Another famous Ipoh delicacy is none other than the soya bean drink and tau fu fah (soya bean curd).
Well, you can get them from… Funny Mountain!
Funnily enough, there’s nothing funny about this well-known outlet. After 60 years (and still counting) of business, they must be the master of both soya bean drink and tau fu fah.
Therefore, Funny Mountain in Ipoh is a top attraction to satisfy the taste buds.
Business starts everyday from 10.30am in the morning, up till when the supplies get depleted for the day. So, it’s advisable to drop by as early as possible. :)
Typically on a weekend, the queue can be overwhelming – with tourists from tour buses and visitors from in and out of town.
Not forgetting cars queuing along the road for a “drive-through” service. Or you could also call that… Drink ‘n Go.
Funny Mountain serves 3 main specialties – Soya Bean Milk, Grass Jelly (Cincau) and Soya Bean Curd (Tau Fu Fa).
Served fresh from the containers, they are scooped and prepared as ordered.
At RM0.80 for both a cup of soya bean drink and a bowl of tau fu fah, they are considered cheap – but perhaps not enough to savour since the portion could be slightly small.
Here’s a cup of soya bean drink…
Served cold – it’s really refreshing as Ipoh can be hot sometimes.
Soya Cincau (mixture of soya bean milk and grass jelly) is another favourite as well…
It’s fun to have that extra munch with the grass jelly. :)
And here’s the bowl of smooth savory tau fu fah…
The portion is quite small, but certainly proportional to the 80 cents price tag. Get another bowl if you can’t get enough of it.
So yeah – when you think of soya bean or tau fu fah in Ipoh, Funny Mountain is definitely the place to go.
The outlet is actually so small that seats are pretty limited. Customers normally takeaway, or drink/eat immediately on the spot.
Funny Mountain Soya Bean
49, Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Business Hours: Daily 1030 onwards
GPS Coordinates: 4.5949, 101.0844 (new nearby location)
Oh wait, I think the address above should be accurate.
But when you’re searching for it, just make sure not to find this “funny” mountain…
It’s funny, but it’s not Funny Mountain. ;)