Thursday, September 25, 2008

Daily highlight #93: Ipoh Hor Fun (Singapore)

It's a myth that great hawker food can only be found in open air hawker centers. One truly excellent Ipoh hor fun and white chicken combo can be found in a clean and bright air-conditioned space right next door to my wedding makeup artist.

Yi Bao came out of Malaysia and brought with it one of Malaysia's most well known regional cuisine from Ipoh. The super silky and smooth hor fun is much more refined in texture and delicate in seasoning than its darker and chewier cousin in the Char Hor Fun (stir fried Hor Fun) of Kokkien. Here, the gravy gently coats the soft hor fun and lets the tender white chicken shine with its own merits. I am not normally a white chicken kind of girl, but this version actually has flavor!

Yi Bao
31 Lorong Liput
Holland Village


Anonymous said...

Old post - but we are going to Singapore next month. Where is your or J's favorite Char Siu//Siu Bak Place in Singapore? I heard Fatty Cheong is good?

Cathy said...

Fatty Cheong is indeed very good, if not the best in Singapore. Tell you the truth, Singapore is not my favorite place to eat char siu, I prefer Hong Kong, mostly because Singaporeans are health conscious and like their roasted meats leaner. The one place we found the fattier and juicier meat is at Kay Kee. The Sauce is also intensely dark and herby. Check it out if you are in the area. Have fun!

Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint
125 Upper Paya Lebar Road

Anonymous said...

Thanks! We will try both and compare!