Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

Even though it’s not far from other renown Ipoh eateries like Restoran Ayam Tauge Lou Wong, Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant in Ipoh has its own crowd of customers.

What is worth ordering here and how does the restaurant fare in other aspects like their service and pricing?

Find out in this post!

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History Of Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

You might notice that there are other restaurants in Ipoh with similar names to Ipoh Tuck Kee Restaurant (德记炒粉专门店) but the original restaurant has not in fact, changed its location at Jalan Yau Tet Shin.

Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant In Ipoh
Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant In Ipoh

Furthermore, the aged exterior with the faded signboard on top still remains. Although there have been some attempts of branding by the proprietors to give confidence to confused first-time customers.

These can be seen by the new logo directly on top of the old signboard which proudly proclaims that they’ve been in operation since 1963.  Along with several posters inside that share the history and signature dishes of the eatery.

The restaurant is now in its 3rd generation of the family business and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down!

Ease Of Parking

It’s expected that parking can be difficult to find at peak hours, weekends and public holidays in this tourist hot spot.

Tourists (local as well as foreign) either want to try the Cantonese style fried noodles at Ipoh Tuck Kee Restaurant (德记炒粉专门店), or one of the 3 Ipoh beansprout chicken rice restaurants in the same area.

There are also several souvenir and snack shops here, as well as part of the Gerbang Malam night market.

Hence, you should start looking for parking earlier, or prepare to park further away.

Ambiance At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

Foldable tables and plastic red chairs spill out onto the road whenever Ipoh Tuck Kee Restaurant (德记炒粉专门店) is open.

Indoor Dining Environment At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant
Indoor Dining Environment At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

But if you don’t fancy dining by the roadside, and provided there are still seats available, you can dine indoors instead where it’s cramped but cooler.

There are visible signs of wear and tear in the restaurant and the newest additions are the printed posters they have on the walls.

Service At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

Despite our visit being on a Sunday evening (~6:30pm), the food came almost as soon as we ordered it!

They do have plenty of kitchen and wait staff (mostly energetic dudes) to cater to the ever-growing dinner crowd.

We have no complaints on the service. It is efficient and very fast!

Note: If you want chili, there are self-serve stations further inside the restaurant

Food At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

Although all 4 of our dishes came out really quickly, none lacked for taste. We enjoyed each of the dishes with relish even though we were not hungry.

Wat Tan Hor At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant
Wat Tan Hor At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

We ordered small portions of wat tan hor, braised yee mee, tai lok mee and boiled octopus. All of the noodles were well seasoned – neither too sweet or salty and the meat portions were not stingy.

Braised Yee Mee At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant
Braised Yee Mee At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant
Tai Lok Mee At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant
Tai Lok Mee At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

Note: Taste of the food is not consistent. Sometimes, it’s too salty.

The boiled octopus was excellent – soft but still with some bite. We don’t like the chili sauce that came with it though.

Boiled Octopus At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant
Boiled Octopus At Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant

If you can only order two dishes, let them be the wat tan hor and the boiled octopus! Both are the signature dishes at Ipoh Tuck Kee Restaurant (德记炒粉专门店).

However, there’s also chicken feet, fried mee hoon and other dishes to contemplate over in the menu. It’s best to bring a large group with you so you can try everything!

Pricing

Dining at Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant in Ipoh is still an affordable affair. It cost under RM60 for all of our dishes (plus 3 drinks – Chinese tea and barley) to feed 3 pax comfortably.

The octopus is costly at RM20 per plate but well worth it.

Conclusion

Most of the time, we as locals will stay away from touristy places in Ipoh. It’s usually not worth the effort to find parking or a table but we can make an exception for Tuck Kee Fried Noodles Restaurant in Ipoh.

As with most popular venues for Ipoh food though, it pays to go early and beat the dinner crowds for a better experience!

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