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How to select Ipoh Dim Sum and Bean Sprout Chicken

Updated on October 29, 2013

When most people talk about Ipoh food, Dim Sum and Bean Sprout chicken are always in the topic. There are many restaurant choices available to choose from in Ipoh for both dim sum and bean sprout chicken, many people would wonder which restaurant offers the best dim sum and bean sprout chicken in Ipoh. In this hubpage, strength and weakness of each famous dim sum and bean sprout chicken restaurant would be discussed.

Dim Sum Restaurants

Leong Sin Nam Street in Ipoh has number of dim sum restaurants and people who love dim sum always come to this place in Ipoh for dim sum. In fact, the locals call this street as Dim Sum Street, and some locals do not even remember the actual name of the street. Every morning, people just flock to this place for dim sum, especially weekend and public holiday. So car parking is always difficult to get.

Parking Note: If you could not find parking lot along the street, please go to nearby alternative big car parks. These car parks charge flat rate per entry

Though there are many dim sum restaurants at Leong Sin Nam Street, out of these, there are 3 dim sum restaurants have the most visitors among them. The top 3 are Foh Shan, Ming Court and Yoke Fook Moon

Note: The sequence is not the ranking of the top 3 dim sum restaurant

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Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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Ipoh Dim Sum Street

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Foh Shan (富山)Dim Sum Restaurant

Foh Shan is Ipoh very first dim sum restaurant. It is most reputable dim sum restaurant because of its long history and good dining ambience. However, their dim sum price is at high side, as compared to the other top 2 dim sum restaurants.

Strength: First dim sum restaurant in Ipoh and good dining ambient

Weakness: Price is higher than others in Ipoh


Yoke Fook Moon (玉福满) Dim Sum Restaurant

Yoke Fook Moon is one of the emerging top managed dim sum restaurants in Ipoh. They charge reasonable price for top notch quality dim sum, so many locals love to visit Yoke Fook Moon. Big Bao (Steamed fluffy buns with barbecued chicken and egg fillings) and Char Siew Bao (Steamed fluffy buns with barbecued pork fillings) are one of their best. Besides that, Yoke Fook Moon is the only dim sum restaurant to serve night dim sum.

Strength: Reasonable price for top notch quality dim sum and provide night dim sum.

Weakness: Ambient is not as good as Foh Shan Dim Sum Restaurant


Ming Court (明阁)Dim Sum Restaurant

Ming Court Dim Sum Restaurant offers great variety of dim sum dishes in Ipoh. Their dim sum portion is smaller but dim sum is also cheaper than the rest. Many locals love to visit Ming Court as well because of its great variety and cheaper price.

Strength: Great variety of dim sum and cheaper price with smaller portion.

Weakness: Ambient is not as good as Foh Shan Dim Sum Restaurant and Yoke Fook Moon Dim Sum Restaurant.

Personal experience/opinion on Ipoh Dim Sum

Personally I have tried all three dim sum restaurant. I prefer Yoke Fook Moon to both Foh Shan and Ming Court because of the top notch dim sum at reasonable price. Foh Shan dim sum price is expensive and Ming Court dim sum is too small for me.

In fact, Most locals do not visit Foh Shan because of the expensive dim sum. Foh Shan customers are mostly tourists who come to Foh Shan because of its reputation. Most locals either visit Yoke Fook Moon or Ming Court depending on their preference. If you are the one who prefers more variety of dim sum, Ming Court would be your choice. If you prefer great quality dim sum, then Yoke Fook Moon would be your choice.

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Bean Sprout Chicken Restaurants

Another Ipoh famous food Bean Sprout Chicken is highly sought after by tourists. Because of the limestone mountain mineral water, the hor fun and steam chicken are smoother and fatty beansprout is juicy and plump. Again there are 3 top bean sprout chicken restaurant, namely Lou Wong, Onn Kee, and Lou Leong. They are all located at Theatre Road (Jalan Theatre), right at the centre of Ipoh city. If you are coming during school holiday or public holiday, please be prepared to wait for table and car park.

Parking Note: There are few beggars around this area to help you to park and then collect tips from you. You have no obligation to pay them tips

Note: The sequence is not the ranking of the top 3 dim sum restaurant

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Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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Tauge Ayam Lou Wong(老黄)Restaurant

Lou Wong is Ipoh very first bean sprout chicken restaurant. It is the most reputable, not just Ipoh but also Malaysia nationwide, bean sprout chicken restaurant in Ipoh because of its long history. Most tourists prefer Lou Wong to other two brands because of Lou Wong traditional recipe

Strength: Traditional Ipoh bean sprout chicken recipe

Weakness: Dining ambient is not as good because of its long history and lack of renovation over the years.


Ong Kee (Tauge Ayam)(安记)Restaurant

Onn Kee is Ipoh second bean sprout chicken restaurant. Though Onn Kee is not as reputable as Lou Wong, Onn Kee receives great support from Ipoh locals. Most locals prefer Onn Kee to Lou Wong. The taste of food in Onn Kee is comparable to traditional recipe in Lou Wong.

Strength: Great locals support, then you know the taste should be good

Weakness: Dining ambient is not as good because of lack of renovation.


Tauge Ayam Lou Leong(老梁)Restaurant

Lou Leong is Ipoh emerging bean sprout chicken restaurant. Lou Leong has the best dining experience because it is new and air conditioning. More and more locals start to recognise Lou Leong because the taste is good too.

Strength: Good dining ambient because it is new and air conditioning.

Weakness: Less reputable as compared to the other two restaurants

Personal experience/opinion on Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken

Personally I have tried all three Bean Sprout Chicken restaurants, Lou Wong and Onn Kee are my choices. Personally I do not quite like Lou Leong even Lou Leong has the best dining environment among the three restaurants. This is because Lou Leong bean sprout chicken recipe is not as good as Lou wong or Onn Kee (Just personal taste). I do not stick to Lou Wong or Onn Kee, I visit them in alternate sequence, meaning Lou Wong, then Onn Kee and then back to Lou Wong again. To me, they offer similar quality of bean sprout chicken

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