Mention Ipoh, Nam Heong Old Town will be the first foodie spot that you want to go to. You will not want to miss out the freshly brewed famous Ipoh White Coffee that is synonymous to this shop which is located at the corner shop in Ipoh Old Town. Nowadays folks in Kuala Lumpur; need not travel more than 2 hours to enjoy this strong brewed aroma Ipoh White Coffee as Nam Heong Ipoh Old Town have set up a new modern concept restaurant cafe at LG 21 – 22, Da Men Mall Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
The outlet is decorated to reminisce the 1950 era where gramophones were the only source of music that you could play during that era. Of course one of the things you probably missed out dining here is the heat, crampy and noisy bustle of the Ipoh Old Town shop but in place a nice and comfortable dining at this outlet.
There are many specialties that are offered at Nam Heong Ipoh like the aroma filled original Ipoh White Coffee and its Nam Heong Chicken Hor Fun.
Nam Heong Ipoh will continue on its quest to bring more famous street food in Ipoh to its customers and we got to try out these few new dishes starting with the Nam Heong Ipoh Nasi Lemak (RM12.90). One of the main difference this version compared to those that we have eaten at other places; is the rice which is Pandan flavored. The second is that; this Nasi Lemak is served with pieces of Luncheon meat (Chinese Style) accompanied with the spicy cockles (kerang) sambal which we really like.
Next, is the Ipoh Nasi Ganja (RM15.90). As many would have known, this dish is highly sought after in Ipoh. The version here is slightly different from the shop that sells this in Ipoh but we love the Aromatic Indian Fried Chicken which was fried to a nice crisp and also the special Pandan rice which was drenched with curry sauce. This rice dish is served with one-half of the Salted Eggs and Sambal on the sides.
If one piece of chicken is not enough for you or you just plainly loves crispy fried chicken; you can also order ala-carte this Aromatic Indian Fried Chicken (RM5.90).
After that, we had the Szechuan Spicy Noodle (RM8.90). The noodles are actually Pan Mee and filled with a spicy sourish Szechuan broth. For those that like to have a more sourish taste, a Calamansi is served to add a tinge of more sour taste to this noodle.
You can also order this Sze Chuan Spicy Soup (RM5.90) ala-carte.
Note: The above four dishes are only served for lunch between 12 to 5pm.
For dinner, there are 2 set dishes which the first is the Nam Heong Claypot Chicken Rice (RM24.90) Set for 2 pax. A specially designed ceramic clay pot is used to cook this Claypot Chicken Rice which can withstand a high temperature and can cook the rice in less than 10 minutes.
Served with pieces of wax meat Chinese Sausage, ginger marinated chicken and topped with freshly cut scallion. This Nam Heong Claypot Chicken Rice set is served with Bean Sprout which hails from Ipoh – Everyday shipment of these bean sprout are sent from Ipoh to KL to ensure that we get to taste this bouncy Ipoh bean sprout. Besides that, there is a Fish paste soup that comes with this rice set.
The last dish is the Nam Heong Claypot Bak Kut Teh (RM32.90) – Set For 2. I have not personally tasted Bak Kut Teh from Ipoh, but the first taste of the broth clearly distinguish this version as compared to the Klang and also the KL version. I personally find the broth to be a little on the sweeter note, unlike the Klang version which has a thicker and stronger broth while the KL counterpart has a more herbal taste. Probably, the people of Ipoh prefer this sweeter version, though. This set comes with a plate of Ipoh Bean Sprout and 2 pieces of braised eggs, twisted dough sticks and 2 bowls of rice.
For desserts, we were served one of the famous Ipoh desserts i.e.the Caramel Egg Custard
followed by the Tau Foo Fa with Sugary Ginger infused syrup.
the Ipoh Ais Batu Campur (ABC).
and not to be missed is the Nam Heong Ipoh Egg Tarts. These eggs tarts are freshly baked on a 2-hour cycle at the front of the outlet. These are very popular and are snapped off as quickly as it comes out of the oven.
If you yearn for some Ipoh street food, you need not have to travel such a long distance as you can savour these Ipoh favourite at Nam Heong Ipoh outlet at Damen Mall USJ Subang Jaya.