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Coffee & Tea

[Ipoh, Malaysia] Sin Yoon Loong (新源隆), where Ipoh white coffee started

klyeoh | Apr 26, 201511:01 PM

Sin Yoon Long is the legendary traditional Hainanese coffeeshop which invented the iconic Ipoh "pak ka fei" (white coffee). Harking back to 1937, this place still packs in a crowd each day, its 30-odd marble-topped tables are almost permanently occupied.

Sin Yoon Loong's version of the Ipoh white coffee is thick, robust and strong - much bolder than the one served by its deadly rival, Nam Heong (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1007777), just across the street from it.

A perfect accompaniment to its famous brew would be a traditional "kaya toast" - hand-sliced Hainanese white bread, its crusts trimmed then toasted till light & crisp, before being slathered with Hainanese-style "kaya" (egg custard jam) and butter.

Customers seeking something more substantial can opt for the Hakka yong tau fu, served from the stall at the front of the coffeeshop. Its Hakka noodles are the authentic, trad-Hakka type which is pretty hard to come by in Ipoh these days.

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Sin Yoon Loong
15A, Jalan Bandar Timah
30000 Ipoh, Perak
Malaysia
Tel: +60 5-241 4601

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