A much, much belated Happy New Year to all readers, and 'avid' followers of Motormouth From Ipoh (as if there's any ... but I enjoy being delusional. Shoot me ... )
For a good 82 years (way way way older than any of you readers, I supposed), Yik Mun has been serving generations after generations of 'pau' lovers ....
Reeling from the extended holidays, from Xmas to New Year, and then some, here's a short post for those (fans and detractors alike) who missed the daily dose of Motormouth's poison.Pau Kari Ayam (Chicken Curry Bun)
Yik Mun in Tanjung Malim, Perak, has been around since 1926. A household name serving delicious pau and simple Hainanese fare to the local community, and as time progressed, to mostly tourists who stopped by for a cuppa and some yadda (yak-fest).
A corner lot on Jalan Slim River, Tanjung Malim, many purposely travel utilizing the trunk road from Sungkai towards Tanjung Malim, or exit at the Tanjung Malim toll exit, for a taste of Yik Mun's offerings. VERY famous for their pau, and various Hainanese fare such as Roti Kahwin (bread with butter and kaya - which has since, reached a point of extinction. Yup, they seem to RUN OUT of white bread on most days, for some reason), Hainanese Chicken Chop, noodles etc, the shop has been certified HALAL, and now serves mostly Malay dishes.
Other than their famous Pau Kari Ayam, they have other fillings as well, from red bean to minced beef curry (pau kari daging). The fluffy and soft skin enveloping the rather scarce fillings makes the snack a delectable (albeit non-too-filling) one, perfect as tea-time accompaniment to a piping hot cup of Hainanese tea or coffee.
Location : 6043, Jalan Slim River, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.
For those who may need more precise directions, erm, feel free to ask. But I was 'miraculously' transported there, courtesy of my uncle. Hence, sorry for the helplessness ..... I'm tipsy. =P