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Thean Chun

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very busy and old coffeeshop

Visited thean chun coffeeshop on Sat ,6/6/15 and we liked it especially the egg custard, chicken hor fun and bean sprouts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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English first
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If I were given only one coffeeshop to go to in Ipoh, this is definitely the place. People love the hor fun here, but my favourites are the egg custard and ice coffee.

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Kuala Lumpur
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Ate 2 items here, the famous pork satay and Ipoh chee cheong fun. The pork satay skewer is so so, as we find it a little tough. The sauce is very delicious with a good portion of peanuts in it. The chee cheong fun is normal, and nothing out of the normal.

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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited thean chun coffeeshop on Sat ,6/6/15 and we liked it especially the egg custard, chicken hor fun and bean sprouts.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The basic rule about good food in Ipoh is generally if the cafe or Restairant is more than 10 years old then the food there has to be extremely good. Thean Chun is one such cafe. Every time I eat there be it with friends, family or business associates the food there is always the same excelent quality. The only... More 

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LONDON
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was taken to this eating place specifically to try the Satay, which every one looked forward to going. After finding a table, which is quite difficult when they are busy. We ordered the satay which is cooked outside of the side entrance. He comes along and places a bowl of peanut dip with a handful of chicken satay sticks.... More 

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Singapore
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I love their shredded chicken flat noodles (Ipoh Kai See Hor Fun), it is the soup chicken-based stock with some prawns flavour added. The chicken based broth accompanies with the silky smooth hor fun very well. Another best food here is charcoal grill-based Satay that served with peanut sauce and rice cake. Their Caramel custard egg pudding taste insanely when... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beware of the waitress here. They will cheat your money unnoticed. Gave RM10 and they short change and when asked why they said I only gave RM2. Very dishonest restaurant.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Thean Chun is famous for its hor fun (rice noodle) served with sliced chicken and prawn, Chinese styled satay and caramel custard. I decided to bring some guests over at about 4 pm one day. To our frustration, we had to wait for about 25 minutes for our hor fun to be served and the place was only half full.... More 

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Malaysia
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This kopitiam is definitely an old school coffee shop serving local street foods and surprisingly tasty caramel puddings! The coffee shop next door actually serves the better foods besides the caramel puddings. These 2 coffee shops actually allow the pork satay to serve both premise withou any issues. The satay stall is only so-so in terms of taste. So get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Should try out the dumpling(6 in 1 chinese dumpling)!!! I would personally recond it. Other than than that you might want to try a little of everything they serve. Try to get a seat at the back instead of inside the shop, might feel the different!

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Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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