Nam Heong: The Original Ipoh White Coffee

nam heong

Ipoh is well known for their puzzlingly named caffeine export – Ipoh White Coffee. It’s not white, but it certainly is coffee. It has also spawned franchises of Ipoh White Coffee outlets at the speed rabbits breed but the original birthplace of Adam is none other than Nam Heong in Ipoh. It’s like the Bethlehem of Ipoh White Coffee, except I went with three queens instead of three kings.

nam heong ipoh

You have to queue beside tables for an absurd amount of time before seats are available. I’m sure this problem is compounded by the fact that it’s CNY and everyone from Ipoh was back for the holidays. I bumped into Jen there. Nam Heong is also famous for their dim sum which was probably why it was so packed.

nh coffee

We ordered Ipoh White Coffee (someone ordered the unorthodox herbal tea though). I forbid the EZY sisters from saying who drank what under the threat of cruel and unusual punishment. πŸ˜‰ I’m sure someone would tell anyway, Ziling and Yiling has threatened me as much. :p

nh ytf

Yong Tau Fu is also a great dish there – the fish is fresh and good. I think it cost somewhere around RM 13 for the bowl though, not cheap for Ipoh standards, but it was good.

nh kueh tiaw

This is Ipoh style char kueh tiaw, pretty good. I like the taste.

nh dim sum

It would be akin to heresy if we didn’t at least order a dim sum dish in Nam Heong so we went for the egg tarts. We had a quarter each since we were very full from all the eating that we did.

nam heong ipoh white coffee

Wanted: Alibi for the morning of 28th January from 9 AM to 10:30 AM certifying I was in Ipoh consuming genuine Ipoh White Coffee from the original birthplace of said beverage.

nh group

Thanks for the hospitality! More food posts coming up soon! πŸ™‚

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26 thoughts on “Nam Heong: The Original Ipoh White Coffee”

  1. The last time I was there, I couldn’t eat in peace. So many people were standing around us impatiently waiting for us to finish our food and grab our seats. I wonder how four of you can enjoy your food and snap photos too. The three Ipoh ladies must be a very tough one! LOL

  2. Dude, enjoyed reading the opening paragraph, classic Sixthseal literature. When are you going to post picture of a dog turd again, but this time viewed from the view finder of your new DSLR?

  3. Yong tau fu, char kuei tiah, egg tarts, white coffee.. i love them!!! I wish i can go to Ipoh leh … so many delicious food T-T
    Was it the place you took the lengzai’s photo?

  4. HB,
    Your entry is so interesting. Man, guys like looking at Malaysia Women. They see them so different from ABC women in the states. I guess we so independent new age.

  5. hey bro!! haha… was just chatting over the original old town @ ipoh with my friends at oldtown in jaya one!! and now you’re postin about it d.. LOL =D haha
    shall see you again very very soon!! hahaha…

  6. Pay me or I’ll threaten to tell who was the one drinking the herbal tea instead of the famous Ipoh White Coffee! I’m demanding a month of free meals on your tab.

  7. Choonie: Eh, easy just ignore those people. πŸ˜‰
    We do that too, it’s like Singapore – quite normal for people to stand beside your table.
    e: Thanks buddy! πŸ™‚
    Appreciate the kind comments, am thinking to go back to my roots now. Soon, my friend, very soon. πŸ™‚
    DeepForest: Hmm…I don’t think it was the same day but my memory a bit fuzzy. πŸ˜‰
    Erica: Great! πŸ™‚
    chefmel: I doubt it though…if I did I gained it all back and lost it again and am gaining it back again. πŸ˜‰
    andrew: Very soon, my friend. Eh, session of Texas Hold ‘Em?
    eiling: Erm…a month is a lot wei…one week can? πŸ˜‰
    KY: Yeah, was fun to travel down to Ipoh for CNY. πŸ™‚
    Yiling: The truth is that I did drink the Ipoh White Coffee. You can’t deny that. I drank quite a lot too. Haha!
    jessy: Yeah we do. πŸ™‚ Not a big fan of chips though.
    Jenny: I didn’t know you were in Ipoh! πŸ™
    I would have come if I knew.
    foodcrazee: Yeah, you need to hook up with the locals who know their way around town. Else it’ll be hard to find where the original and best food places are. πŸ™‚
    I’m planning a trip to Penang. Got tour guide dy. Drive up Friday night, stay one night, drive down Sunday. Interested?
    P/S – I’m not going to be the one doing the driving. πŸ˜‰
    eric: I don’t have any tips seriously. Erm…breakfast I usually get a sandwich from the bakery opposite my office, lunch I usually eat out with coworkers, dinner is usually rice. Three meals a day, no snacks. I guess that’s the trick?
    BTW, I am fat, you know. πŸ™‚
    Jade Zheng: Yalor, look like ah gua liddat. πŸ™‚
    I was resting it on the dSLR pouch. Yeah, my wrist piercings all taken out dy, which is why we need to go for another piercing session!
    I do transdermal implant this time.
    tom: Yeah, those are damn good egg tarts. πŸ™‚

  8. dude… is there a difference between standard Kopi and ipoh white coffee?
    Also you lucky bastard.. those ladies look like pretty kewl… look like tasty tarts. πŸ˜‰
    \m/ \m/


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