Back for more Ipoh food posts and we visited Tuck Kee Restaurant, an old eatery shop that founded since 1963. Ipoh Tuck Kee has been in business for more than 50 years and the shop itself has the laid back rustic feel. It is well-known among the locals and tourists too.
However, do take note that there are other restaurants with similar names like Sun Tuck Kee located just right beside the original shop. When I googled about the place, it is said that The Sun Tuck Kee eatery is run by the original shop’s proprietor’s descendant. If you are first time in Ipoh like me, stick to the original Tuck Kee Restaurant.
We reached the place around 7pm and the crowd is forming But lucky us, we managed to secure a table right outside the shop and along the road. A laminated menu and order chit were given to us right after we settled down. Once we ticked our order, we passed the order to the staff for processing. Payment can be made after the meal but I decided to pay first. So, it is up to individual preference.
The servings are pretty fast and all the dishes were served within 15 minutes. Can you imagine the speed? The turnover operation here is pretty fast and furious.
We had many rounds earlier on so we decided to order small size to try their wok-hei noodles.
Yu Kong Hor
(S) RM8.00 ~S$2.67 | (M) RM13.00 ~S$4.33 | (L) RM17.00~S$5.67
This is the first thing we ordered because it is the signature dish of the restaurant and also the reason why we are here. Moonlight flat noodles served with a raw egg cracked onto the hor fun. Give it a good mix and enjoy the slippery smooth, springy texture of the deep dark soy noodles. The ingredients are limited to few slices of pork, prawns and vegetables. But it definitely tasted “shiok” with the savoury flavours in it.
War Tan Hor Fun
(S) RM7.00 ~S$2.33 | (M) RM13.00 ~S$4.33 | (L) RM17.00~S$5.67
Another way to enjoy Ipoh Hor Fun is to immerse in a pool of savoury gravy laden with eggs, vegetables and pork lard.
Braised Chicken Feet
(S) RM6.00 ~S$2.00 | (M) RM8.00 ~S$2.67 | (L) RM11.00~S$3.67
Baby Octopus in Sauce – RM18.00~S$6.00
Boiled blanched baby octopus drizzled in fried garlic oil and garnished with coriander and fried garlic bits. Remember to dip it with the special homemade chilli sauce topped with crushed peanuts for better taste experience.
Total bill RM52.00~S$17.33 inclusive of 6% GST , 3 x 100plus and 1 Chinese Tea. So affordable for 4 of us and the portion are just nice as we went exploring food the whole day. The noodles here are intense “wok-hei’ with pork lard served in every plate. Thus, this is why the bursting aroma in the plate. Yummy! I wouldn’t mind coming back here again with the pocket-friendly pricing and delectable savoury dishes.
Restoran Tuck Kee 德记炒粉店
Address: 61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel: +605-2537 513
Operating Hours: 5:00PM – 2:00AM to 2.00AM