Thursday, February 05, 2009

Kedai Kopi Kok Wai, Taiping Perak

Something utterly splendid happened this Sexy Oxy Chinese New Year. A hysteri.. oops historical event. I DID NOT JOIN THE an-hour-a-KM EXODUS BACK TO HOMETOWN! My elders came over to the city! *pump both arms in air jubilantly* Their drive? A-second-a-KM easily.

No heavy traffic - vehicles & humans. No egg-frying heat. No early mornings dragging heavy eyelids to relatives' homes. No sitting idly at nosy relatives' with a consistent smile plastered on while defending repetitive questions at M16 velocity for hours. No whole day everyday steamboat meals at all relatives' homes. Ahhh a really blissful holiday. =D)))

Okay back to clearing my major backlog of food posts.

Remember my very personal opinion of food in scenic Taiping? Do go here to jog memory. This is another of my very few favourites there.
Clear Soup Noodles with Curry Shrimps.They have Curry Noodles too (lined up in the background of the picture) but my order will always be the ‘Ch’ng-thong’ with extra curry shrimps.

This is their mean ‘Cham-Ping’ aka Iced Coffee mixed with Tea. One sip and you will be hooked for life. Really-one. *nodding vigorously*

Being a coffee shop / kopitiam, an order of baked (not toast since it’s done in a mini tabletop oven) slices of bread is quite a norm. But not for me as it’s laden with kaya and margarine, not butter. Aiyak. Cannot find the picture.

Fight to buy companions breakfast since :-
1 x bowl of noodles RM2.20
1 x iced beverage RM1.00
1 x serving of toast RM0.xx (sorry, cannot recall)

(price indicated here was way back in 3rd quarter of 2008)

Location: Sad to say, no calling card but it’s at a lane off Jalan Tupai, directly opposite Bank Islam. Picture below is snapped from where we sat on one occasion.

9 comments:

ck lam said...

Nice for sharing this food outlet as I usually patronized the same ones that I know of.

thenomadGourmand said...

ch'ng tong for me too! curry shrimps? nice...

Life for Beginners said...

Oh. I want, I want. I'm already a big fan of the Cham Ais @ Village Park. This Cham Ping looks even more delicious! :D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

It's been too long since I went out of town. Enjoying the visual feasts on your blog. :-) Chng thong with curry shrimps sounds like a potent combo!

550ml jar of faith said...

You escaped the rellies?? And traffic? How awfully excellent! I survived, but just barely. Surely this is the last year I HAVE to do this. I like my curry noodles thick and coconutty!

kampungboycitygal said...

whoa looks interesting! did u try the famous duck rice in taiping ?

J2Kfm said...

oh thank you. i need more taiping food posts. running out of idea liao.

off Jln Tupai means near to the Klinik Kesihatan?

Jason said...

Yesh, no jam (traffic or human) on the highway too! But it was kinda weird...

Tummythoz said...

ck lam, creatures of habit we are. Unless comes highly recommended by foof bloggers. ;)

thenomadGourmand, ch'ng thong is plain jane. Add the shrimps, .. I believe I can fly.. I believe I can touch the sky..

Life For Beginners, oh, no wonder you soooo cham-ing (charming-la).

lyrical lemongrass, ah but how I envy your NZ adventures.

550ml jar of faith, one of the rare CNY holiday where I crawled out all fresh and rejunevated.

kampungboycitygal, err got famous duck rice there? Where where WHERE!

J2Kfm, should be. Oi, go try some other places too. You are my reference for that district, ok.

Jason, no jam? A friend going up north got stuck for 7 hours instaed of the usual 3. You've must have chosen impeccable timing.

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