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.

Hawker Food : 

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 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
6am – 1pm 

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

15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 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
10.30am – 7.30pm Daily 

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 custard is smooth and nice but a lil too sweet for my liking. 

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

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 

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

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
11am – 11pm (Daily) 

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) 

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

Love the lobak here too! 

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

Cafes & Restaurants :

1. 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. 

Cafe Latte (RM19) 
A big cup of latte indeed. 
Nachos (RM13.50)
Corn chips with two-cheese sauce. 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

2. Burps & Giggles 

A nostalgic place to chill out with friends. Rustic design in an old shophouse. Quirky decor and pretty good burgers. 

Poulet Burger (RM16)
Grilled paprika chicken, crumbed potato, cheese and egg. Chicken grilled to perfection. Meaty and juicy. Sesame seeded soft breads were really yummy too!

Mango Cheese Cake (RM11)

Basically the mango is just at the bottom of the cheesecake. 

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

3. Valentino Bridal Cafe

An unique bridal cafe which serves western cuisines, cakes and desserts. 

Camomile Tea Pot (for two pax) (RM10.80++)
Classic Chicken (RM16.80++)
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. 

Classic Salmon Fillet (RM26++)

Salmon was fresh and the skin was crispy which is almost perfect. Quite a good idea to eat the salmon with the tartar sauce. Satisfying and delicious!

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

4. 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 (RM13.80++)
A deep-flavoured, moist cake with carrots and walnuts in every bite. Yummylicious! 
Cappuccino (RM12.80++)
Hot Chocolate (RM10.80++)

No 2, Jalan Kelab Golf, 30350 Ipoh, Perak
Mon-Sun: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

5. Imirrage

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!  

Places to visit:

1. 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 SaikatIpohMalaysia
10am – 5.30pm 

2. Riverwalk

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? 

3. Ipoh Concubine Lane

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