Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ipoh Hor Fun @ Chong Thoong Kee, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

I'm quite a creature of habit when it comes to food. If it wasn't for the blog, I reckon I can probably eat the same places all the time and not get sick of the food. Whenever I'm shopping at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail market, I tend to wander to the upper floors to grab a quick bite. Remembering a Johor Laksa and Lontong stall which I was keen to try, I made a point to skip breakfast before heading towards the market. Sadly they seemed to have packed up and gone somewhere. Not sure if it's anything to do with impending Ramadan.

Luckily I remembered,
Food4Thot's recent post on this particular Ipoh Hor Fun place or else I would have gone hungry. From what I read in her blog, this place is related to TK Chong at Damansara Perdana. Kinda weird that there seems a marked contrast in tastes for both of the outlets. Whereas in TK Chong the soup broth is super sweet and enhanced with MSG, here the soup tastes like it has an acceptable level of MSG. However, this of course compromises the sweetness of the soup. Aside from the taste of the soup, I liked the smooth texture of the kuey teow. The prawn wantans were not too bad but lacked crunchiness. For their poached chicken, I felt the texture of the meat was quite firm but the chicken lacked the smooth taste I liked.

Although it may not be the greatest Ipoh Hor Fun in town, it's pretty decent and will save you a 2 hours drive up to Ipoh on the highway. It's pretty popular with local residents who usually drive by to order their food as parking can be quite limited since there's lots of offices and people going to the market.

Restaurant Chong Thoong Kee
Jalan Wan Kadir 1
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur

(Non Halal. Same row as the DBKL branch office)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sigh..driving from cheras to ttdi is already half way to ipoh haha esp with the traffic and the hard-to-find parking..

but it does looks very scrumptious..hmmm

New Kid on the Blog said...

this is the type of ipoh hor fun that i like... clear soup with a bit of reddish prawn oil or chili oil... yummy!!!

Cat Cat said...

I had sushi for dinner tonight, so I'm good to go but I still crave for the food in your post... Seksa Boo... :[

jasmine said...

it does looks silky smooth.

like you, i'm a creature of habit, purely contented to eat the same stuff all the time. :)

wmw said...

Hey, we both posted on Ipoh Hor Fun around the same time! :o)

Unknown said...

ya tk chong hor fun was horribe..sigh i miss ipoh so much, its time to go back!!

Jessica said...

Hi boolicious, I just started blogging on food and kitties, and was just wondering how to join the WCB and foodies team that you are a part of. Appreciate any pointers you may have as an established blogger, thanks! My new blog:

fatboybakes said...

ooh, thanks for this...always wondered where to eat ipoh hor fun in this part of the world...(as in good ipoh hor fun). we should do a food crawl hor, hor fun followed by the sunway mas char siu....which Jackson FFK-ed me today. supposed to go check it out.

daphne said...

wah! A reasonable good ipoh horfun! yum yum! The smoothness of the horfun plus gravy...... gosh! mouth watering.

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

YUM! Ipoh Hor fun. Just had Red Ginger's one again today. How does that compare Boo?

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks good to near my wonderful!

sc said...

hey you went there boo? haha.. i'm still not sure if this is related to TK Chong coz I never asked the owner ;)

boo_licious said...

Joe - maybe u shld look for one around Cheras?

New Kid on the Block - ah, shld be easy to get for u northeners?

cat cat - yum! sushi sounds very good.

jasmine - weird rite? If it was not for the blog, it will be the same old stuff.

wmw - great minds or "tongues" think alike?

kampungboycitygal - yes, the Ipoh ones are excellent. Now I'm craving for some.

jessica - Mandy and Mankie are such sweeties. So nice of you to take care of both of them. Will look forward to seeing their antics. U shld join us at WCB every weekend.

FBB - oooooh, char siu there is yum! Aiks, now I'm craving for it. Yeah, shld do food crawl again.

daphne - gulp, u're a fan alrite as you sound so lyrical when u went on and on abt Hor Fun!

allan yap and nigel skelchy - the one at Red Ginger when I had it was a bit peppery though compared to this version.

BBO - good to drop by when doing marketing

SC - LOL, maybe not related since taste so different? Logo does look the same though.

IronEaters said...

altho u suggest it may not be the greatest hor fun in town, the pics just look wonderful! esp the prawns lying on top of the red-ish broth, gosh.

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