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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Ipoh Street Food - 1 Day Escapade

An impromptu visit, Foodie decided to google a few blogs on Ipoh and decided to go on a day trip to Ipoh.
It is really nice to read on other blogs and the authors' opinions and recommendations.
So here are the few places that Foodie visited.
With so many food blogs and gps in hand, we were armed for a good outing :-)
1st stop :
The all famous Yong Tau Fu
We arrived early so the place was not swarmed by customers yet.
The choices were really good, plenty of variety and also very reasonably priced.
It was very yummy but rather oily ...

Kopi O is more expensive in Ipoh than Penang.
This one was Foodie's favourite - with glutinous rice stuffed inside.
A Teow Chew delicacy, not commonly served at regular Yong Tau Fu stall.
Hmmm ... Yum !

You can also order the side dish of dry Lou Shu Fan with some minced pork.

Then we headed to the well known Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fah.
Used to be a little stall on the pavement, now it is located in a shop of its own.
You can still order from your car and they will bring it to you.

This place is well featured by almost everybody.
Indeed you can taste the smoothness of the soya.
Really nice, probably with the Ipoh 'water'
However, Foodie found it a little pricey.
Although only sold at RM 1.00, the portion is so small you could finish it in 3 mouthfuls.
Very tasty, yes but something to eat for taste, not to fill up the stomach.

Then we headed for Nam Chau coffee shop for the original taste of White Coffee.

Guess it was already late morning so it was not very crowded.
The stall was operated by several foreign workers, though the local boss was supervising.
Signs which are similar to foodstalls in Kuala Lumpur.
Not a good sign, quality control and personal touch ... no more ...

Tried the white coffee.
As mentioned before, across the board, it seems like cost of living in Penang is lower than Ipoh.
Food and coffee generally more expensive
maybe Foodie is at all the wrong places :-p
White coffee is a little too milky, coffee taste is not strong enough.
But again, this is coming from a Kopi O person who does not fancy milk so you better take this comment with a pinch of salt.

Well, after visiting and eating, eating, eating ...
this salted chicken place is a MUST STOP
after trying out so many different shop, Foodie feels this one is the best
so remember to come here before you drive home
the best present you can bring back for your love one
err ... yeah Foodie bought 10 to take back to Penang

If you are wondering why there are no addresses on this blog ...
no opening hours and closing days ...
this has been done deliberately.
During these school holidays, if you are bored and wish to have a 'makan' trip
loads of blogs and posts on Ipoh food
just do some clicking the night before
with some trial and error, you will get there
if you have kids, do stop by at Taiping Zoo
Happy Holidays

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Best Hamburger

So what is the best thing to do after a long days work?  Sit back, relax, have a hamburger and a couple if beers :-) why not ?

Do you remember a restaurant called Audees in Pulau Tikus, Burmah Road, sometime back ?  Well the same owner is now running a hamburger outlet at the Jalan Tanjung Bungah in the evenings.  It is at the compound of Sunflower Bakery. If you happen to pass by Tanjung Bungah and you are a burger fan, this is a MUST HAVE !

I know we have the Ah Pek burger at Hillside and it also has been highly featured it his blog by Foodie some time back.  Well, if we can put it this way ... There are many categories of hamburger.  If we can say Hillside Ah Pek burger is similar to Ramli burger, Tari burger etc ie. stall burger category, tasty in a different league if it's own.

This one in the other hand is premium burger with all the quality goodies.  If you take beef the pate is nice and not full of flour, it really has meat inside and if you choose chicken, you get the full drum.  Home made pickles are really nice, very different from the extremely sour ones you have in your Mac Donalds or Burger King beef burgers.

So ... Current price for premium burgers is super reasonable and if you have a small stomach, share it and you will still be pretty full with the side chilli fries.

Side chilli fries is a Must Have it's super yum !

If you are a very busy person, call in order first, less waiting :-)

A little complicated for the newbie cause you get to choose choice if bun, my favorite is the bagel poppy seed.  Charcoal is light, English muffin is heavy, whole wheat??? Err... Did not try cause how can you match something healthy with the not so healthy ha ha ... If you wanna indulge, let's do it all the way ...

Sk the best option for Foodie is the Take Away so you can go home and relax, place ya feet on the coffee table, sit back, open ya can if Asahi and enjoy ...

These are the reasons why Hamburger is in the Best List of Penang Foodie and below are the MUST HAVES ...

The Beef Hamburger 
Moroccan Lamb
The Yakuza
Chilli Fries

Oh yum ...