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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The pork satay and the "dun dan" eggs pudding among the best in Ipoh. It's typical old fashion coffee shop design of the 50's add spice to whatever you had in this place. A must visit when you visit to Ipoh.

Thank NDLoo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Years after years, still the best Kai See Ipoh Hor Fun and caramel custard pudding this side of town. Real shredded chicken strips with silky smooth Hor Fun in broth made of authentic ingredients. First, you need to get a seat (table) the good old way - stand beside one that is about to finish and be patient. Then be... More 

Thank KH_Lye
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is quite popular among both locals and tourists, hence the perfect place to savor some local satisfying food. It is a typical local eatery that consists of several stalls within one coffeeshop (getting the right stall matters the most). The tricycle chicken and prawn hor fun is quite nice and fragrant, but the hot fun can be made... More 

Thank Renee J
Macau, China
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 3 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 3 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 3 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?