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Not so Commercialized Traveler's Destination in SEA

Postby Pal » Tue, 15 Aug 2017 5:13 pm

Hi all, I am Darren and founder of Raythetour.com , I like to introduce my hometown, Ipoh to all.

I have started this website to share information about things to do in Ipoh and what Ipoh has to offer ,

If you are looking for a destination that is nearby (1 hour direct flight from Singapore), refreshing and different , perhaps you can visit Ipoh. Just check my site to see whether Ipoh suits you.

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learn more : www.raythetour.com
my contact : +65 8428 3884

Feel free to ask queries and I shall answer below to my best abilities.

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Thank you and have a great day!

cheers,
Darren

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Re: Not so Commercialized Traveler's Destination in SEA

Postby Andychen123 » Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:45 pm

I passed by Ipoh many years ago and remembered the nice tau foo fah , are there any stall still ?

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Re: Not so Commercialized Traveler's Destination in SEA

Postby raythetour » Tue, 10 Oct 2017 8:19 pm

Andychen123 wrote:I passed by Ipoh many years ago and remembered the nice tau foo fah , are there any stall still ?

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Yes , there are still Tau Foo Fah , one famous but commercialised one is called Funny Mountain in city center which tour guests go to ,

the popular local ones is actually sold freshly made outside the pasir pinji market where the local goes. :) (evening times only )

Hope this helps!
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Re: Not so Commercialized Traveler's Destination in SEA

Postby raythetour » Tue, 10 Oct 2017 8:34 pm

Ipoh Chendol


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 I never fail to visit this chendol stall whenever I am back in Ipoh , Mr Alaudin has been operating this stall for the past 25 years , striving to perfect the chendol every day.

The Chendol is made personally by him and the most important thing is the gula ( the brown sauce ) which is made fresh . The gula has such unique fragrance that I likened it to the after taste of a good wine . That distinct flavour devour and dances in your tongue, its like the lead character in a symphony, the gula orchestrated and string others ingredients like the jagung, chendol and  the red bean into life.  Coupled with the icy cold blended ice, one bite and the assorted actors, like a perfect orchestra, melts in your mouth , what more can you ask for on a hot humid day? :) 


The food listed above  and below is not the typical food listed in commercial websites, it is my own food journey in Ipoh ( where I grew up  in my early years throughout my teenage years ) 

Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun
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Ahh Ipoh Chee Cheong fun, one of my most delightful dishes that I missed and have cravings for each time I am really far from home.  The Ipoh chee cheong fun , the good ones are distinctively different from the chee cheong fun in Singapore or else where. 

You can really taste the fragrance of the oil  buttered and sesame  sprinkled over the hand steamed flour.  Coupled with the home made chilli or sweet sauce , the good chee cheong fun will melt in your mouth. In my opinion, there are only 3 good ones in Ipoh, one in Pasir Pinji ( sold in a residential house, yes you read it right ) , one exist in a stall in Ipoh Garden (only morning ) ,  and one in Ipoh old town.  Perhaps, you shouldn't have tried this, because  when you have, you wouldn't entertain any other chee cheong funs and that is my only life regret. 

Ipoh Custard
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Ipoh Custard, what? I heard of French Custard, but not Ipoh Custard. Well, Ipoh survival , economy , GDP is based on food and senior citizen :) , so not surprisingly , you will find some special food here , Ipoh custard is one of them and has been sold in Thien Chun old town as long as I remembered. 

The custard is stubbornly creamy and smooth , I always almost wanted to take a big  first bite , devour it in 2 bites and  gulp it down but that thought was hampered when  I reminisce one of my French Quebec friend's famous phrase ,   " Je suis un petit gâteau, manger moi "  ( I am a small cake, eat me ! )  , So, I obliged and so I took small bites and strangely , each bite is sweeter than its predecessor , each bite is more intense than the last,  it's like the harder and longer you fought/resist , the sweeter the victory. When the battle between resistance and impulse is over, and you have finally savour the last juicy small piece of the custard, its time to complete the course with the famed Ipoh White coffee.  When I gulp down the caramelised ice coffee , I would just wrap up my "tete a tete" between the custard and me with the famous French phrase.  Cest la Vie! 

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