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Sunday, 29 March 2015

FISH BALLS NOODLE FOR BREAKFAST AT KOPITIAM SIN TONG KI, FIRST GARDEN, IPOH

 I first tasted this fish ball noodle way back in early 1982/1983. I had a colleague who had to send her daughters to school early in the morning. After that she will buy breakfast on her way to work and because of her selflessness and goodness, she also took the trouble to help buy breakfast for us as well. It was through her that we get to enjoy some very tasty breakfast in the comfort of the tea-room in our office. Sometimes, eating the same food from the office canteen could be very boring and we really looked forward to the breakfast she bought for us. Every time I eat this fish ball noodle, I will remember this ex-colleague turned very close friend of mine.

This fish ball noodle shop Kedai Kopi Tong Ki first started in Ipoh old town and it is still operating there today. Later, one of the brothers started a shop and named it Kopitiam Sin Tong Ki in First Garden few years ago. Until today, both shops are still enjoying brisk business and most of the time the shops are packed with customers.

Since our retirement, we seldom go to the shop in old town because the one in First Garden is very convenient for us. To avoid the morning crowd, we will usually go there after our morning walk, which is before 8 am. Once in a while, my ex-colleagues and I will meet up here for our breakfast and fellowship with one another. It is good and fun to come together, chat and laugh, keeping our friendship alive.
A bowl of treasures - fish balls, meat balls, tofu, bitter gourd and brinjal stuffed with fish paste.

Another bowl of treasures - fish balls, meat balls, tofu and soy sheet stuffed with fish paste.

Plain rice vermicelli in clear soup with some bean sprout and garnished with spring onion.

Address; Kopitiam Sin Tong Ki,
Lorong Taman Sepuluh, (parallel to Lebuh Taman Pertama)
Taman Pertama, 30100 Ipoh.
"Friends, why are you doing this?

We too are only men, human like you.

We are bringing you good news,

telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God,

who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.

(Acts 14:15, New International Version-NIV)

22 comments:

  1. Good food - good friend, Good News!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. Hi Cloudia, it is always wonderful for good friends to come together.

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  2. Nancy, I'm not a fishball fan though I do eat it. I prefer meatballs hee..hee...

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    1. Phong Hong, then you are like me...I prefer meatball too.

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  3. Fish balls, meat balls, both i like, hehe...

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    1. Sharon, I prefer meat balls but hubby loves fish balls.

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  4. wahhhh... you post this up... I am missing them now!!

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    1. Hi Claire, we are also missing you!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. Happy day to you too!

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  6. Nice friendship, that is hard to find.

    Really a great bowl of treasures. I love fish balls, meat balls. And eaten with vermicelli, yummy!

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    1. True friendship must be treasured, not easy to find....

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  7. Now only I realised that fish balls, mixed balls soup is a specialty in Ipoh, almost every shop sells them. Looks really easy to eat and tasty too.

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    1. Mun, fish balls, meat balls & "liews" are very common in Ipoh. But not all are nice & tasty.

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  8. We do not have anything like this! Except for the vermicelli, which I make often. It looks very good!

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    1. Over here in Ipoh, fish balls & meat balls are very common items.

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  9. Nancy the fish seems looktasty but We don't it in Poland

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    1. Gosia, looks like only here in Ipoh, fish & meat balls are common.

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  10. loive the look of the fishballs. Ther soup not oily. i like

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    1. The fish & meat balls here different from others and the soup are very clear, no oil so we like.

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  11. Everything does look quite good!

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