The dry curry noodle (I normally pick rice noodle or kuey teow) (RM3.50) comes with chicken strips, char siew and prawns, and generously served with amazing curry paste. Though some may find it oily, but squeeze in half a lime, and the taste is simply amazing! The spiciness can be 'adjusted', just tell the person taking order to +/- accordingly. Very rich and aromatic, the dry curry noodle is one of the best I've ever tasted in Ipoh.
'Cham Ping' aka Iced White Coffee & Tea
Most people would choose Sun Yuan Loong or Nam Heong for their white coffee, however, comparing current Nam Heong's white coffee quality with Nam Chau's, in my humble opinion, the latter trumped the former by a wide margin. Nam Chau has their own way of 'frying' the beans, resulting in perfectly aromatic and satisfying coffee, with a tinge of saltiness (yes, sounds funny, but it's true) that enhance the overall flavour. Have it hot to enjoy Ipoh's famous drink, but I normally have the iced version to cut meal time. After all, morning breakfast is NOT a privilege of civil servant, but rather leniency on behalf of department's head. Hehe ...
Other than curry noodle, they serve chicken soup noodle, roast pork, and a strangely named noodle named 'Ta Lan Wun', roughly translated to 'Break the Bowl', which is glass noodle soup with fishballs etc. They have various toasts and sandwiches, the most memorable being half boiled eggs on toast, RM2.60, and the usual kaya-butter variety.
Location : Jalan Bandar Timah. Same road with Nam Heong, Sun Yuan Loong etc, BUT on the right turning, coming from Hugh Low Street (Jalan Sultan Iskandar). It's before Restoran Kong Heng, which is down the same road.