When it comes to Ipoh hawker food, kai si hor fun (鸡丝河粉) is undoubtedly the flag bearer. While I absolutely adore this dish, my actual love usually involves something with a bit of kick – the pretty unique Ipoh dry curry noodle, a dish that you hardly find outside Ipoh.
Fei Lou Wu chicken rice and Hainanese chicken
One of the places where you can find all three famous Ipoh delights is Fei Lou Wu, formerly from Yat Yat Seng.
The restaurant is located some 10 minutes away from the center of Ipoh town center (very far for Ipoh standard…), and was packed when we were there on a Sunday afternoon.
After a bit of jostling around to get to our assigned table, we made our order of two Ipoh horfun, two dry curry noodle, and half a Hainanese chicken with a portion of roast pork for the four of us.
The Ipoh hor fun came with generous amount of shredded steamed chicken, a couple prawns, chives, fried shallots, bean sprouts, and of course, hor fun, in a broth that’s packed with that prawn-head infused sweetness. My mom approved this, so should you, it was as delicious as any in Ipoh.
Ipoh horfun, dry curry noodle, Hainense chicken
The dry curry noodle here came with prawns, mint leaves, shredded chicken, and we’ve also asked for roast pork to be included. A squeeze of lime added some zest to it, while pretty fragrant and rather delicious, I thought the curry could perhaps be a bit thicker. Still pretty good nonetheless.
center plate is always welcomed
For our center-plates, Hainanese chicken is certainly something not to be missed, the meat was well cooked, tender, juicy, and delicious with skin that’s still fat and juicy. We also enjoyed the soy sauce blend that came with it, perfect. Roast pork however is pretty middling, they’re just fine but I suppose it’s not something they’re known for.
Fei Lou Wu Restuarant
31400 Ipoh, Perak
GPS: 4.612341, 101.109618
Tel: 016-521 6871
Hours: 7:30am to 3pm daily
10 thoughts on “KY eats – Ipoh Dry Curry Noodle & Hor Fun at Fei Lou Wu”
The curry sauce for dry curry noodles should be thicker so that the sauce can be clung on noodles more.
Choi Yen: absolutely agree!
I’m a big fan of Ipoh kshf but not Ipoh curry mee as the latter has the taste of too much powdered spices (as in curry powder) and not lemak (very different from our KL version which is my fav). It’s a dish you hardly find outside Ipoh coz if there were, you won’t find many fans in KL…lol. What is it with Ipoh siu yuk…usually come with the bones intact! >.< P/S: Wah…this one very old post leh…from election days?….hahaha! 😀
eatwhateatwhere: yaaa, you’re right with the bones intact part! I didn’t even realise.
P/S: yess, sometimes there’s too many photos/places, can’t cover till much later. Life gets in the way.
My uncle left KL to take shelter in Ipoh caves during elections too, what a coincidence!
rosberg: small world.
I miss Ipoh hor fun! We have that at places like Nam Heong and Pappa Rich here but those are pale imitations of the real thing!
suituapui: Ya well Nam Heong and Pappa Rich are just fast food. haha.
hey look I’m eating big mac so must be real authentic hamburger ahahahahah #sifatbrain
kekeke: lol you got the idea.