Friday, June 9, 2017

Hoong Tho Restaurant, Ipoh, Perak

When we visited Ipoh a couple of months ago, we visited Hoong Tho Restaurant, located several doors down from Nam Heong Ipoh.

We made sure the kids got well-fed at Nam Heong first, and then we proceeded to Hoong Tho for our second lunch :P  We were told that Hoong Tho has been around since the 60s, making them one of the oldest restaurants in Ipoh.

Our friend recommended the sang har meen here, aka the freshwater prawn noodle. I was surprised to see on the menu,  a few different cooking styles to choose from - we were unsure which one to go for and the wait staff recommended Cantonese style to us.

We went for the small portion (RM15). The Cantonese style sang har meen wasn't quite what we expected - it looked different from the ones we usually have. It came with one prawn and the taste was decent. Perhaps we should have gone with the deep fried cooking style instead.

I prefer their signature noodles, the Hoong Tho Mee (RM8 for small). This is pretty similar to loh mee, except that they use yee mee noodles instead of the thick noodles. It is topped with cuttlefish powder (quite pungent but once you mix it in the sauce, you don't really notice it) for added flavour. You will also find mushrooms, prawn, meat, egg and vegetables in the bowl. Before eating, add some vinegar as you would when eating loh mee. Delicious!

A must-order here is the deep fried wantan (RM7 for small), cooked to crispy, crunchy perfection. So so good!

Old-school decor

Checking out the local shops 

Opening times: 10.30am-3pm, 6pm-9pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Price: Total bill RM32.20.

Location: No.20, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Tel: 05-254 9673

GPS Coordinates: 4.593750, 101.077284

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1 comment:

  1. RM8 with a prawn is cheap but why did they cut all apart like not, not served whole?


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