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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pork Noodles @ Zun Seng Fatt, Old Town, Ipoh

The wonders of Old Town, Ipoh : Unlimited resources for food. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. OK, maybe not dinner, but 2 out of 3 ain't bad. After working around here for one whole year, it still surprises me to find something new, and yet to try everything at every nook and corner.

Zun Seng Fatt

Situated next to Thean Chun, the shop famous for Ipoh's "Kai Si Hor Fun" or Chicken Kuey Teow, Zun Seng Fatt has been around for quite some time, probably longer than I've thought. But only 2 stalls are here, one serving erm, Kai Si Hor Fun as well, and another quite popular for its pork noodles soup.

Choose to either sit indoors, or embrace the tranquil surrounding at the back of the shop

KYT was the one introducing me to this shop, as his dad had been frequenting this noodle stall quite often, almost every weekend. But I'm no big fan of soupy noodles, therefore giving this stall a miss all this while. But one can only has so much curry noodles, or Kong Heng's popiah , or white coffee and toast before boredom sets in.

Lou Shu Fan with Minced Pork, and Pork Slices + Additional Egg (RM4.30)

Vermicelli with Minced Pork and Pork Slices (RM3.70)

What sets the noodle different from other stalls is the flavoursome broth, devoid of MSG, but instead with additional aroma from fried pork's lard, lots of scallions as garnishing, and the sweet & juicy pork. Of course, you can opt for innards and other cuts if desired. My bowl of Lou Shu Fan with additional egg thickened the soup, and provided quite a substantial meal on its own. What's more, it was a mere breakfast. Ended up we were still full right until lunch hours. =)

Can't finish your bowl of noodles? Count on the pigeons on this ....

Nothing beats a good cuppa (the coffee's pretty bad though, take note), and a piping hot bowl of soupy noodles to soothe the nerves, and jumpstart your day. Aaahhh ..... BLISS.

Location : Zun Seng Fatt Cafe @ Jln Bandar Timah, next to Thean Chun coffee shop (click HERE for previous post on the place)


Anonymous said...

wa, so expensive liao?? rm3.70 per bowl?? anyway, not really like this type of pork noodles... :)

Anonymous said...

Wah so dilapidated; nice for the pics but not nice for the food.

LohShiFun should be nice with simple mince pork.

backStreetGluttons said...

the backyard is a real "old town" old taste with real old 700 yr pork noodles.

no wonder the modern new towns are clamoring for
NEW old town with
Old new taste

minchow said...

Love the look of the back of the shop! Can almost feel the slower pace and hear the pigeons cooing all the way here...*deep sigh of contentment*

Anonymous said...

Waaa... I like the back part of the shop! Good for photoshoot :p

Anonymous said...

the minced pork cakes looks good though. would love to sink my teeth in them.

must make a stop in ipoh soon!

Anonymous said...

I love the 2nd and last pictures... of the courtyard. Truly has "flavour" of a past generation... :)

J2Kfm said...

kca : expensive meh? pls lah ... nowadays cannot even buy 2L of fuel with RM3.70.

jencooks : agreed. I like my noodles dry style, with lots of minced pork and spring onions.

BSG : geez, poetic attack? haha ... never knew 700 yrs of history existed for such simple fare.

550ml Jar of Faith : yup, but pray no droppings on your head, or into the noodles!

jason: yeah, very cooling in the morning also. relaxed life. if only they serve better milk tea n coffee.

jasmine : the pork lards' the real stars! bite into them with delight!

life for beginners : can almost experience the surreal ancient generation enjoying their bowls of noodles, chatting and smoking away ...

Big Boys Oven said...

good food . . . great pictures!

J2Kfm said...

BBO : thanks, and thanks again. :)
for being so courteous, can I get a macaroon? =P

Lingzie said...

such a rustic environment! really old school! :P plus any broth/soup that doesn't have MSG is thumbs up in my book! hehe

J2Kfm said...

lingzie : yeah, sitting there, soaking in the environment, all the while ponteng from work ...aaahhh .... =)