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.
A little birdie told us that you can get authentic Hong Kong style Pineapple Bun ('polo bao') at Grand Imperial. That aroused our curiosity because 'polo bao' is rarely served in the average dim sum joint.
While most steamboat restaurants in Kepong operate in commercial areas, Popo Steamboat Cafe occupies a breezy, open space next to an industrial area. It might be a little challenging for outsiders to find Popo, but I assure you the extra effort will be worth it.
Tao Chinese Cuisine is InterContinental Hotel KL's signature restaurant and it has a reputation of serving some of the best pork-free dim sum in town. What better way to try them out than indulging in their all you can eat dim sum promotion? Priced at RM78 nett per person, the buffet is only available in the weekends and public holidays.