A short list of places i have visited in Ipoh. Hawker food, cafes and sceneries. Here are some of the places you shouldn’t miss when you are having your holiday in Ipoh.
Restaurant Lou Wong Tauge Chicken 
It’s highly commercialised and it kinda lost its old flavour. It’s more like a tourist spot. Mediocre tasting and food was slightly oily. 

49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. 
10am -2am (Daily)

Onn Kee Bean Sprout Chicken
I prefer Onn Kee over Lou Wong as the food wasn’t that oily. Also, the place was cleaner. 
48, Jalan Yau Tet Shin30000 IpohPerak, Malaysia
12pm – 2am (Daily)

Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitiao

This is the tauge chicken i would give a shoutout for. Best bean sprout chicken and flat rice noodles. It tastes fabulous and scrumptious! Till now i’m still craving for it. Their flat rice noodles was so smooth and the soup was really da bomb! Tauge chicken was really delectable especially pairing up with the rice noodles. 

44, Jalan Raja Ekram, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Opens at 7pm 
Restoran Nasi Ayam Pak Gong
Chicken rice was fragrant and tasty. Their steamed chicken is good and their soy sauce compliments the chicken amazingly. Mix the ginger with chili sauce to pair with your chicken as well. 

27, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Daily: 11.30am – 4pm 

Loke Wooi Kee Cafe

This place is often packed with locals. The hor fun soup here is a must-try. The sweetness of the prawn stock which lingers in your mouth does not taste artificial at all.

26, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Daily: 7am – 4.30pm 

Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles

This restaurant has been here for decades and is mostly famed for their thick and flavorful dry curry noodles. Unique but tasty.

39, Jalan Kampar, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Tue – Sun : 7.30am – 3pm 

Restoran Xin Quan Fang
Popular Ipoh style curry noodles just opposite the Ipoh Police Station. The curry is tasty and the accompanying dishes complement the curry noodles very well. Price is more on the high side.

174, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Restoran Foh San Dim Sum
Dim Sum is one of the famous culinary in Ipoh. You should try their fried prawn roll, egg tarts, fish ball, siu mai, lo mai gai, cha siew pao, yam puff and more! The place is really packed even on weekdays, go early to avoid disappointment. 

51 Jalan Leong Sim Nam, Ipoh, Malaysia, Ipoh 30300,Malaysia

Daily: 6am – 1pm 

Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum
Probably the biggest dim sum restaurant in Ipoh. The dim sum here are delicious and varied. Try to avoid going on weekends as this place is always bustling with people especially in the morning.

2, 4 & 6, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 12, Taman Ipoh Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Friday – Wednesday: 7am – 2pm

Thong Lok Seafood Restaurant

Love the juicy-licious and rich taste in the prawn heads! The sauce is so good that you could drink on it’s own like a soup and ever between when paired with the juicy, succulent prawns.

Jalan Pasar, 31800 Tanjung Tualang, Negeri Perak

Daily: 11am – 9pm

Big Tree Yong Tau Foo 
Famous Yong Tau Foo restaurant under a big tree. Their Yong Tau Foo is freshly made daily and it only costs RM1 per piece. 
652, Jalan King, Taman Hoover, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Daily: 9.30pm – 5.30pm

Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong 
Great for authentic white coffee and soft boiled eggs on toast.

15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Chang Jiang White Coffee
This place is known among locals and tourists for coffee and toast. It’s a good place to drop by for authentic Ipoh white coffee. Coffee is good but it’s quite sweet for my liking.

7, Jalan Windsor, 30250 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Funny Mountain Soya Bean
Soya bean milk and soya bean curd (Tau Fu Fah). The most popular tau fu fah shop in Ipoh and you definitely shouldn’t miss it. Best Soya Bean Curd! Texture is so smooth and it just melts in your mouth. Soy milk is thick and fragrant too. And yes, you gotta go early and queue for this bowl of goodness! 

49, Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Daily: 10.30am – 7.30pm 
Sin Eng Heong 
Best Kaya Puff in town and yes, you have to queue for this too haha. Flaky crust with delicious and rich kaya as filling. It was so scrumptious! Freshly made daily. And i advise you to call in. Go earlier to avoid disappointment. 

64, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakry, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9am – 8pm (Mon-Sat)
9am – 6pm (Sun) 

Restoran Thean Chun
The caramel egg custard is smooth and nice but a lil too sweet for my liking.
The caramel in the creme caramel had a delicate bitter hint.

Don’t forget to try out their pork innards satay. Interesting, unique and worth a try.

73, Jalan Bandar Timah, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Friday – Wednesday: 8.30am – 4.30pm 

Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng
This is one of the lesser known coffee shop in Ipoh. The food and beverage quality here is almost comparable like any other coffee shops in Ipoh township. Hor fun soup here is pretty good.

75, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Woong Kee Bean Curd Bercham Ipoh

This roadside tau fu fah stall serves up slurp-worthy and soft as cotton taufufah. It is self-service, so you have to wait around for your order. Then, grab a table to enjoy your meal.

291, Jalan Bercham, Taman Desa Kencana,, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Daily: 12pm – 10pm

Ayam Garam Aun Kheng Lim
The organic, free-range chicken is succulent and incredibly juicy. This shop is mainly for takeaway. 

Ayam Garam Aun Kheng Lim, 24, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Daily: 9am-7pm

The Museum

One of the best glass char siew I’ve ever eaten. Literally melts in my mouth upon putting it in! Definitely coming back for this. 

Greentown Business Center, 1, Persiaran Greentown 7, Pusat Perdagangan Greentown, 30450 Ipoh, Perak
Daily: 11am – 11pm

Restoran Tuck Kee 
Must try their Hokkien fried “Yu Kong Hor” which is served with a raw egg on top. This noodle is so smooth and soothing to eat! 

61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Thursday – Tuesday: 5pm – 2am

Kopi Puteh Cheong Sheng Loong 
Famous for its claypot chicken rice. The rice was really fragrant and cooked with generous amount of meat.
29, Persiaran Sengat Baru 2, Taman Bersatu, 31300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Opens at night (Daily) 

Tong Sui Kai
A bustling place if you’re in for a cool treat in the evening. In terms of variety, you can pretty much find most local tong sui here. It is also a great place for supper as there are a lot of vendors selling street food here.

Jalan Carey, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Restaurant Kam Wan Don Gu Ting

Opening in full swing approaching the dinner mark, the two longest line belong to the Nasi Pandan and Bibi’s Popiah stalls. 

Aside from two seafood grilling stalls, i do love the grilled stingray from this stall. Love the spices on the grilled stingray!

Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Daily: 5.30pm – 11.30pm 

Cermin Lake (Tasik Cermin)

Stunning hidden lake surrounded by limestone hills. The environment is quite cool and relaxing to the nerves and senses. You can see the reflection of mountains and sky at the lake.

Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5a, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak


Kek Lok Tong
Astounding cave system, peaceful and serene gardens. Amazing interior with huge columns of stalagmites and stalactites that must have taken millions of years to form.

Pesiaran Sepakat 3, Taman Endah Jaya, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak.

 Qin Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village

Beautiful natural environment surrounded with mountain, lake and forest. Entrance fees is RM6 per person. You can take many photos here. Bicycle and trishaw are available. Maybe this might be a great place to find back the 70s memories?? 

22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A | Taman SaikatIpoh, Malaysia
Daily: 10am – 5.30pm 
A romantic place by the river bank. Good outdoor place to hang out. Beautiful LED lights on the thees. There are a few restaurants facing the river too. Walking date here? 

Ipoh Concubine Lane

A short stretch of lane filled with stalls that sell souvenirs and food. 

Happy 8 Retreat Cafe 

The Happy 8 Cafe concept is built upon the success stories of Ipoh Old Town’s many casual dining and coffeehouse venues. It’s actually located within the Happy 8 Retreat Boutique Hotel. A combination of the environmentalism and art which is mainly based on timber art design. 

Drop by here to get a cuppa or some snacks. Corn chips with two-cheese sauce was good. Their special chilli sauce is sour and spicy which compliments really well with the chips. 

46 Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Perak 

Mon-Thu: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 9:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm 
Burps & Giggles 
A nostalgic place to chill out with friends. Rustic design in an old shophouse. Quirky decor and pretty good burgers. 
Grilled paprika chicken, crumbed potato, cheese and egg. Chicken grilled to perfection. Meaty and juicy. Sesame seeded soft breads were really yummy too!
93 & 95 Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Mon:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed-Fri:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat-Sun:8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Valentino Bridal Cafe
A unique bridal cafe which serves western cuisines, cakes and desserts. 
Potato wedges were fried on point, crispy and delicious. Their homemade sauce was really delectable which enhances the taste of the chicken chop pretty good. 
54 Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Kampung Jawa, Hulu Kinta, Perak, Malaysia, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Mon-Tue: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Thu-Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Potpourri House Cafe
One of the indoor photoshoot venues for Adonis Bridal Studio. Nicely decorated. Instagram-worthy hipster cafe that you shouldn’t miss too! 
Carrot Walnut Cake has a deep-flavoured, moist cake with carrots and walnuts in every bite. Yummylicious! 
No 2, Jalan Kelab Golf, 30350 Ipoh, Perak
Mon-Sun: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
With it’s 270′ Full LED video projection wall that brings you spectacular views from around the world while you’re dining in here. Drop by and feel the synergy!
Block B, 2-15; Ipoh SoHo Shah, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak