Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A small town call Bidor....

When I was a kid, my dad use to bring us to Bidor....
I got few relatives staying in Bidor and besides that my dad likes the Bidor's famous duck noodles...

I am sure you all know which restaurant that I am refering....
The famous Pun Cheong....
It is been so many years that I did not visit this small town...

As some of you all know that I went back to Ipoh recently to celebrate my mum's birthday...
My wife suggested to stop by Bidor for lunch...
We start our journey back to Ipoh around 12noon and we reached Bidor around 1 something...

Pun Chun restaurant, Bidor...

These are the food that we ordered...

The famous duck noodles
I love the herbal soup.. it has the sweet taste of dried longan n others chinese herbal..
I saw some people order the dried version..
It comes with a dry noodles and with a bowl of duck soup ...
Should be very nice...

Wan Tan Mee...
The char siu is not that great (very red)..
but the noodles is very nice... very springy taste...
I could say that it is one of the best wan tan noodles that I tasted so far....

I like the wanton .. nice and big..

I also order the wu kok (yam dumpling stuff with char siu filling)
It is very delicious...

The price list ..
Bidor price = KL price
RM7/bowl for duck noodles
Now Pun Chun seems like a tourist attraction area..
sells a lot varieties of biscuit...

there are a lot of stalls selling fruits..
but becareful .. some of the sellers are cheaters..
The sellers cut some jambu air for us to test.. and it was very sweet
We bought a packet but it wasn't so sweet as we tested..
Besides that there are no price tag on the fruits..
so ask for it before purchase...


It seems that Pun Cheong become a tourist attraction area..
When I got back home (Ipoh) my dad told me that Pun Chun duck noodles is not that nice....
He informed me that there is a shop in Kampar which is better....
Next time .. next time...

84 comments:

  1. I agree with your dad... pun chan food is no longer that delish anymore... I prefer the shop behind it facing the bus terminal..

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    1. too commercialize ..
      but I think they still could able to maintain due to the cook is chinese..
      not those foreigners...

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  2. oh I had wanton noodles soup last Friday..though I wasn't satisfied with... I dunno why haha.. but of all the foods you shared today, it's the duck noodles interest me the most... never had a duck dish before.. wonder what's the difference between chicken and Duck

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    1. milton, that wanton noodles you had can never compare with the one SP had.. hahahaha!!

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    2. SK cannot say like that..
      maybe theirs is better le..

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  3. Pun Chun have been there since my dad's time

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  4. Have been many time there. I dont like the wantan mee there

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    1. the noodles quite good.
      I like the textrure and the sauce..
      I think they got put pork lark

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  5. But i love the duck noodle. Is it still rm4-50 a bowl> Few months ago i went was rm4-50

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    1. aihhh now is RM7/bowl..
      duck is expensive now.. lol

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  6. There is also one Pun Chun in KL...some where in Ara damansara or what...saw it in the newspapper some time ago.

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  7. but sad to say the price also KL price. RM7something a bowl of duck noodle. I did not bother to go and try.

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    1. oh really?? they have an outlet in KL ah?? but then i think everything also getting more expensive already lor.. RM7 for a bowl of duck noodles in Ara Damansara?? errr, not surprise lah..

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    2. kanasai .. Bidor also selling RM7/bowl...

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  8. Been here once, while on my way to friend's wedding @Ipoh. Like their duck's noodle and highly recommend their 'wu kok'. I find it very nice.heheh...

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    1. Good .. so when you will go to Ipoh again?
      makan trip le...

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    2. hmm...should plan. I want to go Foh San!! =p

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  9. hmmmmm the food photos all look so yummy! would love to visit the place one sweet day....the yum dumpling looks most appealing to me...happy day on your side of the world :-)

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    1. hehehe..
      come over and enjoy the SUN and good food ..
      kakakakaka

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  10. wow there are so many Pun Chun in malaysia.. im interested in their chinese delicacies :)

    Latest: A Trip to Hunan

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  11. I wish I could go all over these towns and scout around...and enjoy the best food they have to offer. Only been to Ipoh...and Pangkor in Perak. :(

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    1. aiyo .. start your own expedition ...
      seems you are so FREE man .
      I am sure you have frens from every state to take care of you....
      Maybe Food Expedition for charity.. hmm not bad huh...

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    1. remember to buy me breakfast, lunch & dinner .. :p

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  13. Next time, when you go Kampar, remember to tell us which shop, ok?

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    1. better still, ask him to take you with him. :)

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    2. Muahahaha, I agree with Lina.... then can tumpang eat FOC!

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    3. wah.. Bidor, Taiping, Kampar and Ipoh.. all very near to each other one meh??

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    4. I would say that less than 1 hour for each town..

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  14. Heard a lot about Pun Chun, but I never been there. Being a Perakian, for not dropping by there before, shameful la!

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    1. really shameful of you lor, i've been there few times already lor.. :D

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    2. kekeke .. yah le ..
      must go jalan jalan sambil makan makan

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  15. i love the yam dumpling, it's one of my favorite dumplings, should make one tomorrow. i don't know how to make very good noddles though :( i am getting hungry again with your pics.

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    1. good blog it and let me c ..
      kekekeke

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  16. Went to Pun Chun once.... maybe 8-10 years ago, when blogspot and FB are not popular - thus I don't know about its "popularity" kekeke!

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    1. Having problem posting a new comment, so I tumpang here :P
      I have been to the same shop some times last year, also ordered the similar dishes ;)

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    2. hahaha, yalor.. i think i went there before the PLUS highway is built.. last time also nobody will take photos of food one lor..

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    3. hahaha .. thanks to all the FB and Blog ..
      it become a tourist attraction area .. and the price is so expensive now..
      aihhh... money sucker....

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  17. But I love their kai-chai peng (chicken biscuits), yummy~~~

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    1. i don't like the chicken biscuits, i like their horse biscuits only.. hahaha, "sat kei mah"..

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    2. me too.. but ipoh egg tart also good.
      u try it?

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  18. The trip looks exciting with delicious food on the side i am glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. yes it is ..
      my wife enjoy it the most.. coz lots of good food..
      now she is dieting now.. kakakakaka

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  19. Next time you come to Penang,buzz me,I show you good good makan place one,, cheap cheap and good good, this i promise,,ya

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    1. sure bro, some beer will be nice too :)

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  20. I love the crunchy casing of the yam dumplings.

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    1. I heard that it takes a lot of skill to fried it till so crispy..
      well I just know how to eat and say whether is GOOD or NO GOOD

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  21. I never went Bidor before but I knew this place from my ex-roomate. She's from Bidor and very leng lui one. =D.. I love wu kok too. It's my favourite when dim sum time.

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    1. aiye as usual le ..
      Perak is famous of LENG.. leng lui and leng chai (ahem ahem)..
      coz of the fresh mountain water.. kakakakaka

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  22. I've never been to Bidor before! I think! HAHA I'm not sure because I think that my dad brought me there once before but I forgot the name already :P
    But everything looks so YUMMY! :D

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    1. so plan a short trip to north..
      first go to Bidor, Tapah, Kampar, Ipoh, Taiping, Bukit Mertajam & PG..
      I am sure when you go back to Australia .. everyone will not recognise you..
      kakakaka

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  23. ooo, i've never tried bidor duck noodles before. i must try to remember it. i prefer duck compared to chicken, so i think i'd enjoy it :D

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    1. As they say that Ara Damansara and Kota Kemuning got their branch.
      I tried the Kota Kemuning .. seems not good..

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  24. I love their wu kok!!!! In fact opposite pun chun, there's a pasar and opposite the pasar, got one row of stalls.... I thought they sell reasonably well CCF-Teluk Intan Style, and their yeong lui also not bad. Unfortunately, they only operate on pasar pagi hours if not mistaken (cannot see from main road coz it's blocked by the row of shops facing front rd)

    U shud go try it if got chance!

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    1. roger roger. ok ok..
      shall try it next time ..
      seems like going back to Ipoh will be a makan trip for me

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  25. yeah, i've been to Bidor few times.. errr, actually to be exact, is just only that Pun Chan restaurant, hahaha!!

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    1. because last time take bus or drive northwards, like to stop at Bidor for lunch.. and i think i've tried their duck noodles, wantan mee and yam puff lor..

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    2. but it was long long time ago lah.. i think after the PLUS highway, rarely purposely detour there for lunch already, unless for those real gastronome lah..

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    3. hahahaha, i also remember the fruits, especially the jambu!! i used to buy them and then bring back to KL.. i can still remember how sweet the fruits are..

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    4. they also produce their own 雞仔餅 and 薩奇馬, very famous one!! but i don't really like 雞仔餅 lah, i prefer 薩奇馬 more.. but i've got an Ipoh friend, she bought me some even nicer 薩奇馬, homemade with enough ingredients so very very very delicious!!!

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    5. SK - there is a fanmous ipoh 薩奇馬. Hmm I not sure whether we are talking the same one. I shall blog in my next post.. i also don't like the 雞仔餅
      stop bidor for lunch? why not kampar? kampar also got lots of good food to eat.

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  26. They opened one branch at ara damansara =)

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    1. Have not try it ..
      I tried the Kota Kemuning .. but seems not good le...

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  27. Yes, your Dad is absolutely right. Their food has gone downhill.

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    1. But it wasn't that bad...
      Just that price kinda expensive.. N quality could b better if they produce in a smaller qty..
      I guess that they r too commercialize now..

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    1. I think it is abt 3 years I have not eat duck noodles..
      The last time also pun Chun but in Kota kemuning...
      N it was reaaly not good...

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  29. I am loving the duck noodles and I used to frequent bidor a few years ago. I am going to check this noodles the next time I am at bidor.

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    1. Good it is easy to find...
      Their shop is in the main street..

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  30. wow..I'm amazed..u are so popular now!

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  31. Btw, I hvn't tried the duck noodles in Bidor before.

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    1. I think Ipoh also got shop selling duck noodles...

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  32. I remember last time each time we are in Bidor my dad would buy us this glass noodle fish ball soup or something liddat. i was very young then..

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    1. Wow u also bring back my memories..
      Glass noodle fish ball.. I have not eat this long long time ago....
      Anyway it is not my fav.. Lol..

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  33. I went to that shop few times to buy food stuffs. I often visit my in laws and company's development project in Kampar, so I passed Bidor la.

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  34. I think overall the food in Kampar is very nice and getting expensive due to the UTAR being built there. Bidor is like fading off but their famous food is still good la.

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  35. What a great post! I really enjoyed looking at your fantastic photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  36. Bidor - my mum and grandmother home town . . . the best historical place it seems for me lol

    gai zai beng for this restaurant is the best it seems :D

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  37. the kolok mee that sold in pun chun was not like yours having 1 . . . perhaps time flies, the char siew of old time also fly away.

    last time morning in pun chun can sees alot of food which is included dim sum as well . . . now dunno what happed edi zzz

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  38. ngap tui mien definitely is a MUST!

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  39. zzzz... I'm from Bidor. The local folks don't go to Pun Chun to get themselves ripped off. The restaurant is waaaay too overrated now compared to what they could offered back in, say.... couple of decades ago? Speaking of wantan mee, there is a stall located opposite KFC restaurant, which we Bidor folks truly feel proud to say that that is the best wantan mee in Bidor. For me personally, as far as I know, the best in Malaysia :)

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