Foh San Dim Sum @ Ipoh

Almost on every of my trip down to Kuala Lumpur, I will definitely stopped by at Ipoh for breakfast. Breakfast in Ipoh are just so wonderful, with so many choice of great food, how I wish my stomach can fill in more stuff. However, one thing for sure, I will never stopped by Ipoh for lunch since I don’t know where to go. :p

The new Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant which is located very near to it’s old outlet.

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However, although choices are there, but it seems that those famous one will always and always be full on customers any day. Most of the time you will be fighting for a place to sit if you arrive any time between 7.45 AM and 10 Am.

Fried shrimp roll with mayonnaise, normal like what served in any other Dim Sum restaurant. 7.0/10

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The crowd is even worse at those famous Dim Sum restaurant, and Foh San Dim Sum restaurant is definitely one of the worst. However, ever since they decided to build the mega huge building to cater all it’s customers once and for all, things changed.

Nom nom nom at the juicy Siew Mai (pork dumpling), very nice! 7.8/10

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Remembering the old days when I always visit these Dim Sum restaurant in Ipoh at around 9 AM, I need find those diners that are almost finishing their food, stand beside them, using my willpower to shoo them to eat faster, staring at them, hurrying them mentally, and act super duper fast once their butt left the chair. I and my friends will spread out too so that our chances to get a table faster is higher.

The disappointing Har Gow (Prawn Dumplings) as the skin is too thick to enjoy it. 5.8/10

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Having need to send LY’s cousing to the train station to catch the train at 5.45 AM, we actually depart from Sungai Petani to Ipoh at around 5.30 AM. I need to blast the music to basically keep me awake.

I forgotten what’s is this called, it looks like Lor Mai Gain (Glutinous Rice) but it taste quite differently. LY doesn’t like it due to it’s unique taste but I find that it’s okay as the rice is cooked nicely. 7.1/10

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Arriving here at 7.15 AM, almost all the table at the first floor are already occupied. It was not long until the 2nd floor was opened to customers when all the tables in first floor are full. Man, I seriously doubt that this huge place will be enough now.

Another siew mai, taste as nice and juicy too. 7.8/10

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The new Foh San Dim Sum restaurant is beautifully designed, by far the best looking Dim Sum restaurant as far as I know, bar with those restaurants in hotel serving Dim Sum though. The building is tall, making it still quite airy although crowded with people.

Steamed pai kuat (steamed pork ribs) that taste quite normal. 6.5/10

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Service here is quite okay for me, much much better than others crowded Dim Sum restaurant elsewhere. Don’t expect them to be super attentive and able to cater all your needs in the brink of eye though.

The Double Layer Milk is something I can’t enjoy though. LY say’s its nice but I just tried 2 spoon and I give up. Yes, it’s very soft and able to melt in mouth, but I find it rather hard to swallow as it’s a bit too dry. Hm….

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All in all, my dining experience at Foh San this time is very much wonderful. I can slowly enjoy my food, sipping my tea, rest awhile to prepare my next 2 hour drive to KL without hungry customers standing beside me hurrying me off.

However, I don’t know that if I were to come later at around 9 AM, will it be the same though.

Total Damage: RM42.40 for 2 person

Operating Hours: 6.30am – 2.00pm (Closed every Tuesday)

Location: 51, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Ipoh

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9 thoughts on “Foh San Dim Sum @ Ipoh

  1. You should try Ming Court on your next trip down to KL. It is located opposite of Foh San. Me thinks Ming Court is tastier but Foh San wins in terms of portion / size.

    • I did try Ming Court long time ago, forget the taste already but it should be around the same as Foh San as far as i can remember.

      In the past, I patronise Ming Court more since they are a bit less crowded than FOh San, hehe

  2. Too dry? Did not know that Foh San serves steamed milk pudding though. But yeah, somewhat over-rated already. And since the expansion, quality’s not consistent.

  3. Actually for ipoh lang like me will prefer to eat in Ming Kok! just opposite Foh San! as the food there is much more nicer but smaller compare to Foh San!

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