[Ipoh, Malaysia] Dim sum lunch at Foh San

Ipoh’s Foh San is legendary for their dim sum spread. More than 4 decades old and offering over 100 types of dim sum, Foh San continues to draw in the crowds.

  1. Siu mai (steamed pork-shrimp dumplings)

  2. Har-gow (steamed shrimp dumplings)

  3. Char siu-bao (steamed buns with Cantonese BBQ pork filling)

  4. Lor mai gai (steamed glutinous rice with chicken, Chinese sausage, shitake mushroom, dried shrimp and pork)

  5. Ma-lai kou (steamed caramel-flavoured sponge cake, topped with melon seeds)

  6. Taan taht (Chinese-style egg tart)

  7. Wu kok (Deep-fried yam-and-pork puffs)

  8. Lin yeung bao (steamed bun with lotus paste and salted duck’s egg-yolk filling)


Foh San Restaurant
51, Jalan Leong Sin Nam
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel: +60 5-254 0308
Open: 6.30am to 2.30pm daily, except Tue.


I never had Ma lai kou with melon seeds. How’s it?

Also haven’t seen Lor mai gai not arriving in the leaves. Did they steam in the leaves?

The melon seeds still retain their crunch - a welcome textural contrast to the spongey-soft ma lai kou.

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Making noodles. Phongdien Town, Cantho City, Southern Vietnam.
Credit: CiaoHo