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Monday, April 7, 2008

Sin Yoon Loong White Coffee @ Old Town, Ipoh

The original white coffee outlet in Ipoh, Sin Yoon Loong, has been around for very very long. Previously, there were 3 shops in a row, the 2nd one being Nam Chew (or something like that) and the third one serves delicious chee cheong fun at night, but forgot the name liao. Was still a small kid back then....

Toast with kaya and butter

Fast forward around 20 years, the shop stood the test of time, and is still packed every morning by patrons coming for their famous white coffee, toast, and egg sponge layer cake ("Kai Tan Kou"). Opposite of this shop stood Nam Heong, another coffee shop famous for its white coffee, and its Old Town Kopitiam branches.

There are a few stalls selling noodle, char kuey teow etc, but most, if not all, come for the coffee, and the famed toasts. At RM1.40 for a plate of 2 slices, they still use the same Hainanese white bread loaf, thinly sliced and toasted to perfection. The kaya and butter combination is a killer, as usual.

Orange Muffin

Initially I asked for the egg sponge cake, but the owner said it is only available in the evening. I eyed various type of snacks on counter, eg. curry puffs, and some strange looking muffins marked O and L. Being the curious cat that I am, I asked what were they. Seems these are muffins, tasted just like egg sponge cake, but the outer crust is crunchy, and the O represents orange flavor while L is lemon.

At Rm1.20 per piece, it was soft in the centre, and slightly crunchy at the outer crust area. The filling of orange cream is lovely, tangy, and not too sweet. Definitely a must-try item.

Tea and Coffee ... a staple at this shop

Although coffee should be enjoyed hot, piping hot in their signature porcelain cup, we were in a rush, and not to mention the weather was pretty hot, we had to order cold version of the drinks. Rich, aromatic, not too sweet, just perfect as a pick-me-up beverage early in the morning. Even the milk tea was nice.

A highly recommended breakfast joint, even if only for the toasts and coffee.

Location : Jalan Bandar Timah, diagonally opposite of the tall, famed 20-storeys flat.


ai wei said...

hi! i discovered a new fd blog here!!! i really hope to try out the real ipoh white coffee!

J2Kfm said...

hi there! do come here and try the white coffee. though nowadays Old Town Kopitiam is mushrooming everywhere!

Anonymous said...

they open up branches at PJ area the coffee

J2Kfm said...

really? til PJ too? wow, certainly making money. wonder the setting resembles the original old kopitiam style, or the NEW Old Town Kopitiam hybrid.

Jys said...

I love this Sun yoon loong white coffee too. Their coffee is the best, those oldtown kopitiam not as good as them!!

J2Kfm said...

i 101% agree with you! ;) somehow, the original still hold on to its crown.

tinkerbel82 said...

reminds me of my F6 after tuition days where i used to hang around and have something to eat there. drinking at least 2 glasses of white coffee despite i would definitely develop all the sympathetic effects!!

J2Kfm said...

F6? wah ... aeons ago? :)
I;m immuned to all the effects, and esp ever since working in Old Town!

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Anonymous said...

so the famous n nice white coffe in ipoh nw still Nam heong & sun yuan loong??