Ipoh’s kai si hor fun (shredded chicken hor fun) is one of the city’s most famed dishes. Check out Moon De Moon, a favourite with Ipoheans.

This coffee shop is packed to the brim even when we visited on a Thursday morning. You got to wait for your food up to 45 minutes on some days. And the food sells out pretty fast.

So how did the food taste? You can’t go wrong with the kai si hor fun (RM 6.50). By looking at the orange hues of the broth, you can see a good amount of prawn heads went into there. As it’s actually a mixture of prawn and chicken stock, the broth was very rich and flavourful exuding a tinge of sweetness. No drop was left behind.

The kway teow was so smooth and velvety that I enjoyed it even more. The water in Ipoh indeed makes a difference to the texture.

Toppings wise there’s a few slices of soft and tender poached chicken, two slices of prawns, choy sum, spring onions and fried shallots. We did order a side of tauge (bean sprouts) since we were in Ipoh. The bean sprouts were plump and juicy unlike those that we eat back home which pales in comparison.

We also ordered a variety of fish balls (regular and Foochow fish varieties), tau kee (dried beancurd skin) and pork balls (pic 3; RM 1 each). These aren’t to be missed and make a good side to share with the table. The fish balls were fresh and springy and we could tell they were homemade. The meat balls are decent but it’s something that you could pass on.

It was a bummer that the dry curry mee was sold out by the time we went but I’ll be back here on my next trip to Ipoh