Road Trip to Ipoh – Part 3 (Jalan Jalan Cari Makan)


Another reason to travel all the way to Ipoh is definitely the FOOD and this is why people keep coming back. Oh my, we have been spoilt with all the delicious local foods there. Since we were there for just a short trip over the weekend, we only have to 2 days just to fulfil our appetite. So, this is it!

Nasi Ganja

Once reached the town, we started with our first selection which is the famous Nasi Ganja or Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah or Nasi Vanggey or whatever local called it for our lunch. Did we missed any of their name? We opt for the one in Restoran Yong Suan (yes the stall is located inside the Chinese Coffee Shop) at Jalan Yang Kalsom which is near to the Pekan Baru Police Station. It will be easier if you could spot Hotel Bajet Memori Ipoh (painted in yellow) and the restaurant is just in front of it. As mentioned by locals, the meal could be addictive at times and that’s the reason why it was called as ‘Nasi Ganja’.

Verdict? Ermm, is just not the best nasi kandar that we had in our life. But, doesn’t harm trying.

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Mee Kari / Kicap Daud Mat Jasak

We found out about this place as we read through ThatSoFarah blog talking about how she and the whole family used to have this whenever they are in Ipoh . It’s her family’s favourite eatery. It’s a little bit tricky to find this small shop as this is our first time there and we have to make a few big rounds at Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar just to find the shop. We waited for about 15 – 20 minutes just to secure a table and we reminded ourself that ‘this better be good’ as we’re super hungry at that point of time.  We choose to have both which is the ‘Mee Kari’ and ‘Mee Kicap’. We dig into the bowl once it was served and it’s gone in just a few minutes. Everything was so good! The gravy, the fresh ingredients, the taste. Ohhhhh. Missing it so much.

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Medan Selera Dato Sagor

We randomly choose to have our breakfast here as we wanted to do the Ipoh Heritage walk right after that. Medan Selera Dato Sagor is located exactly behind the Ipoh Town Hall and near to Ipoh State Mosque. This is where you’ll experience the 1 Malaysia theme when multi racial are under the same roof. You got to taste a little bit of Malay cuisine, Chinese cuisine and even Indian cuisine too just to kick off your day. Amazing!

Freshly made hot “Apom”, one of our Indian cuisine. When it is hot, the edge of the apom is very crispy while the center is soft. Normally eaten with sweet or spicy thick coconut gravy. But we just love to have it with plain curry.
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Nasi Lemak Rendang, a complete meal for both of the guys.
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Roti Goyang, the highlight of all! Crispy bread toast topped with half boiled eggs. The taste was awesome!
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Ipoh Hainan Chicken Rice

Last but not least, the Ipoh Hainan Chicken Rice. It wouldn’t be complete if you did not try a plate of Hainan Chicken Rice before leaving. This is one of the Halal Chicken Rice in town and it’s located at Jalan Anderson (just a short distance away from the Hospital roundabout) and another shop just behind the Greentown Mall (next to DWJ Hotel).  We opt to have our lunch at the Greentown Suria shop lots as there are ample parking lots provided.

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Ipoh Pamelo / Limau Bali Ipoh

Last but not least, our next hunting was the Ipoh’s famous fruit which is Ipoh Pamelo or ‘Limau Bali Ipoh’ just to wash away and detox everything that we had earlier. Naaaah, just kidding. It was mentioned that the best and juiciest pamelos are reputed to be from Tambun. There are stretches of stalls selling pamelos along Jalan Raja Nazrin Shah (Jalan Gopeng) adjacent to Sam Poh Tong Temple to cater tourist driving in and out of Ipoh. We bought a numbers of it at En. Muhammad Ridhuan stall (Stall No.28) at a very good good good deal! He and his wife was so generous.

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So, what are you guys waiting for then?

Simply us,
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma

12 thoughts on “Road Trip to Ipoh – Part 3 (Jalan Jalan Cari Makan)

  1. Nampak mcm tak best je Nasi Ganja tu. Haha. Masa I pergi dulu pergi nasi Vanggey kat Greentown ngn kawan2. Kenapa gambar roti goyang = gambar nasi lemak? Hehe.

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  2. NanaTron – We went exactly a month before the stall closure. Tapi mee kari tue mmg awesome sangat!

    SlambergSuraya – Oh ya! You used to study there right? Perhaps you need a road trip back to Ipoh.😀

    Reiroro – Hahaha. Roti goyang tue memang terbaik! Tak kisah la malam ke, siang ke.

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  3. Ohh. No wonderlah disebut nasi ganja. Dgr nama pun tak seram nk gi makan. Tapi bila Zara ckp just not the best, maybe selera tekak tak sama kan. Stgh orang ckp sedap,walhal dorang tak pernah mkn tempat yg lagi sedap coz JM pernah alami situasi kwn pernah ckp mkn kat sini sedap sgt. Kita pun pegi lah try. SEDAP? What do u mean by sedap. Huhhu. Lidah kan tak sama so accept je lah🙂

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  4. JariManis – Yeap, that’s the reason why it was called as ‘Nasi Ganja’. Ikut selera masing-masing lar. Rasa tue kan subjective. Ada orang akan rasa sedap, ada orang rasa tak sedap. Cuma kurang ‘umphhh’ pada kami lar.

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