Until I am able to find a tastier Pad Thai in Kepong, the one served by Thai Taste stall in Kepong Food Court shall be my favorite. We thought Senthai & Mookata's version was good enough, but as the Chinese saying goes "一山还比一山高" - there's always someone better.
Eating is easily the best activity to do in Ipoh. Bean sprout chicken rice, 'kai see hor fun', egg tarts, white coffee, hakka mee, curry mee, ABC, caramel custard, yong tau fu and the list goes on. If you are visiting Ipoh for a 'makan trip' soon, I hope you are going with an empty stomach. Here's a list of 20 must-try food, coffee shops and restaurants to get you started.
Before Ah Weng Koh relocated to ICC Pudu, they were one of the hundreds of other food vendors in Imbi Market. Their Hainanese drinks are a bit unique, but there are plenty of coffee shops in town that make equally good Hainanese coffee and tea too.
Thailand is simply superior when it comes to desserts. Some Thai desserts that we are so accustomed to eating such as mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream and red ruby are easily and readily available over there - either sold in restaurant or by street food vendor. But Ruam Mit is what we really crave (after having something similar in Cambodia and Vietnam) and we always keep an eye out for it.