Apr 21, 2022 • 6M

Couchfish Day 299: Eating Ipoh

Dim sum, chicken rice, tarts and a spearing.

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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As I mentioned yesterday, in a nod to its food and historic buildings, Ipoh is often referred to as Malaysia’s “new Penang.” On both counts Ipoh delivers, but there’s no need to invoke Penang to grasp this—the town stands on its own feet just fine. So, let’s eat.

As my hostel breakfast offers up plastic margarine, glow-in-the-dark jam and six inches of w…

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