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Ipoh’s Kau Kai Cheong that we all love June 21, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Culture, Food, Malaysia, Places.




It has been a long time since I have home to my old hometown. Those who remember Ipoh for what it was back in the 1960s, 1970s and maybe even part of the 80s will recall with much endearment, the charming old town that all of us Ipohites call Kau Kai Cheong.

The aroma of the white coffee permeates the air early in the morning during breakfast time. The roads are still the same although there are spots of development here and there.

Who can forget some of the makan shops that are sprinkled all over the interlinking streets. The curry mee that seemingly only Ipoh hawkers can cook up and the Kai See Sar O-Fun that has a special flavour unequalled even anywhere in the Peninsula.

Ipoh’s curry mee is much imitated but seldom equalled by hawkers stretching from George Town, Penang, to Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. Now and then, when I have the time, I will zip back home just to get a feel of what it’s like to taste the old, familiar stuff.

Life’s days should occur more often like that.


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