So Ken(http://www.kenhuntfood.com/), Ling Tze(http://www.lingzie.com/), Gibson(http://www.gibson.com.my/) and I went to Taiping last Sunday to hunt for food and interesting places.
Don't care about all the usual tourist attractions like Taiping Zoo, Taiping Lake and others. Here's how you can enjoy food in Taiping!
So here's what in our itinerary:
1. Stop by and grab some local goodies from AuLong Biscuit & Confectionery
Secretly hidden at the area AuLong in Taiping, this place is a local and tourist favourite place to hunt for biscuits. The goodies are super pocket friendly! You can just throw everything into your basket without watching your budget!
AuLong Biscuit & Confectionery
Address: No 768, Lorong 29, Aulong Baru,
34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.
Busines hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm (Daily)
Contact no: 605-808 7608
2. Breakfast like a local at Restaurant Kakak
This breakfast place in Taiping is a what a foodie should try if you happen to be here!
Located at the Pekan(town) area of Taiping, this place can churn out delicious Koay Teow Soup, mainly on the thick and flavourful broth as well as some juicy and delicious Ngah Choy Kai(Beansprout Chicken)
Restaurant Kakak (Koay Teow Soup)
Address: 111, Jalan Pasar, 34000, Taiping, Perak.
Business Hours: 6:00am - 1:30 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact no: 012- 515 7859GPS:
3. Cafe hunt around Taiping Pekan(town)
Due to heavy rain, we had to stop at a place before we could proceed with our itinerary.
So we decided to stop by at this hipster looking cafe called DoubleTap!
We were surprised by the good food and good coffee, and not forget about the pocket friendly menu too! Perhaps everything is cheap in Taiping as I was told by my friends!
Address: 79 G, Jalan Barrack, 34000, Taiping, Perak.
Business hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm(Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact Number: 013- 585 6876
4. Grab a bowl of local Chendol Pulut from Ansari Famous Chendol!
Though we still prefer the Penang Chendol which is more "lemak"(thick and creamy), but the one at Taiping was kinda surprising with the Pulut Panggang(Grilled Glutinuous Rice) to go with the sweet dessert.
Restaurant Ansari Famous Chendol
Address: 92, Jalan Barrack, 34000, Taiping, Perak.
Business hours: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm (Daily)
Contact no: 60 12-562 9440
5. More coffee! Or maybe healthy food at Triple Shot Cafe
A cafe that has too many items on the menu to the extent that you can't decide what to eat and what to drink. Triple Shot Bed & Coffee is where you can stop by for a cup of coffee, a meal or even a night sleep at the comfortable hostel located directly upstairs of the cafe.
The hostel stay is priced at RM75 for double bed and RM55 for single bed.
And you can have big breakfast, or even clean meals if you are a diet watcher!
Not forget to mention that the Peanut Butter Cake was really good!
Triple Shot Bed & Coffee
Address: 46, Jalan Barrack, 34000, Taiping, Perak.
Business Hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Contact no: 016- 512 7217
6. Save some space for MJ's Cuisine(明记)
You must not forget to drop by at MJ's Cuisine for the fusion menu that features local specialties as well as western food, Hainanese cuisine and many more. Both the western dishes was good, you can ignore the MJ Signature Fried Chicken Wings though.
Address: 36 A, Jalan Kota, 34000, Taiping, Perak.
Business Hours: 12:00pm to 10:00pm (Closed on selected Tuesday & Wednesday)
Contact no: 019- 569 3168
7. Take more and more pictures!
I would say that Taiping is really a photogenic place, you can find a great corner for photos anytime, anywhere, and also ANY WEATHER!
8. Bring home the TAIPING FAMOUS HUAN CHOO LENG!
Famous for decades, the HUAN CHOO LENG at Taiping is a must!
The Mee Koo like texture and the delicious red bean paste or Kaya filling got me all addicted!
And it is only selling at RM3 each!
Taiping Huan Chu Leng
Address: No. 97, Jalan Landak, Green House Area, 34000,
Taiping, Perak. (OR Jalan Chung Thye Pin)
Business hours: 3:30pm - 8:00pm (Closed on Fridays)
Contact no: 05- 806 7192
9. Drop by at Kuala Sepetang for Mee Udang Mak Jah!
Need not introduction, Mak Jah Mee Udang was really famous that most people recommended me to drop by and give it a try. My comment is, it was really good for a bowl of halal Mee Udang.
You can also try the Cucur Udang located just right next to Mak Jah, it is really cheap but tasted okay.
Mee Udang Mak Jah
Kampung Menteri, Kuala Sepetang, 34650 Taiping, Perak
Business hours: 11:00am - 10:00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Contact no: 05-898-1400 / 012-293-1101 / 017-469-5026
GPS : 4.838726,100.633805
10. Sunset and Seafood at Restaurant Tepi Sungai(十八丁海上海鲜)
They said seafood is a must in Kuala Sepetang!
I would say that I've choose the wrong restaurant hence my seafood experience wasn't that great, but it was the sunset view that got me all excited!
Restaurant Tepi Sungai(十八丁海上海鲜)
Address: No 150, Jalan Sungai Manggis, Kampung Kuala Sepetang,
34650 Kuala Sepetang, Perak, Malaysia
Business hours: 12:00pm - 8:45pm (Daily)
Contact no: +60 5-858 1169