Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tai Kar Rock Yong Lieu - Ipoh

This is one very famous Yong Lieu shop in Ipoh. It is almost an institution. It has tradition, quality and popularity plus a very good and unique name. But then the barrier to entry into the world of noodles is not difficult. In recent years more are moving into this niche noodles' market. Some older ones are re-branding and modernising to keep up with the times.

Tai Kar Rock is close to Greentown and within striking distance of the Ipoh Dim Sum heavyweights - Foh San, Ming Court and Yoke Fook Moon. Since the Ipoh Cityhall moved to this area many years ago, it has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts.
On display the already cooked YL plus more in an open glass-top chiller for those that cannot be cooked in advance.
Fried stuff - really popular with the crowd.
Deep-Fried Jicama YL. It is unique in Ipoh. The crunchy pieces marinated with aromatic spices and given body and structure with a mixed of fish paste and cornstarch wrapped with a soy skin. The key is a balance of the key components and eaten fresh off the fryer dipped in garlic chilli sauce. These were excellent.Foo Chook - another crowd favourite.Fish Cakes!
And YL in soup.
Tai Kar Rock
Homemade Fishball & Yong Tau Foo

24, Jalan Seenivasagam, Ipoh.


Life for Beginners said...

I know it's not too healthy but I love my YTF fried! :D

Lai Ying said...

Jicama YL? is that the name? I looooooove tat!

Big Boys Oven said...

oh definitely a place to visit next weekend when I land on to ipoh :)

J2Kfm said...

This place serves above average noodles. Yes, even sans the Liew, I felt.
Try the kon loh Lou Shu Fan for the best effect. With a dollop of dry curry. Heavenly really.

foodbin said...

oh! i missed those minced pork tendons balls.