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Thean Chun

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73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 34
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 6
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Caramel Custard in town.

Well , this place is well know by tourists in old town , serving best Caramel Custard , taugeh chicken , chicken meat noodle (Gai Si Hor Fun) , beef noodle and Chee cheong fun . Caramel Custard is not too sweet but mouth watering , chicken soup noodle and taugeh chicken need to wait at least... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mouselee72
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Ipoh
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Prague, Czech Republic
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is amazing (only the curry mee was not the best one we had in the past), staff speaks great english and is friendly and talkative. Except for the overpriced pomelo stand outside, all the prices are a bargain.

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Thank czhunty
Ipoh
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well , this place is well know by tourists in old town , serving best Caramel Custard , taugeh chicken , chicken meat noodle (Gai Si Hor Fun) , beef noodle and Chee cheong fun . Caramel Custard is not too sweet but mouth watering , chicken soup noodle and taugeh chicken need to wait at least 40 mins normal... More 

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Thank mouselee72
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. They serve good 雞絲河粉 & 豆芽. I ordered 2 plates of the tauge. It was so delicious. I do not really like their 豬腸粉 but my friends enjoyed it very well, personal preferences. You can also order the custard egg, which always sold out quick. We ordered one to try out, not too sweet, but I expect... More 

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Thank Jeslynyii
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loves the food serves in this traditional coffee shop since my childhood days. Every single dish have its own special taste. All the stalls here have been around for decades unlike the stalls in next door Kong Heng have been changing hands many times. Everything is a must try here! The Chee Cheong fun (steam rice noodle with curry pork... More 

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Thank Alex C
Ipoh, Malaysia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An old-time coffee shop just beside Kong Heng which had seen glorious days in Old Town Ipoh. But I would say that it is doing better than Kong Heng these days. Thean Chun has 4 main rented out food stalls; Chee-cheong-fun, Satay made by Chinese, Noodle with add-on stuff or "liu", and Gai-si-ho-fan with prawn. Nevertheless, the draw is the... More 

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Thank IpohMali2014
Singapore, Singapore
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is another one of those must visit place in Ipoh, very crowded on a Saturday morning. The wait for the popular Sa Hor Fun (rice noddle) is more than 45mins so while waiting for it you can order some Satay from the stall in the alley between 2 shops, which sells the rarely find Liver and Intestine satay besides... More 

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Thank Billy Z
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Arrived on a Saturday morning 9am and queue (beside the table you want) for half an hour to secure a seat and place order at the stall. Food served at 10am. Gravy of the prawn noodle tasted real good but not the steamed chicken. Caramel custard worth a try too. Expect long queue during weekends.

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Thank Kam J
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

True as what the witty drinks server says (presumably the owner of drinks section) from next door of Thean Chun, (Kong Heng) the coffee is more aromatic and less sweet. Cream caramel custard that seemed expensive at rm2.50, didnt seem so anymore upon first bite. Both shops share the same alley so you can order the best items from both... More 

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Thank jean l
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This dessert is a constant draw for visitors. Other stalls also attracts a crowd to this busy coffee shop. But the unforgettable custard pudding, crème brulee style, brings me back again. It is sold by the drinks seller, can takeaway, savouring it while visiting Concubine Street opposite.

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Thank Clarababae
penang
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We couldn't even get in to the shop. There were just too many people and the weather was too hot. School holidays is not a good time to visit. And visit only with patience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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