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Must-try Homemade Wonton Noodle

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Wonton noodle

By Mei Kuan

Take a walk down the alley along Jalan Pantai in Kuala Kurau to find Chou Tou Mian, an unassuming spot selling homemade wonton noodle since the Second World War. Operating from home by three generations of the family, the dish remains loved by many.

Priced at just RM4 per plate, its wonton noodle, wonton skin and wonton filling are made in-house with natural ingredients and lucky diners can easily catch a glimpse of the labour-intensive craft if they come at the right time in the morning.

“Before this, we operated from a coffee shop. During a visit by popular host Jason Yeoh, better known as Ah Xian, he suggested that we move our business here, where we live,” Ang Teik Hock, the second generation running the place explained to Ipoh Echo.

A variety of soups

Chou Tou, which literally means stinky head in Mandarin, is a nickname given to Ang Teik Hock’s father.

“Diners love our smooth yet springy noodle,” he added.

Other recommended items on the menu are chicken feet (RM4), pig’s stomach soup (RM5), pig’s trotter soup (RM5), short ribs soup (RM5), duck soup (RM5), pig’s tail soup (RM5) and red wine chicken (RM6 – only available on Sunday).

The home is located at 298, Jalan Pantai, 34350 Kuala Kurau. With a no straw policy, it opens daily from 2pm to 5.30pm while on Sunday from 1pm to 5.30pm. Non-halal.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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