Within walking distance from Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fah and Hotel French, the only reason I drop by this coffee shop whenever I’m in Ipoh is because of its ban jian kuih (麵煎粿). Loaded with crushed peanuts and sugar, this kiuh is pretty decent compared to what I usually have in Klang Valley.
Unlike the other version which is thin and crisp, this one has a thicker batter which resembles a lil bit like sponge cake and a crisp outer layer. A piece would cost around RM0.70, which pretty reasonable due to generous fillings.
But on further inspections/reading/searching, little did I know that this coffee shop has pretty decent food as well. That’s when I decided to give it a try while having my ban jian kiuh at the same time.
The Ipoh Sar Hor Fun (RM4) was pretty good although my vote still goes to the one at Thean Chun. The prawn-based broth was robust yet savoury. As usual, the flat noodles were of Ipoh standards. And there were good amount of shredded chicken meat and prawns.
The dried Hakka mee was pretty good too. Toasted in light soya sauce, onion and sesame oil, the noodles was a joy to munch due its springy texture. The bean sprouts was a typical Ipoh trademark; fat, crunchy and juicy!
The fried stuffs were just alright, nothing to shout about. A plate of noodles with 5~6 pieces would cost around RM7.50.
Kedai Makanan Loke Wooi Kee 乐会居茶室
26-28, Jalan Mustafa Al-Bakri,
GPS Coordinates : 4.595325, 101.083735