Whenever we talk about curry noodle in Ipoh, the list like Xin Quan Fang, Sun Seng Fatt, Yee Fatt or even Nam Chau. But today I would like share my latest find of a local’s gem, Restoran May Sim Authentic Curry Noodle.
The founder a local Ipohian, Mr Chee Thean Fook transitioned from fashion industry to food industry during 1989 in US. Starting out as a kitchen trainee he spent 7 years in learning and gaining experience in food industry. In year 1996 he then moved back to Ipoh, starting his own first curry noodle stall in a coffee shop in Ipoh First Garden with his brother.
From a simple curry noodle stall Mr Chee and his wife started their own Restoran May Sim in 2003, offering the same authentic curry noodle with variety home-made menu from curry noodles to braised meat menu, soup noodles, dumpling, chee cheong fun and various creative beverages (be sure to ask for their recommendation). Later that year their daughter Mandy joined to assist their restaurant until now.
Upon entrance you will find they offers variety of menu. If you have no idea what to start then just simply ask them.
Hainan Curry Soup Noodle
[UPDATED] After few weeks I decided to visit May Sim again to try my luck on their signature Hainan Curry Soup Noodle and I was in luck. Let’s dig in
Arriving at 11am I was still fortunate to grab the last bowl signature curry noodle, as this is the last bowl of course the thickness of the curry soup.
Unlike other curry noodle, their curry soup were made with their own homemade curry paste which consists more than 10 different mixture of herbs and spices and cooked with anchovies soup base. This explain the complexity of their curry soup.
Dried Curry Noodle
Dried curry noodle Restoran May Sim IpohI reached slightly late today around 12pm, thus they ran out of roast pork. But still I decided to try their dried curry noodle served with dark char siu, bean sprout, slices of chicken meat, garnished with scallion and a spoon of lime juice.
Signature Marinated Braised Chicken Wing
I was quite fortunate to try their last set of Signature Marinated Braised Chicken Wings (3 pieces), a plastic glove will be provided so you can fully enjoy the juicy, smooth and tenderly braised chicken wings. According to Mandy, it’s best to start eating from the wingette down to the tip/nub to fully enjoy the tenderness and smoothness of their signature braised chicken wing.
I tried by starting from the wingette and from the tip on different pieces, and I gotta tell you her advice is not without a reason. Starting from the wingette you can simply suck out the sauce and slowly to suck each piece of tender and juicy meat to the smooth and gelatin feel of the tip/nub. This is highly recommended.
Overall I think Restoran May Sim offers wonderful bowl of curry noodle. However as this is a family-based business thus they have limited staff to handle the loads. So I would like to suggest you all to visit during non-peak period .e.g weekdays (Monday to Friday).
As they are operating everyday from 6:30am to 2:30pm daily, and would subject to few days leave based on necessity. I would suggest you to give them a call before visiting.
- Curry mee soup
- Dried curry mee
- Dried curry chicken noodle (limited)
- Bitter gourd soup noodle
- Turmeric Glutinous Rice (limited)
- Iced lemon mint honey
- Pumpkin soup drink