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Pak Wan’s Murtabak: Popular Since 1970s

Pak Wan’s special murtabak (stuffed pancake), which has remained popular for five decades, continues to receive overwhelming response during the MCO period.

The business was established in 1970 by 72-year-old Mohd Ansop Mat Tasman, fondly known as Pak Wan by his regular customers.

It all began with a roadside stall which he ran with his eldest son. In the late 1980s, they shifted to a shop near the Ipoh railway station before moving to his current location, a stall in a foodcourt next to Ashby Flat.

Today, he continues the business with his son, 30-year-old Muhamad Imran Mohd Ansop who explained that response is encouraging during Ramadan especially throughout the MCO period.

“Five years ago, we had a stall at the Ramadan bazaar situated next to the Angsana Mall. This year, we operate our business from home from 12 noon till 5pm via online. On the first day of Ramadan, we unexpectedly received so many orders for murtabak that one of our runners’ phone was jammed from all the incoming messages,” Muhamad Imran shared.

“We receive bookings from customers via WhatsApp only. We have yet to partner with any food delivery apps. To date, we have the service of three runners to make delivery right to the doorstep,” he added during the phone interview with Ipoh Echo.

There are three types of murtabak offered: chicken murtabak (RM4), beef murtabak (RM4) and mutton murtabak (RM5). Delivery charge starts from RM3 while locations further than the 10km radius will be charged an extra RM1.

Don’t miss out on these all-time favourite dish by calling 𝟎𝟏𝟕𝟓𝟒𝟓𝟖𝟕𝟕𝟗 (Muhamad Imran) or 𝟎𝟏𝟎𝟐𝟓𝟑𝟗𝟕𝟎𝟑.

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