Famous Ipoh Tau Fu Fah

What is the hype behind the best Ipoh tau fu fa? Stop for a bowl when you are in Ipoh and find out!

This light and sweet dessert is suitable for all ages. And can be found easily in Ipoh Old Town. Even at the local Ipoh night markets!

Since it can be served chilled, this makes it a treat on a hot day in Ipoh too!

Here’s where you can get your hands on Ipoh famous tau fu fa!

  1. Concubine Lane Tau Fu Fa
  2. Fujiwara Tofa Shop Ipoh
  3. Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd
  4. Big Mom Beancurd Ipoh
  5. Tai Soo Ipoh Famous No.1 Dessert
  6. Woong Kee Bean Curd Bercham Ipoh
  7. Lou Yau Kei Tau Fu Fa

What Is Tau Fu Fa?

Tau fu fa or tau foo fah is made of soybean curd. The taste is bland on its own.

Because it doesn’t have much taste of its own, classic tau fu fa is often served in a bowl with sugar syrup.

Although there are now dozens of ways to serve it!

You can find this common Chinese dessert anywhere in Malaysia. But Ipoh tau fu fa is known for being exceptionally silky!

That’s why we have included it in our list of best Ipoh food too!

7 Best Ipoh Tau Fu Fah

Not in any particular order, these places all serve tau fu fa to the high standards that the locals are used to!

If you’re interested in trying a certain flavor or topping, we have listed what each shop offers!

Plain tau fu fa with sugar syrup should cost less than RM2 a bowl. With that in mind, assume that the shops only accept cash!

1. Concubine Lane Tau Fu Fa (鼎丰潮州豆腐花)

No doubt that this tau fu fa shop enjoys a constant stream of visitors going down Concubine Lane!

Especially on the weekends when you can definitely expect a queue:

Even though the tau fu fa itself is nothing to shout about, it’s the charming setting of the small shop with its old-school traditional vibes that reels visitors to come in for a bowl!

Tau fu fah at Concubine Lane Ipoh 怡保二奶巷
Tau fu fah at Concubine Lane 怡保二奶巷 – photo credits to justeatsleep (Instagram)

Complete with traditional low wooden stools and tables!

Flavors:

  • Sea bird nest (with gingko)
  • White sugar (clear) and ginger
  • Teow chew tau fu fa (brown palm sugar with black sesame seeds on top)
Note: They sell fresh soy milk in different flavors too.

Opening Hours: 9:30am to 5pm (Closed on Wednesday and Friday)

Location: 8, Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6016-4645208

Price Range: RM1.60 to RM3.50 per bowl

2. Fujiwara Tofa Shop (Ipoh) 怡保藤原豆腐花店

There are hardly any places that offer freshly made smooth tau fu fa at night. For that reason, you can try Fujiwara Tofa Shop! Which is air conditioned too.

Smooth Tau Fu Fah Served At Fujiwara Tofa Shop In Ipoh
Smooth Tau Fu Fah Served At Fujiwara Tofa Shop In Ipoh

However, if you’re a fan of the manga series, Initial-D (where the term Tokyo drift is from) or just cars in general, you will be impressed by the AE86 (hachiroku) in front that is still in running condition!

Fujiwara Tofa Shop In Ipoh
Fujiwara Tofa Shop In Ipoh

Along with other display cars inside and outside the shop (e.g., Ryosuke’s RX7 FC and Keisuke’s FD)!

The pork-free venue serves up other local snacks like ang ku kuih and kuih talam besides some dishes (e.g., laksa, curry rice, nasi lemak etc) too.

Interior Of Fujiwara Tofa Shop In Ipoh
Interior Of Fujiwara Tofa Shop In Ipoh

As expected, this novelty cafe has prices to match too.

Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm

Location: Palo 101 Lot 189-E, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

3. Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd

Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd has firmly established itself as the place to get Ipoh famous tau fu fa! In fact, their recipe goes all the way back to 1952.

It’s not just that long line of people that want to try their classic rendition of smooth (and overpriced) tau fu fa:

Funny Mountain Soya Bean & Tau Fu Fah
Funny Mountain Soya Bean & Tau Fu Fah – photo credits to wandereatss (Instagram)

There are cars that will slow down in front of the shop so that they can give their takeaway orders to the staff too!

Taste-wise, both the tau fu fa and soy milk are quite sweet.

Notes:

  • Tau fu fa sells out around 2-3pm
  • Soy milk and cincau (grass jelly) is for sale too
  • Limited seating (no tables)

Opening Hours: 10am – 7:30pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Location: 50, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6012-5161607

Price Range: ~RM3

4. Big Mom Beancurd Ipoh (靓妈豆花)

Compared to its competitor further along the road (Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd):

Big Mom Beancurd Ipoh (靓妈豆花) offers its customers a lot more when it comes to how they serve tau fu fa.

Big Mom Beancurd 靓妈豆花店
Big Mom Beancurd 靓妈豆花店 – photo credits to joeycafe (Instagram)

They have a comfortable dining space, friendly staff, and many available flavors and toppings to dress their Ipoh tau fu fa!

Besides this, there is kuih and fresh soy bean milk of various flavors (Like purple sweet potato soy milk) for sale too!

You will likely find yourself back here the next time you come back to Ipoh!

Syrup Flavors (Weekends have more):

  • Chrysanthemum with peach jelly
  • Ginger

Toppings:

  • Red beans
  • Cincau
  • Barley and gingko
  • Crushed peanut with sesame and sugar
  • Tang yuan (sweet glutinous rice balls)

Opening Hours: 12pm – 6pm (Closed on Thursday)

Location: 22-24, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6016-5333210

Price Range: RM1.40 to RM4.20

5. Tai Soo Ipoh Famous No.1 Dessert

Their tau fu fa may not be as silky as the rest:

But of tau fu fah shops in Ipoh, only this one has other local desserts like ice kacang and cendol (with condensed milk) available for order!

Tau Fu Fah From Tai Soo Ipoh Famous No.1 Dessert
Tau Fu Fah From Tai Soo Ipoh Famous No.1 Dessert – photo credits to andrewchan032 (Instagram)

The coffee shop can be a bit stuffy in the afternoons (I.e., no air conditioning and limited seating) but a cold dessert will soon fix that!

Note: Like many other places in Ipoh Old Town, parking is limited

Available Flavors:

  • Red beans
  • Pandan
  • Gula Melaka
  • Cendol

Opening Hours: 10:30am to 6pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Location: 24, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, Ipoh Town, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6012-527 8881

Price Range: RM1.30 to RM4

6. Woong Kee Bean Curd Bercham Ipoh

This extended road side stall shares the roof of its neighbor, 7-Eleven to provide a sheltered seating area for customers to sample their soft and silky tau fu fa.

Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa – photo credits to silviaheng (Instagram)

There are those that swear that this tau fu fa is better than the one served at Funny Mountain Soya Beancurd!

Get a bottle (RM3) of their black soy bean milk to try too!

Flavors To Try:

  • Peanut, sesame and brown sugar
  • Cincau
  • Brown sugar
  • Clear (white sugar)
  • Chrysanthemum sugar
  • Ginger
  • Gula Melaka
  • Red beans
  • Glutinous rice balls
Note: It costs more to takeaway.

Opening Hours: 11:30am to 7pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Location: 291, Jalan Bercham, Taman Desa Kencana, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6012-5177452

Price Range: RM2.50 to RM3.00

7. Lou Yau Kei Tau Fu Fa

There’s no shop sign or obvious land mark to mark the location of Lou Yau Kei Tau Fu Fa, a humble roadside food truck. However, it’s just across from Woong Kee Bean Curd Bercham Ipoh! Coincidence?

Bercham Tau Fu Fah
Bercham Tau Fu Fah – photo credits to ashavgpl (Instagram)

And because it’s all the way in Bercham, you should only look for it if you happen to be passing through the area.

This mildly sweet tau fu fa is extremely smooth. Almost more liquid than solid!

Opening Hours: 11am–4pm

Location: Bercham Hawker Food Street, opposite a convenience store (7-Eleven)

Price Range: RM1 to RM2

Conclusion

Experience the wonder of Ipoh tau fu fa at any of these highly frequented shops and stalls!

Some offer drive-through service. While others take the liberty to jazz up this otherwise simple dessert that Ipoh is famous for!

Disclaimer: This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Share this post with your friends and family!

Similar Posts