Category Archives: Ipoh

myElephant Ipoh Thai Food Restaurant

Congratulation to myElephant Thai Restaurant on their grand opening of the 6th myElephant Thai Restaurant located at Ipoh, Jalan Lau Ek Ching. The new myElephant Ipoh located at the heart of Ipoh City close by Restoran Foh San, which bring the first branch outside of Klang Valley. My Elephant Thai Restaurant is a pork-free traditional Thai cuisine restaurant started at SS17, Petaling Jaya from 2007, now they have restaurant at Sri Hartamas, Aman Suria, USD, Subang and Ampang.
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myElephant Thai Food Restaurant Ipoh created a restaurant with great ambiance and emphasize on simple family/friends gathering restaurant. Fully air-conditioned restaurant with table and chair painted with white color that gave a clean feeling.
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my elephant thai food restaurant

During the launch, Kenny Loh, Head Chef of myElephant showcase their signature dishes such as Yum Som orr, Tod Man Plah, Tom Som Seafood, Snow Fish, Gaeng Phet Yaeng which are their signature dishes since the very first day of myElephant opened for business.
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Tod Man Plah, handmade Thai Fish Cake always a tasty choice of appetizer which are made from blended fish meat with assorted seasoning then deep fried to perfection, it has mild kaffir lime and curry flavor.
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Yum Som Orr (Pomelo Salad), a tangy salad that surprise all of us. Great use of Pomelo to replace green papaya since Pamelo has the “pop” texture instead of papaya crunchy texture which has better texture and flavor, season with deep fried shallot, onion, peanut, spring onion and lime with sweet and spicy sauce is just awesome.
Yum Som Orr

Tom Som Seafood, a combination of clear galangal, lemongrass, lime soup and Thai herbs served with seafood. Immediate after a spoonfuls of the soup we can feel the spicy and sour taste, it is pretty strong in flavor and inside the bowl of soup are squid, fish meat and prawn.
Tom Som Seafood

Snow Fish (Salt-Baked Fish), salted-baked whole Seabass served with signature green chili sauce. In Ipoh Salted Chicken is very famous but in myElepahtn Salted Fish is their signature dish, gave it a try and compare whether you like Ipoh Salted Chicken or myElephant Salted Fish, share with us which is better.
Snow Fish

Gaeng Phet Yaeng (Roast Duck Curry), very creamy curry sauce served with roasted duck. This is the very first time we ate roasted duck served inside curry sauce, normally chicken are use but in myElephant roasted duck are added and it is surprisingly good. Roasted duck itself are flavorful, dipping inside creamy curry sauce making it taste even better.
gaeng phet yaeng

Bringing home a goodies bag that came with a pack of Kangkung seed, I really love the idea of giving away seed.
my elephant thai food restaurant

my elephant thai food restaurant

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myElephant Thai Restaurant
5, Jalan Lau Ek Ching, 30300 Ipoh Perak
05-2413012

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Restoran SYW Roasted Duck Ipoh 新扬威烧鸭饭店

Every time we drive down to KL we will stop by Ipoh for Dim Sum but this time we going to try something different, searching through Internet and we found this famous roasted duck shop Restoran SYW Roasted Duck Ipoh 新扬威烧鸭饭店. For sure we going to give it a try since I am so addicted to roasted duck, in Penang I always visit Jit Seng, Golden Lake Food Corner or Tan Kee at Lunas, which is quite nice.
Sun Yeong Wei Roasted Duck

Sun Yeong Wei Roasted Duck

Restoran SYW Roasted Duck Ipoh established since 1976 and move into Jalan Sri Ampang to setup their main branch which then open up another branch at Jalan Medan Ipoh. It has since then become one of the well established Roasted Duck Rice shop in Ipoh with their well preserved traditional cooking method for a great pieces of roasted duck.
Sun Yeong Wei Roasted Duck

Jackfruits Smoothies RM7.70 and Dragon Fruits Juice RM7.70, instead of using traditional juice extractor they invested in more advanced and expensive Cold Pressed Juicers which first crushing then pressing fruits for highest juice yield with little to no heat involve to keep fresh fruits nutrients intact. We can really feel the smooth texture and fresh flavor.
Jack Fruits and Dragon Fruits Smoothies

Boiled Duck Meat Salad RM10.90, combination of various fresh vegetable top with boiled duck meat and secret recipe dressing. Boiled duck meat is extremely juicy and soft in texture, mixing together with the crunchy vegetable, sweet and sour dressing making it taste so appetizing.
Boiled Duck Meat Salad

Boiled Duck Meat Salad

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48 Hours Food Tour Ipoh KL Sekinchan and Malaysia Longest Pasar Malam

Few weeks back we just back from a Food Marathon Trip starting from Penang down to Ipoh then KL, a lot people say we are crazy for eating non-stop but that is what we enjoy the most. This round we are going down to KL on Saturday for a seminar, very short seminar that only run for 3 hours so we take this opportunity to visit some of the places we miss previously.
Since my seminar start at 1pm which mean we need to wake up much early at 6am in order to dine in Ipoh before going to KL. Below are the summary of our 2 days trip, it is pretty straight forward route, Penang – Ipoh – KL – Sekinchan – Bidor – Penang.
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First stop at Qi Yuan Restoran China Chuan Kwang, a China style Dim Sum restaurant rather than Foh San Dim Sum which we go normally. This is our second visit to Qi Yuan, we always struggle to decide eat here or Foh San but this time we are very sure to come here since 2 weeks back we just visit Foh San. What we like here is the order to steam dim sum, all dim sum served on table are hot and fresh, their signature ramen very good as well.
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Qi Yuan “Chuan Kwong” Chinese Restaurant
Address: 74, Persiaran Greentown 1, Ipoh, Perak
Phone:05-253 3551

After enjoy a great dim sum we drive down to SS2 to buy Bah Kua at Wing Heong but sadly we bought the wrong one, it suppose to be New Wing Heong instead of Wing Heong, anyhow since we already bought it so we have to enjoy it, luckily the taste is quite good. Since we are here in SS2, we simply pick one restaurant for our “not hungry” stomach, Restoran Soong Kee SS2. We order one soup mixed beef noodle and one dry beef tendon noodle, the soup without strong beef flavor and sweetness but still not bad, dry beef tendor noodle has much better taste and the tendons is extremely soft like jelly texture.
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Restoran Soong Kee SS2
32, SS2/36, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

After that we went for seminar then check into our Hotel, Merinda Hotel (Formerly known as Prescott Hotel Klang). We did not take any of the hotel photo as it was raining heavily and all parking are outside so both of us are soaking wet, immediately check in and bath. Overall the hotel is acceptable, although the entrance card sensor got some problem where we need to swipe countless time to make it work but inside everything is clean and tidy except toilet which is kinda old. Service is nice and check in/out are smooth and fast.

Luckily after an hour rain stop and we can go to the Malaysia longest Pasar Malam at Setia Alam. The Pasar Malam aka Night Market has hawker selling food, clothes, grocery…etc at 2.2KM stretch of road, walking back and fourth generated 4.4KM walking. That sound like a lot of walk but honestly when you saw so much great food along the way, you just forgot about the distance. We spend around 3 hours here eating local delicacy for our dinner and truly impress, food are great and price reasonable.
First stop at Coconut Shake, instead of using water as based they use fresh coconut juice as based and top with generous amount of vanilla ice cream. It not too sweet instead it is extremely refreshing and great taste.
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BBQ Chicken
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Large size pancake, normally pancake are palm size but here they make it XXL.
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Malay style fried bee hun, yellow noodle, instant noodle, rice.
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BBQ Chicken
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Klang Carrot Cake
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From far we can smell the “stinky tofu”, I ask her whether want to try or not and she refuse but as a food blogger I have to challenge this, this is not my first time, i try it in another night market before and i try it in Taiwan before so for me it is acceptable. We order one small portion and surprisingly it is not as stinky as i would expected. The pickle vegetable taste sourish and sweet, stinky tofu taste sauteed with strong smell, topping with chili sauce. Overall it taste great and crunchy.
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Deep fried squid, honestly this is the worst snack we ate throughout the whole night market. RM10 for a piece of squid, deep fried then brush with sweet sauce, squid is way overcook to extremely dry and flavorless while the sweet sauce just doesn’t match the squid. Big Disappointment.
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Few years back when we study in KL, almost every night we tapao dinner at night market and Malay Mix Rice is our favorite. This stall offer great variety of curry and immediately I know it is good, i took a big plate include of cuttlefish, chicken, egg, ikan bilis with a lot of mix “kuah” for just RM7. The curry taste so so good and we miss it so much.
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Baked fresh oyster, emm…we not really interested but just curious how they maintain the oyster freshness.
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Taiwan Jambu RM5 a pack, highly recommended. The Jambu mixed with plum and it has very strong jambu taste and plum make it taste so good.
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Honestly we rarely attracted to Pan Mee but we saw this stall has so many people queuing so we decided to give it a try, we order the dry pan mee which came with some kind of leave, deep fried ikan bilis and pan mee. The thick gravy taste a little bit sweet and sauteed, ikan bilis very crunchy, pan mee is nicely cook, overall taste good.
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Last but not least Malay style “yong tou fu”, we tapao back as we are too full to eat here but we regretted because the taste just so so and we are too full to finish, what a waste.
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There even have a portable hair cut service. Nice!
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Overall we are very happy walking 4.4KM pasar malam and truly enjoy dining here. Highly recommended.

Setia Alam Night Flea Market (Pasar Malam)
Jalan Setia Prima A U13/1, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Every Saturday Night 6PM onward

The next day we wake up around 9 something and drive to nearby Bak Kut Teh shop for breakfast. The shop name Teluk Pulai Ba Kut Teh, corner lot with ample of parking space, there is another 2 Bah Kut Teh side by side but we decided to try this shop just because it has the most crowd.
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Overall the Bak Kut Teh taste very good and portion is extremely big even we just order small, it soup rich with pork taste and sweetness, not so much on herbs. Ingredients is fresh but for those don’t take organ remember to exclude it as they do put a lot into it. The soup Bak Kut Teh is good but what best is the Dry Bah Kut Teh, we order another bowl of Dry Pork Leg which came with thick sauce and it is extremely flavorful, this might the best dry Bah Kut Teh i try before, it taste sweet, sauteed with mild spicy. It is a must try dish if you happen to visit Klang.
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Before and After Photo
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Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
27-H Jalan Teluk Pulai, 41100 Klang, Selangor
012-383 2121
7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Next to it is this Bah Kut Teh, according to the menu they have sea cucumber Bak Kut Teh, sound interesting to me and added to my “To-Eat” list.
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After a complete breakfast, we drive down to Sekinchan and that route took us almost 1+ hour on non-highway road.
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We are here at Sekinchan.
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We visited Kilang Beras Rakyat Sekinchan, a small factory process rice in Sekinchan.
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Inside the factory got Paddy Gallery, which they show us the overall process of planting, harvest, manufacturing and packing. Very informative.
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RM5 per person for Paddy Gallery entrance, remember to keep the receipt as you can get a free gift later on.
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Inside the Paddy Gallery they show us video of the overall progress and introduce their product.
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Visit to the factory, not really inside the factory instead just a view of it.
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Evolution of rice making.
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A small shop for various product make by Sekinchan rice with some local product.
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You can even buy Sekinchan rice which only available on certain state, like Penang are not available.
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We end up buying something not related to Sekinchan, ice cream. HaHa!
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We took some photo next to the factory, as it was freaking hot so we just take a few photo.
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Remember i ask you to keep the receipt? Yes, you can exchange for a small pack of Sekinchan rice at the counter where you purchase entrance ticket.
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Just few minute drive away from Rice Factory we are at the Sekinchan beach, where the Hong Kong drama film are taking scene here. It has since become so famous and crowded. Right beside the temple has one big tree and everyone just throw the lucky stripe at it, it fully cover with red lucky stripe making it so photogenic.
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It is “free” to grab a lucky strip in the temple but donation is highly recommended. They do provide pen for you to write your wish before throwing to the lucky tree.
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I saw a lot people fail to throw it up high, here is my tips, grab it into palm size and throw, this gave more force for it to go up high.
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I just like the temple and lucky tree combination.
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As a tourist, we have to some what tourist doing, take a photo with “I love Sekinchan”.
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Walk across you will be at the beach. What a nice weather (although very hot but better than raining).
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Collect shell at the beach, the whole beach side is cover up by shell so bare foot is not recommended.
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We collected some unique and nice texture shell. Wondering around here for around 2 hours then we decided to go back, it is quite a nice place for relax.
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On the way back, we decided to visit Bidor famous duck soup noodle Pun Chun Bidor (品珍就楼). The restaurant is extremely famous, a lot people purposely drive into Bidor just to eat here (it not that far from highway).
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We order 2 bowl of wantan mee, one with wantan and another one with duck soup both cost us RM17. Honestly price is acceptable.
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Duck soup is a must try here, it is very refreshing with herb taste. We eat till the last drop, it taste good added into the wantan mee as well.
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The wantan mee just normal, it a little bit too dry and hard for us and the sauce doesn’t has the fragrance of soy sauce.
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Before i forgot, Coffee is a must order. It has very strong coffee aroma and very smooth, it taste very good.
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Pun Chun Restaurant
38-40, Jalan Besar, 35500 Bidor, Perak
05-434 1554
6:00 am – 10:00 pm

That is our last destination for 2 days trip, although we do not eat like last trip but we do enjoy all those great food we eat along the way.

Ipoh 302 Pastries 江永香饼

It been quite a while since our last visit to Ipoh, there is some places I miss so much such as Foh San Dim Sum富山茶楼, Rasa Lain Seafood Restaurant, JJ Cakes & Swiss Rolls…etc. Today i going to share something different and it definitely more than normal, more than what tourist know and it is such a great place for biscuit. 302 Biscuit House, located at Gunung Rapat where the origin of various traditional biscuit was created. The shop has been operating for so many years and now handle by their kids already, well maintenance of the original flavor and method of processing the biscuit. On the same street itself you will find a couple of biscuit shop, in order to get the right shop make sure you spot the “302 江永香饼” which most of the shop use number to identify them self.

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We are lucky to visit their production where we got the opportunity to witness how the biscuit was created from flour. It is definitely a special experience for us after so many years of blogging.

Here is how the pastries was made. What they so call old flour or fermented flour are kept for certain duration before they are mixed with new flour to create a unique dough which was then cut into small size.
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The biscuit was perfectly craft into shape with filling.
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Which was then flatten and top with sesame,  ready to be put into oven.
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While the making of Tau Sar Pneah (豆沙饼) slightly different, there is two type of dough mix together to create the crispiness.
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It will be roll over and over again for the two different dough to mix together.
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This is how the dough look like after mixed and the other picture shown are the filling.
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It was then wrapped into small round size and ready to be cook.
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Here is the final product, we are glad to taste it immediately after it coming out from oven which is extremely crispy and delicious.

豆沙饼 RM3.50/10pcs which has very soft and crispy skin which filling is not too sweet and it has a hint of saltiness.
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豆蓉饼 RM4/10pcs whereas 豆蓉饼 taste a little bit sweet but it has the crispiness as the 豆沙饼.
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香饼 RM6.50 per pack which is much more crispy compare to the above two pastries, i expect the filling to be very sweet but i was wrong, the filling is just right on the sweetness level and the filling evenly distribute for every bite.
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Here is the shop.
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302,Jalan Gunung Rapat,Gunung Rapat 31350, Ipoh,Perak.
8am – 630pm
0103721847

N4 34.345 E101 06.977


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