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Ipoh Food Guide

Ipoh is a city near Cameron Highlands, known for its Hakka and Cantonese-influenced Chinese food. "Nga Choy Kai" (bean sprout chicken) and Ipoh White Coffee are probably the two most famous items, but there's also "Hakka Mee", "Chee Cheong Fun" and "Hor Mee" are also big here. There is some Indian food but not much compared with Penang. It seems most of the best food is in the mornings and afternoon, with a lot of the best options closing before dinner.

Below is some of the best food in Ipoh...

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Updated: 8th September, 2017
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Restoran Xin Quan Fang

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Wet curry noodles. I was here at 7.30am and it was packed!"

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Thean Chun Coffee Shop

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"Tasty famous 'hor fun' noodle soup with chicken and a few prawns. I really enjoyed the broth and I'll go back for more."

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Popiah S.S. Ali

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"Possibly the best popiah I've had so far. I always think popiah could do with a sauce or more chilli to give it an added kick."

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Deen CT Corner Cendol

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Great cendol with lots of options to choose from."

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Lai Kei Soya

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Less famous rival to Funny Mountain's soya bean desserts/drinks. Locals say this one is better but I couldn't really tell."

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Funny Mountain Soya Bean

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Smooth warm tofu in a bowl with some syrup. The same as 'tau hu' in Vietnam."

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  • 7/10
  • 49, Jalan Theatre, Ipoh
  • Mon, Wed–Thu, Sat–Sun:
     
    10:30 - 18:00
  • Tue:
     
    10:30 - 19:30
  • Fri:
     
    10:00 - 18:00
  • * Possibly closed Tue, Fri
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Paris restaurant hakka mee stall

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"The most famous Hakka Mee in Ipoh. I arrived at 7.15am and was one of the only customers."

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Plan B

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT

"I had the soft-shell crab burger and a glass of red wine. Both were average, small and overpriced."

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Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Dry version of curry mee. I arrived around noon and the chicken had sold out but they still had pork."

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Pakeeza Restaurant & Catering

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"It didn't start well when they served two full tables before me even though they arrived later. For some reason I was invisible."

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Sri Kedah Satay

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"A bit better than Satay Endut but still not great."

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Satay Endut

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"Really average satay. The chicken was a little bit dry and the beef was tough."

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Sin Yoon Loong

MALAYSIAN CAFE

"Apparently the birth place of Ipoh white coffee. It was really tasty!"

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ijuicy

MALAYSIAN DESSERT
Warning: This place has been flagged as permanently closed on Google Maps.

"Tasty bottled smoothies for RM8. Apparently the most popular is dragonfruit, guava and orange."

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Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"A franchise branch of one of my favourite stalls in Penang. It's way more expensive than the original stall but the servings are bigger too."

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Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Same company as the restaurants in Penang. I was there in the mid afternoon and it was busy."

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Sun Tuck Kee

CHINESE RESTAURANT

"Wat Tan Hor, octopus, Yut Kwong Hor. Pretty tasty but nothing special."

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Restoran Ong Kee Tauge Ayam

CHINESE RESTAURANT

"Apparently where the locals go for bean sprout chicken. I didn't really know how to eat it tbh."

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Egg Tart King

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Egg tarts. Normal, pandan flavoured and traditional portugese style."

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Stall 41 @ Dessert Street

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Dessert Street (Tong Sui Kai) is a night food market with lots of options but it's most famous for the mixed fruit ABC (fruit salad with flavoured ice topped with ice cream). I had it without the ice cream (RM6) and it was pretty good."

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