2012-11-08

Weekend trips to Ipoh

I have been attending school concerts for two continuous Fridays, and I have also been to Ipoh in two continuous Saturdays and Sundays. It is because April has qualified herself to represent Perak for the Tunas Harapan MILO Ping Pong tournament female under 10 (乒乓青苗赛), which is going to be held in Perlis this month end. Meaning, I am travelling to Perlis in next 2 weeks.
April in her Butterfly shirts. If she wasn't playing Ping Pong, I wouldn't know that all Ping Pong players must wear Butterfly brand shirts and pants. It isn't like other games, most players are wearing NIKE or ADIDAS to tell people they are doing sport.
Well, you may not know this person whom I met at a food place, which located at the corner opposite Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant. He was one of the contestants of Astro Classic Golden Melody Singing Competition2012 (Astro经典名曲歌唱大赛 ) AEC (CH301), 8.30pm Saturday. I only dare to take his picture from far ( the top picture) , just for the sake of showing Yvonne. Then, a parent of another ping pong player who accompanied me to go for the breakfast walked right up to his stall, and asked him for a closer shot. She also ordered his curry mee for me to try.
While April was having her training, I had nothing to do except taking pictures of my girls and chit-chatting with other parents. I would bring Galaxy Tab, story books and snacks to occupy May's time, who tagged along me every time.
On the weekend when my husband was around, after dropping off April to her coach, we could go for better food and also shopping at Jaya Jusco afterwards. Last Sunday, my PIL tagged along and together we went to the dim sum restaurant at Bercham of Ipoh, located directly in front of the new Giant hypermarket.  
I am a dessert person, I would left those heavy meat dim sum for my PIL and husband. Then, I would order myself some "kuih" like in this picture. The top green colour "kuih" had banana filling and the bottom one is tasted like agar agar with water chestnut and pineapple. Slurp!
Chee Cheong Fun, Century Egg porridge, and King Dumpling (Sui Kao Wong) soup.



This glutinous rice(Sang Chou Loh Mai) is very nice, I like it very much. This restaurant is called Hong Xing Dim Sum. I find its dim sum better and cheaper than Foh San. This is solely my personal opinion.
We also ordered fish balls, prawn dumpling (har kau), siew mai, xiao long bao, loh mai kai and a pot of tea from new, clean, spacious, cooling and good service Hong Xing Dim Sum restaurant. The bill for 4 adult and 1 child is only RM75.

RESTORAN HONG XING DIM SUM
No 35 & 37, Bercham Bistari 3,
Medan Bercham Bistari,
31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel No : +605-545 3779
Business hours : 7am – 2pm daily, Closed on Thursdays.
Estimated GPS coordinates : 4.625041,101.118066

54 comments:

  1. Busy weeked.

    Busy makan some more. Habislah your diet. hehehe

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    1. aiye never mond le..
      eat more and exercise more le..
      then life will be happy mah. takkan everyday eat grass only?

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    2. Ipoh food is so delicious that I wished I could eat everything at one go!

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    3. haiyah, hot mama so slim and got so nice figure, doesn't even need to worry about getting fat lah.. no need diet lah~~

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  2. Congrats to April for being selected to represent Perak. Good luck next week!

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    1. yes .. congratulation to your April..

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    2. I'm hoping to see April with some trophies home!

      All the best~

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    3. She should buy a cupboard now while still cheap. The trophies will come later in racks!

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    4. yeah, she is really excellent!! being a state representative at such a young age!! i only represented my school in the athletic events last time..

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  3. Wah... play ping pong compulsory wear Butterfly brand ke? Other t-shirt cannot? o.O

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    1. yah lo why cannot?
      like they play badminton they must wear Yonex..

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    2. I suppose Butterfly is a famous brand for ping pong?

      If you didn't tell me it's Butterfly, I would have thought it is Adidas, judging from the logo far away.

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    3. oh really?? i really have not heard about the butterfly brand lor.. from china one ah?? but the brand name really is not glamorous at all lor, haha~~

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  4. Way to go, April.
    In fact, I like to play ping pong too when I was young and I used to represent my primary school too.
    Ping pong is a very good sport which help kids in eye focusing. I heard that those like to play ping pong will not get to wear glasses. Ha..that could be the reason why my eye-sight is always good till now.
    I plan to let my girl to learn this sport next year. Hopefully she will like it.

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  5. actually i also like to eat sang chow loh mai fan..
    next time I will go and try the dim sum there..
    I never know that there is a dim sum restaurant there..

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    1. looks like a lot of variety dim sum..
      sien to go to the ming court and foh san..

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    2. I never ate Ipoh's dim sum.... Good ah?

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    3. oh i also love sang chow loh mai fan a lot.. in fact all kinds of fried rice i also like lor..

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  6. 2 collages of photos for April.... the rest are mommy's foodie adventure~~

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    1. Yannie had enjoyable weekends too, huh!

      What is the one above the char kueh kar? Looks yummy with mayo!

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    2. And you were having scrumptious dim sum for 2 weekends! I still have not try out Ipoh dim sum, wuuu~

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    3. hahahaha!! but then she went to Ipoh for two reasons really mah, one for the ping-pong tournament, and then to Ipoh sure must eat good food lah~~

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  7. Oh yummmm...i love all the dim sum u had.

    all the best to April

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  8. Wah...lots of nice dim sum! I miss ipoh dim sum! Congrats to April for selected to represent Perak!

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  9. Thank you, Yannie for snapping this close-up photo of the curry mee Astro contestant!

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    1. I like his style, just too bad he chose the wrong song 宝贝对不起 in his last competition.

      Hope he'll come back!

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    2. I recognize this man too. My friend's mother was also finalist in Astro singing. Dunno which year she won championship. The older the sweeter their voice!

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    3. Dunno any of these people. Maybe my missus would know... She watches all those Chinese shows...all night!

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    4. hahaha, i really have no idea who he is lah.. he looks just like an ordinary guy you can bump into on the street in normal days lor~~ :p

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  10. Well,April really looks very nice in that Butterfly suit,she is like a Maria Sharapova of Tennis,tall with long legs and beautiful charm as well..... encourage to do well in Ping Pong,I believe this sport will a great sport in times to come.

    So,did you meet up wit Claire when you were down in Ipoh? She is a wonderful lady,met her twice already...should meet her.

    Any plans for the girls during this long holiday,I remember last year this time,you guys went to Vietnam kan? shoo, times flies..............

    Hey have a great weekend ya,(even a day short) cos tomorrow will be busy for me,may not have time to drop by and check you out, so I better do it today,to come and see see but then again, I learned something new today, didn\t know that Butterfly had got such a nice sportwear,,,

    sorry for long windedness hahahahahhh,okay okay bye bye and take care now ya

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  11. Yannie is such a fantabulous mummy who enjoys dotting and encouraging her kids! This reminds me of Datin Janet Yeoh who pushed her daughter to become beauty queen and now actress! Your daughter will be on right tracks to stardom!

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    1. yes, very true!! i think the parents should be supportive towards their children's hobbies and talents.. do not just submerge them but to let them grow into bigger potentials..

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  12. The uniform is neat and nice la. Just need to be more sporty and add harimau stripes!

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    1. hahaha, harimau stripes?? don't want lah, that one so olod-fashioned.. but maybe like Mak Yannie, the daughter also likes leopard prints~~ :p

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  13. Next time you go to Jusco, see the name of that street. That one is my grandma's brother name. Tell them you are anay friend and can park FREE. LOL

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    1. See this big shot, orang kaya...has connections everywhere...and usually belum pergi, tak cakap! People gone and come back already, baru did bising. Don't we know many people like that one?

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  14. well done April. She's really a well-rounded girl. So you've been to my beloved hometown...hehehe. I haven't been to the places where you ate. Is the curry noodle good? I didn't follow the Astro Singing Competition so I don't know the stall owner :) He must be a celebrity right not eh?

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  15. good luck to April in coming tournament! :D

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  16. yay very busy lately hot momma Yannie??? Your girls are so active, Thank you for sharing their stories to us... And the food looks yummy

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  17. Wah!!!! So nice, go to Ipoh...and get to eat all the nice food!!! All look soooo good! You did not get to meet Claire there?

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  18. Yan, i m so proud of ur girl ... :)I like seeing my boys being active in sports too ,rather then active in TV, ipad ... haha, is true !!
    btw, i miss ipoh , i bn staying there for 3 years ... really miss the foods and the surrounding mountains .

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  19. congrats to your girl..
    well, Ipoh is still a nice place to find good food.

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  20. Glad that you enjoy the trip to Ipoh. Indeed, there are a lot of place offering good dim sum. I do not favor Foo san personally due to its price and crowd. Good luck to April in her tournament ya!

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  21. Good luck to April..your girls are very talented, they are good in sports, arts and academic, must be come from the parents..:D

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  22. the food all lokk mouthwatering yum!
    you are blessed with talented in many areas kids
    partly its the seeds u are sowing now, for sure :)
    :)

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  23. Sounds like a fun trip! With yummy food!

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  24. Hi Yan, great to see your daughter very good at table tennis. Here's hoping she wins her matches. I too love table tennis....but haven't played years.
    Wow, I really love those dishes here.....Ipoh always have very nice foods from even my time. I stayed 2 years, in Canning Gardens and enjoyed eating out.....
    Have fun, and good luck to April.
    Lee.
    ps, was thinking what if you had a kid born in October or August? What name? Ha ha.

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  25. You had a good trip to Ipoh, makan-makan! Your daughter's ping pong tournament reminds me of my own (well, almost!), I was a reserved player in the yearly inter-school tournament! I remembered I was so excited to be there even though did not get a chance to play, and I was around your daughter's age too!
    All the best to April, hope she wins!
    Have a great weekend!

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  26. i'm also not aware of the buttterfly tshirt! oh, that curry man noodle can sing? didnt know that he's in a competition but know he's quite"in", always dyes his hair! next time i can go and tease him..hehe..

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  27. uiks...is the restaurant near Giant ? I think Claire brought me there before. I recognise the green kuih. ya dim sum nice and then not that expensive also

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    1. butterfly shirt? I didnt know about that .

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    2. I did not follow Astro contest...did he win? how was the curry mee? nice ah?

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  28. Very nice makan-makan trip to Ipoh! Go, go, go April! All the best in her ping pong tournament. She can do it! :)

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