The One With Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken – The REAL Ipoh Hor Fun

Whenever I told someone that I was from Ipoh, all they can think of is food. Hardly surprising; by the look of yours truly they would assume that Ipoh is a town of well rounded folks.

But of course. Right at the top of the list would be the famous Ipoh hor fun; a specialty of Ipoh which include flat white noodle in soup and chicken.

(P.S.: I have tried countless Ipoh hor fun at other places but nothing even come close to the original thing).

So during the recent trip home, some indulging was in order. Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken (tauge means bean sprouts) was the choice of the day. Here are some food porn to get you salivating today.

Fifteen Tower stall has few chickens and even fewer tables, so come early to stake your claim or risk walking away hungry.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

There are no appetisers nor snacks you have to amuse yourself with satays from a nearby stall while the stall owner take his sweet time preparing your order.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

Chicken feet. I am not the biggest fan but goddamnit this little plate of clawed feet got me digging for a second helping.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

The said tauge (bean sprouts). The secret is their succulent body. Crunchy but cooked.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

Chicken innards. I am impartial to innards most of the time but according to reliable sources (read: my family members who dig innards of all kind) they are as delicious as the feet.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

The hor fun (white flat noodle) in soup. Easily the star of the day. Smooth noodle in delicious (if a bit sweet) soup base. If you are starving you should order a double serving as a single portion will be gone in few hungry slurps.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

The chicken made its appearance almost as an afterthought. By then hor fun was long gone. Was it worth the wait? Well a family of eight devoured one whole chicken in less than ten minutes. I guess you could call that good.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

If you are visiting Ipoh, don’t be swayed by those tourist brochures claiming this or that stalls have the best hor fun. Take it from a local; Fifteen Towers is the real thing. Map here

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