In the previous post, I have touched a little bit about Ipoh which is the capital of Perak. If you have not read the article yet, I highly suggest you read it here.
In this article, I will write about three personal favourites. Foods that I must eat when I am nearby Ipoh.
Of course, it is an injustice to say that these are the best foods amongst all, there are just too many to be listed. So yeah, when you are around Ipoh, go find these foods.
1) Laksa Telur Bersarang – Taman Botani, Ipoh
For you that wonder what is this dish all about, I understand. This might look very foreign to you, especially if you never step your foot in Malaysia. To simplify things, let me just say that, its main components are;
- Laksa – some sort of slippery noodles, but not like the Chinese wheat noodles. I believe laksa is made of rice
- Spicy fish broth – this is the key, a good laksa needs good broth. I now it might sound a bit odd especially if you don’t like fish. But, this broth is to die for. If you want to eat like a local, you got to try this
- Nested egg – Besides some green garnishes, this dish is topped with a nested egg (egg fried in a very hot oil that gave it stringy looks). This egg gives the dish character, it adds the texture and rich taste to it.
If you plan to visit this place, please be reminded to be patient. I warn you, it is very hard to find empty seats. You have to queue for the foods and wait for available seats. I believe there is no reservation system as it is just a very casual eatery place where the local flocks to.
2) Bubur Perak, Bota
For the dessert lovers out there, this place might be your place to go. Eat dessert Malaysian way. The place is situated a bit off from Ipoh, about 30 minutes away, in Bota. However, it worth the fuss to go out of your way to this very humble stall. It is located by the highway, thus, a lot of people will drop by to get a bowl of deliciousness before continuing with the drive.
About the food, they specialised themselves in sweet porridge. In is in the Malaysian culture to eat hearty and comforting foods like porridge. The savoury and sweet one. It is very common back in the old days, people make used the staples that they got inside their household and make the best out of it. Therefore you can find almost anything make into sweet porridge. My personal favourite is the Black bean porridge.
If you want to eat like a local in Malaysia, go find this comfort food!
3) Nasi Vanggey, Greentown
This one is definitely the Indian touch into everyday Malaysian lives. It got its famous nickname as weed’s rice for being so addictive. It is basically rice with selections of other dishes, top with a special condiment that made it so addictive. The way local likes it is rice with succulent spicy fried chicken, alongside with salted egg, drench with curry gravy and some greens. Go find this eating spot, this might be the highlight of your trip to Malaysia.
That’s all for today, I will definitely write some more foods article in the future.
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