Ipoh Now Rivalling Penang
Not too long ago, Penang was a must-go-to when it comes to food and we would always go there with a bunch of friends for a quick foodie getaway to fill our insatiable appetites. However, Ipoh has, for the past few years, slowly become a hot spot for food hunting and including its heritage trails. In case you didn’t know, Ipoh has even been nominated by Lonely Planet in 2016 for the Top 6 Best Place to Visit in Asia.
“Fai Kee” Legacy?
We’re sure you’ve been bogged down by thousands of sharing on social media about varieties of “hidden food gems” in Ipoh. There’s always a new cafe around the corner or what we like to call a “newly discovered” traditional foods or even newer fusion type cuisine. We wouldn’t say it’s recent but let’s talk about some ‘new foodie cafes’ that have been available since April 2016 in Ipoh Town. We’re quite sure that any Ipoh-lang would have heard of “Fai Kee” (at the time of writing there are 3 Fai Kee in Ipoh), but let’s not talk about them this time round. Instead, let’s go try their sub-branch called Restaurant Sun Fei Kee which is rumored to be owned by the son of the original Fai Kee.
A Stone’s Throw Away From M Boutique Ipoh
The Top 5 Must-Order Noodles at Restoran Sun Fei Kee
The very friendly Owner of Restoran Sun Fei Kee – Mr. Lee Wah Woh
Randomness is just so like our family members where we spontaneously decided to go for lunch after getting bored of eating the same food every day in our cafeteria….. so it’s off to Sun Fei Kee which is just opposite of our M Boutique Ipoh. “Sun Fei Kee” actually originated from Fai Kee which coincidentally originated at Green Hill with their second outlet at Ipoh Stadium’s Food Center.
Customize Your Food!
Sun Fai Kee offers slightly more than the original outlet with an updated twist on the taste since they are famous for Fish Head Noodles, oh, you could opt for without evaporated milk in their clear rich broth. And as such, since they are famous for Fish Head Noodles, it was mandatory to order for Fried Fish Head Noodles (you can select the type of noodles too!). For the less Fried Fish Head discerning, we opted for Fried Dory Fish (no bones!) with Evaporated Milk, Drunken Chicken Noodles, and Tom Yam Fish Ball Noodles and their sumptuous Fried Pork Beads as our accompaniment. I ordered my favorite Fried Pork Beads Noodle with Preserved Salted Vege and a little bit of evaporated milk (as I prefer the less milky taste).
Fried Fish Head Noodles, Drunken Chicken Noodles, Fried Dory Fish Fillet Noodles, Fried Pork Beads Noodles and Seafood Noodle with Tom Yum.
Worth Every Penny
Overall, the meal was considered delicious and satisfying as all of us were incredibly satiated with their sourish soup which makes the dish very appetizing ending up with much of the soup going into our tummies! Mind you, we are considered small eaters as opposed to some of our family members who were not present during this review. We spent RM53.50, all in all, about RM9.00 per person which we would say was rather reasonable. Given the fact that their rich fish broth was first concocted in the year 1919 and over the years, through hard work, passion, blood and sweat, including 3 outlets later (all with a different twist in style) this bowl of fish broth should be deemed worthy of a heritage that last for generations to come.
Restoran Sun Fei Kee
17 & 19, Hala Datuk 5, Jalan Leong Boon Swee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
H/P No: 6012 454 6111 (Mr. Lee Wah Woh)
Opens daily for lunch (as early as 6.30 am and as late as 4.00 pm) Sunday to Thursday