Home Food Reviews Thean Chun (House of Mirrors), Ipoh

I went on an Ipoh eating spree with some friends not too long ago. Our first stop was Thean Chun for brunch. The Ipoh Kuey Teow here is not to be missed! Prices are not cheap; I think a large bowl costs RM4.50. Nonetheless, they did not skimp on ingredients.

Rating: 9/10

The shrimps were fresh and sweet while the chicken strips were lusciously tender. The rice noodle (kuey teow) was silky smooth and the soup was both sweet (from the prawn stock) and savoury. It was every bit delicious!

Rating: 8/10

The popiah here is pretty good too – we ordered two pieces to share. Nicely wrapped and slathered with chili sauce, it was bursting with ingredients. I like the addition of dried shrimps in the filling – it gives the popiah a nice bite.

Rating: 7.5/10

Since there were 5 of us, we ordered plenty of food. The chee cheong fun was delicate yet chewy and light. It came topped with lots of freshly fried shallots and pickled green chilies. As nice as the texture was, I still prefer Penang’s version (with prawn paste) better.

Rating: 7.5/10

The 5 of us polished off 60 sticks of pork satay! Besides pork satay, they serve offal satay as well. Only rif ate the offal satay. I don’t like its rubbery, chewy texture. The pork satay was tender, smokey and well-flavoured. rif and I however, feel that Malacca’s version is slightly better.

Since we arrived at 11am, their famous crème caramel was sold out. I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to eating it. So I told the gang we were coming back the next day…at 8am!

Thean Chun
Jalan Bandar Timah
Ipoh Old Town
(Open mornings and afternoons only)

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