Our quest to search for the “best” curry noodles brought us to Fatt Kee coffee shop in Ipoh Garden South.
At RM7, there was only half a shrimp, cut lengthwise, and no bean curd puff (taufu pok). Admittedly not generous in terms of ingredients or portion, this bowl of Hainanese curry mee is still memorable if you were to go solely for its curry flavour.
While it was clearly noticeable that our earlier choices of coffee shops were operating at half capacity, Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Fatt Kee was in full swing with all stalls in business, except for one vacant spot.
Besides the Hainanese curry mee, there are a few highlights here, namely the Indian curry food stall and the roast stall, both of which we naturally patronised also.
Comparing the Penang Char Koay Teow, we have to say that the winner so far, is the one from Chor Kee a few doors away, mainly for its wok hei (breath of the wok).
In general, judging from the food standard of Ipoh, walking into any coffee shop will hardly be a disappointment. The competition is so fierce, any lack of taste, stingy portions and unreasonable pricing will be detrimental to the survival of the hawker.
Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Fatt Kee
Add: 25, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 7, Ipoh Garden South, 31400 Ipoh.
Tel: 016-549 9958