Foodies paradise guide to northbound foods!

Food! Food! Food! Any road trip is not complete without food hunting! May it be an aesthetic cafe, historical kopitiam, or just a plain ol’ restaurant with some effing good food. 

Let’s see where should we eat northbound: 

 

Cameron Highlands

Restaurant Tringkap

This restaurant is your typical Malaysian restaurant with its plastic chairs, and no va-va-voom decorations. BUT! The food is some of the best food in this area. It’s famous crispy deep fried Tilapia fish slices, seasoned with blackpepper is a must have! Stir fried “Dragon Beard” veggie with spicy prawn paste is *chefs kiss*! 

With its reasonable price, the restaurant is always full on the weekends and public holidays, so remember to come early to get a spot!

Location: 14, Taman Puncak Tringkap, Brinchang Malaysia

 

Jim Thompson Tea Room

Feeling fancy? Have your relaxing afternoon tea over at Jim Thompson Tea Room, indulging in the age-old tradition of English afternoon tea. 

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The restaurant serves three-tier, mouth-watering finger foods, such as oven-fresh pastries, sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and plump strawberries complemented with a hot pot of Cameron Highland Tea. They don’t just serve “tea”, they also serve some heavy dishes as well. Some of the menus are, wagyu beef burger, king crab carbonara, and salmon gravlax. 

So if you’re ever in Cameron Highlands, don’t forget to give them a visit and enjoy a cup of tea with your loved ones priced at RM60 for two, including the finger food!

Location: 14, Taman Puncak Tringkap, Brinchang Malaysia

 

Ipoh 

Huat Chicken

Here is a chicken rice shop that whips up a “Huat (also known as prosperity in chinese)” or silky smooth Kai Si Hor Fun. This is a spot that is definitely worth the time to visit. Be impressed with the freshness of the soup which takes more than 10 hours to prepare! The cold chicken is a must try! Bold and refined flavours are also drawn from a good amount of prawns during the boiling process. What’s more, shredded chicken as a topping to give the dimensional taste.

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What did we do to deserve this tender, love and care?

Location: 4, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1C, Medan Ipoh Bestari, 31400, Ipoh, Malaysia

 

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

 

Aun Kheng Lim is one of the sole survivors in the salted chicken industry with more than 25 years of expertise and still rather famous up to date. Salted Chicken used to be a popular food in the previous era (mainly consumed to revitalize and act as a health supplement), but due to its time – consuming, complex ways, the majority of people who used to sell salted chicken decided to change their business in this modern era.

At Aun Kheng Lim, they have a specific special selling strategy, that is first come first serve basis with a fixed amount of salted chicken per day. So once it’s sold out, the store will be closed. With that said, to taste one, you better be early to get one.

Location: 4, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1C, Medan Ipoh Bestari, 31400, Ipoh, Malaysia

 

Penang 

Kafe Ping Hooi

Char kuey teow is considered by many as one of the most iconic street foods there is in Penang. It is that one dish to try every time you visit Penang. It consists of flat rice noodles, stir-fried in pork fat with light and dark soy sauce, chilli, belachan, prawns, blood cockles, bean sprouts, chopped Chinese chives and eggs. Typically served on a piece of banana leaf to give the authenticity.

Location: 179, Carnavon Street, 10300, Penang Island. 

 

Teochew Cendol Stall

As one of the most popular cendol stalls around, this family-run business in Lebuh Keng Kwee attracts both locals and tourists.Their customers would usually stand beside the stall or take cover under a shade nearby while enjoying the cendol.

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Despite the number of flowing orders and customers on especially scorching hot days, the operators of this stall work very hard to ensure that they deliver their best service. Each bowl is packed with pandan flavoured palm flour noodles, coconut milk, gula melaka and kidney beans.  

 

Location: Lebuh Keng Kwee / Penang Road, Penang Island. 

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