Once a mining settlement, Ipoh was a bustling town in it’s heyday. Today, as the younger generation move on to better places, The City of Millionaires has become quieter with each passing year, a place caught in a warp of time long past.
Steamers put out by the side of the road house dainty dimsum and condiments, wafting delicious scents of meat into the warm morning air.
One cannot claim to be Ipoh-born and not know the famous shredded chicken noodles, with it’s clear glass noodles swimming in a savoury sweet broth simmered for hours, topped with smooth chicken fillets and springy prawns.
Deep fried goodies are another thing this quaint town is famous for: delectable, crunchy, stuffed to bursting with fish paste and fried to golden perfection, these yong liu are the perfect snack for both young and old.
Char Kuey Teow : clear glass noodles stir fried together with fat, crunchy bean sprouts, chillies, shrimps and cockles, this is a dish of aromatic goodness served over a plate of banana leaf.
Fresh out of the oven egg tarts : soft eggy goodness enclosed in flaky puff pastry.
Guardians of the temple, the heavenly dogs.