Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ipoh Trip - 2nd July 2011

Hi ya all! Sorry for the short hiatus from blogging as I was busy catching up and going out almost everyday with my siblings and their families. My siblings were back from Singapore last 2 weeks ago to celebrate my Dad's 70th birthday. It was a grand birthday celebration for my Dad. :) Will blog about it soon.

Actually I have quite a lot of things to blog about..hehe..right now let me blog about our Ipoh trip first. My Hubby took a one week leave from work last week so we decided to go to Ipoh to hunt for good food (finally...) and we even stayed one night at the Tower Regency Hotel (after reading Mommy Ling's review on this hotel..:P).

This was our first maiden trip to Ipoh and I couldn't believe it that we actually managed to find most of the famous places to eat in Ipoh (with the help of Hubs' Blackberry which has the map function).

I did my homework before embarking to Ipoh and I referred to this blog, a famous food blogger from Ipoh called "Motormouth From Ipoh". This is the complete list of ultimate food in Ipoh from Motormouth.

Ipoh...here we come!

We check in at Tower Regency Hotel first right after we reached Ipoh. Hubby booked the hotel through phone at 1am on the same day we travel to Ipoh. Only left the One Room Apartment at RM208 per day.

We were satisfied with the condition of the apartment. It was clean and cozy. Also, the location of the hotel is strategic too.

After checking in at the hotel, we headed to the famous bean sprouts chicken restaurant, Lou Wong. Suddenly we remembered that we actually ate here before...LOL...that was almost 3 years ago when we were on our way back from Cameron Highlands to KL and decided to stop in Ipoh for lunch. Coincidently, we ended up at Lou Wong (we didn't know Lou Wong is the most popular chicken rice restaurant in Ipoh back then)..LOL.

That's the restaurant...haha we were here 3 years ago.

Fishball soup.

Steamed Chicken.

Bean Sprouts.

The food at Lou Wong was good but not their service though..hehe. We were here rather late around 2PM hence the place wasn't crowded and we managed to grab a table.

We also bought some "heong peng" and biscuits from this shop which is right opposite Lou Wong. We were here too 3 years ago..LOL.

Bought some "heong peng" and chicken biscuits and other snacks for my family.

Our next stop was the Big Tree Stall (Dai Shu Geok) at Pasir Pinji..thanks to Barb..hehe. ^_^

That's the famous yong tau foo stall. :)

Finally, I get to sink my teeth into this..."sar kok liew" (deep fried stuffed turnip/yam bean). I absolutely love them...yummy. ^_^

Gwen loves the deep fried stuffed turnip too.

This stall selling drinks also sells rojak too.

The rojak was quite good.

After stuffing our stomachs with so much food, we went back to the hotel and had some rest. Hubs and I took a nap. As for Gwen she was an energizer bunny...she was watching TV on bed and played alone.

We drove to Medan Selera Stadium for our dinner. The food court was right beside the stadium.

That's the landmark. ^_^

Yoon Kee bean sprouts chicken stall is the one on the left.

According to Motormouth, Yoon Kee stall is Dato' Michelle Yeoh's fave haunt.

Chicken rice from Yoon Kee stall. Quite good.

Yoon Kee's dry curry chicken noodles. Nice.

Char Kuey Teow from stall No.18

One of the best Char Kuey Teow I've ever had.

After dinner, we decided to hop over to Ipoh Parade. We really don't know where we can go at night..hehe. There's nothing to see at Ipoh Parade actually but someone was begging to ride on this. -__-

Gwen had a good 5 mins ride on the elephant..LOL.

Will blog about our Ipoh Trip on Day 2 next....


ChloeRuoyi July 5, 2011 at 5:11 PM  

Oh, you finally went to Ipoh. Ya, besides jalan2 and makan2, there really isn't much to do at night.

BoeyJoey July 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM  

all the food pictures are making me hungry! if we're younger and without kids, at night can go clubing :-).

Small Kucing July 5, 2011 at 5:26 PM  

Really ho liao ah....drooling at the food

Mommy to Chumsy July 5, 2011 at 6:26 PM  

hey,you just dropped by my beloved hometown :) glad you managed to eat some delicious Ipoh food :) so, you like the 'sar kok liew' also eh? now you are making me crave for some! hey, thanks for sharing about the stalls at the stadium. I don't think i've tried the curry noodles there. will give it a try on my next trip. yes, you are right, nothing much to do in Ipoh at night...unless you want to go hang out at some cafes in Greentown or Ipoh Garden (near Jusco). Can't wait to read more!

Yee Ling July 5, 2011 at 6:26 PM  

We missed Pasir Pinji...maybe next time...it seems u all have lots of good food hor..

Hayley July 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM  

Hi welcome back! LOL..
You dint come to Taiping ar? So near to Ipoh only :P

MeRy July 5, 2011 at 10:25 PM  

i do heard that Ipoh has lot of nice food....u bought the swissroll?

Serene July 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM  

No wonder you have MIA for so long... heheh. can't wait for more post!! Lotsa good food there.. I'm drooling here looking at the picture... it has been decades since my last visit to Ipoh. :(

Alice Law July 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM  

Ipoh sure packed with tones of goodies, how I miss this place!^^

CathJ July 5, 2011 at 11:25 PM  

That Hotel is a good bargain oh.. nxt time going to Ipoh will stay there... :D

wenn July 5, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

ya, Ipoh has lots of yummy food to offer.

Merryn July 6, 2011 at 12:19 AM  

I miss Ipoh :( William malas to go there now...

prince n princess mum July 6, 2011 at 3:55 AM  

Makes me wanna go ipoh again after reading your post!

Ann July 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM  

hahaha...glad you managed so well on your maiden attempt in ipoh. you are right...the blog you mentioned does cover it all in ipoh.

waiting for your day 2 post. hope you got some swiss rolls! :)

lvynana July 6, 2011 at 12:18 PM  

Never been to Ipoh yet, hopefully 1 day..

yvonne July 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

Wah... this post is really dedicated to Ipoh's good food! Looking forward to the next post.

Oliveoylz July 6, 2011 at 4:04 PM  

Glad that you're blogging about food in Ipoh. It's been yonks since I stepped foot there for the "ngar choy kai...". I will have to bookmark this post of yours for reference so that I know which shops to go next time:) Tx ya.

Lemonjude July 6, 2011 at 5:47 PM  

That is my mum's hometown, but never been tried to eat all those u show, but I did roughly know those places, normally I was there during cny and no chance purposely go there just to makan the famous food..

your trip is definitely great!

アンゼエリン July 7, 2011 at 9:41 AM  

Welcome bec Mummy Gwen...Mouth watering chicken rice....Will visit Ipoh soon...

slavemom July 7, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

Haven't been to Ipoh for decades edi. Used to visit my aunt there. Now she has moved to Pg. To me, Ipoh = nga choi kai. hehe Mmmm... yummy!

Yin Yue July 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM  

i like lou wong too.. slurp

Caca July 7, 2011 at 2:48 PM  

Gwen's apple pink face makes her adorable.

Sheoh Yan July 8, 2011 at 4:53 PM  

Why you went to Ipoh Parade? Should go JJ? A better place to shop if compare to Ipoh Parade.

Luciana July 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

oh oh..never been to Ipoh, errrmmm must force hubby to go there and check out some nice food :)

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