Pining for Ipoh curry mee? The best curry mee in Ipoh is a lie! Because there are actually so many all over Ipoh!
Thus, you have no excuse not to try this prime example of the best Ipoh food.
In this list, there are local haunts as well as tourist-famous spots. And we’ll let you know which are which!
- Yat Yat Seng Restaurant
- Restaurant Moon De Moon
- Chuan Fatt Curry Mee Shop
- Curry Keng Restoran
- Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles
- Kedai Kopi Keng Nam Curry Mee
- Diamond Kopitiam
- SSF Restaurant
- Lim Ji Nyonya Laksa
9 Best Curry Mee In Ipoh 2023
1. Yat Yat Seng Restaurant
Ipoh dry curry mee for breakfast? Yat Yat Seng Restaurant serves a tasty bowl/plate of thick curry mee with just enough spice and taste!
The topping for this delicious bowl is slices of chicken, prawns and roast pork.
There is kai se hor fun here too. And it’s not bad. Very standard for Ipoh although this rendition features a lot of deep fried onions for garnish.
However, the icing on the cake is the iced coffee! This is dark, smoky, thick, and strong but only slightly bitter.
Note: This restaurant has been around for many years
- Address: 83, Jln Dato Lau Pak Khuan, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: Daily, 7:45am–2:30pm (Closed on Monday)
2. Restaurant Moon De Moon (Dry & Wet)
Everyone has the same thing on their mind when they come to Restaurant Moon De Moon!
The thick curry noodles (great either dry or wet) and the equally aromatic kai si hor fun! There are plenty of side dishes you can order too.
Their beverages however, are nothing to shout about. And often come slow.
While you wait for the curry noodles or kai se hor fun, you can order chee cheong fun. Or try other light meals from surrounding stalls. These will come a lot faster than Restaurant Moon De Moon’s signature dishes!
In case you can’t get a table, or don’t fancy waiting long for your food, a few shops away is another popular restaurant. It serves lou shi fun with crispy roast pork on top. It’s delicious but portions are small. They serve a wonderful fu zhuk yi mai (barley drink with beancurd) here too.
Note: If you wish to beat the heavy weekend crowd, go as early as you can! They start cooking around 8am.
- Address: 148, Hala Wah Keong, Taman Mirindi, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 7:30am–2pm; Closed on Monday & Tuesday
- Contact: +6012 – 516 0485
3. Chuan Fatt Curry Mee Shop
Notable for the amiable boss plus use of soy sauce in their famous and creamy rendition of Ipoh curry mee:
Chuan Fatt Curry Mee Shop offers great coffee, honest service, and fried chicken too! The fried chicken and other topping options are what makes this a satisfying meal at this local breakfast and lunch haunt.
For a stronger curry taste and smell, pick the dry version! Careful, it’s very spicy if you don’t usually eat spicy food!
- Restaurant setting is old-school (no air conditioning)
- Portions run small
- Fried chicken sells out fast
- Go before 9am on a weekend
- Address: 294, Jalan Pasir Puteh, Taman Hoover, 31650 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 7am–2pm
4. Curry Keng Restoran
3 minutes’ walk away from August Healing café in Ipoh:
The dining environment (and toilet) is clean at Curry Keng Restoran. And you can enjoy their good service as well as their Ipoh dry curry mee!
Tourists don’t usually come here either. But it is tourist-friendly as the proprietors speak English and the curry mee is not too spicy. The taste of the curry noodles is more mild than potent.
Like your curry sour? You can add lime juice from the provided bottles. The wet curry version is ok too.
Do get fried beancurd to go with your noodles. There is also the option of getting pork balls for a side dish. And if you don’t have time to try them elsewhere, you can order beansprouts and poached chicken too.
Another dish worth trying here is their pork lard fried rice!
For drinks there is iced coffee and barley. Both of which you can request to add guiling gao (Chinese herbal jelly) in too.
- Address: 15 &, 15A, Hala Pasar Baru, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: Daily, 7:30am–3pm
- Contact: +6012 – 528 3839
5. Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles
Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles’ namesake is definitely delicious (complete with a thick helping of the savory sauce).
Noodle portions are somewhat small. But the curry taste is strong in this rendition of dry curry noodles in Ipoh and the noodles have a lovely chewy texture. For toppings, they have char siew and roasted pork.
Their glutinous rice (lor mai gai) with chicken is worth ordering too. They top it with curry sauce.
Because of how famous Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles is among locals and tourists, go much earlier than 2pm as the food sells out fast.
Although the herbal egg tea is nice, Ipoh white coffee is average for Ipoh standards.
- Address: 39, Jalan Kampar, 31650 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 7:30am–2pm (Closed on Monday)
- Contact: +605 – 242 1043
6. Kedai Kopi Keng Nam Curry Mee
Kedai Kopi Keng Nam Curry Mee easily draws in burly breakfast crowds with its above-average selection of glutinous kaya rice, prawn noodles, chee cheong fun and classic Hainan coffee!
Not forgetting the dry curry noodles, of course!
Because there’s so much good food to try here, there are sizeable breakfast crowds.
And so, you really might want to avoid the crowds at 9am. As it can be very noisy and crowded. The tables are very close to each other.
Read about our experience at Keng Nam Coffee Shop.
- Address: 127, Jalan Raja Ekram, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 7:30am–11:45am (Closed on Thursdays)
- Contact: +605 – 255 7328
7. Diamond Kopitiam
Spicy and creamy:
The famous Menglembu curry mee by Diamond Kopitiam is only available for brunch until the late afternoon.
It’s affordable and you can choose many different side dishes (yong tau fu) to go with it!
Order rojak, assam laksa, black coffee, and or one of their assorted iced desserts to complete your meal!
Expect the crowds to peak at 1pm here. It is a go-to eating spot for many in this area of Ipoh. It is normal to wait for a seat if you plan to dine in at lunch time. Especially on weekends.
- Address: 30, Jalan Tranchell, Menglembu, 31450 Menglembu, Perak
- Opening Hours: 10am–4pm
- Contact: +6012 – 551 8331
8. SSF Restaurant
Expect to pay more for the palatable wet and dry curry noodles here. But the price comes with a clean environment and commendable service!
There are pork balls, cockles, lam mee, pastries and dumplings to order too!
Fried chicken is one of the other sides you can get here. Although it is pricey at RM15 for a drumstick. The savory prawn noodles are another popular order here.
Their peak time is 10am although the breakfast crowd starts coming in around 9am. Many guests at the nearby M Boutique Hotel will choose to come here for breakfast too.
- Address: 18, Hala Datuk 5, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30am–3pm; Closed on Friday
- Contact: +6012 – 507 3536
9. Lim Ji Nyonya Laksa (林记娘惹叻沙)
From the picture, you can already tell that the main attractions are the large and fresh cockles! Together with roast pork and other liew. Even octopus!
The curry is a favorite among locals. It’s spicy and aromatic!
You can sit down at simple tables in a traditional kampung-style restaurant setting. Or you can bring your own container and try their takeaway service!
See what else to expect at Lim Ji Nyonya Laksa.
Note: Total waiting time can be an hour if there’s a queue (peak time is 9am)
- Address: 893, Persiaran Bercham Timur 1, Kampung Bercham, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: Daily, 7:30am–11:30am; Closed on Thursday
- Contact: +6018 – 780 2199
You can’t go wrong with the top 3 in this list of the best Ipoh curry mee!
- Yat Yat Seng Restaurant
- Restaurant Moon De Moon
- Chuan Fatt Curry Mee Shop
But if you’re looking for something special, less crowded or want to have more food selections:
The other stalls and restaurants have their own highlights! We implore you to take note of a few places to try these curry noodles while you’re in Ipoh!
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