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24 June 2009

Ipoh Delicacy: Nam Heong Old Town White Cafe

I used to wonder - what is so nice about food blogs? There are so many food blogs around and it's amusing that bloggers would spend time taking pictures before, during and after eating.

I told myself that I'll never do that - since it's kinda awkward?

But today I'm breaking the awkwardness by promoting the food in Ipoh. As mentioned earlier, I didn't talk much about my hometown but it's time for me to do so.

I'll start with a famous kopitiam (aka coffee shop) located at Ipoh's old town - Nam Heong Old Town White Cafe.

ipoh nam heong old town white cafe
Nam Heong Old Town White Cafe

People usually have quick lunch or tea break here. Getting a parking space is kinda hard and getting a table at Nam Heong is hard too. The most important factor you must possess while looking for food in Ipoh is patience.

ipoh nam heong white coffee
White coffee

Nam Heong's white coffee is famous in Ipoh - due to its unique flavour.

The taste of the food is good and the portion is reasonable with the price.

ipoh nam heong char kuey teow
Char Kuey Teow

ipoh nam heong chee cheong fun
Chee Cheong Fun - with mushroom gravy

There are more variety of food here but I didn't take extra orders.

On the same road itself, there's another kopitiam called Kedai Kopi CT where you can have red bean soup for dessert.

ipoh kedai kopi ct
Kedai Kopi CT

Kinda concentrated in my opinion, if you order without ice. Addition of ice should make it more diluted and obviously colder.

ipoh ct red bean soup
Red bean soup

It's not hard to find this place in Ipoh town. There's a landmark which can be easily spotted once you reach the town area.

The landmark is a 20-storey flat - Kinta Height Flat. Both Nam Heong and CT coffee shops are located just around it.

ipoh 20 storey flat
Kinta Height Flat

If you wanna know more of the location, just Google Map or Wiki Map. It's easy.

P/S: In case you find my "promotion" not convincing - I don't usually give exaggerating comments like "Waseh sibei ho chiak ar!" or "Walao veliiiii deliiiicious ar!".

Or "Wahh abso-fukking-lutely best!". -.-

Perhaps I'm already used to the food in Ipoh and I find them very very normal.

Anyway, it's worth a try when you're in Ipoh! Stay tuned from more Ipoh Delicacy entries. =)

71 comments:

  1. Ahhh...Ipoh food. My recent trip was fruitful too as I manage to "catch" most of the good food.. "Shu Kuek Tai" liu and Ngao Choi Kai.. U must not missed too :) Yea, agree that Nam Heong or Kong Heng's white coffee still seems to be best, but I havent been there for time.. thinking of my next Ipoh trip already now! :P

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  2. To be honest, I also don't know how people can take such nice photos when they are eating! I have a DSLR too but I always fail to do that because I would concentrate on food instead!

    I might be going for a road trip with my friend soon so i might consider stopping by! thank you for recommending!

    And omg..it's only your 100th post and look at how your blog has flared! *envy*

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  3. I love Ipoh coffee, even though i hmm hardly order when i am there, but it is still my favourite XD

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  4. haha i prefer the other one opposite this shop..
    this one abit dilute to me :p

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  5. i used to snap snap snap photos on food before makan, during makan and after makan.

    and i don't do it anymore now.

    i find myself annoying.

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  6. looks like small shop, but have many interesting food there

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  7. Ahhh now i know..next time i go ipoh who to ask to bring me around!

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  8. the same so called OLDTOWN that we see in KL these days

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  9. Haha :D You have broken your promise o. Anyway congrates on the 100th posts. Ouh...so you are from Ipoh lar. The only thing I wanna try in Ipoh is the White Coffee. :D

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  10. actually there isnt any white coffee, only brown coffee. bit cheating actually

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  11. First thing I thought was "white coffee"? Never heard of that.
    Anyway, interesting post though I agree with your initial awkwardness since I wouldn't go to a restaurant with a camera just to take pictures of the food to post in a blog. :P
    Hell, I don't feel fine even taking a camera to the kitchen here at home!

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  13. very very old town...i mean Real OLD TOWN! hehe

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  14. Wait till you stay in KL for a long time then you will think of Ipoh food all the time! Gosh, I really missed the Chee Vheong Fun there. The KL ones make me sick.

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  15. Chee Cheong Fun with mushroom sauce?

    So different from Singapore version.

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  16. I've been to Nam Heong once and I love their white coffee!! ;)

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  17. SHould i go to Ipoh??? TO try the food? Hehe, maybe next time...

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  18. never been to these 2 shops b4 so duno.
    and u r wrong. ipoh food is still the best.
    coz whenever i see ipoh's stall at kl,it tasted differently n nt tat delicious.
    graduating soon?
    so fast huh?
    i havent even fnsh my a-level eh!!!

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  19. Firstly, happy 100th post!!!

    Hahaha, I was in iPoh two weeks ago. Been to the same tong sui shop too. Food there isn't mind blowing but I really appreciate the certain quality that it has. Cheers! =D

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  20. Happy 100th!

    the food looks enticing. :)

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  21. Ahh! Now i am hungry already

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  22. okay sure :) omg foood hungry. * runs down to grab food*

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  23. Haha last part so funny XD

    Sometimes got nothing to blog mah, so take pictures of food and hope to blog something loh :P

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  24. wah.. the shop looks REALLY old oh. haha. the original old town kopitiam XD

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  25. In your opinion, which one taste better? Nam Heong or Old Town?

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  26. Nam Heong better la....price cheap ...

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  27. It's nothing weird to snap photos of food. I enjoy doing so, at least when u're starving, u can have a look. Haha...
    Mmm...Maybe I should add Ipoh into my food-travel list. =D

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  28. oh you came from Ipoh? They said Ipoh very famous in Coffee correct or not? I don't know never tried it before. Hehe..

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  29. FOOOOOODDDDDDD!! XD

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  30. woo la la...the famous ipoh white coffee...my favourite ler...

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  31. used to stay in ipoh for like 3 yrs but never been to that coffee shop.. hahaha...

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  32. nam heong's coffee is better! lol. ipoh is awesome. the pace of life there is so similar to brunei... laid back

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  33. My roommate is from Ipoh too and she always mentioned about the food in Ipoh haha

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  34. Food blog isn't your thing, give 'em up - ain't your thing again!
    HAHAAAAAAAA.

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  35. Hello Kenwooi!

    I think I am a bit ashamed to say this: I have never been to Ipoh =(

    I have been to other places in Perak like Taiping and Kuala Kangsar, but Ipoh not yet...

    I hope someday I will get to visit the town...

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  36. btw, congrats on your 100th entry =)

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  37. Is that the original OldTown?!

    Me myself is kinda consider OldTown fan (eventually Cyberjaya only place to yamcha is OldTown), might consider to spend some time paying a visit there if got chance to go Ipoh. heihei~

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  38. Chee Cheong Fun - with mushroom gravy

    OMGGGGGGGGGG... look so tasty leh....
    I want go eat too...

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  39. I think i prefer KL dim sum compare to Ipoh dim sum.

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  40. tasty looking Chee Cheong Fun! =D

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  41. Hi Ken,

    I'm technoraX.
    I've started a new tech blog. I have a idea of forming a blogger group and exchanging links between us. But, it seems to be difficult. But, I have a new idea. I can't type all here. so, please have a look in my page. The post about "free backlinks for your site" is in my home page.

    have a look at that post..thanks..have a nice day

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  42. kenwooi,

    No, it's not my point. You don't have to put those images. Just copy the text links in the list there..copy and paste.. and post them in a post. like this

    http://Yourname.blogspot.com/increase-your-backlinks-here.html<-----this could be anything..

    then you always update that list..many will be added to my list in my blog and they will update the list also.

    for example look at this Rethnaraj V2's post..Yes it is my site also. but, i mean for example..

    Rethnaraj v2 example

    Of course you just put those images if you want..but not neccessary. just for spreading about it...

    like that i will update the list in my both blogs...

    hope you understand..it's a free backlink for your site...

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  43. kenwooi,

    No, it's not my point. You don't have to put those images. Just copy the text links in the list there..copy and paste.. and post them in a post. like this

    http://Yourname.blogspot.com/increase-your-backlinks-here.html<-----this could be anything..

    then you always update that list..many will be added to my list in my blog and they will update the list also.

    for example look at this Rethnaraj V2's post..Yes it is my site also. but, i mean for example..

    Rethnaraj v2 example

    Of course you just put those images if you want..but not neccessary. just for spreading about it...

    like that i will update the list in my both blogs...

    hope you understand..it's a free backlink for your site...

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  44. Ohh.... makes me eager to try all the food there ... and perhaps go Teluk Intan to eat their chee cheung fun too? Maybe Ipoh also got...

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  45. Heyy.. You made me miss the food in Ipoh :S I visited Ipoh like urm, two years back? I miss their 'heong peng' and also there is this shop that has nice 'roti' to eat. The 'kaya' is really good! I never failed to ask my friend (who is from Ipoh) to help me buy some back :D :D

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  46. Yeah..i know this nam heong is just beside of this 20Flats.

    i blog that flat before.which is consider one of the landmark in old town in ipoh

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  47. speaking of opoh food...
    i miss yee pou nga choi kai!!!
    those bean sprout are really huge and succulent...

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  48. where is this ipoh located?... i am so curius what the taste of white coffee in Nam heong is...[^^,]

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  49. Ken, you got MSN? add me at blackflam85@hotmail.com. I got some questions to ask you.

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  50. lets go when im back in malaysia.

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  51. awww~~~
    finally!!
    U r promoting food!!
    muahahha...welcome welcome to the food blogging!!

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  52. Chee Cheong Fun - with mushroom gravy

    ohhh my goddd . . . wonder how it taste like LOL

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  53. omg i see chee cheong fun. i mis chee cheong fun n there is no chee cheong fun around for a few hundred km

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  54. nam heong white coffee at ipoh..i will remmeber that and when go visit ipoh sure take it...

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  55. i see that chee cheung fun looks a bit different frm penang one..is it tasty?

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  56. Hey, I found your blog in bloggerunited and found this post is interesting. I am a food lover also.. Hehe... Those Ipoh foods look Nice man. By the way, I'm from Sabah, staying in KL now.

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  57. i miss the hazelnut white coffee from Old Town! :(

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  58. bro... makan can? lol... hungrily reading ur blog :p

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  59. Got nice "Chee Cheong Fun" there.
    Yum Yum!

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  60. Congrats on your 100th post!

    The food looks good! But I hate to find parking and rush with others to get a table : )

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  61. The Nam Heong is my favourite kopitiam in Ipoh. The white coffee is like the best. Great food and great coffee..miss that place. Definitely beats the old town that's spawning everywhere like mushrooms in the klang valley. Quality not quantity.

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  62. D*MN!! reading this post while i'm being hungry in the office!! made me quickly go and grab an apple to munch~~

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  63. i read about so many eating places in ipoh... it's nice too see more of it here

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  64. Definately have to give it a try when I am there.

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