When it comes to Ipoh food, most people would usually talk about chicken rice with those awesome bean sprouts, or kai si hor fun (such as the one at Thean Chun). However, there’s also another less popular hawker dish you don’t often find outside this tin town that’s worth mentioning – dry curry noodle. Today, we check out one of the kopitam that offers just such a dish at Restoran Nam Chau.
Restoran Nam Chou is located just a stone’s throw away from the aforementioned Thean Chun kopitiam, right at Ipoh Old Town itself. Parking in this area is often a bit challenging, but with a bit of patience, it is not impossible.
Nam Chou only has one stall, offering dry curry mee, soup curry mee, kai si horfun, glass noodle, and lam mee. The restaurant also offers the typical Malaysian breakfast set of half boiled egg, toast, and even some sandwiches (see menu below).
Our target was dried curry noodle, so that’s what we ordered.
The dried curry noodle is a pretty simple dish – boiled yellow noodle + meehun, a few slices of chasiu, prawns, those awesome fatty bean sprouts Ipoh is famous for, and some mints. The entire dish is then drenched in thick, creamy and spicy curry sauce that made better with a decent amount of fresh mint leaves. A squeeze of lime juice ties everything together.
This was my first time having dried curry noodle in Ipoh, and I became a fan.
classic breakfast is not to be missed too
I was told that on Sundays, you also get to add cockles and roast pork to the mix as well.
In addition to the noodle, their breakfast set and coffee was also worthy of a try. I certainly was happy that we ordered it. Well, I’m going to have to go back there again on a Sunday.
Restoran Nam Chau
54, Jalan Bandar Timah Old,
Market Ln, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
GPS: 4.595550, 101.077825
Tel: 014-900 9163
16 thoughts on “KY eats – Nam Chou Dried Curry Noodle, Ipoh”
This is the first time I’ve seen someone slurp down a soft boiled egg without breaking the yolk….lol! 😀 I like to dip my buttery toast into the soft boiled eggs. At first I thought it’d be weird but it turned out rather nice….something sweet with something savoury. P/S: I’m afraid I’m not a fan of Ipoh curry, dry or otherwise…hehe.
eatwhateatwhere: hahaha that’s how i always eat soft boil eggs, that’s the only way!
Looks really good. Never came across dried curry noodles before – sure would love to try. Been so long since I dropped by Ipoh.
suituapui: yaa, my first time too.
I still prefer soupy curry noodles. 😛
That toasties and the perfectly done soft boiled egg are enticing!
Choi Yen: I like them all! Oh yes the toastiesss were great.
KY, may be for future post can include the cleanliness level? Kinda a cleanliness freak and recently been to a few places posted but was seriously let down by it
Jay: perhaps I should. Thanks for the feedback 🙂
theirs memang diff style
not bad juga
taufulou: yaaa, quite nice wan I wish it’s more popular in KL.
I’ve only just had lunch and now am hungry all over again, thank you very much 😉
Monica: hahaha, my pleasure
Ohhh… can try this next time when I am visiting Ipoh. Definitely will get that dry curry noodle! 😀
CleverMunkey: Good luck, I think you’ll like it. 😀
why ipoh’s dried curry mee all so yums one!?
Ai Wei: it’s like their specialty kan?