Dimsum and Ipoh goes hand in hand. Many foodies claim that Ipoh's dimsum is the best in Malaysia. So if you are on a gastronomical trip to the capital of silver state - Perak, get dimsum for breakfast to kick start your day!
And where about for the so-claimed best dimsum restaurants in town? It is none other than the popular dimsum street in the heart of city - Jalan Leong Sin Nam. Within walking distance from Ipoh Parade and the Syuen Hotel, it houses 3 main players of giant dimsum operators in Ipoh namely Yoke Fook Moon, Ming Court the oldest of all - Foh San. Foh San had just moved over to join the crowd, previously was located on another street nearby. I still remembered my previous dining experience at the old restaurant. People, people and people. Rubbing shoulders, very little personal space, getting an unoccupied table was a mission as one walked into the cramped restaurant. Hard to believe, but everyone still wanted to wait while holding a starving tummy. Oh boy! Thanks to the present Foh San that stands a few doors away from the yellow facade of Yoke Fook Moon. Now it provides 2 levels of dining area and the patrons do not have to suffer anymore. Larger, clean, spacious, airy and sophisticated.
Of three restaurants, which is the best of all? You are the judge. Try and decide! Taste and flavor are something personal and subjective. There are plenty of comments reviewed by food bloggers. Intermingled with some emotional parameters eg. service or memories, each of us are the best judge and the reasons for these dimsum operators to survive and to keep up their food quality!
Go early before 8 am, avoid public holidays or school holidays.
Yoke Fook Moon is the only restaurant serves dimsum in evening/night.
Intersection of Jalan Leong Sin Nam and Jalan Raja Ekram
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