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.
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.
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. 😉 I’m sure someone would tell anyway, Ziling and Yiling has threatened me as much. :p
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.
This is Ipoh style char kueh tiaw, pretty good. I like the taste.
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.
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.
Thanks for the hospitality! More food posts coming up soon! 🙂
26 thoughts on “Nam Heong: The Original Ipoh White Coffee”
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
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?
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?
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.
I think you lose weight!
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…
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.
Such a LUCKY guy!
You have 3 alibies: The EZY Sisters! Sixthseal.com readers, do you all want to know the truth…. 😉
Do you dudes have salt and vinegar chips over there? God I’m addicted.
Hey!! Should’ve come visit me! I was just around the corner! 😀
i can never find that placw without any IPOHAN. . .
HB,give me ur tips of slimming
y in the last picture yr left hand looks like it’s broken?!?!?! hv u removed all the “nails”? :O
egg tart, mmm… to me only thing better is banna pudding or chessecake with a cup of coffee. or pinnapple and ice cream.
Choonie: Eh, easy just ignore those people. 😉
We do that too, it’s like Singapore – quite normal for people to stand beside your table.
e: Thanks buddy! 🙂
Appreciate the kind comments, am thinking to go back to my roots now. Soon, my friend, very soon. 🙂
DeepForest: Hmm…I don’t think it was the same day but my memory a bit fuzzy. 😉
Erica: Great! 🙂
chefmel: I doubt it though…if I did I gained it all back and lost it again and am gaining it back again. 😉
andrew: Very soon, my friend. Eh, session of Texas Hold ‘Em?
eiling: Erm…a month is a lot wei…one week can? 😉
KY: Yeah, was fun to travel down to Ipoh for CNY. 🙂
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. 🙂 Not a big fan of chips though.
Jenny: I didn’t know you were in Ipoh! 🙁
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. 🙂
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. 😉
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. 🙂
Jade Zheng: Yalor, look like ah gua liddat. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 😉
CCB sydney: Well…that is a question for Ipoh people to answer, but yeah, there is a difference, taste-wise. 🙂
I prefer the opposite coffee shop but I did not have time to try it during CNY as they were closed. I felt the coffee taste much better!!
Jys: Yeah, they were closed. This is the original one though, right?
one month easy peasy only la… considering the great companionship u had…
eiling: Haha! Okay. I doubt you have the time though. 🙂
must try…gotta go ther
Tz: Go, you won’t regret it. 🙂
Can someone tell me how to get there?
May: I suggest you head down to Ipoh and ask the locals. Everyone should know where it is. 🙂