It is not easy to pick the top Perak food hunting and attractions places because there are so much to see and do here. Perak is one of the largest states in Peninsular Malaysia with an area of over 21,000 sq. km. stretching from just north of Selangor all the way to the Thai border. Its scenery includes the hills of the Titiwangsa range along its Eastern edge, the unusual limestone karst towers outside Ipoh, some spectacular caves, the huge Temenggor Lake, excellent beaches and the popular resort island of Pangkor.

Did you know?

On public holidays, people will even make the journey from Singapore to Perak just to try the best food here! There are even busloads of tourists that come for the food too! There are lists of halal food too! For Muslims, don’t worry we have got you covered!

Besides food, you might be wondering:

What else is there to do in Perak? Here are some interesting places in Perak!


Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitiaw 

1. Cowan Streer Ayam Tauge & Koitiaw Restaurant

Remark: Hor fun (flat white rice noodles) is served with the chicken instead of rice!


Address: 44, Jalan Raja Ekram, Kampung Jawa, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.

Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday – 6 pm to 10 pm

Monday to Wednesday – Closed

Contact: 012-5203322

Concubine Lane Ipoh Tau Fu Fa

2. Concubine Lane Ipoh Tau Fu Fa

Remark: Pork Free

They have several flavors of Tau Fu Fa if you want to try something other than the original:

  • Bird’s Nest
  • Teochew style with brown sugar, ginger and black sesame seeds
  • Ginger

Address: 8, Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.

Ais Kepal Concubine Lane

3. Concubine Lane Ais Kepal

They sell an unusual cold dessert- a giant ice ball (ais kepal) that you can get in a few flavors:

  • Mango
  • Grape
  • Pandan
  • Sarsi (Malaysian soft drink similar to Pepsi or Coke)

Address: 99, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 3000 Ipoh, Perak

Remark: Pork Free

Opening hours: Weekdays (except Tuesdays) – 11 am to 4 pm

Weekends: 10 am to 5.30 pm

Contact: 016-5211283

Laksa Telur Sarang 

4. Laksa Telur Goreng Bersarang at Cafe Setinggan

The traditionally cooked laksa noodles and spicy fish gravy is topped off with a unique style of fried egg that makes it look like a bird’s nest, hence the name ‘telur goreng bersarang’

Address: Jalan Margosa D/8, 31350 Ipoh, Perak

Remark: Halal certified

Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday (closed on Friday) – 12 pm to 7 pm

Contact: 018-5772955

Nasi Ayam Hainan Ipoh

5. Ipoh Hainan Chicken Rice

You cannot leave Ipoh without trying Ipoh Hainan Chicken Rice! You will love the flavorsome poached chicken served with light soy sauce. The dish is best eaten with a serving of boiled bean sprouts together with a bowl of smooth and fragrant rice. The delicious chilli sauce to dip your chicken in!

Address: 107 Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Remark: Halal certified

Opening hours: Open daily – 11 am to 9 pm

Contact: 05-2545591

Mee Kari & Mee Kicap Mat Jasak

6. Mee Daud Mat Jasak

It is one of the few places to serve good mee kicap with yong tau foo, as well as mee kari with succulent fishballs in coconut curry gravy. Have the mee kicap with either flat rice noodles or yellow noodles!

Address: 1, Jalan Datuk Onn Jaafar, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Remark: Halal certified

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 3.30 pm to 9 pm

Friday to Saturday – 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Sunday – Closed

Contact: 019-4410096

Canning Dimsum Ipoh

7. Canning DimSum Restaurant

Other than favorites on the menu like siew mai, fishballs, char siew bao (chicken version) and Canning Dim Sum signature “Xiao long bao” (Shanghai dumplings). They also serve other popular items are the multi-colored har kow and their signature 5 flavours of Lau Sa Pau (molten filling baos) oozing with black sesame, salted egg, lotus, chocolate and yam.

Address: 1, Lebuh Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Remark: Halal certified

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 7.00 am to 3.30 pm

Wednesday – Closed

Contact: 016-2680535

Tomyam Nyor Miker Food

Pizza Miker Food

8. Miker Food

Head on to Miker Food for a whole host of choice from Malay dishes to Western selections. Try the special Tom Yam Nyor that is packed with seafood and served in a coconut. The water from the coconut itself is used in making the tom yam, giving it the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Other than that, you cannot miss the handmade stine oven pizza from the Chik Pizza stall! You can even try half-and-half of any of their topping cobinations if you are indecisive!

Address: Jalan Padang, 30020 Ipoh, Perak

Remark: Halal certified

Opening hours: Open daily – 5 pm to 11 pm

Contact: 011-10300033


Top Attraction Places in Perak

Gua Tempurung, Gopeng Perak.

1. Gua Tempurung

Tempurong Cave is one of the largest natural limestone caves in Malaysia stretching over 1.5 km. It is show cave with safe walkways and illuminated to reveal its natural beauty.

Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh, Perak.

2. Perak Tong Cave Temple

On the outskirts of Ipoh there are many fascinating cave temples to visit. One of the most famous is Perak Tong Cave Temple. The cave contains a 40-foot-high golden Buddha and beautiful murals. Climb 450 steps for a great view of Ipoh.

Kellie Castle, Batu Gajah, Perak.

3. Kellie Castle

Kellie’s castle was named after its owner William Kellie Smith a Scottish planter. The castle was designed to replicate the great British Raj palaces in India with Moorish style arches and windows. He built the castle for his beloved wife, Agnes but was not completed when he died in 1926. This historic half-built palatial home for a Scottish planter is one of the top Perak attractions.

Maxwell Hill, Taiping, Perak

4. Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut)

Little has changed at Bukit Larut Resort Hill in the past 100 years. It is still a place for nature, peace and quiet and fresh mountain.

Mirror Lake (Tasik Cermin). Ipoh, Perak.

5. Mirror Lake (Tasik Cermin)

Tasik Cermin (Mirror Lake) is a stunning hidden lake surrounded by limestone karst towers. You need to walk through a quarry and a tunnel to reach it.

Valley Archaeological, Lenggong, Perak.

6. Lenggong Valley Archaeological

Visit Lenggong Valley Archaeological Gallery to see the oldest skeleton (Perak Man) found in Peninsular Malaysia and gain an appreciation of the archaeological history of the Lenggong Valley, one of Malaysia’s four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Masjid Ubudiah, Kuala Kangsar, Perak

7. Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail

Take a self-guided tour around Kuala Kangsar, one of Malaysia’s loveliest and most historic towns.

Banding Lake, Perak.

8. Banding Lake

Banding Lake is an ideal base for exploring Lake Temenggor and the Royal Belum Rainforest. Definitely one of Malaysia’s most beautiful areas.

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