I have known of Ipoh Horfun but I have never known there are so many ways of enjoying the rice noodle until my visit to Shan Cheng (山城) Ipoh Horfun at Bukit Panjang Plaza. A brief history of how the Ipoh sisters founded the restaurant can be found on their website. What interests me is the variety of Ipoh Horfun prepared using the founders' mother recipes.
Minced Pork Horfun Dry 4/5
After browsing through the different options, I decided to try the Minced Pork HorFun Dry ($6.50). It also comes in the soup version. The bowl of rice noodles come with minced pork, ikan bilis and spring onions in a dark sauce.The rice noodle is thinner but thicker in texture compare to the usual zichar type of horfun. It is also quite smooth and slurping good, especially coated with the savoury dark sauce.
Shao Xing Wine Chicken Horfun Soup 3.5/5
The other dish I tried is the Shao Xing Wine Chicken Horfun Soup ($7.80). The rice noodle and shao xing wine chicken is served separately.
As you can see from the the picture, the Ipoh horfun is thin and smooth. My partner did not quite like the natural flavour of the rice noodle, having some sort of a acquire taste to her. However I find it acceptable.
The shao xing wine chicken comes with a nice aroma but the chicken was a bit on the tough side for me. This is the perfect dish for the cold weather.
Other dishes that can be found in the menu are Homemade Charsiew Horfun, Shredded Chicken Horfun, Homemade Ginger Duck Horfun, Ipoh Liew Fun, Ipoh Lum Mee, Ipoh Dry Curry Noodle and many more. I hardly seen many of the noodle dishes on their menu being offer elsewhere. If you looking for a taste of Ipoh,, this can be an option to consider.
Shan Cheng Ipoh Horfun
Bukit Panjang Plaza
1 Jelebu Road
Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang (DT Line)
Daily: 830am - 1030pm
1) Alight at Bukit Panjang MRT station. Take Exit A1 or A2. Cut across the block of HDB flats to Jelebu Road. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]