Foodieventurer Kelvin brought us to this new place, Lucky Restaurant, at Pasir Putih, which I never knew existed all these years covering Ipoh. What a gem! Was told only locals know this place and out-of-towners will not know if they were not guided here.
We were glad the place was airconditioned too, since the weather was unbelievably hot!
Our first dish: fried baby fish! It reminded me of the dish my mom cooks, which was similar also except this one was fried so well you can eat the bones as well.
From a distance, they looked tiny and harmless. But upclose, if you focus on its face…boy that is one angry looking fish!
This was a self-created dish by the head chef here, prawns wrapped with bacon and fried with spicy sweet sauce. I loved the sauce and no dish can go wrong with fried bacon.
The prawns were not that big, in fact some were smaller than the others but we were not careful on checking the price until the bill came, and we were charged at RM7/prawn. OK, it was delicious…but the prawns were not that big and not similar sizes as well, to charge each piece for RM7, may just be a little over the top to customers!
This was the crab with home made fish noodles soup, another traditional signature dish from Lucky. I gotta say, this was my first time eating the noodles made in such a special way. Each strand was unevenly shaped and has a chewy bouncy texture, and tastewise, they tasted somewhat like fish cakes but in the form of strings.
The uneven strands gave an even more old school feel to the home made noodles. Pretty awesome! The crabs were fresh too. I had fun having 3 claws to myself!
This was about RM 70/enough for 4-5 pax.
This porridge portion was big. From a quick glance, it seemed ordinary. This changed 360 over once we stirred the porridge. The crab meat and roes surfaced and mini abalones were ample! Aside from the luxurious ingredients, the porridge itself: soft, density just about right, wok hei flavoured, and nicely seasoned.
I do not like porridge in general, but this is a total exception! By far, the best porridge I ever had in my life. I regretted taking too much of the noodles, otherwise I would have more carbohydrate room for this!
It was about RM 55/enough for 4-5 pax.
As the weather was blazing hot, next stop. FUNNY MOUNTAIN TAUFUFAR! boy I missed you so much. We ate in Kelvin’s big and comfy airconditioned car like kings and queens. Smooth, smooth, soybean goodness trickled down our throats.
The price has gone up though, and the portion got smaller too. Sighs. Each take away pack now cost RM 2. I recalled it used to be RM 1.60.
Both the seminar sessions in Ipoh was a success as well! A lot of grace was received both by volunteers as well as the attendees. I was glad to also meet two old friends here from Taiping and Ipoh itself, and hope that he also received abundant grace from here.
May the history of redemption word continues to march forth in this nation. AMEN!
266a Jalan Pasir Puteh,
31650 Ipoh (it is at the corner shoplot)
Tel: 05-545 1134
49 Jalan Theatre,
30300 Ipoh (nearby Lou Wong chicken and ex-Foh San area)
Tel: 012-588 6167