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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Thanks Gilbert and Cassandra for taking us to 瓊南茶餐室 Kedai Kopi Keng Nam (coffee shop) to experience an authentic Ipoh breakfast. If you have time for just breakfast in Ipoh, I would suggest Keng Nam coffee shop because of the variety and tastiness of the food here, not to mention the good Ipoh coffee.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Keng Nam coffee shop was packed just as Gilbert had primed us. Stay calm. Just be patient and tables will be available as customers come, eat and go briskly in this no frills 1980s vintage coffee shop 😄 Nevertheless, be early if you can, to avoid the top sellers being sold out before you arrive.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

My first time tasting boiled firm-tender-sticky glutinous rice with kaya (coconut and egg jam) known as pulut kaya. Sweeter on sweet with subtle hints of pandan (screw pine) and ginger - great if you have a sweet tooth.

(The constant brainwashing by anti diabetes propaganda have spoilt my appetite for anything more than mildly sweet 😓 )

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

If sweet on sweet doesn't suit your taste buds or view of life, there's the curry chicken version - mild sweet spicy on sweet. Personally, I like this better.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Every Ipoh kopitiam have chee cheong fun (well, almost all lah). This version with traditional savoury sweet mushroom sauce and mildly spicy sauce.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

I like to eat my soft smooth chee cheong fun (rice roll) topped with a blend of mushroom with curry sauce and spongy curry fried pork skin.

I like this chee cheong fun at Kang Nam.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Curry mee with chicken, char siew and mint leaves. The medium body (not too rich) curry had moderate level of well balanced savoury, sweet, spicy flavours. 

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Dry curry mee and bee hoon - an Ipoh signature along with the likes of gai si hor fun (chicken noodle), nga choy gai (poached chicken with bean sprouts), chee cheong fun (rice roll), tau fu fah (bean curd) etc. Mildly savoury spicy sweet - do try it for the experience. Some people say Keng Nam has Ipoh's best dry curry mee.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Toast with jiggly soft boiled eggs. The eggs had an eggy taste (something which cannot be taken for granted nowadays).

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Good ol' kaya and butter toast.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Ipoh white coffee, of course - smooth round body, aromatic, savoury sweet flavour. On par with the best that I've tasted in Ipoh. The beans are from Chang Jiang, if I heard correctly - the sibling resemblance is certainly there.

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

The iced version. (We spilt a bit of kopi 😂 )

Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Recommended for you 👍 A great place to hit good renditions of a few Ipoh signature dishes in one go. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and energy of Ipoh folks along with good food. An authentic local foodie experience that beats generic hotel breakfast hands down 😄


Please recommend me other good old school coffee shops in Ipoh 😋

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Breakfast @ Kedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室. The Quintessential Ipoh Coffee Shop

Restaurant nameKedai Kopi Keng Nam 瓊南茶餐室
Address127, Jalan Raja Ekram, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
GPS4°35'59.2"N 101°05'11.8"E 🌐 4.599783, 101.086608
Waze: Kedai Kopi Keng Nam
Tel+60 5-255 7328
Hours: 6:00am - 11:00am

Non Halal



Date visited: 2 Dec 2018


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