The city of Ipoh is famous for its cuisine. Its food culture is driven by its Chinese population who are largely of Cantonese and Hokkien descent. There is also excellent Malay and Indian food in Ipoh.
Chee cheong fun (Cantonese - 豬腸粉) - This is a breakfast dish which consists of large flat pieces of flat rice noodles rolled up and served with sweet or spicy sauce. Unlike the chee cheong fun in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh has it with minced pork sauce and mushrooms, topped with preserved green chilli, a sprinkle of deep-fried shallots and sesame seeds.
Dim sum, (Cantonese - 点心） is also widely enjoyed in Ipoh. Several famous Ipoh dim sum restaurants are located at Jalan Leong Sin Nam.
Ipoh "Hor Fun" (from Cantonese hor fun - 河粉) - These are flat rice noodles prepared in the hard water. There are two varieties. Sar hor fun - 沙河粉 is served in a clear chicken and prawn soup with chicken shreds, prawns and spring onions. Chau hor fun (炒河粉） is fried with a little dark gravy, as opposed to Penang char kway teow （炒粿条） which has no gravy but is fried with egg, prawns and cockles. It is also different from......