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Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodle, Ipoh

by Bangsar Babe

Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles was recommended to me by an Ipoh local – it is said to serve one of the best dry curry noodles in Ipoh. Given its namesake, Jien and I made it a point to drop by for a visit on our way up to Penang last month.


Yee Fatt Curry Noodle, Ipoh


Get there early, as they run out even before noon!

We arrived at Yee Fatt slightly after 12pm on a Friday and already, most items were sold out. They did not have anymore loh mai kai and the only protein left for the curry noodles is char siew. We ordered the dry curry noodles and soup version (both kuay teow as our noodle of choice), iced coffee and a bowl of herbal egg tea.


Dry curry mee


Kuay teow


Yellow noodles

The noodles arrived looking rather plain – zero garnish and topped with a thick slather of curry with red oil rimmed around the plate. Look past this as what you’re getting is a delicious plate of curry noodles that is mildly spicy and thick. It’s robust with a hint of nuttiness and sweetness from the addition of sweet dark sauce. There’s also a nice bite from the Ipoh beansprouts, which complements the noodles overall.


Soup curry noodles

Also good but less indulgent is the soup curry noodles, which is also topped with a heap of thick curry gravy. The broth is spicy with a balance of sweet and savoury; I reckon this would go really well with siew yuk which we didn’t get to try.


Also good, but less indulgent compared to the dry curry version

Portion was said to be small so we asked for extra noodles upon ordering. I decided to order another plate of dry curry noodles since it’s that good. This time, with yellow noodles. Both Jien and I feel the yellow noodles tasted better than the kuay teow for Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles, so opt for that.


Herbal egg tea and iced coffee

The herbal egg tea is nothing to shout about – pretty standard fare especially in Ipoh. One would think all Ipoh coffee would taste good but sadly, the version from Yee Fatt is watered down and lacking flavour.


A plate costs RM8.50 (small) if I remember correctly. We paid RM9.50 for a large portion. Still reasonable in my opinion. Best to get there in the morning as they open from 7am till 2pm. By noon, you might not have any curry left!


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Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 7.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: The dry curry noodles is good stuff. Definitely a must-try if you’re in Ipoh.


Yee Fatt Curry Mee
39, Jalan Kampar,
31650 Ipoh.
Tel: 05-242 1043

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unkaleong August 4, 2023 - 3:45 pm

Give Chuan Fatt a try if you are still in town. the curry mee I grew up eating while visiting Ipoh during the festive seasons growing up.

Still ok in my books, but not sure if it’s because of nostalgia…

Bangsar Babe August 4, 2023 - 10:42 pm

I tried it before and yes, the dry curry mee is quite good. But it’s the fried chicken that stands out for me haha!


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