For a long time, there was only one food street in Ipoh after sundown. Now, tourists have another food street to explore in the evening. Except this one only opens on the weekends.
Where is this food street and what can you try there?
Find out in this post!
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About Paloh Street Food Paradise
Paloh Street Food Paradise is demarcated by a Chinese style archway (Paloh Gate) on Jalan Theatre. It is next to the Octagon apartments in Ipoh New Town.
The opening of Paloh Street Food Paradise coincides with the mid-autumn festival in Ipoh.
And the official initiation was on 23 September, 2023 together with a traditional cultural performance. Which was a main highlight of the mid-autumn celebration by the Perak Chinese Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (PCCCI), Ipoh City Council, and Wisma Octagon.
VIPs who attended the celebration included Minister of Local Government Development, YB Nga Kor Ming and Datuk Bandar Ipoh, YBhg. Dato’ Hj. Rumaizi Bin Baharin.
Opening Hours For Paloh Street Food Paradise
Stalls will be in operation at Paloh Street Food Paradise from between 6pm to 11pm on every Saturday and Sunday.
Parking At Paloh Street Food Paradise
New parking lots are available around the Octagon apartments. And if you can’t find street parking along Jalan Theatre, you may have to circle around for a while.
Parking is still relatively easy to find before 8pm on a Sunday night for example.
Ambiance At Paloh Street Food Paradise
Apart from the covered walkways surrounding the Octagon apartments, Paloh Street Food Paradise does not have any roof over it.
In the daytime, this road is open to cars but closes on weekends for the food street.
For now, the food street is very short. It is much shorter than Kimberly Street or Chulia Street in Penang.
If you’re not planning to try each stall, it will take very little time to explore this food street. Passing through the street does not even take 5 minutes.
That said, the street is long enough to accommodate more stalls in the future if necessary.
Food At Paloh Street Food Paradise
We only saw Chinese vendors for the market stalls.
Hence the crowds consist mainly of Chinese families looking for an after-dinner treat.
None of the stalls sell main dishes. Most of them sell cute street snacks. There is also a cart for roasted chestnuts. And a van from BluezChic selling fried ice cream.
Other stalls sell drinks like lime tea. While others have Nyonya kuih, fried snacks (e.g., Takoyaki), Taiwanese street snacks, and tiramisu of varying flavors.
In the middle of the stalls, are plastic tables and chairs for customers.
Paloh Street Food Paradise is not much for now. But it offers something to do in the evening where Ipoh is generally lacking in nightlife activities.
Plus, it’s a family-friendly venue with ample parking.
If you are looking for more supper or nighttime hangouts in Ipoh, we recommend the Palo 101 or Soho Ipoh. These vibrant areas have many eateries and dessert shops to check out.
For dinner options, Buntong Beef Noodles is within walking distance from Paloh Street Food Paradise.