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Motormouth From Ipoh

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tung Koo Thing aka Aneka Selera - Where Everything's Under One Roof in Ipoh

Lazy, rainy Saturday evening. I'll let the photos do the talking, instead of the usual (motor)mouth's rambling on and on ....



Hahaha ... both scratching in tandem. Confused?

Place : Aneka Selera aka Restoran Kam Wan aka "Tung Koo Thing" aka Mushroom Stop ?

Address : Erm, this one's tough. But here's something to assist. Got MAP !!! Although seriously, ask any Ipohan, or any foodie from outstation where the famous "Tung Koo Thing" is, and doubtful they won't know. Unless they've been living under a shell. Or a rock.

Whoops. I'll shut up. =P

Deep-fried Squids (RM8)
Cheap, fresh and succulent squids. Sadly, the batter did NO justice to the seafood. Tasteless, relied heavily on the chilli sauce. Go for their shells and crabs instead.

Deep-fried-til-damn-crispy-yet-tasteless Mini Baby Crabs (RM5 for small)
From the Lor Bak stall. Perfect as accompaniment for beer, or light snack. Though artery-clogging culprits, no less. If only they're saltier ....


Tom Yum Beehoon (RM4.50)
Toned down for the general palate. Not as authentic as the REAL deal. Yet works in some ways ... With generous ingredients (the usual suspects) thrown in for good measure. Won't fire up your belly, yet piquant enough to be interesting.
Popiah (RM1.60 each)
Bigger than usual, the Popiah stall is directly opposite Meng Wa Seafood stall, somewhere in the middle of the food court. Not too shabby, though the wait may be daunting. She took her own sweet time preparing these babies.

Wan Tau Long (Ai Yee Bing) Jelly with Ice (RM2, I think)

Wash it all down with some cooling jelly, with self-served squeezed lime for that tangy hint, and lots of shaved ice to numb that aching tooth. Refreshing.

OK, happy weekend (or whatever that's left of it) everyone!

20 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

Oh that first pic is EXCELLENT! Both of them scratching their heads at the same time... aiyaiyai...

backstreetgluttons said...

These kind of casual places to sit and snack are our real comfort zones. Nobody argues about what to eat ! And the wallets doesn't quiver.
and sometimes the beers come complimentary when strangers become "friends"

550ml jar of faith said...

Can't decide on one name that works for them? Haha, good to know that even restaurants have multiple personality disorders.

Little Inbox said...

Ow....the baby crabs so pitiful. :(

Duckie said...

the price seems very reasonable!!

New Kid on the Blog said...

I know where is this Tung Koo Thing.... it's just next to Wooley Food Court. :D

I like their fried noodles at the last stalls, I see them use pork lard to fry. That's heaven!!!

J2Kfm said...

Life for Beginners : haha, i din realise til i moved them into my pc. guess scratching's kinda infectious huh?

BSG : complimentary? hehe, I wouldnt bet my life on that.

550ml jar of faith : most know the place as Tung Koo Thing. alter egos or not, the place sure has a long long long history of its own.

little inbox : somehow, it's a form of release for them, no? since when they mature into REAL crabs, they're bound to get eaten anyway. hahaha ...

Duckie : yeah indeed. hawker fare in Ipoh still maintain usual price.

NKOTB : oh yeah. fried noodles MUST have lards. biting into one unsuspectedly brings a sense of joy inside.

SimpleGirl said...

motormouth, I was there last Sat as well...haha, anyway, I enjoy the popiah, the ikan bakar & there's one FKTeow also nice there....

Pureglutton said...

Yes, Tung Koo Ting is one of my fave haunts in Ipoh since time immemorial, hehe! Is the curry mee still there?! and the HK chee-cheong-fun... these are my must-have's! Ohh i miss the wan tau long too... can't get any similar one here, boohoohoo!

CUMI & CIKI said...

Deep-fried-til-damn-crispy-yet-tasteless Mini Baby Crabs ... i take it this is actual mini crab and not soft shell crab right? hmmm, how nice.. it would be a 1st for me to eat mini crabs!

J2Kfm said...

SimpleGirl : I think I went on a sat or a sun. I cant rmbr. or was it a friday? hmm ...

Pureglutton : the curry mee got one branch in Pasir Putih already. not bad also. the HK CCF shrinks big time. hmmm .. but there's one very nice one in Ip Grdn South!

Cumi & Ciki : oh not soft shells. i doubt they even have shells that hard yet, to shed. they're like small fry, very cute. and crispy.

jason said...

I quite like the popiah. Satay was ok too.

Life for Beginners said...

"guess scratching's kinda infectious huh?"

Hehe, yeah. Just be careful what CAUSED the itching in the first place. :P

J2Kfm said...

jason : oh yeah hor. i din c satay from my seats. wasted. seldom can find good satays nowadays.

life for beginners : whoopsie. maybe an itch for some seafood? =P wild guess.

mycroft said...

yeah, liv this place. reasonably price, n if bored can go over to wooley, n or just go to dvd store nearby, or just go to sidewalk for ice cream dessert....

J2Kfm said...

mycroft : oh sidewalk. how long I've never been there. they're a long-standing fav arent they?

reyt said...

if wow gold and maple story mesos wow gold

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