It was my first time in Ipoh and I was excited. I've only heard that Ipoh water is very special resulting in the girls having fair, porcelain skin, and the kway teow being super smooth. Moohehe.
Then we had a problem. This being our first taste of Ngah Choi Gei, we had no means of comparison.
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With two late meals of Ngah Choi Gei in a night, we were satisfied. But then we heard from Ipoh mei mei that there was a hor fun place not too far from where we were which was very popular with the locals.
I like the dim sum experience at Ming Court with its organised chaos of diners moving around waiting for tables, wait staff shouting and promoting dim sums on their trays and diners chatting away. Strangers share tables too. It is all very Hong Kong-ish. Moohehe.
27 plates later, we were belly happy.
The popiah on the other hand had a punchy chilli paste but like Penang's, I didn't take to its overly soft texture.
A highlight of the trip was when Ipoh mei mei casually mentioned that our return Firefly flight will be exciting because the plane is a propeller-operated one. And we didn't even know lah! Firefly, why you no state so on your website? Moohehe. So yes, it was my first experience flying on board such an aircraft.
Firefly is pretty good actually with a 20kg check-in limit and complimentary refreshments likes Oreo, juices and soy bean milk on board. The plane is rather small (its body is smaller than the engine of a 747!) with no middle aisle seats. Just two sections of window seats. Leg room is a bit tight for this tall cow but thankfully the flight was just an hour long.
Chew On This: It seems that people here can't walk! Ok I mean they don't like walking and anywhere more than 10 minutes of walking is crazy to them. LOL.