Soya Beancurd is also known as “Tau Fu Fah” in Cantonese is a must have dessert in Ipoh. It is said that the soya beancurd is made using quality spring water in Ipoh. Thus, this explains the uniqueness of the beancurd. During my weekend trip recently, my friends and I explored some of the famous spot.
Here are 5 “Tau Fu Fah” places that you can explore:
1. Funny Mountain
This famous soybean stall is a family-run business and has been on-going for more than 60 years. The wacky name itself has attracted attention in a fun way though.The uniqueness of this stall is that they provide “Drive-Thru” service where you can literally enjoy your bowl of Tau Fu Fah in your car. So you can see locals park their car by the roadside to enjoy a bowl of soyabean curd on a hot sunny day. No fancy soyabean curd here. Only the traditional silky smooth curds made from soyabean, soyabean milk, ais lengkong ( grass jelly drink) and mix soya bean milk and grass jelly. The traditional soyabean curd is served with a drizzle of sugar syrup with a faint hint of ginger is priced at RM3.00 ~S$1.00 per bowl. Read the full details here.
Funny Mountain Soybean & Tau Fu Fah
Address: 49 , Jalan Theatre
30300 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30AM – Till sold out
2. Woong Kee Ta Fu Fa (旺记豆腐花 )
The stall is located at the corner of a shophouse and it is a walking distance from Big Mom Beancurd 靓妈豆花. The beancurd texture here in Woong Kee is light, smooth and soft as well. They offer various toppings such as glutinuous rice ball (RM1.00 ~S$0.35) , red beans, ginko, peanuts, sesame and grass jelly ( RM0.50 each ~S$0.20 each). And the soya beancurd comes different sauce choices at RM2.00 ~S$0.70 . Sauces including chrysanthemum, rose, blue flower, osmanthus and jasmine. Once we are done with our beancurd, we returned the bowl to the shop and off to the next destination. Read the full details here.
Woong Kee Beancurd 旺记豆腐花
Address: 32-38A (Bawah), Jalan Ali Pitchay, Off,
Jalan Yang Kalsom,
Taman Jubilee, Ipoh, Malaysia
Opening hours: Thursday – Tuesday 1:00PM – 6:00PM (Thu-Tue)
( Closed Wednesday)
3. Concubine Lane Tau Fu Fa (鼎丰潮州豆腐花)
Concubine Lane is one of the must visit street in Ipoh where there are old shop lots and fancy art murals. Among all the shop lots, there is one shop that sells Teochew style Tau Fu Fah. What so unique about their soya beancurd is that it is made up of three layers of soya beancurd, ginger and brown sugar. We enjoyed the silky smooth beancurd with slight spiciness from the ginger and sweetness from the syrup. They also sells bird nest as well.
Address: 8, Jalan Panglima,
30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30AM – 5:00PM
4. Big Mom Beancurd 靓妈豆花
Big Mom Beancurd is a ‘modern’ tau fu fah place in Ipoh. If you are looking for fancy and delicious soya beancurd, check this place out. They have interesting ingredients like purple sweet potato soy bean, pumpkin dumplings (tang yuan), crushed peanuts, grassjelly and red bean. Just look at the presentation!
Address: 24, Jalan Yang Kalsom,
30250 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Opening Hours: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
(Closed on Thursday)
5. Tai Soo Ipoh
Tai Soo is another stall that sells soya beancurd, desserts like ABC and cendol. They offer simple classic beancurd with different toppings. We did not try this time. If you are interested, check them out.
Address: 24, Jalan Raya Musa Aziz
Opening Hours: 10:30AM – 6:00PM
(Closed on Wednesdays)