On the 2nd night in Ipoh, my family and I decided to go to the Cowan Street Restaurant for dinner for the 2nd time after trying our luck on different places in Ipoh for some Ipoh famous food. We almost stopped at a food court and even sat on it but we left because there was nothing special to it and many shops were closed. All I saw were people eating hokkien mee in one particular stall, perhaps that's the only stall that seemed appetizing for the people.
|This was the food court I was saying. Its called Pusat Makanan Skyway. It looked sad with very few stalls opened that night so we left.|
|Overall view from outside on the foodcourt.|
|This taugeh dish is alright; the pepper is a little too heavy and too much for my take but overall taste is crunchy and juciy. This taugeh looked small compared to the ones I've tried before.|
|Aah. The chicken. Everything is good, except it is served cold. And cold I mean, the chicken were hung on the stall and the wind blew it until sejuk. Lol. Always always eat chicken hot or warm served.|
|This keow teow soup is baaadd. The soup tasted like it was being reused for boiling the mee for so many times that it has that rubber-ish, keow teow taste. And I mean not the good keow teow taste. So much for recycling the soup. :/|
All in all, to me this restaurant isn't all that hoo-ha lah, despite seeing the similar quality since last year has not changed and the presentation of food is just.. :/ I still don't understand why so many people would go to a restaurant which isn't that great and would extend great lengths of queuing just to savor it? And I don't mean just this restaurant. There are many restaurants that have such good luck in them that customers just kept coming to them. This is my 2nd time and hopefully won't be a third time, until I see a better restaurant than this in Ipoh.
Take note that this restaurant do not serve rice as their main course, purely on keow teow soup or dry style.
However, if you wish to go;
Cowan Street Chicken Taugeh and Keow Teow Restaurant
44, Jalan Raja Ekram, 30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Opens only at night, 5-6pm onwards.