Thursday, August 1, 2013

Authenticity In Hoong Tho Restaurant, Ipoh

 Remember Hoong Toh restaurant in old town? It was considered one of the prestagious restaurant from those days, say around 1960s, if I m not mistaken, it used to hold many chinese weddings there, with their marble tables and wooden polished chairs, Hoong Tho is sort of a heritage restaurant that still serves the evergreen food from those days....

When one of my colleagues suggested going to Hoong Tho for our lunch, I was the first one to "hands up" and "seconded" her choice! It has been few years (I think 2010) since I last stepped into Hoong Tho and I was looking forward to going to that place again for lunch. 

Yes, indeed there are some changes to the shop.... now it looks so much more presentable than those years... renovation has taken place, new marble tables I noticed.. but the chairs were pretty much the same...
Now it is so much brighter compared to the last time I went there...
Not many shops have these type of chairs anymore....
Saw an array of desserts at the entrance.. 
But I didn't order.. restrain... restrain... hahahaa....
But ended up ordering some mini kaya puffs and one coconut tart...
I think they would have tasted better if they were fresh from the oven....
We ordered their famous fried Koay Teow with fresh fish paste... (yee wat)
Very tasty  The "wok hei" was definitely there!
Can opt for the noodles with egg gravy...
Equally great too!
Another signature dish is crispy fried Wan Ton (fried dumplings) 
and taken with their specially made tomato sauce....
Since our lunch hour was a short one, we didn't order much... just the noodles and these...
A very satisfying lunch, full to our brim.... 
We certainly would like to come back again to try their authentic dishes.... 
Heard that the Big Prawns Noodles is worth trying too!  (Sang Har Mee)
Happy Eating!!


Just in case, you want to try...
Here is the address...
Hoong Tho Restaurant
20 Jalan Bandar Timah
30000 Ipoh

27 comments:

  1. Yiu know what to do la nextvtime am in town

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  2. Food looks good. And yes, those wooden chsirs are antiques. Btw, how much for those 3 dishes?

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  3. kathy: must come at the right time! Bookmark it!


    irene: Around RM30... :)

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  4. very nostalgic environment huh?? those pastries are surely very attractive and tempting to me also lor, haha~~ errr, actually can buy them back for tea mah, right?? why restrained yourself leh?? hehe~~ :D

    fuyoh, the wat dan hor and the wantan also nice lor~~

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  5. sk, cos the stomach still half full from morning's breakfast.. try not to overfilled the stomach.. :)

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  6. Never heard of this restaurant, looks really old school, me like!

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  7. I can make do without the fried wanton but i think i'll love the noodles!

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  8. love those traditional pastries, is this somewhere near to the town? I did pass by somewhere near the famous old town white coffee and the shop looks similar to this, they sell very nice lou poh peng and egg tarts too

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  9. I think I have been to this shop to eat before. Food looks ok but I guess they are tasty.

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  10. This is a place I would love to go with you, Claire!

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  11. I want those egg tarts...and the kway teow... I want everything! Hehehehehehe!!!!

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  12. Makes me feel like eating it now... hehe...

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  13. hayley: old school? hahaa..


    merryn: you must try all :)

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  14. ken: yes..somewhere in old town.. i think u passed that one...


    AA: OK, remember it!! hahaha.

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  15. mun: not too bad.. but I am sure the cooks are now changed ...


    ginny: do come, please!! :)


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  16. stp: like I want everything in Sibu too.. i mean the food! hahahaa..


    sharon: u must come to Ipoh one day!

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  17. The decoration of the place already look really authentic...or should I say "antique". But I don't mind dining in such a rustic plastic. It does make me feel comfortable. :)

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  18. Kuching still have a few old coffeeshops using those type of chair, and serving coffee in that small china cups and saucers. nostalgia...

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  19. I love crispy fried Wan Ton. They must be delicious. :)

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  20. tekkaus: yes..me too.. I dont mind.. next time come to Ipoh to try! :)


    coffeegirl: over here in Ipoh, not many shops have these anymore..

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  21. i love cantonese kuey teow with wok hei..... Love those little fried wanton.

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  22. the wan tan hor looks yummy!

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  23. Wah! I know this place. I went there to eat many times when I was a kid. It brought back sweet and happy memories for me. I will jot down this place to visit!!

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  24. Heard so much about the good food in Ipoh, must visit for a holiday just to eat, eat, eat. haha....

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  25. mnhl: Yes, once awhile taste good!


    wenn: wanna go one day? :)

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  26. TM: so you are familiar with Ipoh, it seems... good!


    eastcoastlife: yes.. Ipoh is just for food actually. :)

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