On this occasion in TTDI, we found ourselves at lunchtime in front of Chong Thoong Kee, purveyors of the middle Malaysian specialty that is Ipoh Hor Fun.
I have to be very honest - I've never really been won over by the whiteness of this Perak offering, the startling white of the steamed chicken over chalk-white hor-fun in clear-white soup. But we had little room to move on timing and location, so it would have to do.
Separate order of chicken thigh meat. It came heavily doused in a gelatinous oyster (?) type of sauce which disturbed me to no end. Like melted plastic.
Dry version of Ipoh Ho Fun with shredded chicken. It was alright, hardly the orgasmic stuff that warrants the legions of fans. The amount of chilli oil that settled on the plate at end of the meal unsettled me.
The straight-up, no-fuss version of the Ipoh Ho Fun in soup, once again swimming in chilli oil. OK, so extra points for not exactly being the boring stark white meal that I had anticipated but I still don't, don't get it!