Our friends raved about this restaurant from the first day we arrived in Ipoh. This restaurant is sort of hidden from the main street and I can understand why non-local would find it hard to locate. It’s located at Lorong Panglima or better known as Mistress Lane (Yi Lai Hong) by the locals. (Located opposite the 2 really famous shops, Restaurant Ipoh Kong Heng and Thean Chun)
From the outside, this restaurant looks like a typical ran down coffee shop which you can find in KL maybe 20 years back. Even the chairs reminds me of my childhood days when mom used to bring us to kopitiam in kepong for breakfast. I love it!!! The chef in this restaurant still uses charcoal and those huge cast iron woks.
Again we got there abit earlier than norm as we wanted to avoid crowd. So, we had lunch at 11:30am. Hahahaa…And again, there was quite a crowd there already.
The steam egg of 3 kinds (Chicken Egg, Duck Egg and Century Egg), was really good. The texture was tofu-smooth and I love the huge bite size chucks of century eggs. It’s also scattered with garlic oil which hub loves.
When the Stew Fish Head was served, I ‘ohh’ed and ‘ahh’ed over it for some time before digging it – also refusing to allow anyone near the dish while I was trying to capture some picture of it. Alas, I don’t think I even manage to do this dish any justice. The fish head was HUGE. And it was piled with heaps of vegetables. It was yummilicious !
The BEST dish here has to be the stir fry watercrest with roast pork. The vege was cooked just nice with plentiful crunch left in it without feeling too raw. I love the combine taste of roast pork with this leafy vege (which I normally see used in soup instead of stir-fry).
What a satisfying and fantastic lunch. I can’t wait to come back here again. Yumm yum.
Restaurant Wong Koh Kee,
3, Lorong Panglima, Ipoh
Open 10:30am – 3pm (closes once every three weeks)
Tel : 05-2419474