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73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Macau, China
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The famous dishes of this shop must be the caramel podding and the white coffee that you should try, they are definitely good. Besides, the stall selling "Chearn Fun" as I could see is rather good.

Thank Barnett006
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to Thean Chun after at least a decade, and the food still tastes the same 😋, although the Kai See Hor Fun portions are much smaller. Baked custard still good, basically a creme brûlée without the burnt sugar crust. Chee Cheong Fun and fish ball noodles were only OK though. Satay man was not working on the two days... More 

Thank Kin Mun T
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read about this kopitiam before coming to Ipoh, and I have tried the caramel pudding, shredded chicken hor fun, really up to my expectations. I reached here about 4.00pm, the shop still full with customers, maybe it is a Sunday afternoon, many tourists came to visit here, but I think the shop will still very crowded on weekdays. I'll... More 

Thank visionplus8113
Heidelberg, Germany
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thean Chun is one of the more popular old-style "Kopitiam" (literally coffee shop) in Ipoh Old Town. The building used to house a barber shop, hence a row of mirrors on one wall which earned it the nickname "Hall of Mirrors". While waiting, we whet our appetite with Thean Chun's signature caramel egg custard - nice texture, not overly sweet.... More 

Thank faeimmmario
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

caramel pudding: A must eat local delicacies which never fail to satisfy our taste each time we visit this restaurant. It has also becoming one of the must visit restaurant whenever there is friend coming over to Ipoh

Thank c2chew
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone eats here and it is by far the best Shredded Chicken Hor Fun in Perak. The soup is out of this world and is featured in many, many food shows. A must try as well is the Hainanese Chicken served with soy sauce, so good you can lick the plate! Be prepared to Queue!

Thank Zoeychew
Singapore, Singapore
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviews lead me here, Egg custard, chee cheong fun, chicken noodle and Ipoh white coffee are their signature dishes. After eating, Ipoh white coffee (sweetness just nice), egg custard (very smooth) and unique chee cheong fun (very tender n Q) are recommended. The chicken and prawn noodle stall is quite long queue, it think is ok only. Ipoh white coffee... More 

Thank cArIne3366
Kuantan, Malaysia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my bf locked down for real down-to-earth local cuisine/food.. We decided to try this out and YES! We both nodded ! There's a few stall, seems common for the food, but the authentic taste shall amaze your taste buds!! If you dont know what to eat, or too much choice, you might pay two visits or even more!... More 

Thank vivianting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a wait but well worth it as we ordered the Tricycle Chicken and Prawn Hor Fun noodle soup or Kai See Hor Fun which came piping hot and fresh. Delicately sliced prawns and shredded chicken served in one of the oldest coffee shops in old town Ipoh. Service was very friendly despite the fact they were brimming... More 

Thank Melanie A
Inje-gun, South Korea
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The egg custard here was the best I had in Ipoh. So if all else fails at this restaurant, make sure to order this. Tried the cheong chee fun here (one of the dishes the place is famous for), which was pretty good. Not sure if I'd have it again, but glad I tried it (it was my first time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh
  • Phone Number: 6052553076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?