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Nam Heong, Ipoh

Old Town White Coffee is one of Ipoh’s specialities along with the Ipoh Hor Fun and Nga Choi Kai (post coming up). We decided to get our dose of white coffee from Nam Heong.At 4pm, the place was crowded and many people were standing around waiting for an empty table. We got ours within 10 minutes, and five Ipoh Iced White Coffee (RM1.30) were subsequently ordered.


The coffee was quite fragrant, but I thought it would be better had it been more “kao”. Nonetheless, it was still pretty good.


We spotted many tables ordering the Char Kuey Teow (RM3.50 – small, RM4 – big), and decided to follow suit. Served on a banana leaf, the CKT had an intense wok hei. On top of juicy cockles and bursty prawns, the kuey teow was light, aromatic and well-flavoured.

The Chee Cheong Fun (RM3) was average. The rice sheets came topped with pickled green chilies and some scarcely scattered fried shallots. Tastewise, I thought it was nothing to shout about. The CCF from Thean Chun was better.


The egg tarts (RM1.30 each) were a delight. With a flaky pastry shell, it was delicately crumbly and melts in the mouth. The egg custard was silky smooth and not overly sweet.I heard that Nam Heong’s standard has dropped over the years. Since it was my first time there, I am in no position to comment. However, I think the egg tarts, CKT and white coffee are still worth trying.

Kedai Makanan Nam Heong
Jalan Bandar Timah

7 Responses

  1. ling239

    Ipoh Iced White Coffee @ only RM1.30?!! dun think u can find such a good deal in KL/PJ ~ :p

  2. Bangsar-bAbE

    Yeap…so worth it! A cup of coffee in Ipoh Old Town KL/PJ costs RM3.20…and not yet count in tax! =(

  3. backStreetGluttons

    We were there just a couple of days ago !

    It has the typical over-crowded hot & humid plus smoky must-be-terribly-good quickly grab that seat ! or else ? kind of hawker/coffee shop ambience.

    Then the same ( same ) realisation , actually they are all the same !

    That was our feeling too

  4. Bangsar-bAbE

    Haha…true true! That being said, I’m still quite keen on trying the opposite coffeeshop, Sin Yoon Loong. =P

  5. J2Kfm

    only the egg tarts, CKT and white coffee are worthy of a visit.
    though they’re in fact, THE origin of Old Town White Coffee outlets everywhere!

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    Ooohhh…so Sin Yoon Loong is ciplak?

  7. ken

    my fav at nam heong has to be the hakka mee 🙂

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