Famous Ipoh Shredded Chicken Hor Fun (Kai Si Hor Fun) at Thean Chun Cafe

Here comes Ipoh food again. I was in Ipoh for fun 2 weeks ago and got to thanks Jee An and Voon Bin for their hospitality and accommodations. They brought us around for food and fun. One of the famous Ipoh food I had was the Shredded Chicken Hor Fun or known as Kai Si Hor Fun in Cantonese.

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This famous shredded chicken hor fun stall located in Ipoh’s old town on Jalan Bandar Timah, more likely known as Leech Street to the local, in an old cafe named Thean Chun.

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Ipoh’s Hor Fun are more likely the same as our Penang’s Koay Teow except that it’s more smooth and softer when put in mouth. They look the same, but the textual isn’t. Hor Fun to Penangite are something thicker than Koay Teow.

As for the Shredded Chicken Hor Fun, it’s just almost like our Penang’s Koay Teow Th’ng, except it’s a little spicy and there’s shrimp in it. You can find almost similar one on Buckingham Street near to the market there where you order a bowl of clear soup koay teow (清汤粿条) at the curry noodle stall in front of the market.

Talking back about the Shredded Chicken Hor Fun, it looks nice but somehow to me, I still prefer koay teow in it instead of hor fun, everything was good except the choice of noodle. Maybe I am a Penang person and love koay teow more than their hor fun. Anyway, if you go to Ipoh, this is a must try.


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