Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nam Heong Restaurant 南香茶餐室

Since our loved one has left us, we hardly go back to this place… the place that earned its fortune in tin trade. But we do drop by if we are on the way to the city – KL. No doubt Ipoh food is always nice, and hearty, at least it does to me, especially their bean sprout chicken, Foh San Dim Sum, etc.

I always wanted to take my favourite Kong Heng Popiah and many times I will either lost my way or turn to the wrong junction. Then ended up I gave up for another food. Of course, Nam Heong of Jalan Bandar Timah isn’t that bad choice if you are looking for Ipoh White Coffee.

Let me make the comparison between Ipoh and Penang food … here goes….

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Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun is different from Penang’s type. Penang will add shrimp paste and other sauces, but Ipoh will add green chilies and some curry sauces, that’s make it so unique that you wouldn’t decline to have one.

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Ipoh Char Koay Teow will have to give way to Penang’s one. Cuz, it will never have the Penang’s aroma, even though they fried like Penang’s way. Some how, something is missing some where. Can you spot anything missing?

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Ipoh Curry Mee is also another noodle that is different from Penang too. Penang will add long beans, tau kua and Cantonese called it Tau Foo Pok, and soup base has strong coconut milk. Where as Ipoh Curry Mee has more spices and stronger aroma too. Another tip that will tell you that this doesn’t belong to Penang Curry Mee, that’s the lime that squeeze in the soup.

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Ipoh Hor Fun (Flat Noodle 怡保雞絲河粉) is Ipoh’s signature. Penang Koay Teow Th’ng could never beat them. I wonder why? Perhaps Ipoh Hor Fun added some shrimps into their stock that makes the soup base fragrant and tasty. Even so, their flat noodle is smooth and nice. One could think of the water that they use to make noodle. Many were speculating they were using mountain water for making it, but, how true would that again? Right?

2, Jalan Bandar Timah,
Ipoh Perak, 30000

Opens from 7.30am to 4pm


Chong said...

Would usually go to Nam Heong for their white coffee and egg tarts. Have never eat their noodles before because I'm usually stuffed with dim sum before going there. Hehe.

Something's missing in the CKT. Chinese wax sausage? Pork lard? :P

Little Inbox said...

Ipoh hor fun tastes good. I usually opt for hor fun whenever I visit the chicken rice shop.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Hmm.... I haven't try chee cheong fun in Ipoh style before. I shall try it. I like Ipoh Hor Fun. ^-^

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Chong, errr... I dare not confirmed that's due to pork lard or sausages, but some how it's something missing compared to Penang CKT.

Hi Little Inbox, Ipoh Hor Fun is always good. I wonder why Penang can't make the similarity of them.

Hi Food Paradise, it's very unique, it's like hate or love it kind of situation. Hope you like that.

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J2Kfm said...

Spot on. But the white coffee at Nam Heong just don't make the cut anymore.