Food Hunting in Jalan Ipoh
Jalan Ipoh, a famous road in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that spans about 1 km, has a few spots that are perfect for food hunting. As with its namesake, Ipoh, it has some hidden gems that are sure to attract both locals and tourists alike.
Here are the top 5 restaurants recommended by the locals. Food lovers should make their way there to experience an unexpected culinary journey! The famous eateries have been operating for decades, so it is no surprise that their food is so delicious that it attracts flocks of people.
The Top 5 Chinese Restaurants Recommended by Locals
1. Restoran Ban Lee
Ban Lee Restaurant serves Bak Kut Teh, or “meat bone tea” where pork ribs are simmered in a broth along with herbs and spices for long hours to create the perfect meaty soup. Bak Kut Teh fans will not miss this heavenly spot as many are willing to travel across Malaysia to try out different styles of bak kut teh.
Most bak kut teh shops serve the soup dish with side dishes that are hard to resist, and Ban Lee is no exception! The restaurant serves Bak Kut Teh in clay pots and bowls for smaller portions. Diners may also choose to add on white rice, fried lettuce, taupok and youtiao (Chinese fried fritters) that are dipped into the flavourful soup. The best part is that Ban Lee is open 24/7! It’s the perfect location to satisfy your cravings of a warm soup dish in this cold season.
Address: Restoran Ban Lee, 222, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24/7
2. Restoran Million
Jalan Ipoh surrounds Taman Million, to which many restaurants are named after the housing area. When our Chinese ancestors migrated to Malaysia, the local culture grew and is now deeply rooted and a part of the local identity. A Chinese subpopulation, the Hing Hwa people have dishes that are well-known to them too! Hing Hwa Nang is considered a Chinese minority in Malaysia and authentic Hing Hwa cuisine are hard to come by. Luckily, there is Restoran Million that sells authentic Hing Hwa food that will wow all of you! The restaurant is famous for its Fried Mee Suah and Fried Crab Meat Balls. The Fried Mee Suah is no ordinary Mee Suah as it is cooked first and then fried to heat up and plated with fragrant peanuts!
Address: 517, Jalan Tiong, 3rd Mile Off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 10 AM – 9.30 PM
3. Restoran Tmn Million Batu Tiga
Dim Sum must be everyone’s favourite breakfast option! What is your favourite Dim Sum when you head to a restaurant like this? As with most diners selling Hong Kong Dim Sum, Restoran Tmn Million Batu Tiga serves hot-selling Dim Sum such as Siu Mai, Har Gow, Lo Bak Go, Cheong Fun, Char Siu Bao, Liu Sha Bao, Fried Shrimp Dumpling Salad etc. However, what makes this restaurant stand out is that Dim Sum is a big YES during the wee hours as supper or early breakfast! As compared to traditional shrimp-filling Siu Mai, this Dim Sum eatery is famous for its pure pork-filling Siu Mai. If you are a pork meat lover, this is a Siu Mai you should not miss out!
Address: Batu 3, Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 8 PM – 6.30 AM
4. Jalan Ipoh, Batu 3 Curry Laksa
Dinner and supper have never been better with rich and flavourful curry laksa at Batu Tiga! Can you believe that it takes about a half an hour queue just to be served with a yummy bowl of goodness?
Just right behind the small police station lies an entire food street near Taman Million. When the sun sets, stalls start opening and guess who has the best business right in town? You’re right, it’s the Jalan Ipoh Batu 3 Curry Laksa! By 7.30 PM, people are lining up to eat and take-away this famed curry laksa. The stall sells curry laksa that is topped with fresh cockles, taupok, fish cakes and bean sprouts. If you are not one for the spice and heat, there is always the clear soup, dry noodles and hot porridge.
Address: Jalan Tiong, Off Jalan Ipoh, Batu 3, Taman Million, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 7.30 PM – 2 AM
5. Kedai Kopitiam Makanan Ming Hoe
Dai Lok Mee or some called it Hokkien Mee is the bestseller in Kedai Kopitiam Makanan Ming Hoe! With over 40 years in the food industry, people flocked to this quaint-looking restaurant for lunch and dinner. Order up some sweet Lala Broth, steamed fish, fried pork for a yummy and delicious meal!
Are you drooling? Head over to Ming Hoe right away!
Address: 424, Batu 2 ½, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 12 PM – 12 AM (Rest on Mondays)
Here are your Top 5 Famous Food options if you are going to Jalan Ipoh! Try them for yourself for some delicious local eats!