Ipoh Food Battle – Dimsum Battle

Ipoh is famous for its culinary and majority of Chinese people here are Cantonese. Hence no wonder, dimsum is one of famous culinary in Ipoh. There is one street in Ipoh that you need to visit if you are fond of Dimsum. It is Leong Sin Nam, also famous as Dimsum street due to concentration of Dimsum shops on this street. The shop here open as early as 6 AM in the morning.

There are 3 major dimsum shops on this street : Ming court restaurant, Foh San restaurant and Yoke Fook Moon restaurant. All three of them serve dimsum which almost similar prices among each others.  Which one is the best one ? I decided to try each of them to know further.

First I tried the Ming Court restaurant. From its building exterior, it’s the most traditional dimsum stores compared to two others located across the Ming court restaurant which have modern design.  The interior of Ming court is also a bit traditional. It is one floor restaurant with 2 shophouse combined.  The staff assist me to get a seat once I enter the restaurant.
Ming Court Restaurant

For all three restaurants here, before you start ordering, they will ask you the type of Chinese tea you would like to have and they will hand in one order form which will they will add the order in the form every time you order.  At the time you pay, you will need to hand in the order form for them to calculate the total cost of your dining.

For Ming court, the staff will carrying the various types of dimsum around the table, then you will choose whether you want to take some of dimsum.  I chose pork ribs, fishball, cheong fun, one type of dimsum looks similar to Hakaw, egg tart and fried dimsum with bean curd served with maiyonese.

I like the egg tart here which I think taste the best among the three others and also its fried dimsum with maiyo. Others taste good as well.
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Ming Court Restaurant
Address : 32, 34 and 36 Leong Sin Nam Street
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 30300
Phone : +60-2557134

The second one I visited was the Fook Moon restaurant, with its nicer interior and exterior. Same as Ming court, once you enter, the staff will assist to find a seat for you. The staff will also roam around to serve the dimsum.  Here I orders 6 types of dimsum from Lo Mai Kai, egg tart, hakaw, meat ball with vegetable, and dimsum wrap with bacon. I like the lo Mai kai here as the favourite one, and then the fried dumpling ball with salted egg inside.
Fook Moon Restaurant
Fook Moon Restaurant
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Fook Moon Restaurant
Address : 67-69 Leong Sin Nam Street
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 30300
Phone : +60-52416589

 The last but not the least is the Foh San restaurant, which is the biggest one with 2 floors serving the dimsum. It’s also the grandest in term of exterior and interior compared to two others but it’s also the most crowded one.  Here, you have to find your own vacant seat and  the dimsum here mostly are self service where you need to go to pick up the dim sum from the counters.  However, the varieties of the dimsum here are also the most complete ones.
Foh San Restaurant
Foh San Restaurant
Foh San Restaurant
Foh San Restaurant Dimsum

At Foh San restaurant, i decided to choose different types of dimsum I did not find in other 2 stores except the egg tart.  My favourite here is one type of wrap with some type of nuts and the green sauce on its tops as well the fried dim sum  wrapped with taro.
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Foh San Restaurant
Address : 51 Leong Sin Nam Street
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 30300
Phone : +60-52540308
Website : www.fohsan.com.my

Overall, I chose Foh San as the best in term of its varieties and food taste. In term of service, I prefer Ming Court and Fook Moon restaurant which is more helpful.  If you are looking for traditional one, then the choice is Ming court. All of them serves excellent dimsum and some typef of the dimsum can not be found in other stores, hence it’s good for you to try each of them.

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