Ipoh is located in Perak, a state 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Upon walking along the streets, you’ll be surprised at how rich the cultural and architectural buildings are. Of course, the key highlight of Ipoh would also be the scrumptious food. If you’re looking for the best halal food in Ipoh, here are some of the recommended ones!
1. Yong Tau Foo
Yong Tau Foo, which means ‘stuffed bean curd’ is actually a traditional Hakka dish that has been around since ancient times. This dish is usually made out of homemade fish paste and served with various types of vegetables with clear broth. There are deep fried versions as well which are the crowd’s favourite.
The best yong tau foo Ipoh halal restaurant would be Man Yong Tau Foo (Restoran Pak Wan), but do bear in mind they only serve Yong Tau Foo during the evening. Each piece costs about RM0.70 which is considered cheap considering the quality and superb taste.
Address: 85, Jalan Madrasah, Kampung Tengku Husin, 30020 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Daily, 5pm to 9pm
2. Dim Sum
Dim Sum is a traditional Chinese cuisine served in small plates or bamboo steamer baskets which can be both sweet and savoury. Usually, you’ll be sharing with your loved ones while having tea as the side.
The dishes can be steamed or fried and are placed in carts where waiters or waitresses would push them along tables and all you have to do is call them over if you’d like to order something. However, these days, you only need to select what you want using a menu-like card and pass it over to the waiter.
Canning Dim Sum is one of the best dim sum Ipoh halal restaurants that offers a wide variety of quality dim sum around. The must-try would be the Prawn Chee Cheong Fan. The average price for 3 pieces of dim sum would be around RM6 to RM6.50 while 1 piece of pau costs about RM3.30. For 4 pax, you can expect to spend around RM100+.
Address: 1, Lebuh Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 7.30am to 3.30pm. Closed on Wednesday.
3. Tau Fu Fah
A traditional Chinese dessert that most Malaysians love to eat, hence why it is the best halal food in Ipoh to try too! Tau Fu Fah, also known as soybean curd, is made out of soft tofu infused with ginger, pandan or brown syrup. You can either eat it warm or cold.
Funny Mountain Soya Bean is where you should get tau fu fah made with plant-based ingredients that literally melts in your mouth due to the smoothness and silkyness texture.
They do not offer many tables and chairs, instead you can simply eat them in your car! You can expect to spend about RM3 per bowl.
Address: 50, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 10.30am to 7.30pm. Closed on Tuesday.
4. Bean Sprout Chicken Rice
This dish basically consists of chicken, fragrant rice and boiled bean sprouts! The chicken can be either poached/steamed or roasted.
Ipoh Hainan Chicken Rice is a recommended halal restaurant in Ipoh which serves tasty roasted or steam chicken rice at a price of RM7.90. You should definitely try their other dishes such as Fried Tofu with Garlic.
Address: 107, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm. Friday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm
5. Curry Mee
Asians absolutely love curry – and curry mee is no exception! This dish is served with a very rich broth which makes it special as it comes with a wide variety of texture and spice. Usually, it comes with yellow noodles with fish balls, prawns or chicken and tofu.
The best halal restaurant in Ipoh for curry mee would be Mee Kari Kak Yah (Jelapang) as they offer homemade fish balls and fishcakes. You can also opt for kuey teow instead of the usual yellow noodles. The average price is RM10 a bowl.
Address: Laluan Jelapang Selatan 1, Kampung Tengku Husin Hujong, 30020 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 12pm & 5pm to 8pm. Sunday. 8am to 12pm. Closed on Monday.
6. Laksa Telur Goreng Bersarang
Have you ever tried laksa noodles served with a fried egg that’s similar to a bird’s nest? Yup, you can’t miss this when you’re in Ipoh! Laksa noodles are made out of rice flour and served in a spicy, sourish fish broth along with some fresh vegetables as well as herbs.
Kafe Setinggan is a halal cafe in Ipoh that serves laksa noodles with the unique fried egg that looks exactly like a bird’s nest. The broth has the perfect combination of both spicy and sour taste with ample amount of flaked fish inside. One bowl costs about RM5.50 a bowl.
Address: 1, Jalan Margosa B/15, 31350 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Saturday to Thursday, 12pm to 7pm. Closed on Friday.
7. Nasi Ganja (Nasi Kandar)
Nasi Kandar is the best halal food in Ipoh to fill your tummy to the brim! Nasi Kandar, also known as Nasi Ganja due to the fact that it’s extremely addictive, is a dish served with coconut sambal alongside rice and spiced fried chicken. The key of the dish is how the coconut sambal is created, which is somewhat sweet yet goes extremely well with rice.
Nasi Ganja Kedai Kopi Yong Suan has been serving nasi kandar for over 60 years, making it the top halal restaurant in Ipoh for authentic nasi kandar! A plate costs about RM8.
Address: No 2, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 5pm
8. Ipoh White Coffee
It’s called white coffee because instead of serving sugar, it’s served with condensed milk. The coffee is made with different types of coffee beans such as Robusta, Arabica and Liberica and is slow-roasted with margarine.
Addon White Coffee Ipoh is a halal cafe in Ipoh that offers a thick texture with just the right amount of taste – neither too bitter or sweet. A cup of white coffee costs about RM4.30.
Address: 49, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Kampung Jawa, 30450 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am to 9.30pm
9. Chee Cheong Fun
Known as a popular breakfast food in Malaysia & Singapore, chee cheong fun is basically steamed rice noodle rolls served in either curry or sweet sauce along with yong tau foo.
Restoran New Hollywood serves the best halal food in Ipoh because there are plenty of hawker stalls that sell not just chee cheong fun, but char kuey teow and many more. There aren’t many halal cafes in Ipoh that sell chee cheong fun, so this restaurant is your best bet. The average price is RM4.50 per plate.
Address: 38, Lorong Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am to 6pm
A very famous iced sweet dessert in Malaysia served with green rice flour jelly, palm sugar syrup and coconut milk, you should definitely try the cendol in Ipoh!
Rojak N Cendol Padang Ipoh offers a wide variety of cendol such as Durian, Pulut and many more. The average price is around RM6 a bowl.
Address: 17, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm
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