Porky madness curry noodles@Xin Quan Fang Kopitiam, Ipoh


TLCC family members were all geared up to work at the History of Redemption Seminar held in Ipoh that weekend. Apart from spiritual work, some of us departed early from KL to make it time for Xin Quan Fang’s curry mee!

We arrived about 10am, and there were clusters of people queueing up outside. Took us a good 15 minutes wait before we got ourselves a table. The table was a fit for 5. There were 8 of us, all adults. Time to suck in the tummy yo!

Our food came about 30minutes time, it was a holiday in some states including Perak, I guess that contributed to how packed the place was. Within seconds, we got hold of our chopsticks, ever ready to pounce onto these deliciousness placed before us.

“Kah Liew”, as how the locals call it. “Add ingredients” literally. We ordered them eat along with our curry mee.

Those who fancy em’ gutters: intestines, tongue, liver and sorts will gleam with joy eating this! I the timid one remain with the meat portions, but hey..timid but happy!

This steam chicken with prawns dish wasn’t too bad either, but the combination with the curry noodles was a little unconventional. I’d still prefer them with chicken rice.

Oink oink! Porkylicious madness up the roof! They were tender, smokey, crackling of the skin was definitely there. Among the three, the roast pork was the best dish for me. Yums!

The curry gravy was unlike other creamy dense curry noodles but also not clear broth either. It is like a combination of both worlds. Truly uniquely XFQ Style. Hence the long queues and challenge in getting available tables everyday. Foodiventurers who drop by Ipoh for a foodie hunt should mark this place down as there will not be curry noodles served in such a style anywhere else in Malaysia.

Although  the noodle portion was somewhat small, each one of us paid about RM 11 which was really quite alright for the variety of food we were getting.


Xin Quan Fang Kopitiam,

174, Jalan Sultan Iskansar,

30000, Ipoh,

Malaysia. (Near the police station)

Opens daily : 7.30 am – 1.00 pm (better be there as early as possible as it is sold out really quick)

Phone: +6016 531 4193

Outta-the-world mee mamak!@Bangkok Lane, Penang


Of the many years I came to work in Penang, I was surprised I never came to meet this awesomeness until that one fine hot week day. After meeting with some customers, just that one hour window frame before the dinner event, my colleague brought me here for early dinner.

The shop seemed really normal looking, but I saw the chef frying away fueled with passion, I knew I was in for something outta dis world.


He whipped up an awesome plate of mee mamak, one of the trademark dishes here. The dishes are all halal dishes as the chefs are Indian Muslims. Looked pretty normal dish from the photo eh? But omgosh, the bursting forth of flavours : spicy chilli, sweetened tomatoes, charcoal infused smokeyness , the sauce coated each strand of noodle evenly that every slurp was explosive.

By far, the best mee mamak I had ever tasted. The gluttony in me wanted a second plate order, but we were running out of time. Ohmo!


The other trademark dish here was the mee rebus. This time the sauce, dense, creamy, spicy, tumeric, saffron, chilli filled sauce soaked the noodles. Squid slices were added along to accompany the tofus and eggs. We began with a fiery frying start and ended it with a slurpicilious finish!


I thought the mee mamak was awesome, the mee rebus was equally awesome. *Face palm* we dug out the golden strips of noodles hidden beneath the bubbling hot gravy unraveling the beauty of this dish, blowing our minds as they enter into our mouths.

Be warned: one spoonful, and you would become unstoppable. all sin and guilt of calories, fat fright and stuffs got to be tossed outta the window of your mind.

If only we had more time, urgh.

Bangkok Lane mee mamak and mee rebus. You struck my heart like Mr Cupid and his arrow of love. I’ll be back for you soon!

280 Jalan Burma
(Seng Lee Coffeeshop @ Pulau Tikus)
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Operating Hours:
Tues – Sun (8.30am- 6.00pm)
Closed on Mon