Quick Eats: Ipoh Horfun

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Lee Tong Kee Ipoh Sar Hor Fun is one of those old school places that modernised into an air-conditioned coffeeshop but still retains the same gruff, I-know-exactly-what-you-want-and-when-you’ll-get-it service. We had fried wanton ($6) for starters and they were fried to crisp perfection on the outside and bursty juiciness on the inside. Either that or I was too hungry to be discerning.

The standard Lee Tong Kee horfun dry ($4) came swimming in its own private pool of delicious dark brown gravy. I guess people like to drink it like soup, but not me. I liked the fresh prawns (completely peeled, without even the tail, what a rarity!) and tasty tender chicken but wasn’t too keen on how the horfun stuck together. Texture-wise, the noodles were fine. They were quite delicate, so it was a pity that they were pre-assembled and practically glued together. But overall, it was very good. The sprinkle of homemade fried onion (not factory-made) really completed the dish.

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Go try this place if you’re in the area. It’s reasonably priced considering that you get aircon and you don’t have to queue.

Lee Tong Kee Ipoh Sar Hor Fun
278 South Bridge Road
Tel 6226 0417

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