This restaurant typically serves spicy Asian food which includes Malaysian cuisine, Nyonya cuisine, Indonesian dishes and Chinese non-spicy fusion food, among others. Even international film star Chow Yun Fatt has dropped by to savour their dishes when he was in town previously.