Perak, and in particular its capital Ipoh, is famous for its food. It’s no wonder then that we received more content for this episode than for any other thus far in this series. This includes submissions from two of our viewers, YenBing, who interviewed the owner of a new hawker business called Ipoh Boy, and Michael Cheong, who recorded his suggestions on what to eat in Ipoh.
Chef Bob Adnin made an Ipoh Claypot Chicken Rice with his own twist to it, and yours truly made Kai Si Hor Fun (shredded chicken rice noodles), also with my own twist. Recipes to follow, which we will send out to our community once they’re ready, along with all the bonus content we could fit in, so make sure you sign up to our mailing list if you haven’t already – MalaysianChefs.com/StreetFoodJourneys.
Watch Street Food Journeys: Malaysia Episode 4 on Perak >> https://youtu.be/gLe1OM–t5I
Other segments include –
- Mark O’Dea trying Ipoh’s famous beansprouts and more;
- Chef Bob’s tour of Kellie’s Castle, a famous Perak tourist destination with a lot of history behind it. The castle was built by a rich Scottish planter named William Kellie-Smith, who tragically died before it was completed;
- Shaukani Abbas giving us the rundown on places of interest including an orang utan sanctuary (despite the fact that orang utans aren’t native to the Malaysian peninsula);
- A feature on the food of Perak’s royal town, Kuala Kangsar;
- An interview with the owner of a famous homemade rice noodle restaurant, Gopeng Lai Fun;
- How to make Laksa Mi Pulau Pangkor;
- And some of our chefs answer the question: “What dishes do you think of when you think of Perak?”
It’s hard to do justice to Perak’s food in one episode and we had to leave out a ton of content, until such time as we are able to do a proper series on it.