Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tricycle Laksa Along Jalan Pasir Puteh, Ipoh

I used to hear about the "tricycle" laksa sold on the roadside in Jalan Pasir Puteh but I have never tried them before.  Then few years ago, this "tricycle laksa" moved to a corner shop and I did not really know where it was until my colleague took me there last week. 

Now and then I saw people posting up the food sold there and I was so glad that I finally had a chance try them out for the first time... despite the lunch rush hour jam and the countless traffic lights along the way... 
It is called Eatime in English...
But in mandarin, it is called "Sam Loon Cheh?"  (Tricycle)
Not really directly translated....
There must be a reason why... 
Reanaclaire has yet to find out....
Anyway, it is not relevant....
 
This is more relevant!
Our orders.....
Ipoh laksa is definitely different from Penang... 
 
Some fish ball varieties to go with the laksa....
 Fried beancurd skin...
And a special broth consisting of meat and white carrots to go with the laksa as well...
Ok, error here.. Radish is the word..not white carrots..
hahahaaa...
Total cost for the food above is around RM22 something...
Not too bad..... 
Now that I have tried, I am "contented".... 



35 comments:

  1. yeah, laksa in Penang, Ipoh and KL are all very different.. Penang laksa comes with lots of mashed fish, while KL laksa comes with chunks of fish, and Ipoh ones?? errr, macam not a lot of fish meat inside huh??

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    1. Ipoh ones differ... some come with chunks.. some no chunks but bits and some no bits at all.. hahhahaa...

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  2. I like the laksa, even though different from Penang's. And the broth too,

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    1. Let's go again one more time.. I want to try other noodles...

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  3. i yet to try Ipoh laksa....So far i still prefer Penang laksa...that's what Penang is famous for! Anyhow i like the fried beancurd skin alot, so that's Ipoh specialty i guess?

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    1. Ipoh has lots of fish ball varieties whereas Penang has others like mini popiahs to go with the laksa... :) Do try.. hope you will one day...

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  4. Wah, seeing these at this time made me hungry la!! Laksa!!

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    1. Have yet to try Taiping Laksa.. one day I might... :)

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  5. Laksa looks appetising though totally different from our own Sarawak laksa. Each has its own unique taste & look.

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  6. I don't see any tricycle in front of the shop. I thought they should've at least place it at the shop as a prop. Then younger generation would know why they sell in a shop but called sam loon cher laksa :D

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    1. Now that I posted it, many should know.. hehheee

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  7. Is that your car parked right in front of the shop? ;p I was just saying (actually in the comments section) to Nancy the other day that it seems like almost every shop in Ipoh has some sort of yong tau fu food, just like this one.

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    1. Yes, yong tau foo is very common in Ipoh.. we don't call them ytf actually.. we called them Liew Fun...

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    2. What language is Liew Fun? Hokkien? What does it mean?

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  8. It all looks wonderful! The tricycle name is a mystery for sure! Ipoh must have hundreds and hundreds of restaurants and food stands. We have very little. If I started a food blog, I would run out of places in a month or two.

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    1. Don't start a food blog... your present one is more interesting, Ginny!

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  9. Different from Penang's? Not really a fan of Penang's - I sure would want to try this, see what it's like. Nice name!

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    1. Like I would like to try your Sibu food whenever I see them in your post! :)

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  10. Sometimes I call radish as daikon.. Are they the same? Pak lobak..I really thought they sell food on a tricycle, haha..

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    1. Yes, last time they did... seriously... laksa on the tricycle..

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  11. I thought really 3 lun cheh... LOL...

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    1. Last time it was really sam lun cheh...

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  12. Been a while I never had laksa, even in JB. Very hard to find!

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  13. Oh, at first I thought the laksa was sold on a tricycle until I saw that it is actually a shop and I saw the tricycle logo hah..hah... I wonder how Ipoh laksa taste like :)

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  14. Did not expect this type of laksa. Totally different from Penang laksa or Sarawak laksa.

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  15. Jalan Pasir Puteh, Taman Bak, next to Soong Seng Shell Petrol Station. When they started, they used a tricycle for the stall, with tables and chairs at the 5 foot way at the shops further down, next to the Kodak Express photo studio. Started early evening until sold out at night.

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  16. I love laksa. Always eat laksa for dinner on Fridays from the pasar malam.

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