In our quest to support the small business holders in our community, we have been patronising coffee shops that we hadn’t visited for the longest time. Many are unfortunately hard hit by the movement restrictions following the outbreak of COVID-19 last year that caused a global pandemic, including in Malaysia.
We recently dropped by at Kedai Kopi Chor Kee in Ipoh Garden South and were pleasantly surprised to rediscover the curry noodles of a stall at this coffee shop. We gladly report that the taste is maintained, and they are still as generous, with 4 medium-sized prawns, slices of BBQ pork (char siew), roasted pork (siew yuk) and four halves of bean curd puff (taufu pok). If you are someone who enjoys a kick in his curry noodles, this stall comes highly recommended. They even know to use curry leaves in their concoction, except that they failed to include bean sprouts (taugeh). However, at RM6 per bowl, this is a steal by today’s standards.
Besides curry noodles, we also ordered from some of the other stalls. Frankly, compared to the roaring days pre-Movement Control Order (MCO), most coffee shops do not operate at full capacity anymore. Kedai Kopi Chor Kee is no exception and there were limited food choices. Nonetheless, another gem here is the Penang-style Char Kuey Teow. With 30 years of experience under the hawker’s belt, you surely can get your craving for Penang Char Kuey Teow fixed here. Our plate fried with cockles and eggs and the ever-important invisible ingredient of ‘wok hei’ was RM5 only.
Eating here at Chor Kee, we had more hits than misses. Will there be a return trip soon? You can bet so! But first, let us make our rounds in the neighbourhood.
Kedai Kopi Chor Kee
Add: 23, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 6, Taman Ipoh Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 018-570 9495