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What’s better than an ice cold beer? A frozen beer of course!

I’ve heard about this wonderful concoction from Gareth several years ago, so when Cheesie, Kim, Jojo, and I were shooting Project Alpha season 2 at Lost World of Tambun, we made it a point to have dinner there.

Kafe Yoon Wah with frozen beer
super chilled beer poured on frozen mug = frozen beer!

After spending a good 20-30 minutes looking for the place and almost ended up at a wrong shop with a deceptively similar name, we finally sat our collective butts on the table. Except this time around the 5 of us sat at a semi-circle aka TVB style dinner, and I got to do the food review in the video below:

Before talking about the food, lets concentrate on the frozen beer for a moment. The idea is actually pretty simple, the beer is chilled till it’s almost frozen, I’m guessing probably below 4 C.

The beer glasses are super chilled separately, and when the two meets, the beer foam is instantly frozen, and the beer itself remained super cold but in liquid form. The beer tasted super awesome! I’m not sure you can do this at home, but I think it’s worth a try, just don’t leave your beer in the freezer though.

tofu, kung pao chicken, vegetable, fried lala
tofu, kung pao chicken, vegetable, fried lala

Since the shop uses a super cool and ultra efficient wireless PDA for ordering, we ended up asking for way too much food. The five of us had 7 dishes, and later added on 2 other side dishes since we found out Jojo doesn’t eat seafood, at all!

We had tofu with minced meat, kung pao chicken, and vegetable (vitamin c quota :D) for the non seafood dishes. While the tofu and vegetable dishes were pretty decent, the kung pao chicken was rather good, it had a good “wok hei” going on. Those were the only dishes Jojo eats, FHL.

mantis prawn, steamed pak sou kong, steamed frog
mantis prawn, steamed pak sou kong, steamed frog

As for the seafood dishes, we had deep fried mantis prawn, steamed cat fish (pak sou kong), steamed frog with chicken essence, and fried lala.

Other than the fish which tasted rather ordinary, the other 3 dishes were excellent. The mantis prawns was my favorite, deep fried, salted, and with fresh chili all over, it packed a punch and was really flavorful. The steamed frog with chicken essence were very sweet too, Kim loved that max!

stuffed chicken wings, frozen beer, satay
stuffed chicken wings, frozen beer, satay

Since Jojo were only able to have 3 out of those 7 dishes, we ordered stuffed chicken wings and satay for the tv celeb without telling her that the wings are stuffed with a variety of ingredients including mutton and fish. We liked it, and so did Jojo, but she almost killed me when I told her they had fish in them.

The stuffed wings are a must order item, and it’s sold by this old lady that has a stall next to Yoon Wah. Don’t miss out if you’re there. The satay though, was forgettable.

Kim, Gareth, Jojo, KY, and Cheesie
Kim, Gareth, Jojo, KY, and Cheesie

Since this was for Project Alpha, the production treated us dinner and I didn’t manage to find out the exact price of the feast. But from all the other blogs and comments, Yoon Wah seems to charge pretty reasonably. So if you’re in Ipoh, get some frozen beer and good seafood there.

map of kafe yoon wah at ipoh

Kafe Sun Yoon Wah
No. 7, Jln Bijeh Timah,
30000 Ipoh, Perak

GPS: 4.596231, 101.078977
Tel: 05-253 9980

Check out our other Project Alpha season 2 videos too!
Ep 26 – Musing around at Lost world of Tambun

Ep 27 – Photoshoot with Jojo & Cheesie, with snakes!
Ep 29 – Gareth spilling Kim’s secrets
Ep 30 – Terribly cute Racoons
Ep 31 – KY enters the Serpentarium

Discuss : Frozen Beer, Seafood, Stuffed Wings at Yoon Wah, Ipoh for Project Alpha 2

  1. kimberlycun

    food was awesome!!! project alpha 2 is fun max!

  2. kimberlycun,
    yaaa agreed 100%!

  3. Fooodddssss……… 0_0

  4. sotong,
    you’re on diet, shut up

  5. My goodness. The food look good but the beer… MMMMMMM. Sounds great! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Good thing about the frozen beer (some people call it snow beer) is that it’s ultra-smooth.. go down the throat easily right? The trick is to drink is at the right speed.. too fast and you’d suffer brain freeze, too slow and the frozen texture will turn back into liquid form πŸ™‚
    there’s one place in Centrepoint BU that serves the same thing. Also a restaurant in CHeras but I have yet to find its name!

  7. Tan Yee Hou

    omg old beer girl!

  8. J,
    yah it was awesome!

    oh, cool! will check em out!

    Tan Yee Hou,
    you likey the beer gal? πŸ˜€

  9. i demand landmarks on the map. i duno the name of the roads in ipoh, fml. lol

  10. Robb,
    get a GPS noob!

  11. Nice! Frozen beer is awesome. It has to be sub zero though – 4 degrees will not freeze a beer, Heineken is served at 5 degrees ideally. πŸ™‚

  12. Huai Bin,
    if anyone knows the technical details, it is you! πŸ˜€

  13. wah even it’s in my hometown, I also have never been there! jeles!

  14. eiling,
    YOU NOOB! πŸ˜›

  15. We name them Snow Beer, or Shut Fah Beh. πŸ™‚
    A clever concoction, even non-beer drinkers would be taken in by the sheer thickness of the foam, and the chill.

  16. OMG! Frozen beer and deep fried mantis prawn!!!!绝配

  17. Bestest

    β€œHe is like really ganas” followed later by ”This is the Tuh Lan time lah”
    LOL. What did you do or didn’t to to her ler? Hahaha

  18. biopolymath

    But what’s the temperature of the beer when u put into a cup chilled seperately? Let’s go do it in the lab lol.

    I came up w/ an unconventional way of taking food picture and the technique is presented in my blog entry on 18th of May. So do hav a look & tell me what u think! =D

  19. Frozen beer, must be really good. The only place I know that have frozen beer is near Yulek in Cheras.

  20. wow! i like the frozen beer idea. it’s so cool~ chilling actually~ ^^ nice food. making my tummy grumbling….

  21. yummie! food looks gr8 and the ppl look hawt~!

  22. at 1st i thought the tofu are egg yolks ternganga aku! lo

  23. J2Kfm,
    oOo yeah, true!

    Yah, best combination!

    hahahahahaha shh

    can’t find a May 18 article!

    oh they have it here too?

    eat eat eat

    oh definitely!

    Tey Cindy,

  24. wah…very ncie food venture ler…

    is it frozen beer and snow beer the same? cause i am asking this as one of my friend who given the idea of snow beer to heineken and he won rm 10k… just wonder is it the same only…

  25. biopolymath,
    looks pretty good, but might need to color-correct a bit tho πŸ™‚

    yaa same thing πŸ˜€

  26. oh yeah i’ve heard of this place known for ‘snow beer’… and am actually pretty surprise got such thing in Ipoh lol.

    I’ve never been here before. πŸ™

  28. Yiling,
    yeaa, fehmes in ipoh ok!

    Chee Ching,
    Oh well do it next time! πŸ˜€

  29. ic ic…got it…carls is frozen beer and heineken is snow beer…hehehe

  30. via,
    hahah yah branding only

  31. Shirley

    it’s served in Cheras Business Park Restaurant 2008 snow beer pub/bar too. they call it snow beer.try out their ‘ham yok’ (salty meat) and ‘lam yu’ pork….best beer food!

  32. they served a very yummy dish called “bak chiok sotong” kinda like steam frog in the pic u shown.. but it cooked with chinese wine “siu heng jau” … those sotong meat damn springy … pair along with those icey beer .. perfect

  33. Shirley,
    oOo interesting, I saw some places in Pahang selling snow beer too

    waaa sounds very delicious already!

  34. […] 28 – We had frozen beer and seafood at Yoon Wah, […]

  35. thanks to your review, i was there last saturday evening.. i heard about frozen beer in puchong and cheras before, but never try… here the frozen beer was awesome, but make sure they dont bring out all bottles at once and have them change ur glasses as well.. foodwise, the steam fish and kung po chicken is just decent.. other than that, the frog leg were really skinny and their signature tofu was just so-so… i tot that the deep fried stuffed chicken wings were quite good, but i was dining with a bunch of relatives whom are really food critics, they tot the wings were just average and nothing special… having said that, the aunty who sell the wings, does sells them fresh, i.e frozen wings covered with breadcrumbs and u fry them at home.. mum did that, not as delicious, maybe the aunty has an art of frying the wings…anyhow, next time i will just go there for the frozen beer and wings!..

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