*Phew*! We finally came to the last day of our trip. Our flight home was in the late afternoon, so we had ample time in the morning to cover a few more places.
First up, breakfast! Based on research, there are two old school coffee shops that sell excellent food at the Ipoh Old Town area - Restoran Thean Chun and Kong Heng.
Heard that both are equally good so just randomly selected Thean Chun. And our breakfast feasting began, ordered a plate of everything in the coffee shop. LOL!
Ordered a mixture of the pork satay and intestine. The pork was very tender and juicy, and the intestine was crunchy. Love the thick and fragrant peanut sauce. Yum!
Last but not least, the famous caramel pudding of Thean Chun. The caramel sauce was slightly too sweet for my liking but I loved the almost melt-in-the-mouth texture of the pudding.
After the sumptuous breakfast, we headed towards Gunung Rapat town in search of the famous Heong Peng, a must-buy traditional snack of Ipoh. The "bakery" shop is actually a terrace house located in the Rapat town. Passed by a wet market and decided to pop in to take a look first.
My mum and MIL bought a pack of fresh Sar Hor Fun each as they really loved the texture of the Hor Fun here.
Next we proceeded into the housing estate and found our target house number 177, Seng Kee Heong Peng.
Sacks of coconut husks, used as fuel so that the Heong Peng would have a distinct flavour. Apparently this is the traditional method of baking Heong Peng but only a few bakeries use this method now as it's very tedious.
These are the wooden/clay urn burners used to bake the heong peng.
Heong Peng waiting for their turn in the burner.
The boss of Seng Kee, "sticking" each piece of Heong Peng to the sides of the burner.
Not sure if the method of baking is the same, as we could only see part of the making process.
After buying the Heong Peng, we still had some time and decided to visit another cave temple which was nearby.
After resting and quenching our thirst, we headed back to the hotel to pack our bags and check out.
The boy wanted sandwich (actually he was more interested in the fries) and we had a club sandwich to share.
The food portions here were very big and all of use couldn't finish our food. Taste-wise was not bad.
There are also a few other cafes like Missing Marbles and Burps & Giggles which I found out served very good food as well. Too bad we were too full and no time to explore further. If we were to visit Ipoh again, will definitely put more cafes into our must-try list.
With that, we proceeded to airport for our flight back home.
This marked the end of our Ipoh and Cameron Highlands vacation, which was yet another fulfilling and fruitful trip!