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This is Jiamin living in Kuala Lumpur. I am a StudentI like to hang out in Kuala Lumpur, Subang, Petaling Jaya. Korean, Japanese, Italian are my favorite cuisines. I also love Hotel Dining, Café, Restaurant and Buffet, BBQ, Seafood.
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Categories : Sweets/Snack | Bakery / Cake / Kuih

Prior to finally making up our mind to drop by this place before we departed back to where we belong, it was still part of our undecided plan after reading through Kenwooi's review about his experience. Then we thought to ourselves, how often do we come to Ipoh? If we don't treasure the moment we have, when else would it happen again? Hence, here we were, arriving at Sin Eng Heong with the help of Waze.

 
Unfortunately, it was just a grab-and-go sort of visit. We didn't have the ample time to peak into the kitchen and observe the process of producing these delicious puffs like what Kenwooi did, unless we returned home late. Nevertheless, we had the opportunity to meet the old uncle, who is known as the mastermind behind Sin Eng Heong. He was taking his short break, I supposed, by walking in front of the store while looking around the street. Seeing that we left with two bags full of what he made, he gave us a glorious smile.

 
Although some of you may think that the skin is a little too thick for your preferences, it tasted perfectly fine. Honestly, we almost gave up looking for it, until Waze told us that Sin Eng Heong was located near to where we were at, then. RM18.50 for a box of 5 Kaya Puffs, another box of 10 Kaya Puffs, and a packet of Heong Peng, we thought it was considered okay.


My Blog: http://jcheerios.blogspot.com/2013/03/famous-kaya-puff-from-sin-eng-heong-ipoh.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Kaya Puff
 
Date of Visit: Aug 28, 2012 

Spending per head: Approximately RM10(下午茶)

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Categories : Chinese | Kopitiam

Located in the heart of Ipoh old town, Kong Heng Restaurant, or fondly called Kong Heng Char Set by the locals, is one of the best restaurants that sells excellent food in town. This restaurant has been around for centuries and it is a favourite spot for breakfast for Ipohan. The shop is usually busy and crowded on weekends as Ipohan outside Ipoh will be back to patronize this shop. One word of advice from us: Come early or you'll have trouble looking for tables.

A step into the shop is like travelling back in the past. The interior setting has changed little. The furniture within the shops can be dated back to the 50s and 60s era. While OLDTOWN Kopitiam is set with the designer's version of nostalgic and charming antique round marble table and chair, Kong Heng Restaurant has the authentic and historic sets of tables and chairs which are inherited generation after generation.
– Copied and edited from Ipohtown (http://ipohtown.blogspot.com/)

 

 
My boyfriend ordered 10 sticks of Chicken Satay and 10 sticks of Pork Satay that cost us a total of RM14 only. Chicken Satay is usually softer than Pork Satay, my experience with those at Kedai Kopi Kong Heng was nevertheless different. Surprisingly, the tenderness was almost similar, that at one moment we could hardly differentiate them until we had a few other sticks to finally decide on which was which.

From the photos above, I couldn't differentiate them either. tongue

 

 
Some may prefer to eat satay with cucumbers and spicy peanut sauce, while I always prefer to have satay without any of them. I support originality! Still, I gave the sauce a try so that my experience with these satays would not go to waste. I would prefer to have the satays alone, but the sauce was quite okay after all. Worth a try!


My Blog: http://jcheerios.blogspot.com/2013/02/delicious-satay-at-kedai-kopi-kong-heng.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Pork Satay,Chicken Satay
 
Date of Visit: Aug 28, 2012 

Spending per head: Approximately RM7(午餐)

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Categories : Chinese | Kopitiam

Since Thean Chun and Kedai Kopi Kong Heng are located right next to each other, which they are merely separated by an alley, it doesn't require you to look for an empty space for twice in a row. Get yourself settled at a table of either restaurant (if you have a company), move your ass to the stalls to place your order, and wait at your table until your food arrives. It's totally hassle-free! Definitely, do not try to be such an un-thoughtful person to be at Thean Chun when you are only eating food from Kedai Kopi Kong Heng.

 
We had a plate of Chee Cheong Fun at RM3. It was so-so. It's literally rice noodle commonly served at any Chinese restaurants. The only part that differs is the way the dish is prepared, depending on locations.

In Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine, many people prefer serving Chee Cheong Fun with a kind of black sweet sauce called tim zheong. It is likely a variation of hoisin sauce. The popular Penang version uses shrimp paste called hae ko, which is also black and sweet. In Ipoh, another food capital of Malaysia, Chee Cheong Fun is mainly served in two ways, the dry or wet version. In the "dry version", it is served with soy sauce, sesame seeds, fried shallots, onion oil and in most cases, chili sauce as well as pickled green chili. In the "wet version", it is served with curry and mushroom gravy, other than sesame seeds and fried shallots, giving it a rather distinctive Ipoh character. Chee Cheong Fun is a popular breakfast in Singapore and Malaysia, frequently served in coffee shops and Chinese restaurants. There is another kind of special Chee Cheong Fun from a small town, known as Teluk Intan or Teluk Anson. This typical Anson style Chee Cheong Fun is cooked with preserved turnips, minced pork, dried shrimps and fresh green shallots, and served with pickled green chilies. – Copied and edited from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_noodle_roll)
MUST TRY!

MUST TRY!

 
Apart from that, Caramel Custard from Thean Chun, or Crème Caramel if that's what you prefer, can never be missed! It's simply awesome and smoother than ever! According to some of the bloggers and websites, it's said their Caramel Custard will be sold out after 10am. However, it was still available during our visit, in a scorching hot afternoon, despite the crowds in and around the restaurant. With RM2.40, you can easily grab a bowl of it from their fridge; well, at least that's what we did. They were too busy to serve us.


My blog: http://jcheerios.blogspot.com/2013/03/caramel-custard-at-thean-chun-ipoh.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Caramel Custard
 
Date of Visit: Aug 28, 2012 

Spending per head: Approximately RM3(午餐)

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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Dim sum

As the title suggests, we made sure to be at Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum, a well-known dim sum restaurant in town other than Foh San Restaurant, at approximately 9.30am, to avoid being late for our next activity. As funny as it may sound, being such strong competitors of each other in Ipoh, both restaurants are merely less than a minute walk away, bringing slightly heavier traffic along the street during peak hours. Looking for a parking space is never an easy job around the area; I've warned you!
Steamed Chicken and Glutinous Rice / Lo Mai Kai

Steamed Chicken and Glutinous Rice / Lo Mai Kai

 
Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts

 
Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

 
Prawn Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings

 
Prawn Siew Mai

Prawn Siew Mai

 
Fish Ball

Fish Ball

 
Fried Prawn Dumplings

Fried Prawn Dumplings

 
Fried Prawn Rolls

Fried Prawn Rolls

 
P/S: There're more photos to be added but a maximum limit is reached, unfortunately.

Our breakfast was then ended with a bowl of Tau Fu Fah to waste a few more ringgits. Heh!

Just in case you would like to know, dim sum involves very huge amount of meat and perhaps oil, which explains why people, Chinese especially, tend to eat with a pot of Chinese Tea; it helps to reduce greasiness, more or less. RM38.10 was spent in total for our breakfast. It was still reasonable and within our price range, but it could be more worthy if such amount of money were to be spent at the dim sum restaurant located near my house. Our overall experience with Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum was good, and I would like to go with a 6.5/10.

And my stomach is now grumbling. :|

My blog: http://jcheerios.blogspot.com/2013/01/breakfast-at-ming-court-hong-kong-tim.html
 
Date of Visit: Aug 27, 2012 

Spending per head: Approximately RM19(早餐)

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Categories : Chinese | Kopitiam

 
Departing from Kepong at 6.30am, we arrived in Ipoh before the clock struck 9 at an average speed of 100km/h. Originally, we planned to have our second breakfast (we had some bread from Bread Story before leaving my house) at Restoran Sin Lean Lee, where it is famous for its Golden Fried Kuey Teow, provided that Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong has a branch in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya. Unfortunately, it was nowhere to be found until the very last day that we realized we had actually missed another street of the same name. Dang it! We were eventually here at Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong, anyway.

 

 
RM9.20 for two sets of Ipoh White Coffee and Egg Toast, they are definitely the most preferred breakfast joint in town. Being as picky as my Badman is, the concentration of the Ipoh White Coffee fitted him perfectly well, not to mention me myself who greatly recommended him the cup of coffee.

 
Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong is located right beside Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong, but I'm not too sure if they are related. If you have ever heard of Kedai Makanan Nam Heong, it is located right at the opposite of Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong.

 


P/S: According to Malaysia Food & Restaurant Reviews, they are closed on Sundays but during our visit on 26th of August, it was still packed with people as usual.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Ipoh White Coffee,Egg Toast
 
Date of Visit: Aug 26, 2012 

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