Restoran Foh San Sdn Bhd, Ipoh

Posted: 2008-10-16 by W in 6.0 - 6.9, Breakfast, Chinese, Drink, Eat, Maiden Experience, Non-halal, Non-vegetarian

Today, me and my 3 other colleagues and 3 SAP consultants were heading to our company’s plant in Kulim. We left KV early in the morning and we stopped by Ipoh for breakfast. We stopped by Foh San for dim sum as suggested by DC. He said this is the best dim sum place in whole Ipoh. Fortunately he has got his GPS with him, otherwise we would’ve been lost.

Despite it was weekday, the place was crowded with people. It wasn’t even air-conditioned. At times, I really wondered, don’t these people ever need to work?



… an old building with an old signboard.



… as DC calls it, the dim sum style of BBQ pork bun. I don’t really fancy it, but he has had SIX of them!


… standard fish ball you could get from any dim sum place.


… I’ve forgotten what was this.



… a ball shaped har gao (蝦餃). The prawn was crunchy, but the size was a bit too big.


… this was probably the BEST garlic chili sauce I’ve ever had from dim sum place.


… this sweet sauce reminded me of a kind of snack I had when I was young. I’d usually mix the chili sauce with this kind of sweet sauce.


… Chinese tea can’t be missed when having dim sum. The bunch ordered chrysanthemum tea. No wonder it was sweetened yet tasted like saliva. It was just plain chrysanthemum tea sans the sugar. HL keep complaining that it was bitter, though I can’t even taste a bit of bitterness in it. I wished it was mixed though so that I could really taste the tea rather than just chrysanthemum with hot water.


… 2nd round of siew mai (燒麥) was not as nice as the first round. Probably because I was very hungry earlier, but this place does serve the best siew mai I’ve ever had. I don’t usually fancy siew mai but I had a lot this time.


… garlic strips with vinegar, good condiment for Shanghai dim sum. But we didn’t ordered any Shanghai dumpling (上海小籠包).

Rating: 6.5/10

The dim sum we had were nice but the choices were very limited. Most of the stuff we ordered were already finished. It was so crowded during weekday, I couldn’t imagine what it would be like if it was is weekends. If the dim sum aren’t that nice, the garlic chili sauce would be a good enough excuse for you to return. I’d definitely recommend this to my mum on our next visit to Ipoh. Hopefully, it wouldn’t turn out to be hellish.

When I was leaving the place to get my car, I get a summon from the local DO. I already put on the parking ticket as instructed. When I took a closer look, it was because I parked at the parking space designated for taxis only. Dang! There goes RM40. Remember, when the parking space was empty, it’s probably not meant for you.

Lat: 4°35’42.78″N
Long: 101° 5’3.66″E

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