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. Ding Feng Tau Fu Fa
  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 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!

The tau fu fa itself is nothing to shout about, but the setting is has old-school traditional vibes! With low wooden stools and tables!

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)

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. Ding Feng Tau Fu Fa (顶丰豆腐花)

Despite its location in this touristy area, the Ding Feng Tau Fu Fa is not overpriced!

Their Ipoh tau fu fa is smooth and their signature flavor is sea bird nest with gingko nuts! On weekends, the stock may be sold out by 2-3 pm.

Ding Feng Teow Chew Tau Fu Fa - 頂豐潮州豆腐花
Ding Feng Teow Chew Tau Fu Fa – 頂豐潮州豆腐花 – photo credits to pennythian (Instagram)

Other Flavors:

  • Ginger
  • Plain
  • Brown sugar

There are tiny tables and stools for patrons to sit in the narrow shop. And you can also get fresh soy milk here!

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Closed on Monday)

Location: 2299, Jalan Hala Timah 1, Taman Kolej Perdana, 31900 Kampar, Negeri Perak

Contact: n/a

Price Range: RM2 to RM3

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!

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 (靓妈花) offers its customers a lot more! A comfortable dining space and many available flavors and toppings to dress their Ipoh 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 kuih and fresh soy bean milk of various flavors (Like purple sweet potato soy milk) for sale too!

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 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 seating area for its 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)

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)
  • Ginger
  • Gula Melaka
  • Red beans
  • Glutinous rice balls
Note: It costs more to takeaway.

Opening Hours: 1pm to 6pm (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: n/a

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

Contact: n/a

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!

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