We wanted to try out one of the coffeeshops in Ipoh which is known for its curry noodles. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on our side as they were sold out early when we arrived at around 1245PM. So, we had to look for other option… and we ended up here at Sun Seng Fatt which also known for their curry noodles (I only got to know this when I’m writing this post after a quick Google search).
Searching for parking was surprising a breeze so was getting a table on a midday-lunch weekend. A quick glance at the menu as well as what other customers are happily tucking to and you will get the idea that their main forte are noodles.
What’s surprising, for me at least, was how the orders were took and passed on to the kitchen via wireless devices. Pretty high tech for such coffee shop, eh… The coffee shop was rather clean and airy, probably due the open ends of a corner shop.
The orders took a while to arrive while we got our fresh juices (RM2.10 per cup) first.
I opted for Ipoh Hor Fun (RM5) as I wasn’t feeling really well (sore throat was imminent) while my friend went for their dry curry noodles. Despite the rather subtle looking compared to Loke Wooi Kee’s or Thean Chun’s version, the chicken broth was surprisingly quite tasty; savoury with subtle hints of prawn essence. The flat noodles, like any other stalls in Ipoh, were silky smooth with nice chew to it.
Initially, I didn’t really like the dry curry noodles (RM5) when I took my first mouthful. It’s probably due to the viscosity of broth. But then, it grew on me as the scant, spicy broth (or maybe I should refer it as gravy since it’s a mixture of soup and thick gravy) was rich and fragrant. It got addictive after the first spoon so much so that I was happily finishing it off.
All in all, the noodles were fine. Though there might be other places/stalls/coffee shops which able to triumph this place, but I wouldn’t mind coming back here again for its dry curry noodles and dumplings (I read that it’s pretty good too).
32, Jalan Market,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
GPS Coordinates : 4.595628, 101.078761