Leo’s travel journal

Leo’s travel journal and other juicy bits…


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So I recently (actually it was in November 2008) had a little escapade to Ipoh together with the other half’s family – visiting the lovely grandmother.

It was of course, a non-stop gastronomic experience. Ipoh – like Penang is a place to eat. The food is mainly Cantonese with a very Malaysian influence.

Nevertheless, it was just as lovely if not more. The heritage of Ipoh, as a predominant mining town in its hey days is still prevalent in many of its architecture.

We stopped in Bidor along the way for the customary steamed duck noodles and yam puffs at Pun Chun.

Many foodies have blogged about this joint so I shant elaborate further.  Needless to say it was good – this restaurant reminded me of the hey days before the arrival of the North-South Expressway where journeys back to Penang would take around 6 – 8 hours by car.

Ipoh, a nice little quaint town with plenty of colonial buildings used to be the economic hub of then Malaya.

You can see the lineage of Cantonese or Chinese immigrants who were very clique’ish, with many associations abundant.

No visit to Ipoh would be complete without savouring the creme caramel at Lok Wui Kui, together with the

Hor Hee Fun (noodles in soup with assorted fish products)

And of course a visit to the legendary Foh San, for breakfast.

This is your typical early morning weekend crowd at Foh San.  It’s been so for the past 20 – 30 years and I expect it to remain the same.

Not giving up, we packed some Dim Sum from Foh San to have it at the opposite coffee shop.

Some nice shots of the town…

Not forgetting Pepito – the resident long-coat chi hua hua,

And lovely playful Oscar..

Who could resist those eyes… 🙂

All photos taken with my Nokia N85.


Written by Leo

21 December 2008 at 20:33

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  1. i so love oscar =)


    21 December 2008 at 21:25

  2. me tooo!!!


    31 December 2008 at 17:27

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