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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another One of Those Temptations - Mee Kari Ipoh Garden

Another feather in the cap. Another chapter in the "Ipoh's Famous Curry Noodles" saga, after a looooooooong hiatus. (Here's Part One and Part Two, for those who've yet to be poisoned!)


Mee Kari Ipoh Garden .... in Pasir Putih?!!! *_*

This happened some time ago. When we have yet to travel to Betong, it seems. However, this outlet is rather new, opened sometime in the beginning of the year. Or that's what my brain had me thinking. OK, I kinda forgot all the tiny details. And some major ones as well, like... the ADDRESS, PRICE and such. Minor setbacks, no? Sorry lor ..... =)

Notice the COCKLES piling on top of each other?!!! Geez .... I'm so near I could stretch my itchy hands and stole some right away!
The shop's new. But the name isn't. That's why some may scratch their heads wondering why a curry mee restaurant in Pasir Putih is named Mee Kari Ipoh Garden, when Ipoh Garden's a good 10km away! This one is a branch of the famous curry noodles at Aneka Selera, or Tung Koo Thing in Ipoh Garden. Struck a chord?

Sinful bowl of curry noodles
This one managed to impress, somewhere in the Top 5, or even Top 3 in my list. Of course, my favourite Nam Chau comes 1st. The luscious santan (coconut milk) was literally poured into the bowl of orange-tinged gravy, resulting in a rich and slightly spicy mouth-watering concoction, complete with the usual chicken, prawns, cockles and such.


Dry Curry Noodles ... MY preferred version.
I opt for the dry curry, routinely. Somehow the thicker consistency of the gravy, paired with soy sauce and dark soy sauce was deadlier than the wet-ter sibling. But of course, sloppy people (like yours truly) must practise extra caution when slurping their orgasmic fixes, as the combination of BLACK, ORANGE and RED gravies on one's spotless shirt may not sound appealing.
Rojak .... for light eaters. Or greedy ones who's not easily satiated with their bowls of curry mee
They do serve some other variety of noodles, rice and even nasi lemak, I think. In case you can't spot their signature item, which btw, is printed BIG & BOLD on their signboard, pasted on the walls surrounding you, AND practically ordered by every single table in the premise. Ahem.
Oh, the Rojak is worth a try too. The thick and sweet shrimp paste with abundance of chopped peanuts goes REALLY well with the freshly cut fruits. But do remember to order at least a dozen or so (OK, at least two pcs) of their crispy shrimp crackers. Lovely combination. On most days, I eat only the crackers with the rojak sauce.
Location : MEE KARI IPOH GARDEN @ 209-211, Jalan Pasir Putih, 31650 Ipoh, Perak. Got MAP !!! (albeit a shabby one ... correct me if I'm wrong)
Specifically, the shop is near to SMK Jalan Pasir Putih, a secondary school on Jalan Pasir Puteh. Same row with Maybank of Pasir Puteh branch. Feel free to ask for directions.

26 comments:

Min said...

Oh, this one is so near to my house and yet I have never tried before, hehe, should give it a try soon...I wan rojak...

Little Inbox said...

Their Malay name and Chinese name is totally different hor?

thenomadGourmand said...

wahh..this is bad.. how to sleep tonite!

peng said...

Ah! Another place to hunt this weekend! Great! My friend stays in Pasir Putih. The last time I visited her, we had lunch at 'Tai Shue Keok' which was great. Eyes on the rojak!

worldwindows said...

I have not been successful in having curry noodles at Hugh Low (diagonal opp. police station). Feel embarrassed to stand at somebody's table and wait for them to finish. This Pasir Putih joint is great.

SimpleGirl said...

Heard some good word of mouth about this.....should give a try as well!

Elinluv said...

I din know that they opened a branch in Pasir Puteh..heehee now can go there during day time instead of waiting for them to open stall at the 'Tung Koo Ting' at 7pm. thanks for sharing :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

the curry looks so rich lar! nice! i realise ipoh curry noodles got more ingredients one and that's great! i once had it with siew yoke as well but forgot which part of ipoh already...

no worries on the tiny details. we can still email you mah! :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

you really should have swiped the cockles into your bag! hahaha.. teach em to leave it out like that.. so tempting. i absolutely love the DRY curry too, ipoh super-stylin! ;)

Allie said...

Cannot tahan already.. Must go visit this stall during my next Ipoh makan makan trip.
Thanks for sharing.

Food Paradise said...

wow.... look very delicious. But unfortunately we are not so familiar with Ipoh. Btw if I plan to go Ipoh food hunting, can you tell me the direction??? lol

jason said...

Oh, the famous Tung Ku Teng curry mee in PP. But the shoplots doesn't look like the same stretch as MayBank.

Shell (貝殼) said...

The curry noodles looks delicious & rich especially with the coconut milk

Life for Beginners said...

Ooh, I prefer dry curry noodles too... and nothing a fresh sprig of mint leaves or two on top. None of the almost withered stuff. :)

bianca said...

The Rojak simply rocks! Their Sotong kangkung is nice too! Yummm. (:

cariso said...

Mind giving direction?

Hulk said...

U can have an options to cross the main road for one other Curry Mee spaciality. It was just right across. Couldnt recal the name but it is certainly better then this Iph Gdn version.
Landmark is the Pasir Puteh Maybank (formerly CourtsM)for those asking for Direction.
Nevertheless..they have wide variety of offerings from nasi Lemak as well. Curry mee is OK & is typically similar to the one at Gluton Square & at Cowan Street.

PureGlutton said...

OMG! All my fave things in one shop?? curry mee, sotong kangkung, cockles, rojak, yong taufu - what utter utter BLISS! I definitely will hunt this place down in my next balik kampung trip! TQ veli much for highlighting this!
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J2Kfm said...

Min : yeahlah. you should recommend back some of PP better offerings ma ...

Little Inbox : oh, i cant read Chinese. hehe ... what's the translation?

thenomadGourmand : hahaa, guess you've gone thru it all.

peng : yeah, rmbr the crackers!

worldwindows : for that one, Xin Quan Fang, you can go earlier, or go in small group, so can tumpang ppl's table.

SimpleGirl : yeah, not bad really. the shop's spacious too. they have some other hawker fare i forgot what.

Elinluv : it's been some time. they're opened from 11am onwards i think.

Nic (KHKL) : siew yoke ... Ip Garden's Yat Yat Seng got them, but i find the curry noodles there so so only.

Cumi & Ciki : hahaha ... i where got bag ah ... but my companions got lah. but all RAW one woh ...

Allie : you're most welcomed!

Food Paradise : yeah , no problem at all! :) but dunno my directions can be trusted not.

jason : same ah ... Maybank move to the other end of the row liao.

Shell : richer than the others. guilty, yet forgivable. =P

Life for Beginners : withered mint leaves? anyone serves that?!!

bianca : guess you're a follower then?

cariso : ok, i will try here. you know Tiger Lane? or Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah? coming from Jusco direction, go straight...... until you reach the last traffic lights, facing Mun Choong Restaurant (Pusing Public),and SenQ. Turn right, and keep going until you reach another traffic lights. Go straight, and the shop's to your left.

Hulk : Chuan Fatt. gonna blog that soon. i had the fried chicken with dry curry noodles. but their dry version not as good lah ... spicier, but not as 'kau'. maybe should try the soup-y one.

PureGlutton : hahaa.. you're most welcomed. and THANKS for the award!!! I'm blessed. now i'll see how this award thing goes about ...

Anonymous said...

The yat yat seng curry mee is delicious...also

backstreetgluttons said...

The green gold mine ( Danish master brewer ) beside the orange county kali mee is intimidating !

btw try the mid valley KL La Manila's ( beside GSC ) version , supposed to be KL's best, according to team BSG. disclaimer: not valid if orange brew is prepared by a Burmese / Nepali / Thai , which will immediately nullify our esteemed judgement

Selba said...

Believe it or not, I've never eaten a 'real' mee kari except the maggi instant kari mee, hehehe...

J2Kfm said...

Anonymous : yat yat seng i found it to be over-priced, yet so-so only. maybe i'll go again someday. thanks.

BSG : La Manila in GSC? ok ... i'll take ur word for it. how bout branches of La Manila? i think there are others, right?

Selba : eh, surely Indon got their own version right? curry mee's a Malay food specialty as well.

Selba said...

Yes, we have curry in Indonesia but it tasted totally different than the Indian curry or other places (different spices except for the tumeric part) then we don't eat it with noodle, but instead with rice :)

J2Kfm said...

Selba : oh ic. it's sweeter? spicier? or how? i'm tempted to try one of these days. anywhere I can find in KL?

Selba said...

Well, it's spicier and the sauce is ticker but then it depends on the dish whether it's veggie or meat. Uhmm.. I've no idea where you can find it in KL.