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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ipoh 5 ❣ Yummy local food & drinks

HOLLA!!!
I'm finally writing a nutritious blog post! Hooray!!!

Just realized that blogging debts bug me so much, more than studying debts do. I think this somehow means I'm turning into a top blogger soon hehehehe.

And to get everything back on the right track, I decided to resume proper blogging! :D

Know what, this is the first time I feel sooooo gooooood after 2 miserable weeks of heavy workload (although I spent time to complete only 20% of it)!!! I literally feel like screaming right now. Omg omg.

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Okay you can stop telling me how I shouldn't abandon my blog, because I have decided to blog at least 4 times a week! If you're really desperate to read my crappy writing everyday, go check out my old posts okay? The awesomeness accumulates as time goes by so they're totally worth reading for second/third/forth time. Seriously.

Masrudy, I hear you--"Walao eh you've been in Madison for three months and you're still blogging about this never-ending 3-month-ago Ipoh trip series?!!"

Er yes. I don't want to mess up the timeline. And before I blog about my life in Madison, I have 7 more posts to do:
--2 Ipoh posts
--2 KL road trip posts
--1 pre-departure post
--1 on-flight post
--1 transit post

Which means you have to wait at most 14 more days to finally have me write about Madison.

Now let's get started with the main thing. I have a feeling that the main thing will be shorter than the 'prelude' up there.





I'm just gonna briefly introduce the special food and drinks I had in Ipoh, which cannot be found anywhere else. Don't blame me if this post makes you miss Malaysia food... especially you Ipoh people :P

But I don't I can induce much homesickness, I suck at describing food. My tongue can only classify food into 3 types, which are....

highly edible, edible and inedible.

:|

This was the first kopitiam (traditional coffee shop) we went.


Dry laksa noodles... I think? Highly edible.


Correct me if I get this wrong! It's pretty confusing when people from different states in Malaysia define curry, curry laksa, laksa and asam laksa differently. When Penang people say 'laksa', they mean 'curry' and when Ipoh people say 'laksa', they mean 'asam laksa'. And Johor people call everything 'laksa'???


I found the last phrase amusing. Heh.


White Coffee is what Ipoh is most famous for. Click on the picture to read.


White Coffee is not white though, the color is like Nescafe, and the taste was superb!!! It's not something you can imagine if you have only tried those made from white coffee powder!

It's more kao (thick?) than Kopi O, and you can taste 2 layers--

Gee I dunno how to put this into words! But mind you, the 2 layers thing is detected only in hot white coffee. So don't go and order iced one then accuse me of bluffing okay.


Lemon white coffee invented by moi (me in French, pronounced as mua)


Fried dumpling


leaving the kopitiam


the making of G-cheong-fun


G-cheong-fun with sauce. This is how it looks like after the thin layer is rolled up.

Traditional taufufah shop. What 'Funny Mountain' lah my God -.- crappy translation!


It was mid-noon, boiling hot and people were willing to line up for it!


The line was way longer, the end of the queue was in the middle of the street. No pictures because my camera battery already died.

It looked like normal taufufah, but only half the amount shown in the picture below.


But it tasted more delicious than normal taufufah! We regretted for buying only 3 bowls for 8 people T_T


The shop also sold soy drink in bottles. Extra yummy too~


Pegaga extract, called 崩大碗 in Chinese, a very common drink in Ipoh. You can find it almost everywhere.

I saw it at pasar malam during my first night in Ipoh. Bought a pack and regretted because it tasted like grass.

Anyway, me and 7 other people forced ourselves to finish it because we somehow knew that it's good for health. Our instinct was right. A week after my Ipoh trip, Sin Chew Rit Poh (newspapers) published an article saying that this drink is very beneficial to our bodies. It relieves cough, fever, flu etc, and most importantly, it help you release excessive body heat which I believe that Ipoh people do need it a lot, because the hot weather in Ipoh is crazy.


Pegaga. Yea rite, how can it tastes like flower when it is grass -.-


Sprouts and chicken, another famous food in Ipoh. They come in a package.


I didn't find it special though... I'm not fancy about Chinese food :X


whereas this dude is fancy about everything edible.



xoxo
Crazenne

4 comments:

  1. Penang people also mean assam laksa lahhhhhhhh

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  2. You sure? Pin Chen and Ker Ming told me their 'laksa' has a lot of coconut milk??? Isn't that curry?

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  3. i think taugeh chicken in ipoh is overrated :)

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  4. i don't find anything special about it except that the sprouts were big and juicy. hahaha

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