Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Best Dim Sum in Ipoh - Restoran Foh San

I took a day trip with ST and some friends up north to Ipoh and Taiping last Sunday so these few days wAntAn productions will be focusing a little more on the trip. First off is the absolutely delightful dim sum restaurant called Foh San. Apparently Foh San is the first dim sum restaurant in Ipoh but it should be known as the best dim sum restaurant in Ipoh simply because they are so good it's hard to imagine anyone topping them.

It doesn't look it in this picture but Foh San is actually quite big. 3 shoplots large in fact. No worries about the service though, they have plenty of waitresses and plenty of dim sum carts going around.

Foh San serves an impressive variety of dim sum. There were 8 of us but we could not try them all.

More Dim Sum. I didn't take too many pictures of the food.

They had great variety (with a lot of stuff you can't find in KL). Carts kept coming with things we have not tried. Their dim sum fillings were also very impressive. Where in KL you get something like one miserable prawns in a 'ha mai' here you get something like two of three big ones in them. Their price was pretty reasonable too. It was only RM90+ for the 8 of us.

If you're ever down in Ipoh be sure to come here for breakfast.

Note: I'm not familiar with Ipoh so unfortunately I cannot offer directions.

posted by wyejon at Tuesday, May 09, 2006 (permalink) |

15 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger Kimberlycun

i've never heard of fohsan. but i know of one dimsum place behind hotel excelsior that serves excellent dimsum and famous mini siumais. it is supposed to be the "best in ipoh" too. hahaha everyone also best nowadays

7:42 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger CLF

Wow, I'm damn hungry now!!!!
Looks delicious, got the address? Might go there and try if I got the chance.

Oh yea, nice BMW 7 series park outside the restaurant. :P

7:52 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Joan Chew

looks nice wei!!!!!

for 2 person, you guys ordered a lot! lol!!

8:09 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger howsy

Foh San is famous for its dear prices. I'm an Ipoh-lang, that's why I know for sure. Oh well, that doesn't matter to some rich KL folks.

Try Fook Yoke Moon, the same row as Excelsior. They serve good dim sum also. ;)

8:24 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous v0ices

do you know they have a branch in SS2? Though it's nothing close to the one in Ipoh. But then again, their standard have really dropped in recent years.

8:31 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

Yeah, they had a branch in SS2 but it's now closed. Anyone knows if they shifted or they have permanently closed? Although they never served good dim sum, it was pretty good for their dishes.

On Foh San in Ipoh, did u try Funny Mountain Tau Foo Fah across the road from it? Very nice and smooth.

5:04 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

kimberlycun: ohhh... I'm going to try it out the next time I'm in Ipoh.

clf: Sorry... no address.

joan chew: there were 8 of us!!!

howsy: erm... it's really cheap leh if you compare to KL standards.

v0ices: yeah... the SS2 branch isn't all that great.

boo_licious: Closed ah? Haven't been there in ages. I really wanted to try the Funny Mountain tau foo fah but it was not open that day... what a waste.

6:48 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Sue

Mmm..looks good! I was in Ipoh sometime back too but was perpetually too stuffed to eat the Foh San dim sum! I heard Yoke Fook Moon is good too...looking forward to more posts!

11:01 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

oh gosh look at that curry chicken in bun!!! slurpp!! looks delicious.

11:36 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger KampungboyCitygal

Hahah..Foh San may be the most famous one with nostalgic feeling and varieties..But Ipoh people reckon Ming Kok serves best dim sum in Ipoh..Maybe U can try this place next time..Gosh I miss Ipoh now..

5:21 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

hmm... from what I gather there are 3 places that are famous for Dim Sum in Ipoh:

1. Foh San
2. Yoke Fook Moon
3. Ming Kok

I wish I had the time to try them all!!!

7:00 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger MoonCake

I was the organizer of this trip! As Foh San is the most famous dim sum in Ipoh, tat's y i pick this restaurant!

9:54 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Yummy Jon

try this website....

for direction...


1:52 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger mrsgohch

I had the chance to try out at Foh San last Sunday for the 1st time. Unfortunately, I have to say it will be my last!

The dim sum is NOT tasty at all. I can say that dim sum in Puchong are far much better. The environment there actually puts you off...how can you possibly enjoy your dim sum when you have people standing right at your back as though hurrying you to vacate your table??

To all visitors to Ipoh, please heed my advice not to have dim sum there. Even those from Ipoh who knows what is good dim sum have avoid this place. So, please do not be deaf..Say "No" to Foh San dim sum.

2:06 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Hock

i took your advice and tried there last week. I love the prawn dumpling. Voluptous. Each piece has 3 prawns inside. Remember to look before you put in your mouth.
Try also the "Sang Yuk" Pau and "Kai" Pau. Very original taste.

Will go there again.
Suggest to go on weekdays.

9:39 PM  

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