Apart from dim sum, Ipoh Hor Fun and steamed chicken, one has to try the dry curry mee in Ipoh. One of the most popular places to go to for a good bowl of curry goodness is Nam Chau, Ipoh Old Town.A bowl of curry mee is priced at RM3.60 and the noodles (choice of mee hoon, mee or hor fun) come with shredded chicken, char siew and prawns. I ordered the curry mee soup while the others had the dry curry meehoon and mee. The noodles were delicious! Well flavoured with spices, the delectable soup was enhanced by the coconut milk, which added body to it.The dry curry mee was even tastier. Topped with thick, luscious and fragrant curry paste, every spoonful made you crave for more. It was so good that I could not resist ordering a plate for myself!
The roast pork was a disappointment, though. The skin was hard and chewy and the layer of fat was gelatinous.I liked the white coffee at Nam Chau better than that at Nam Heong. It was more aromatic (slightly smokey) and kau compared to Nam Heong’s.We spied a table ordering “dan chi”, or half-boiled eggs on toast (RM2.60), so we followed suit. The toasted bread came with two runny eggs on top. A dash of soy sauce and pepper was all it needed, and we were satisfied and happy.
Food: 7.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: The dry curry noodles is a must-try!
54, Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh
8am to 4pm