[Ipoh, Malaysia] There many online reviews claiming that Funny Mountain is the best beancurd in Ipoh.
Ranked Number 2 for quick bites on TripAdvisor and an average score of 4.0 out of 5 with almost 1000 reviews on Google Maps, Funny Mountain Beancurd seems like one popular place to visit for first time tourists in Ipoh.
I do find their name interesting and funny (pun unintended) at the same time, I mean will I smile after tasting their food?
Opened in 1952, Funny Mountain is currently located near to the popular food street in Ipoh with Restoran Tuck Kee 怡保德记 and Jln Theatre Coffee in the vicinity.
Currently managed by the 3rd generation, the recipe for the Tau Fu Fa (beancurd) and Soy Milk originates from Shantou, Guangdong, China, and is passed on from their grandmother till the present.
Their soy beans are imported from Canada and USA and the beancurd and soy milk are freshly prepared manually daily.
Occupying the corner unit of a shophouse with no dine-in area, there are a total of 3 items on the menu written in English and Cantonese: Tau Fu Fah aka Beancurd (RM3, SGD1), Ais Kacang Soya aka Iced Soy Milk (Small bottle RM2.50, SGD0.85/ Large bottle RM6, SGD2) and Ais Lengkong aka Iced Grass Jelly (Small bottle RM2.50, SGD0.85/ Large bottle RM6, SGD2).
The staffs are skilful and efficient in preparing the orders, swiftly scooping 3 times out of the wooden barrel for each bowl of beancurd.
This bowl of Tau Fa Fah (RM3, SGD1) is served with syrup for sweetness, warm in temperature and (much) smaller than I had imagined.
Furthermore, it is also twice the price compared to Woong Kee (RM1.60, SGD0.55) and Big Mom Beancurd (RM1.40, SGD0.50).
This is a decent bowl of beancurd, with a smooth, wobbly, slightly denser texture and slightly too sweet for my liking.
Hmm, somehow this also reminded of Rochor Beancurd at Selegie in Singapore in terms of the syrup used and the texture.
Even though I preferred the beancurd over at Big Mom, Funny Mountain does have a fair share of fans judging from people braving the heat and enjoying a bowl of hot beancurd on the stools and standing along the roadside.
There is also an unspoken practice that cars will park near to the store and the service staff will take their orders and deliver to them though the window.
I guessed eating a bowl of hot beancurd in the air-conditioned car is definitely more enjoyable.
Funny Mountain Beancurd 奇峰豆腐花
50, Jalan Mustapa Al-bakri, Taman Jubilee, Ipoh, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10.30am until sold out (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – Funny Mountain Beancurd
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.