After a week away where I only ate at hotels and cafés, my taste buds were craving for Ipoh’s hawker fare already! Nothing beats Ipoh food, I tell you.

1. a hearty Ipoh breakfast!

1. a hearty Ipoh breakfast!

And so, the first morning back home, I roped in my family for a hearty breakfast and we ended up in New Town. I’ve known for months that there is a new stall at the popular Restoran Yee Lock along Jalan Raja Musa Aziz (opposite Gomok), so we decided to try them.

2. Little John's signature bowl of assam laksa

2. Little John’s signature bowl of assam laksa

Offered by Little John’s are their signature Assam Laksa and Hakka Loh See Fun (silver needle noodle). There were four of us for breakfast, so we decided to order four varieties of noodles to share out. Obviously, the assam laksa is a must-eat at Little John’s because of the generous portion of fish used to cook the broth – it is always kembong (mackerel) or sardine only. This 50-year-old second-generation Assam Laksa recipe is a well-kept secret of Little John’s.

3. soupy Hakka Loh See Fun with generous topping of minced pork - it's all in the broth!

3. soupy Hakka Loh See Fun with generous topping of minced pork – it’s all in the broth!

Take a look at these photos and you will see that we ordered Hakka Loh See Fun in soup too, which is a rare find because it is usually prepared dried. Therefore, this is a must-have as well.

4. dried Hakka Loh See Fun served with pork balls in soup

4. dried Hakka Loh See Fun served with pork balls in soup

The overnight pork stock, with the main ingredients of pork bones, turnip and cuttlefish boiled in a low fire over a charcoal stove, is what makes the Hakka Loh See Fun here stand out. I like it that Little John’s do not stinge on the minced pork or the fried anchovies and it makes the price of RM4.50 per bowl really worth the money.

5. my choice of dried soy noodles served with pork balls in soup

5. my choice of dried soy noodles served with pork balls in soup

Also, the ingredients used here are fresh because they are prepared daily. The sambal is blended daily and it is so popular that customers buy them in bottles to accompany their home-cooked food. Each bottle of sambal at 150ml is sold at RM8. These are made to order. No doubt, daily preparation takes up plenty of time of the husband-and-wife team of John and Tina but the look of satisfaction on the faces of their customers is what matters to them at the end of the day.

6. sweet & crunchy apple guava

6. sweet & crunchy apple guava

Oh, the morning we were there, we were in luck as guava was in season and so, we also had apple guava for dessert. These are sold by Little John’s only during fruiting season. Apple guava is sweet and crunchy and it is extremely mouthwatering when dipped into the sambal sauce. Just recalling the taste and writing about this have made my scalp perspire.

7. husband-and-wife team of John and Tina

7. husband-and-wife team of John and Tina

And now, I have good news for you! Little John’s is running a FREE Assam Laksa promotion for the month of July! Read on….

Share Little John’s Facebook Page to your timeline to redeem One (1) bowl of their delicious Assam Laksa.

All you need to do is :

1. Share Little John’s Facebook Page to your timeline (https://www.facebook.com/Littlejohnsassamlaksa/)
2. PM Little John’s to notify them and wait for their message with the coupon,
3. Call/whatsapp Little John’s to reserve your FREE bowl of Assam Laksa!

Terms & Conditions:
– One (1) coupon to One person only,
– Limited to Five (5) FREE bowls daily,
– Coupons can only be used once,
– Limited to first 100 shares only,
– End of redemption is 15th August 2016.

8. exterior shot of Restoran Yee Lock

8. exterior shot of Restoran Yee Lock

Follow Little John’s Facebook Page for the latest updates and to keep tab on their rest days.

Little John’s @ Restoran Yee Lock
Add: 40, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Business hours: 7am – 2pm or until sold out for the day (Monday to Saturday)
Tel: +6018-2829422
Facebook: Littlejohnassamlaksa

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