• Tong Sui at Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • November 28, 2011 • Bakery, Dessert & Sweet treats, Street food • 0 Comments

    There isn’t many stalls like this anymore. In fact this is the only one I know in KL, still serving authentic tong sui (糖水), cooked over charcoal fire.


    The home-cooked tong sui is comforting, full of flavor and ingredients; unlike the watered down versions that’s more common these days.


    The everyday menu include lok mei (6 flavors) and kai tan char (egg tea). Daily specials are pak kor yi mai (gingko barley), hong tau (red bean), far sang hu (peanut paste soup), mak zuk (wheat porridge), lok tau (green beans), mei tau (black-eyed pea) and black glutinous rice soup.


    While you’re here, try the curry puff with its flaky, crispy pastry & savory filling.


    The tong sui uncle is up by 3 a.m. to prepare for the day. He has been operating this stall for 48 years. Now in his seventies, he plans continue working as long as he can.

    I hope fervently it will be a long, long time. Savour this while you can.


    Open  Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  (closed on first and third Saturday of each month, Sundays and public holidays)

    Location: Side of HSBC Bank, 460 Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.

    Google map here

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