Off early to Funny Mountain Tofu. They have been making the best silken tofu in town since 1952. Arrived before opening and noticed people queuing at a bakery round the corner for fresh baked Kayah Puffs. All locals so we knew we were on the right track.
We queued at Funny Mountain for a bowl of warm silken tofu, served from a large old wooden container and a sugar syrup scooped over the top. We came straight back for a second and have to say the best we have ever eaten. Cost was 1.2RM per serve or A$0.43.
Feeling fruit deprived so off to the UTC wet market nearby to stock up - 4 mangoes, big bunch of bananas, and 2 Fuji apples cost 13.6RM or A$4.80.
Set off today (Sunday) to lunch with the Ipoh locals. It was so crowded. The Ipoh salt chicken place had queues stretching down the street and the Funny Mountain Tofu stall was chaos. All the good cafes were full of locals munching in family groups on Bean Sprout Chicken and every other dish known to man. Streets were full of cars assisted by parking men who charged a ringgit to find a place. Double parking was rife but it all worked smoothly with no aggression. We could learn something here. Even when trying to cross endless traffic car drivers slowed to allow our passage. Those days long gone in Oz.
We eventually settled on an Apong Balik at Kedai Makanan Loke Wooi Kee (Malaysian names are so easy to remember!). It is a very busy café with many vendors. It was essentially a thick Malaysian Pancake cooked in front of us, laced with sugar and the covered with crushed peanut. Sliced into pieces and cost 1.2RM a slice. Was sensational!
Bought some hand cream at The Store on the way home but had to fight off a Muslim lass who tried to sell us a Whitening cream. We explained we liked being brown but we don’t think she fully understood.
Erica is currently battling a large Honey Pomello we bought today. A specialty here so we just had to try one. Fifteen minute have passed and she is still removing the skin and pith!