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Ipoh Best Soya Beancurd Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa Jln Ali Pitchay

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Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa

Ipoh Best Soya Beancurd Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa Jln Ali Pitchay

Lily brought me to Ipohan’s favorite soya beancurd dessert place, Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa Jln Ali Pitchay when I visited Ipoh. Woong Kee comes highly recommended by the tau fu fa loving locals.

The stall started as a small stall in Bercham and has now expanded to a bigger store. There’s seating in bar-like stools in the shop and customers get to step right in.  Customers are more than happy with the self-service and sitting on the plastic stools on the veranda way.

Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
The giant stainless steel tub where the lovely yummeh soya beancurd (tau fu fa) comes from.
Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
Some prefer to take away.

Eat Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa in your car!

Otherwise, you can opt to have it served in your car and you get to enjoy your dessert in air-conditioning comfort.

For takeaway, just could call or honk for service.

I’m beginning to think that the successes of Ipoh’s soya bean dessert stops and their need to operate out of a hole in the wall shops.

Compared to Ipoh’s other famous shop with it minuscule servings in tiny bowls, 旺记豆腐花 Woong Kee serves a decent-sized bowl of soya bean curd.

The notoriously long queues of the other tiny shop are absurd!

During weekends and public holidays, you will need both luck and patience to find a parking spot and queue just to have a bowl of dessert and a drink!

Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
The bar stool seats for dining in. Photo: Doris Lim
Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
Crowds of hungry locals piling into the shop with visitors in tow. Photo: Doris Lim
Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
If you drive around, you can’t miss the bright orange wall next to the 旺记豆腐花 Woong Kee dessert shop. Photo: Doris Lim

Why do Visitors Queue for Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa? 

Simple.

The texture of Wong Kee’s tau fu fah is unbelievably light and extremely soft.

It’s so smooth that slides down your throat easily and feels so silky. This treat is lightly sweetened with your choice of strong ginger syrup, basic or palm sugar.

The humble soya bean curd is found in every town in Malaysia.

In Ipoh, the homemade soya bean curd is a Must Eat item for visitors.

The secret to Ipoh’s Soya Bean Curd

This is an open secret when it comes to the land of King of Bean Sprouts in Malaysia.

Shh…

It’s the hard water from the limestone hills surrounding the heartland of Ipoh’s Kinta Valley. The hard water makes the bean sprouts that grow here incredibly FAT, long, crunchy and succulent.

As for the unique qualities of spring water, it makes Ipoh soya bean curd smooth and soft!

What to Order at Woong Kee Tau Fu Fah?

Woong Kee offers Tau Fu Fah with a mix of mushy red beans, grass jelly, and shaved peanuts.

You’re the boss of your dessert so; you can just choose one or two toppings or even take all three.

You could order chrysanthemum syrup instead of the ginger syrups.

There are pumpkin tang yuan (pumpkin glutinous rice balls) if you like something fancy.

As its just a dessert, some may ask if it’s halal or non-halal. I’m not an expert on this.

As for Lily and I, we stick to the old tested recipes and choose to take away out desserts to eat at home.

Woong Kee Tau Fu Fa
The stall is run by a mother and son team with prices on a blackboard. Photo: Doris Lim

旺记豆腐花 Woong Kee Tau Fu Fah |32-38A (Bawah), Jalan Ali Pitchay, (Off Jalan Yang Kalsom) Ipoh | Telephone: 016-533 3210 | Business Hours: Daily 1 pm – 6 pm

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