Breakfast Food Trip in Ipoh – New Foh San Dim Sum, Yoke Fook Moon Dim Sum, Ming Court Dim Sum, Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong

When we talk about breakfast in Ipoh the first thing that will cross your mind would be DIM SUM.In Ipoh, to have Dim Sum for weekend’s breakfast is a norm where most of the people flock around the Dim Sum street (Jalan Leong Sin Nam).

Prior to the gathering of MfM Anniversary, myself and Andrew woke up early at 6am and drive to Ipoh for Dim Sum. I was thinking to reach there at 8 plus where you can still able to try out the new Foh San Dim Sum outlet.

The New Big Foh San Building


We are so dead wrong! The place were packed! You can see the que goes out till the main door and road. Same for the take away corner where it is dedicated just for take away orders.

The new Ground Floor Setup …. Nice but sad so many people standing around waiting for table

Stair Case to second floor …. just look at the amount of people going up

Nicely decorated stair case …. took this shot while heading up

The second floor were flooded and fully packed as well …..

We look around and waited for 5 mins ….. Hell no we will get a table that morning …. all come in family size and all the tables were fully loaded. We headed to Ming Court Dim Sum which is right opposite of the new Foh San which also packed.

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum Ipoh

Judging by the view of the crowd waiting outside, we didn’t even bother wanna go and try our luck and straight heading to Yoke Fook Moon.

Restoran Yoke Fook Moon Hong Kong Dim Sum

Again we were disappointed by the crowd. We gave up and went to old town for White Coffee Breakfast.Β  My personal favorite since the old days were Sin Yoon Loong. Unfortunately this shop were off on Sunday. So I went to the one next door instead which is Sun Yuan Foong.

Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong

Before we cross the road, there’s something which caught my attention. Apom Balik stall! hur hur hur …… that’s one of my fav snack.

Just look at all the thin and crispy pan cake baking in progress

I just like mine with extra corn and peanuts!

The pancake come with RM0.70 each and 3 for RM2. All come with corn and peanuts unlike in KL, just plain peanut already RM0.90 at least. After that we cross the road heading to Sun Yuan Foong. Then we saw a roast pork stall and a confectionery stall which we couldn’t resist and tar pao some roast pork.

Piggy Biscuit

Crunchy skin roast pork

The Chee Cheong Fun Seller

My plate of Chee Cheong Fun being prepared

My plate of Ipoh Style Chee Cheong Fun – RM2 for 3 pcs

A Bowl of Curry Lai Fun – RM4 with plenty of extras

Excellent white coffee which each of us gawk down 2 rounds

Roti Kahwin

Egg Custard with Maple Syrup

Place: Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong

GPS Coordinate : N4 35.607 E101 04.619

Location: Jalan Bandar Bijih Timah. Right opposite of Kedai Makanan Nam Heong. Notable landmark is the tall flat across the road which pretty special looking. It comes with grill for 3rd floor onwards. This flat is famous for people go there commit suicide.

Address:Jalan Bandar Bijih Timah, Ipoh, Perak

Contact No : None

Business Hour : 7am to 6pm

Food Type: White coffee and roti kahwin

Price: White coffee ice RM1.30 per glass and Kaya Butter Toast RM1.50 per set

Environment Cleanliness Vote : 3/5

Food Votes : 5/5

Halal : No

If you wanna eat dim sum on a Sunday morning in Ipoh, you better reach there around 7am.


  • September 13, 2009 - 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Sun Yuan Foong coffeeshop is my usual makan place. Used to buy the kuih from the stall infront of it…many yummy snacks.
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    • September 23, 2009 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

      Can’t stop eating here ….. all also want πŸ˜›

  • September 13, 2009 - 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Love your Ipoh posts … this one brings back fond memories of time spent in the beautiful city πŸ™‚

  • September 13, 2009 - 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi and greetings from IPOH.. got to know u from Motormouth IPOH.. he told me I could get more information on own domain from u.. hahaa.. well, hope i could.. but later.. now i want to comment on the dim sum-s. FYI, i havent tried out foh san yet but heard plenty of comments, mostly negative, i wonder why…the food not fresh, not hot, too crowded, ppl overlooking at u while u were eating.. like.. how to say, not comfortable la.. hahaa…
    Maybe that is why i do not want to go yet.. wait for the suitable time where there is not much crowd anymore and i can enjoy peacefully then…
    btw, great blog u have here too!
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  • September 13, 2009 - 9:29 pm | Permalink

    So..If i were to go from Penang? I need to depart at 4am in order to grab a seat at either one of the dim sum restaurants up there?! πŸ™
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    • September 23, 2009 - 2:24 pm | Permalink

      Almost lor ….4am go out just to reach there at 6am to get a seat/table

  • September 13, 2009 - 10:45 pm | Permalink

    oh? the foh san was the one u said reaching at 8am also got nothing to eat one? judging from the crowd, i think have to BE THERE by 0530 πŸ˜€

  • September 14, 2009 - 8:50 am | Permalink

    i love the chee cheong fun in this uncle’s stall…always good..have been eaten for so many years…since my childhood..
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  • September 14, 2009 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    this CCF seller had been at it for YEARS now!
    since i was in primary school in fact, we used to go all the way to old town for dinner/supper.
    he’s opened at night back then.

    haha, your dim sum crawl was similar to mine, the 1st time I tried to sample NEW Foh San.
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  • September 14, 2009 - 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Oh! I miss this one! Delicious from your pictures! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚
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  • September 14, 2009 - 5:20 pm | Permalink

    wahhh..i miss the sunday dinner

    but this tim sum all 4..i sure mati need to eat for 3 days`
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    • September 23, 2009 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

      A bit geli when mention the dim sum word if I would to eat this 4 outlets

  • Dino
    September 14, 2009 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Must try this when I get into Ipoh next month. Sure looks very good and very nice pictures all round. BTW, I am planning to rent a car for 5 days but cannot find any at the Ipoh airport. Can anyone help me?

  • September 14, 2009 - 10:16 pm | Permalink

    gosh…so many people up for dim sum. I’ve only been to the old foh san, the new one looks huge and packed.
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    • September 23, 2009 - 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Eventhough the building is huge, the tables were fully packed.

  • September 14, 2009 - 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Whoaaaa… so crowded???
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  • September 15, 2009 - 9:46 am | Permalink

    Do you know if you wanna try Foo San dim sum, you gotta be there like 5.30am!!! πŸ™‚
    .-= New Kid On The Blog´s last blog ..Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant ???? =-.

    • September 23, 2009 - 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Sweating when wake up this early just for a few piece of bun and meats

  • September 15, 2009 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Well, if one judges dim sum by the crowds, then this must be pretty good! πŸ˜€
    .-= Life for Beginners´s last blog ..Back to Balance =-.

    • September 23, 2009 - 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Some claim get better and some were the other story.

  • September 15, 2009 - 6:59 pm | Permalink

    foh san has a new outlet? wanna try dimsums when I’m off to Ipoh πŸ™‚
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  • September 16, 2009 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    we ate here late the other day around 1.45pm, so the good stuff was pretty much sold out. The dimsum was ok. Im sure if were had been earlier the selection would have been better.
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    • September 23, 2009 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

      At least you get to taste it. Me go there eat dust only …. see ppl munching ….

  • September 16, 2009 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Wah the roti kahwin looked so tempting! Makes me wanna go and order one now. LOL
    .-= iamthewitch´s last blog ..Dragon One’s super duper durian pancakes =-.

  • September 17, 2009 - 3:21 pm | Permalink

    curry lai fun! I want i want!
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  • September 18, 2009 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    wah crazy dim sum town!!!
    better to go have some good coffee and hawker food!!!

  • September 21, 2009 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Looks amazing, pity you didn’t get to sample the food there.

  • September 23, 2009 - 12:51 pm | Permalink

    we were there last sunday…. foh san jam packed with lotsa ppl!!but luckily still manage to get a place ;P
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  • September 23, 2009 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    The dinner at Danny’s was excellent!

  • October 8, 2009 - 12:19 am | Permalink

    new fu san even though so big also stil jampack wif people… no point!!

  • February 1, 2010 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Yeah, you’d think that by having a bigger place it would be able to accommodate more people but still it is jam pack. Ken didn’t even take a picture of the people that was quieing for take-away. Imagine it is like a long queue of ladies lining up to use the toliet at various shopping malls on a weekend.

  • jalancarimakan
    May 10, 2010 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I guess Foh San has been over-evaluated. People go there because of the reviews by food-bloggers and food guide travellers. Last weekend I travelled from kuantan to ipoh to try the so-called best tim sum in ipoh. I tried Ming Court first and 1 hr later crossed over to the opposite side where the new Foh San is. My opinion…..I prefer Ming Court. First, it is much much cheaper. Second, I get better service in Ming Court. In Foh San….self service. Third, no servette or tissue paper in Foh San. They expect you to bring your own….or wipe your mouth with your hands. If you really need tissue, you buy them from the counter. Foh San is very pricey!!!!!!! There are other tim sum restaurants in Ipoh where you can find good tim sums too.

  • May 16, 2011 - 8:38 am | Permalink

    just visited Foh San at new building, i think their Dim Sum is better than before and environment is definitely much more better.

  • May 16, 2011 - 8:38 am | Permalink

    just visited Foh San at new building, i think their Dim Sum is better than before and environment is definitely much more better.

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