As promised, a post on my recent Ipoh trip which occurred 2 weeks back! It was an interesting trip because we flew by Firefly airlines which … was a Propellor plane! Cool or what?! Like literally exposed propellor kind of plane. We were all so excited (maybe slightly worried too) that we started snapping photos of the plane the moment we caught sight of it!
Upon arrival, my cousin-in-law and her extremely hospitable brother came to pick us up. They then brought us to the famous Oon Kee Taugay Ayam place for lunch. (Taugay ayam means beansprout chicken if you translate it.) Anw, the reason why they pay special attention to their beansprouts is because in Ipoh, the water they use are apparently so special that the beansprouts grown over there are much fatter than the regular ones that you see in Singapore. You can see this from the next 2 photos.
This was their famous kwayteow soup which… i know looks so bland and healthy right, BUT BUT BUT, don’t be fooled by this clear bowl of noodle. The soup is something i’ve never tasted in my entire life. SO SO SO DELICIOUS I NEED TO CAPS LOCK AND AM DYING FOR A BOWL OF IT RIGHT NOW! I have no idea what they actually added into it, but the soup was refreshing, slightly sweet, but WONDERFULLY TASTY. So good it goes into my #TOP10 food of all times. If you ever head to Ipoh, please do not forget to try this! You will love it, i promise you. And the noodles, they were so smooth and QQ! ^^V
After lunch, we shopped around the vicinity for some of their local products like Beh Teh Soh (luvvv it) before taking a tauhuay break. There were 2 tauhuay stores around the area, separated by a road. We decided to try both because we didn’t want to waste the chance. In my opinion, the one from the Funny Mountain was better. Both were good, but the 2nd one just stole the limelight. Funny Mountain’s Tau Fu Fa was just so silky and decently sweetened. And the smooth texture just made having the tauhuay so enjoyable. Lai Kee’s Tauhuay was smooth too, but there was just something missing when compared to Funny Mountain’s. But just in case if you ever pop by Lai Kee’s Tauhuay, try the ginger flavoured one. It was my favorite out of the 3 flavours they had (original, gula melaka an ginger)
Did you know that Funny Mountain’s Tauhuay is one of the first drive-in tauhuay place in Malaysia. Like it’s still in operation kind of thing. It’s actually a legit business. Cars actually queue up along the road to have their tau fu fa in the comfort of their own car. And the people from Funny mountain will just pass the tauhuay to you through your car window, you enjoy your tauhuay for as long as you want, then pass the bowls back to them and drive off. Cool or what?
So the next day, my uncle was telling us that we were gonna have BKT and steamed fish head for breakfast. I heard steamed fish head and thought “ok… that sounds so unoriginal since we’ve always had steamed fish and a steamed fish head doesn’t sound any special”. But when the steamed fish head was brought to our table, my gosh… It was so huge i thought it was fish headS and not just one single fish head?! It filled an entire plate man. But the more surprising thing was that we managed to clear it completely, leaving nothing but the bones. We even wiped out the gravy which was superb! I had a great time enjoying the gravy with my white rice! My cousin even joked that I could get use to the life of a pauper with just soya sauce and rice, ahahahahah.
So that was all for our Ipoh trip! I’ll just leave you with pics from their wedding at MBS! Have a great Friday everyone! Weekend is just right around the corner!