As Ipoh has always been famous for Crunchy Bean Sprouts and Chicken Kuay Teow Soup, we have searching good reviews of restaurants around our hotel. As a result, we found this local Restaurant near to M Roof Hotel & Residences that is also famous for Chicken Kuey Teow Soup (yes, another one that’s famous); Restoran Moon de Moon. In terms of location, we wouldn’t say it’s strategic as it is located at this corner shop on Hala Wah Keong in the vicinity of Kampung Simee. In general, this restaurant has been quite famous with the Chinese community in Ipoh for the sweetness of its soup with semi-transparent hor fun. As an Ipoh-ian, honestly, this was the first time seeing such kind of hor fun in Ipoh as the usual ones are usually white in colour.
Patience is the key
We went on a random day after our morning briefing at 10.00 am as rumors said it’s gonna take about minimum 30 – 45 minutes to wait till the meal is served (depending on the crowd). A word of advice, do not come here with an empty stomach as you might risk chomping the table. Not to mention this restaurant was one of those places where one has to keep their fingers crossed and pray that you won’t have to wait long to get a table, as Moon De Moon is always jammed packed with cars all around the area as it is one of the best Kai See Hor Fun in Ipoh. It is the next alternative for Thean Chun Restaurant located in Ipoh Oldtown, directly in front of the famous, “Concubine Lane”.
Fishball or Meatball? Why not both?
For a start, we ordered some Hock Chew Fish Ball, Fu Pei (Fried Bean Curd Skin) and Meatballs to eat while waiting for the Chicken Kuey Teow Soup to be served. As a matter of fact, their Hock Chew Fish Balls weren’t the common run of the mill fish ball that came to our mind as it is filled in the center with minced meat. The tangy texture of their Hock Chew Fish Ball bursts inside our mouth on the first bit oozing with juicy sauce which has a very delightful taste. As for their meatballs are bouncy with hints of cuttlefish on the bite and guess what? These wonderful accompaniments were charged at RM1.00 each in which we figured it’s quite reasonable.
Worth the wait
After a long wait of 45 minutes, our main fare – Chicken Kuey Teow Soup is finally on our table; the aroma of the broth wafts through our nose, delectable for the hungry masses at the table. The kuey teow is velvety smooth (this is Ipoh of course!) and was swimming in a hearty shimmering broth redolent with flavours from the chicken bones and prawn garnished topped off with shredded chicken, prawns, and fried shallots a mouthful to writ!
50 cents for an extra noodle? WOW!
After all most of us finished almost 80% of the soup. We have come to understand why many food hunters on social media sites are recommending Moon De Moon. Priced at RM5.00 per bowl (regular). Meanwhile, for big eaters, simply just add RM0.50 for a bigger portion of the kuey teow for better satisfaction. By the way, in Ipoh, you cannot order Small or Big portion, you have to say “Add Noodles” in Cantonese.
Hearty breakfast place
Last, for the drinks, we don’t really recommend their herbal tea as it’s a little tasteless. Definitely cham ice (Coffee mixed with Tea) and milo for the winner. This restaurant offered ample parking spaces around which is a paradox of sorts. However, if you want a nice parking spot, be sure to be there before 10.00 am. Ratings? It’s a definite 8 out of 10 as their drinks are not satisfying (fussy bunch we are). No doubt, it is a good place to go for a hearty breakfast. As they always say, a great breakfast fuels you up for the day!
No. 148, Jalan Hala Wah Keong, Taman Mirindi, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
012-516 0485 (Mr. Neoh)
Open from Wednesday-Sunday (7.00 am – 1.00 pm)
Closed on Monday & Tuesday
NOTE : We do not eat for free, nor were we paid for this review. We ordered and paid for everything that we consume. This review is a general summary from feedback by all members of the M Boutique Family who partook in the Food Review. If you need to know more about them, don’t forget to pay a visit to their Facebook page.
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