Tim Sum

When you are in Ipoh, you must try Funny Mountain …… that’s what I was told when I visited Ipoh.

For those of you from the North, looking for good food may be a breeze to you. But for us Central folks, it’s like looking for needle in a haystack. It’s a good thing that good foodies from Penang and Ipoh are never lacking too. I speak for myself when I say …. whenever I visit Penang or Ipoh, I must comb through some food blogs to make a “hit list”. That’s right …. what should I hit and where should I miss … on purpose.

When I first heard of Funny Mountain, it did came across my mind that this could be the name of a new theme park or hotel. Until I found out the full name, which is Funny Mountain Traditional Soya Bean and Tau Fu Fa.

Yup …. desserts.

And this is no ordinary dessert, I might say. Started back in the early 1950’s, it was said that the quality of their serving remain unchanged since the early days. Funny Mountain serves the smoothest Tau Fu Fa (Soybean Custard/Curd) in town. It’s so smooth that it slides down your throat one spoonful at a time. Before you know it, you are ordering your second serving.

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But do bear in mind that Funny Mountain’s produce is well known all around Malaysia therefore when you decide to have the next one, they might be sold out.

There are 2 ways to savor the delicious, silky smooth Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fa. You can either drive-thru or eat in. For drive-thru, just stop your vehicle in front of the stall, signal a little and the workers will deliver your orders. Or better still, enjoy it fresh at the stall.

Soya Bean milk (tau cheong sui). Smooth and thick; one glass is obviously not enough
Soyabean curd (tau fu fa). Try mixing it with soyabean milk or cincau
Cincau (lengkong). Try mixing with soyabean

Try to be creative in Funny Mountain such as mixing the stuffs from the menu. You never know what you might come up with.

Here’s some fusion tips
If you want to mix soyabean milk with soyabean curd, say “pak pak” (white and white). If you want to mix soyabean and cincau say “hak pak” (black and white). If you want to mix the three, just say, “sam yeong cham” (mix three types). This is to avoid confusion as they deal with many customers all the time.

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Check what the others say about Funny Mountain
Rasa Rasa Malaysia
Sixth Seal

Along Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar,
30300 Ipoh, Perak
(near to the Tanjung Rambutan taxi stand)
Tel: 05 546 9968
Mobile: 012 516 1607

Business hours: 10.30am to 7.30pm
Opens: Daily

Tim Sum

  1. Satisfyingtummy Said,

    wow, ur photos are great!! Make me drooling! Tau hu Hua ~~smooth smooth and QQ texture heehee…
    .-= Satisfyingtummy´s last blog ..F30 ?????? (F30 seafood restaurant) Gohtong Jaya. =-.


  2. simplegirl Said,

    love your photos…..excellent!!!


  3. Chin Said,

    Family favourite since maybe 40 years ago! Just enjoyed the smooth silky feel of the tau fu fa.
    .-= Chin ´s last blog ..Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kg Baru – Melati Utama =-.


  4. cumidanciki Said,

    we love ths TTF! can never get enough. Everytime in ipoh must eat – good for complexion mah.. 🙂


  5. Leo Said,

    hmmm hmmm… taufu fa is one of my fav desserts!!! It looks very smooth
    .-= Leo´s last blog ..Fun Taipei Teacafe @ SS2/64 PJ =-.


  6. Dora Said,

    The soyabean curd is so smooth! Yum yum!
    .-= Dora´s last blog ..It Meows #45 =-.


  7. EVo Said,

    Heya Tim! just wana say Hello keep up the awesome posts on the food! i want taufufaaaaa 😀


  8. Big Boys Oven Said,

    OMG! such a treasure!
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..One Bite Petite Durian Tart – Big Boys Oven Sweet Dessert =-.


  9. eiling Said,

    I’m going to Ipoh today! Definitely will eat some!
    .-= eiling´s last blog ..The Green-Eyed Monster =-.


  10. J2Kfm Said,

    the BEST in Ipoh. bar none.
    there are others of course, such as those with funky flavours (pandan, mango, strawberry)
    but the taufufah at Funny Mountain’s top them all.
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Freshwater Fish,Fishballs & Frogs (?!) @ Restoran Baru Lau Kai, Sauk =-.


  11. thenomadGourmand Said,

    I agree..they make it smooooth and silky here 😉

    Havent found one in KL tht matches this no? Pg got laaa ;p
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..RAMA V, HIStory, The Restaurant & then.. The Indulgence =-.


  12. ck lam Said,

    Agree with J2kfm…this is best texture tau fu fa that you can get. Best of all all can be eaten in the comfort of the car.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Bagan Bar and Restaurant, Penang =-.


  13. sooyin Said,

    hey…thanks for linking! funny mountain is my ultimate favourite tau foo fa stall…silky smooth and yummy till the last drop!


  14. coffeefreak Said,

    Hey… I love the way you captured the old essence of Ipoh… and of course the TFF is kick-ass too lah..

    CoffeeFreak aka Ipohlian..


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