Creamy curry noodle at Restoran Curry Keng

Another curry noodle hunt and this time we’re at Restoran Curry Keng, located just the opposite of Ayamas near Pasar Besar or UTC. Serving curry noodles, Kai See Hor Fun, traditional rice and various local menu.

Curry Keng Ipoh
Nice decoration from paintings to pot plants on wall

Upon enter we were greeted by the warm and friendly owner who introduced us to the interior. The interior was actually designed by his daughter who happen to be an interior designer. The restaurant itself was bright, maximizing natural light and quite breezy as well. Let’s check out their menu;

Menu at Restoran Curry Keng

Menu at Restoran Curry Keng
Menu at Restoran Curry Keng – click image above to view larger version

For the price list I think is acceptable, but would be slightly higher for this area. But better don’t judge now, let’s dig-in to their the real stuff. I ordered the dry version while my friend Jimmy ordered the curry soup version. We were recommend to try their Tau Fu Pok Liew, Honey Lemon Guillingao drinks, Ginseng & Chrysanthemum drink, and to kill off the heatiness from the hot spicy curry we ordered Longan Tau Fu Fah.

Curry Keng's Curry Soup Noodle
Curry Keng’s Curry Soup Noodle

The curry soup noodle served with slices of chicken, roast pork, red char siu topped with mint leaves. The curry broth was creamy with coconut milk and they provide additional curry oil in case you would like to spice it up.

Curry Keng's Dry Curry Noodle
Curry Keng’s Dry Curry Noodle

My dry curry noodle served with slices of chicken, roast pork, red char siu topped with mint leaves, I always perfer to try dry curry noodle as this is one of the best way to taste their thick curry paste together with their signature curry soup.

Surprisingly sweet red char siu
Surprisingly sweet red char siu

Their red char siu well seasoned and just sweet enough to neutralize the spiciness from the curry.

Curry Tau Fu Pok with Fish Paste @ RM 4.00
4 pieces of Curry Tau Fu Pok with Fish Paste @ RM 4.00 (each piece RM1.00)

Tau Fu Pok (tofu pok) was surprisingly comes in big portion. Served in their signature curry soup this is not your average small little tofu pok, it’s bigger than your average tofu pok with a good portion of fish paste, worth to try.

Big portion of tau fu pok with fish paste
Big portion of tau fu pok with fish paste

We kept pressing the tofu pok to ensure it’s completely absorb the curry soup as much as possible, and it didn’t disappoint us. Upon the first bite I can feel the curry soup were gushing out with the aromatic and creamy curry soup inside my mouth. The overall combination was unique.

Honey Lemon Guilinggao
Honey Lemon Guilinggao @ RM5.00

Their Honey Lemon Gulinggao by default is served warm but they provide a glass of ice so you can add and adjust the ice quantity. For me this is something I seldom see as the serving was full, even without the ice. The taste was just right, the sourness from the lemon balanced by the subtle sweetness from Guilinggao jelly overall the taste was rich with these 3 combinations.

Longan Tau Fu Fa
Longan Tau Fu Fa @ RM 3.50

The final piece is their Longan Tau Fu Fa, the Tau Fu Fa itself was smooth, matching with the sweetness of longan syrup this is really soothing.

A big piece of longan inside
A big piece of longan inside the tau fu fa

Recommended Menu

  1. Curry noodle both soup and dry version (RM6.00)
  2. Traditional rice with pork lards and egg (RM6.20)
  3. Kai See Hor Fun with prawn (RM6.00)
  4. Tau Fu Pok Liew (RM1.00/pc)
  5. Guilinggao (from RM3.50)
Restoran Curry Keng @ Hala Pasar Baru

Restoran Curry Keng is just opposite Ayamas in New Town (Pekan Baru) near Pasar Besar or UTC Ipoh.

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