Hoong Tho, Ipoh Old Town.

Making a detour in Ipoh enroute to Penang has always been a must with us. But being quite unfamiliar with the roads, somehow I always end up in Old Town (must be subconsciously craving white coffee, lol) and the locals should know that dinner places in Old Town is quite scarce as night falls. So that’s how I ended up at Hoong Tho, the only shop open along the stretch.

The place has been around since the ’60s and sells mainly noodle dishes and confectionery.

We started with Stir fried fish paste with ginger (姜葱鱼滑) which was cooked with stuff like sliced carrots, sliced chillies, spring onion stalks etc. The fish paste texture was not as bouncy which is probably a good thing. Quite tasty though a wee bit on the oily side.

We had the Stewed Noodles (玲珑烧面) coz I was a bit attracted by the chinese name “Ling Long”. Hehe. Emperor noodles were used. Even though there wasn’t much ingredients apart from a few pieces of meat, sliced carrots, some cabbage leaves etc, it tasted full of wok hei.

On the side we ordered a portion of Signature Dumplings (招牌水饺) which were okay only. They used fish paste as the filling which is not really my cuppa tea. Prefer minced meat. Heh.

I can’t remember how much the dinner cost exactly but it was around RM20+ with drinks which is pretty ok. Not a bad choice for dinner but I think next time I’m in town, I’ll take J2kfm’s advice and try out Kafe Yoon Wah.

Restoran Hoong Tho 鸿图酒楼
20, Jalan Bandar Timah,
Ipoh, Perak.
Opens 9:45am to 9:45pm

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5 Comments »

  1. wmw said

    I missed this place when I made a trip there but looks like it’s not on the top of the list, eh?

    epicuriousgirl says: it’s alright to me. but i’m sure there are better options out there. 🙂

  2. my hometown! miss the food! though ipoh portions are generally smaller than KL, but the price is still one of the cheapest… quality is normally good. however, this place looks like it has dropped in std huh?

    epicuriousgirl says: your hometown? really? should have also asked u for recommendations then… didn’t know where to go at night. it was so quiet.

  3. J2Kfm said

    we used to come to Hoong Tho when I was a mere kid.
    the fried noodles, esp Wat Tan Hor was very delicious. back then.

    then somehow they kept increased the price and reduce the quantity n quality. but the Yue Wat (fish cakes?) supposed to be very good?

    Yoon Wah more for the Snow Beer. foodwise, I cant be sure.

    epicuriousgirl says: well judging from the crowd when we left, i guess this is still an old favourite for various noodle dishes. But yeah, the fish paste was decent. 🙂

  4. `JeromeFo said

    The Stewed Noodles (玲珑烧面)
    First time hear about it*=)
    Wish i could hv the chance to try it one day*

    epicuriousgirl says: my first time hearing about it too! Cute name eh?

  5. Nic (KHKL) said

    i tried stir fried fish slices with ginger and scallion, but fishpaste? wow, very interesting stuff! i bet the wok hei’s kinda lotsa as well.

    epicuriousgirl says: yeah, the fishpaste bit was the one that made us choose this dish.

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