Don’t let yourself get stuck in Dim Sum or Bean Sprout Chicken rut when you visit Ipoh. It may be the city’s classic food dish, but Ipoh is also a food mecca for street food and it’s also great value for the money. Here are 3 of the best street food dishes you shouldn’t leave Ipoh without trying.

Best Street Food You Have to Try In Ipoh

1. Shun Jie Fried Rice Cake 顺姐炸年糕

Nian gao 年糕 (Rice Cake) sometimes translated as year cake or Chinese New Year’s cake, is a food prepared from glutinous rice flour. It is a must have during Chinese New Year as it symbolizes prosperity and good luck.

Lucky for us in Ipoh, we don’t need to wait till Chinese New Year to enjoy this delicious delight. There is one famous Fried Nian Gao (Fried Rice Cake) at Pasir Pinji.

Nian Gao, is sandwiched between slices of taro and sweet potato, clamped firmly together before dip in a batter, and then into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown perfection.

Photo Credit to Jaine C.

The fried Nian Gao is crispy on the outside, and soft in the inside that it melts like a caramel lava. The taste is mind-blowing that one serving is not enough.

Address: 260-270, Jalan Queen, Pasir Pinji, 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 12p.m. to 5:45p.m (Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
Contact Details: +6016-593 3116
Price range: $
Halal: No
Remarks: Best to get some fried banana and fried cempedak as well

2. Woong Kee Bean Curd 旺記祖傳豆花

Woong Kee Bean Curd 旺記祖傳豆花 first started the business on a trishaw in Bercham, with kindergarden like tables and chairs set up along the corridor outside of 7-eleven.

Photo Credit to Woong Kee Facebook Official

It quickly gained its fame for its silky and smooth texture Tau Fu Fah over the years. If you ask any local, this is the best around the area.

Woong Kee also has a ‘drive thru’ concept. Stop by the storefront and a staff will attend to you. Order and eat in your car.

Photo Credit to Woong Kee Facebook Official

Recommended to order: Black Soya Bean 黑豆精, Gula Melaka Tau Fu Fah 椰糖豆腐花, Ginger

Now, it has branched out to several locations in Malaysia. The menu now has more variants such as with ginkgo, big red bean, grass jelly, lotus seed, rice ball 湯圓, nuts and sesame, etc.

Address: 291, Jalan Bercham, Taman Desa Kencana, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11:30a.m. to 7:00p.m (Closed on Wednesday)
Contact Details: +6012-517 7452 
Price range: $
Halal: No
Remarks: Bercham branch has limited seats, best to drive thru and eat in your car. 

2) Ipoh Garden South Lok Lok

This is the authentic mobile stall that eats standing up

Photo credit to Eliza C.
Photo credit to Anthony P.

Address: 33, Jalan S. A. Lingam, Taman Ipoh Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

Kafe South Point

It usually parks opposite Kafe South Point.

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