Here we go again…another hawker food well-worth a revisit! No half decent coffee shop or food court would operate without a wonton mee stall. A good wonton mee is al dente (has a bite to it) but, more often than not nowadays, the mee is the texture of instant noodles. Some of the stalls are well-known and have been operating many years. Funny how people in Ipoh don’t mind waiting for a bowl of good wonton mee. Here are a few to try:
Choy On Yoon Wonton Mee, 26 Jalan Pike, Menglembu
Noodles are thin, al dente, wonton flavourful, firm, has enough filling. They also have char siew, pork and prawn wonton – from RM2.50. Open: 7.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Kedai Kopi Kheng Hai, 47 Jalan Yau Tet Sin (New Town)
Noodles al dente. They have pork and prawn wonton, chicken feet mushroom, boar feet (Wed & Sun), sui kow, char siew – from RM2.60.
Teck Hing, Stall #45, Stadium Perak
From RM3 – closed every Mon & Thurs
Kafe Sentosa Ria, Lebuh Taman Ipoh, Ipoh Garden South
Noodles have a nice flavour with tasty pork and whole prawn wonton – from RM3
Stall at 736 Jalan Kg. Simee (across from the Home for the Aged Simee), 5.30-10.00 p.m. Noodles very al dente with 6 tasty pork wonton – only RM2.80.
Cheong Kee, 542 Jalan Sekolah, Buntong
Noodles are al dente – has slivers of pork in the sauce with 4 pork wonton from RM3. Be prepared to wait at least half an hour (if you’re lucky).
Stall #22 @ Stadium Perak
Noodles are al dente and flavourful, also has prawn wonton and char siew – prawn wonton are full and springy – from RM3.