Glorious seafood lunch@Lucky Restaurant, Pasir Putih, Ipoh

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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.

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From a distance, they looked tiny and harmless. But upclose, if you focus on its face…boy that is one angry looking fish!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Amazing noodles@Tuck Kee Restaurant, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Ipoh

One of the top foodie bloggers, Motormouth was the reason why I came here. He quoted that this place served the best “wa tan hor” and the photos made my tummy growled so bad I diverted to Ipoh for dinner on the way heading home.

The entire restaurant was full when I arrived. Thankfully, a family left soon after otherwise I’d probably need to wait for some time before I get a place to sit.

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My first dish: blanched octopus! Soaked in hot water for several seconds and then taken out, drizzled over with garlic oil and soy sauce before serving. This dish reminded me so much of Korean cuisine. I never knew the locals here love eating octopus this way too.

The chilli sauce for dipping was fiery, gave a powerful “syok” kick when you dip the octopus bits in.

RM 10, worthy dish. 8.5/10

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The herbal eggs are a dollar each. And they were yummylicious too! Do not be fooled by its regular average egg size. The yolk was quite rich and even eating half an egg, filled up a fairly big portion from your tummy. Pretty yums! 7/10.

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Looks unattractive. Boring. Nothing much to say. But its taste is a 360degree otherwise. A perfect complement to the noodles!

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The portion was for 1 pax and it was quite a generous one too! The eggy gravy later was super thick, suger eggy and full of savoury flavours! The wok hei was all infused into the dark brown strips of rice noodles, fried with skills! You can find strips of pork, fish cake etc. This verdict I would give 8.5/10! RM5.

Motormouth always speaks the truth with commendable foodie reviews. It was one of the BEST wa tan hors I ever had in my whole life. The other one was in Sin Loong Yong, in old town. Fried by a really elderly uncle on his working desk , the trishaw, behind this kopitiam.

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This dish is known as Yu Kong Hor, literal translation that brings about the egg being the moonlight that surrounds the noodles. This is the trademark dish of Tuck Kee. After vigorously stirring the eggs and mixing them with the noodles, the after effects of the noodle was like AMAZING. Gluttony unleashed!

I would rate this 8.5/10 too. RM 6. Absolutely worth every dollar to try these two noodles out!

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When one comes to Ipoh, almost always everyone will tell you that you must eat beansprouts in Ipoh because they are fatter, sweeter and juicier than normal beansprouts. This dish was average: 5/10. RM 3. Not as FSJ as I thought they would be.

Everything that taste and look better here eg: food, vegs, drinks, people etc are usually linked the fresh mountain water source with minerals.

One of the famous long standing “rumour has it” that is linked to the fresh water is the beauty of the local ladies in Ipoh. Coincidentally, the few ladies I know today who hail from Ipoh are eye turners!

Total damage: RM27. So friggin’ affordable for the quality and quantity I am getting from this dinner. With the same exact food and portion per food served in KL would have easily cost me twice as much.

I liked it so much that I came back again for supper two weeks later! Good job Tuck Kee!

Address:
TUCK KEE RESTAURANT (non-Halal)
No 61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel No : +605-253 7513
Opens from 5pm onwards until late night (I was there at 12.00.am and they were still tons of people there)

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