1. Tuck Kee Restaurant @ Jalan Yau Tet Shin
Tuck Kee, the biggest treasure of Ipoh street foods. Ever since the business has started, the chef has been preparing one dish at a time and until today, nothing has changed.
With this traditional way of preparing the food, you might have to wait a little longer. However, I can assure you that once you have tasted their Yut Kwong Hor (moonlight noodles), the taste is worth the wait.
Yut Kwong Hor – It is basically fried hor fun (flat rice noodles) with a raw egg at the centre. As simple as it may seem, Tuck Kee fries their hor fun perfectly and mixes it well with their thick and delicious gravy. Their Yut Kwong Hor is salty and a little sweet. Together with a cracked raw egg? Perfection! A spoonful of the molten egg yolk, hor fun and soy sauce will definitely leave you yearning for more! This goodie has left me slurping away from the bowl and I have finished almost half of the plate! Haha!
I am sure that you will never want to try others’ Yut Kwong Hor after trying Tuck Kee’s. Everything is just perfection! Yumyum!
Address: 65, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30300, New Town, Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 05:00pm – 03:00am
Must-have dishes: Wat Tan Hor, Yut Kwong Hor, braised chicken feet and blanched baby octopus
2. Choong Kee Dai Shu Tao (Big Tree Head) Yong Tau Fu @ Jalan King
Address: Jalan King 31650 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 0830am – 0530pm
Must-have dishes: Deep fried Yong Tau Fu, red bean shaved ice
3. Thean Chun Restaurant @ Jalan Panglima
What is the most famous food in Thean Chun Restaurant? Taadaaaaa~~~~! It is none other than the caramel egg custard!
The caramel egg custard here is very special. Once it is ready, the lady boss will put it into the freezer as it is best served cold. The cold caramel egg custard with the torched caramel surface is served! Do you think a frozen egg custard is hard? You are so wrong! Even though it is frozen, the caramel egg custard is still silky smooth and it will melt in your mouth within 3 seconds! The egg custard is also served together with the homemade syrup. The fact that it is not too sweet has won many people’s hearts! The egg custard here is just so smooth and I personally think that it is almost impossible for anyone to top them! That is just perfection! Besides, the restaurant next to Thean Chun Restaurant serves really nice deep-fried rice cake, so good even when it is cold.
Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Operating Hours: 0700am – 1200pm
Must-have dishes: Wuyi egg tea, caramel egg custard, pork satay, chicken kuey teow soup, popiah, chee cheong fun
4. Sin Yoon Loong White Coffee And Caramel Egg Custard @ Jalan Bandar Timah
Sin Yoon Loong serves the authentic Ipoh white coffee and it is believed to be the pioneer of Ipoh white coffee. Ipoh white coffee tastes a little sour but it is smooth and aromatic! Moreover, the boss makes a cup of coffee at a time to ensure that every single cup of coffee they serve is of good quality! Another goodie worth trying here is their kaya butter toast which is also highly recommended by the locals!
Address: 15A Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Phone Number: +60 5 241 4601
Operating Hours: 6 am – 6 pm from Monday to Sunday
Must-have dishes: White coffee, kaya butter toast, Chinese egg cake
5. Ipoh Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street) @ Jalan Sultan Idris Shah
Ipoh Tong Sui Kai is a street lined with more than 50 food stalls and is one of the most happening eating streets after the sunsets. You can get traditional flavours here and huge varieties of delicious foods! Don’t know what to eat at night in Ipoh? Tong Sui Kai is definitely your right choice! There must be a stall selling the food you want! =) One of the locals’ recommendation is the Ngap Kiok Pau (duck feet wrap) from stall 26 besides the signature mixed fruits ABC from stall 22, 15 and 33.
Address: Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak. (Near SMJK Sam Tet)
Operating Hours: 07:00pm – 12:00am
Must-have dishes: Desserts, beverages, Ngap Kiok Pau
6. Sin Eng Heong Kaya Puff
Freshly baked, crispy and golden brown kaya puffs is the reason why the foodies always come back to Sin Eng Heong. Their kaya puff, which is fresh from the oven is a must to bring home! Over the years, Sin Eng Heong insists on making every single piece of puff by hand, preserving the traditional and serving the puffs fresh from the oven. One soft reminder for you, if you do not want to wait for a few hours, you can call to book your puffs one day before your visit. Even if you have to wait, these delectable treats with the recipes refined to perfection are definitely worth it!
Phone Number: 05-2439659 / 012-5952217
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm ; Sunday: 9am – 6pm
Must-have dishes: Lou Por Peng (biscuits filled with lotus paste/red bean), traditional handmade Heong Peng (biscuits with caramelised filling), Ham Dan Sou (lotus paste with salted egg yolk) and so on.