It was Sunday lunch time in Ipoh. The whole family had a craving for kopitiam food. Initially, we wanted to go to Pappa Rich (De Garden) but was hindered by the crowd queuing at the entrance of the restaurant.
We drove past Old Town Kopitiam in Ipoh Garden South and looked inside. It was relatively quiet so we decided to try it out.
The menu has a wide selection of dishes. We decided to go with one of the specials on the board, Nasi Lemak Special.
Ipoh White Coffee (Gao)
We also ordered Dry Curry Noodles. The noodles were the thick yellow type and it was drenched in a thick, dark curry gravy. Scattered through the noodles were shredded chicken, prawns and half a lime.
The gravy really surprised me – it was so sweet and flavoursome, like a reduction of the traditional Ipoh curry gravy but without the overpowering curry powder flavour. The curry sauce was the perfect accompaniment to the noodles and I couldn’t get enough! It had a pleasant taste without being too spicy.
Tarts-and-Pies saw egg tarts again! They are so abundant and neatly arranged inside the glassy oven. The temptation was so great so I ordered one egg tart and shared it with the others.
Old Town Kopitiam
Ipoh Garden South