Ipoh Town Kopitiam in Jewel has hearty nasi ayam goreng, “overflowing” kopi alongside Choy Kee Bakery’s famed egg tarts & more

by Jermina

It seems like we’re going back to our roots as we have been faced with a rising amount of retro-style kopitiam concepts like Great Nanyang and Killiney Kopitiam — not to mention JB’s Oriental Kopi that most Singaporeans have been crossing the border for. 

Well, if you’re seeking out somewhere to satisfy your cravings, this place in the East might do the trick.

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Ipoh Town Kopitiam has officially made its debut in Singapore with its first outlet being in Jewel Changi — now, you can have a taste of Ipoh delicacies without actually travelling overseas. 

Not to mention, this place would be perfect for those who are missing the familiar taste of Asian flavours, especially after touching down from a long red eye flight. 

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Savour the traditional flavours and taste of nostalgia with the Nasi Ayam Goreng Berempah (S$12.90) boasting coconut rice served with a huge slab of tender, crispy fried chicken leg seasoned in a harmonious blend of over 10 Malay spices. Pair it with the spicy belacan chilli to add a fiery oomph that will keep you coming back for more. 

If you have any Malaysian pals who are feeling a little homesick, the “homely” and comforting flavours of this dish might just lift their spirits.

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Spice it up with the hearty Ipoh Chicken Soup Hor Fun (S$12.90), which sees smooth and silky flat rice noodles imported directly from Ipoh itself, bathed in an extremely flavorful yet “clean-tasting” broth with a tinge of sweetness from the prawns.

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If you’re feeling boujee that day, why not top up an additional S$5 for two luxurious pieces of scallop? 

It’s definitely a dish that’s uniquely Malaysian, but nonetheless, packs a punch which may just be what you need for dinner. 

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It’s no secret that Singaporeans’ favourite breakfast of choice is good ol’ kaya and toast, but have you ever had Fragrant Curry Toast with Soft Boiled Egg (S$4.90)

It may look unassuming at first, but the curry actually carried quite a spicy kick to it so the creaminess from the soft boiled eggs definitely helped. Now I can see why it is such a popular breakfast choice back in Ipoh as this unique combination warms your stomach right up. 

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That’s not the only thing that you can look forward to. Choy Kee Bakery — a renowned brand in Ipoh — will also be making its first venture in Singapore. Look forward to Ipoh’s famous Egg Tarts (S$2.40) featuring smooth, melt-in-your-mouth egg custard encased in an irresistible flaky pastry crust.

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Here’s a tip: head down from 22nd to 23rd June 2024 because you can redeem the 1-for-1 egg tart promotion

Hopefully, you don’t have to wait in line for hours just to have a taste of it (fingers crossed).

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Those who aren’t in a rice or noodles kinda mood, why not fill yourself up with light snacks like the fried or steamed dim sum? This includes the likes of Fried Char Siew Bao (S$6.90 for three pieces), Kaya Puff (S$2.40), and Siew Mai (S$6.90 for three pieces).

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Other snacks included the Rendang Pie (S$3.50) featuring a buttery crust and tender beef chunks. The only gripe that I had was that the rendang could afford to be more seasoned, but it was still enjoyable nonetheless.

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Of course, you can’t miss out on the Ipoh “Overjoy” White Coffee (S$4.90 for ice) and (S$3.50 for hot) that is definitely a must-order. For those who are unfamiliar with it, you may have seen the iconic “overflowing” coffee look all over your FYP. 

Unlike the typical “overflowing” kopi, the coffee beans are roasted with margarine rather than sugar and butter. 

Since the rest of the dishes were already rich in flavour, the bittersweetness from the coffee married with the creamy condensed milk really helped to balance out the greasiness.

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So the next time you’re bringing your entire kampung down and looking to impress your fellow aunties or uncles, you know where to go.

Are you in the mood for old-school kopitiam fare?

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