"Fair skinned, pretty Girls are from Ipoh" Top 5 Page for this destination Ipoh Local Custom Tip by Wild_Orchid

Ipoh Local Customs: 5 reviews and 6 photos

  chicken rice
by Wild_Orchid
 
 

The town of Ipoh is renowned for its juicy and succulent pomelos, the large Chinese temple built into the side of a cave, tasty chicken rice, crispy taugeh (beansprouts), and last but not least pretty girls.

The reason for all of the above (apart from the temple) is the quality of water enhanced by the limestone deposits & minerals from the limestone caves around Ipoh. When taugeh plants drink and absorb the Ipoh water, they become remarkably healthy, thick-stemmed and crunchy, when kampung chickens are fed with this water and are free to roam, they end up on your dinner plates in the form of delicious chicken rice (read airasia's numerous restaurant tips for more on this) and of course, it is rumoured that the prettiest girls in Malaysia are all from Ipoh, because when they were young, they must have drunk a lot of good quality Ipoh Mineral Water.

Don't believe me? Visit Ipoh and check it out yourself!!

I couldn't get a picture of the pretty girls, as most of them seem to have moved to Kuala Lumpur and beyond! so instead, I have featured a picture of delicious chicken rice with a side dish of taugeh.

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2005
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