bookmark_borderIn Ipoh – Kedai Makanan Loke Wooi Kee 乐会居茶室

Kedai Makanan Loke Wooi Kee 乐会居茶室

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.

Ban Jian Kueh

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.

Kedai Makanan Loke Wooi Kee 乐会居茶室

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.

Ipoh Sar Hor Fun

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.

Hakka Mee

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!

Fried Food

Prok Balls

The fried stuffs were just alright, nothing to shout about. A plate of noodles with 5~6 pieces would cost around RM7.50.

Address :
Kedai Makanan Loke Wooi Kee 乐会居茶室
26-28, Jalan Mustafa Al-Bakri,
30000 Ipoh,

GPS Coordinates : 4.595325, 101.083735

bookmark_borderIn Ipoh – Tong Sui Kai (糖水街)

Aptly named as Tong Sui Kai (糖水街) due to its popularity of desserts, this row of hawker stalls is also pretty well known amongst the locals and tourists for its hawker food too. It is just a short drive from Hotel French and it occupies the entire road of Jalan Sultan Ekram leading to the main road of Jalan Sultan Idris Shah. Parking can be atrocious especially when you are there around 630PM because there is a school directly opposite of this hawker street. As usual, parents will park their car indiscriminately along the road while waiting for their spoilt brats kids.

Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street)

Despite its vast amount of stalls, there were a handful of them opened for business when I was there for dinner. I am not sure if this is a norm but I guess I don’t really mind since most of them (if not all) are almost identical in terms of food options, except for the first stall which serve ‘dai chou’.

Cheong Kee Beef Noodles (Stall 47) at Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street)

Beef Noodles by Cheong Kee Beef Noodles (Stall 47)

I was brought to an area which was closer to main road and I got to know that there were two famous stalls at same vicinity. First up was beef noodles (RM3.80) by Cheong Kee Beef Noodles (Stall 47) which fared pretty well, in my opinion. The stock was a lil sweetish but robust, packed with beefy goodness while the flat noodles were okay; typical trademark of Ipoh.

Beef Balls by Cheong Kee Beef Noodles at Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street)

The beef balls (RM0.50 per piece) were pretty good too which we ordered separately.

Wai Wai Wantan Mee (Stall 44) at Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street)

Wantan Mee by Wai Wai Wantan Mee (Stall 44)

Whilst the taste was slight bland, the wantan noodles (RM2.80) by Wai Wai Wantan Mee (Stall 44) were blanched nicely; al-dente while retaining its crisp-springy texture. However, what I liked most from this stall was the fried wantan.

Fried Wantan

They were really moreish that I ordered another 10 pieces (RM2.40) to savour them as snack. Heck, they were still crispy when I left them for few hours in an air conditioning room.

Ice Kacang with Ice Cream

We weren’t impressed with the attitude of the drink stall (the one beside beef noodles stall). So, as we walked towards the car, we stopped at another stall for some desserts. The owner heard wrongly when we ordered and so, instead of shaved ice with mix fruits, she gave us ice kacang with ice cream (RM3) which was a-okay although there were quite a lot of fillings beneath the shaved ice.

Fried Foo Chuk

While you were at it, do try out the fried foo chuk (RM3 for 5 pieces) from another stall. I guess it was pretty common since quite a number of stalls were selling these crispy snack on that day.

Address :
Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street),
Jalan Sultan Ekram,
30300 Ipoh,

GPS Coordinates : 4.595333, 101.087308

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