Completely spoiling our initial plan of food tour in Kampar/Tapah/Bidor route, we were forced to travel, AGAIN, to Ayer Tawar for the 2nd consecutive days. As what my colleague KYT said, another day on the Lumut highway this week, and he would vomit blood. It's his 3rd time in 4 days, imagine that. Hehe.... my sympathy ....
Arriving slightly earlier than the 2nd team, (yeah, we had to go in TWO cars), we were at lost on how to kill time. What else? EAT la!Barbequed Pork (Char Siew) Rice (RM 2.40)
It was way before lunch hour, but we knew our work would drag on for hours, therefore risking hypoglycemic attack if we decided not to eat. Another problem was, we have absolutely no idea what Ayer Tawar is famous for. Cincai la ... Restoran San Shan, on the main road, is a coffee shop selling chicken rice. Hmm, a quick meal would do. KYT and FCOE ordered the same roasted chicken rice, while I had my craving for char siew fixed. However, the rice served is plain white rice, and overcooked until sticky and lumpy. No comments on the chicken, but my char siew was a disappointment (though from the photo they may look tempting). Tough, chewy, and completely devoid of any fat, the only saving grace is the gravy. But for RM2.40 per plate, these may be the cheapest variety around.
Location : Restoran San Shan @ Jalan Besar, Ayer Tawar, opposite RHB bank. Coming from Ipoh, the shop is located on the left side.
Location : Kedai Soya Bean Delights @ 20, Jalan Horley, 30300 Ipoh. It is on the same row as Public Seafood Restaurant (aka Mun Choong), behind The Store in town area.