Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Ipoh Curry Mee

Curry mee, a simple dish, but in difference places, the style and the way it is being serve varies for example in Ipoh, KL, Penang, or even JB.

In KL, it is serve with vegetables, cockles, BBQ meat ('Char Siew') and always in soup. You can also have it dry with bit of curry soup added. However, there is this place in OUG and Pudu that served very thick curry mee that is quite similar to what is serve at my hometown. If I am not mistaken, the Pudu one is call May Keng (is the name spell correctly?) which is also famous for their Lam Mee. They have a branch here in Seri Kembangan, one of shoplots near South City Plaza, nicely decorated with air-cond. What is the other one in OUG??mmmm...can't seem to remember is name. I have go there check it out again. In Petaling Street itself, this store in market called Mardas Lane serve them with vegetables. I always goes there for lunch, not the curry mee but yong tau foo and chee cheong fun.

Anyway, let steer back what I promise Tummy Thoz after an prelude conversation some many many months back. This is all about Ipoh Curry Mee and yes particular the dry favourite. First one, 'Chuan Fatt' is located along Jln Pasir Puteh, just after the Caltex Station and before the traffic lights.

Ingredients: Roast Pork & Deep Fried Flavour Pork serve with think curry paste. Very spicy (spicy scale of 1-10) is 8.75, not so heavy on coconut milk.

or serve with chicken curry,

and add some side dish of fried chicken wings.

Next up, located opposite of MGS (Methodist Girls School), at the tip of the aroundabout, 'Kedai Kopi Yee Fatt.' Some of my girl-friends (use to attend school at MGS) told me that this shop has been operating since during their school days (about 20 years ago OMG! I am that xxx...).

Inside the shop you will notice a big signage that boast about their best curry mee which I absolutely agreed.

More or less same
ingredients and with prawns but a bit pricey. Spicy level 7.

I also request for a bowl of curry soup,
very nice, do you want to have a sip?

Third on the list, is the famous 'Seng Kee' shop near the Police Station (somewhere near Loh Wong Tauge Chicken 'nga choy kai'), where everybody talks about it and some will even drive up from KL for it. Located inside Xin Quan Fang restaurant, along Jalan Sultan Iskandar (Hugh Low Street).

After looking at what other people had on their tables and the menu, I decide to go for the 'Specialist'. So what is 'Specialist' ? It means things come in three - separate sauce with curry oil mix with chopped garlic and chili sauce,

a bowl of mixture of meat (BBQ Pork 'char siew', Roast Pork 'siew yuk' and Prawns 'har'),
and the mee.

Tada!, the 'Specialist' curry mee (if that is what the sign means??) You can also check KampungBoyCityGal views on this place.

The fourth place is Kedai Kopi Keng Nam located at the end of Jalan Raja Ekram (Cowan Street). The shop also serve nice chee cheong fun Ipoh style, only with green chilli, chilli sauce and mushroom gravy.

This fourth place, the serving is bit small and so do the pricing. It is serve with char siew and chicken slice. Spicy level - 6.

Next on the list is Ma Jie Curry Mee, operating in Kedai Kopi Nam Kew along Jalan Raja Musa Aziz (Anderson Road). This is my regular place since young and you can said that grown up with this. The onwer of the place is husband and wife team which is running this place for ages. The last time I visited, I notice the young chap managing the store. My parents informed they have found a someone keen to learn and operate its business. So you can expect them to continue serving this delicious curry mee for more years to come.

Its curry mee are serve with rich coconut milk. Spicy level - 6

Final place is well documented in TV show, Kedai Kopi Nam Chau opposite the famous Kwong Heng, in Jalan Bandar Timah. You can check out views by Bangsar Babe, Sunny and Sidney (my favourite bakers - Big Boys Oven, Have Food Will Travel). So not much to comment from me.
Of all these places, I prefer Ma Jie, maybe it is the taste has stick on to me all these years. The list might not be complete, as I yet venture to Ipoh Garden, Kg Simee, Bercham or even Menglembu. So please let me know and I will put them in my to do list.

Where are all this places, check the following google map (love this app.):

View Ipoh Famous Curry Mee in a larger map



Blogger Tummythoz said...

Cheh. Still say Curry Noodles Penang style better! =P

29 October 2009 at 14:23  
Blogger Kusahi_Keat said...

TT-let put it to poll. Ipoh Curry Noodles will win! Check my next post.

29 October 2009 at 17:40  
Blogger ai wei said...

wow, that's lots of curry mee but i have tried only one during my ipoh trip...

31 October 2009 at 11:54  
Blogger Kusahi_Keat said...

ai wei - aft ur final, can take to try my favourite.

31 October 2009 at 19:32  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

i vote for Ipoh curry mee. hands down. :)
hahahah .... cz we ARE Ipoh Mali, arent we?

2 November 2009 at 21:40  
Blogger Kusahi_Keat said...

J2Kfm - 100% agreed with u. Hail! to all Ipoh mali!! :P

3 November 2009 at 21:07  

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