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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teluk Intan Nasi Pulut & Buntong Beef Noodles @ New Weng Fatt, Ipoh

Some might be wondering why there's a vacuum, a dearth of sorts, in posts on Teluk Intan food. While Sitiawan's/Manjung's food got the MOST coverage as of late (for reasons undisclosed), even Ipoh's very own lip-smacking goodies took a backseat.

Come to think of it, there's probably NO post at all on Teluk Intan's food here on Motormouth From Ipoh. Hmm ... I gotta repent for my sins. Someday.

Meanwhile, feel free to submit your recommendations for any yummy Teluk Intan food (EXCEPT for Gulam Rasul, THAT famous Liew Kee Chee Cheong Fun, Ah Chai Rojak, and Mastan Ghani) that I may not have knowledge of.

Here's KC in action. Glorified.

That's why I'm making it up with this combination of a post. Killing two birds with one stone, if you will. Firstly, hands up anyone who have heard about Teluk Intan Nasi Pulut (Glutinous Rice) with Prawn, Barbecued Pork (Char Siew), and Curry?

If your hand (or hands, in fits of excitement) shot up faster than Schumacher's adrenaline-charged acceleration, then I can almost guess your age. LOL. I said almost, ok?

Glutinous Rice with Prawn, Char Siew (BBQ Pork Slices), and Curry @ RM3.00

With a strong, long-standing history of dishing out hundreds, thousands, and probably millions of packets of this Nasi Pulut since ~50 years ago (yup, FIFTY!), the stall in Teluk Intan opens daily for business for a mere 2-3 hours only.

From 4am-6am, no less. UnGodly hours eh? Who in the right mind would wake up THAT early to get their fix of sinful glutinous rice?!! But KC (the proprietor for this stall in Ipoh) mentioned that the Nasi Pulut there usually get snapped up within a blink of an eye, literally.

Fried Bihun (Vermicelli Noodles) with Curry Chicken and Char Siew @ RM2.50

Thankfully, this much-loved but under-rated Teluk Intan's delight came to Ipoh not too long ago. Location? Restoran dan Kafe New Weng Fatt in Ipoh Garden South. Sounds familiar? This is also the place for good yet reasonable Western fare come night time, and the capati stall was even featured in the Star last Saturday (click HERE for Alexandra's guilt-free indulgences).

Crispy Fried chicken from KC's stall as well

The first visit to this stall was an un-fruitful one. The Nasi Pulut got sold off real fast, especially on weekends, as it's served for breakfast only. Perseverance paid off, and I went for a second visit not long after, and rewarded with an opportunity to try almost everything KC has to offer.

The Nasi Pulut is served with accompaniment of his brand of caramelized barbecued pork, a whole prawn, and the whole ensemble drenched/drizzled (your call) with curry. Most praiseworthy is the Char Siew here, being a little sweet and roasted to perfection. But more to lean cuts, rather than melt-in-mouth fattier (sinful, albeit unhealthy) versions. The glutinous rice is unlike the sweet nor savoury version, being a cross between both, in fact. Without the curry, the rice is rather bland, therefore the gravy's a must.

KC also serves "Economy Bee Hoon", to be served with curry chicken, with/without Char Siew, or even an extra side serving of fried chicken. Which was no mere pushover itself, being crispy and fragrant, bearing resemblance to Poh Lee's version.

Famous Buntong Beef Noodles

For breakfast at New Weng Fatt, you can also opt for the famed Buntong Beef Noodles (seemingly a branch of the popular one in town; Srimaju Beef Noodles). The wait may be relentless come peak hours (breakfast on a Sunday, for example), but rest assured you'll be served as they're rather organized with their ordering system.

Hearty, warming, and downright Beefy !!!

Sorry, forgot the pricing for this one, but should be in the realm of RM4, if I'm not mistaken. Flavourful broth, with tender slices of beef, and offals, one bowl of this and definitely your day will be perked up in an instance!

Still craving for more? Their Yong Tau Foo (stuffed fish paste) is rather commendable as well, priced from 50cents onwards.

Grab them while you Can!!!
To down all the grease, the guilts, and for that shot of caffeine to start one's morning, go for the Teh C Special, or 3-Layered Milk Tea. A Sarawak import of sorts, I still think the version served here is the BEST, amongst all the others around Ipoh. For RM2 per 'shot', you get a layer of tea, a layer evaporated milk, and a layer of Gula Melaka segregated; awaiting their fate. Of being mixed, and of being slurped. Very milky, a little sweet, and satiate that craving for a good glass of cold milk tea.
But be warned, as there were times when they messed up the tea, sometimes too little milk, sometimes overly sweet. Therefore, cross your fingers and hope for the best. :)

Restoran dan Kafe New Weng Fatt (MAP)
Next change ..... Cameron Highlands Getaway - A Lethal Combination of Work + Play !!!


Anonymous said...

teluk intan stall is new at that coffee shop ya?!! never noticed also.....thanks for sharing...will check it out someday

UnkaLeong said...

Man..the beef noodles sure look good :)

allie said...

those type of curry chicken is hard to get in Penang :(
I'm salivating!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the same tea in kl costs rm2.80 - rm 3..

aiyooo so cheap..

Little Inbox said...

Wah, not many ppl can finish all the nasi pulut his/her own. Too glutted.

Ciki said...

i want beef noodles! looks better than the one we have here la..

sc said...

that nasi pulut looks yummy! but for early breakfast..erm..not too heavy ka?

Jason said...

That's pretty fast of you to pay this place a visit.

Elin Chia said...

I love their special char siu eaten with the pulut rice. Every year 'cheng beng' my brothers will buy back for me and my Piggies... bestnya! :)))

Selba said...

Whoaaaaa... look at the curry and glutinous rice, yummy! That's new to me actually glutious rice and curry? ;)

iamthewitch said...

The appearance looked REALLY appetizing... nasi pulut drenched with curry. yum!

Hulk said...

was surprised u featured this. I had my breakfast that Saturday. My wifey & I ordered just exactly teh food you featured. I had helpings of both Nasi pulut & the noodle along with the simply delicious char siew & curry chicken. Got the fried chicken as well.

My wife go for her favourite Beefball noodle. Of course the stall version of SaKok is simply my favourite as well. It has one of the best spiciest chilli sauce to dip.

Coffee is good too.

Overall it does turn up simply good. I will recommend the both stall to others as well. there is one other chicken rice stall , which the owner runs a nite stall selling kaisihorfun at a restaurant @ Ipoh Gdn East.

I can wait for this weekend for a another round of breakfast of the Pulut + Curry Chicken + must have char siew.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I remember Teluk Intan in the old days when we used to make pitstops there on our north-south journey. Getting nostalgic here. hehe. I think I need to make a special visit here to try all the delicacies you mentioned above. That glutinous rice dish looks absolutely delectable.

jencooks said...

Nice mix of Teluk Intan flavour in Ipoh; everything from the tea to the beef noodle looks exceptionally good; I kinda like the soupy stuff like yong tofu there.

Rebecca Saw said...

ohh..tht glutinous rice and curry thing is something new to me!!
At first it seem weird..but i believe u tht it taste good!
And tht bowl of beef noodles might jz be able to wash off tht un-satisfied feelin i'm still harbouring over tht horrid beef thingy i ad in OUG!

J2Kfm said...

SimpleGirl : yeah its new. just recently opened.

UnkaLeong : wholesome broth and noodles. and lotsa beef.

allie : true also. but you guys get Nasi Kandar, us in Ipoh only Nasi Ganja. :)

Joe : cheap ah? normal milk tea only RM1.50 leh ...

Little Inbox : no lah .. not that big serving, just right for breakfast.

Cumi & Ciki : KL's Dry Beef Noodles are good, but soup version I not sure. this one from Buntong is a traditional wholesome version.

sc : not really heavy lah ... can even be shared, if intended. to imagine a piece of fried chicken as well!

Jason : fast meh? that day went late ma.

Elin : so you've tasted the REAL deal?!! wow. you've gotta get them real early!

Selba : in M'sia, the savoury type of glutinous rice is commnonly served with curry.

iamthewitch : appetizing leh? heheh ... how u coping in KL now?

Hulk : you're coming over for breakfast? wow ... all the way from Sitiawan ah? :)
surprised i featured this? hehehe .. you must be thinking why the heck had I been featuring all the other foods, except from Ipoh eh? I am guilt-ridden.

Lyrical Lemongrass : there are LOTS more in Teluk Intan awaiting discovery. next month maybe ...

jencooks : true. i'm still searching for a good teluk intan CCF in Ipoh. last time in Taman Cempaka got one, but now not so sure.

TNG : the char siew's good! sweet, lean, caramelized porky goodness. the nasi pulut is rather tasteless on its own. OUG Yang Kee? hehehe .... but yer butter cake made up for the loss!

ahlock said...

I only go to New Weng Fatt once a blue moon. Despite staying a walking distance away.

The glutinuous rice looks tempting with the curry and char siew.

The blue moon shall not be far away after all...

As for Teluk Intan, I do not travel to this part of Perak. Thanks for your info nevertheles.

foongpc said...

The beef noodles sure looks good! : )

sakaigirl said...

Haha, I bet u never tried the Jalan Sungai Nibong Char Kuey Teow! Better than Penang's Char Kuey Teow! start from 8.30pm - 1.30am. The uncle is not boasting, the Nasi Pulut really sells of quickly as many factory workers have this for their breakfast before they go to work, tahan lama.. source from my fiance, kk^^ He said, the stall is opened by his ex-classmate's parents.

Big Boys Oven said...

hey J2Kfm, teluk Intan itself do have a very famous glutinuous rice which opens at 5 in the morning and closes by 6am. To indulge this most of us have to wake up rather early.

Great to know another great beef noodle in Ipoh, defintely be there soon, hey I want to try ipoh's famous buntong fried noodle located near by leong sim nam street, let's meet up soon!

J2Kfm said...

ahlock : you're welcomed. and I like the Hong Kong CCF at Kafe Sentosa as well. frenly uncle, killer sambal, and cheap.

foongpc : how bout the Pulut then?

sakaigirl : there's one on Jln Sg Nibong? near the bus station ah?
never knew. the other day I tried the Ah Leng CKT also.

BBO : oh then it's confirmed then! bet I dun have the energy to wake that early for my fix. glad Ipoh has one as well.

Wilson Ng said...

Nasi pulut with curry! That's sounds new to me. Never had that before!

Hulk said...


Though I'm from S'wan, I settle down in Ipoh lah. U will be surprised if I mayB your neighbour.

Anyway..about nasi pulut, there is this one popular outlet that sells reasonable good pulut with either Kaya or Curry...which is the outlet u last featured about the curry mee, near to the Ipoh Tower or HSBC.

BTW, I just tapau the nasi pulut again this morning on the way out for work. Unfortunately , not as nice as the day I eat it in the restaurant. Probably..I wasnt hungry. But its curry & the Charsiew is certainly nice.

PureGlutton said...

Will definitely try this in my next trip back to ipoh! So much glorious food!

HairyBerry said...

and i thought lor mai kai was the ultimate..i obviously have not tried this awesome-looking glutinous rice set...i want, i want!

J2Kfm said...

Wilson Ng : kampar's market's version is very good as well.

Hulk : neighbour? hahahah ... i doubt it. :)
which curry mee i blogged? near HSBC?

Pureglutton : oh, and can bring some of your famed Nasi Lemak and Rendang Pork?

Nic : pulut is a rather versatile grain, from sweet to savoury stuff.

YilingL said...

Will definitely mark this down! The rice and beef noodles look yum yumm!

Derek, CMj said...

OMG! I'm passing by this shop so foten but never once noticed that they have this cool stalls there. Should drop by in the morning for bfast 2moro. Haha!

J2Kfm said...

YiLingL : yeah, a safe choice for breakfast. oppo this shop is that famous curry mee, and behind that curry mee is the HK CCF.

Derek Chai : hey .. you got blog also?! cool.

Derek, CMj said...

Haha! J2K, I just started to blog not too long ago.. I was there @ the shop today trying the chicken and the teluk intan nasi pulut. It is good!