Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sarang Art Hub & Yik Mun Pau @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

The new face of Tanjung Malim: Visitors can explore the rooms & corridors of Sarang Art Hub, filled with the elaborate, eye-catching work of Malaysian artists, before settling down for a hot meal of petai fried rice. If you'd like to stay the night, there are guest rooms available at this venue, helmed by noted screenwriter Mamat Khalid & his wife as a hub for young local talents.

Sarang Art Hub
Jalan Rumah Rehat, Tanjung Malim, Perak. Wed-Mon, 3pm-1am. Contact: sarangarthub@gmail.com

The old(er) face of Tanjung Malim: Yik Mun's decades-long claim to fame - pau stuffed with beef curry, chicken curry, kacang or kaya (RM2.20) - may no longer warrant an hour's drive out of KL (the bun-to-filling ratio seems unfavourable), but if you're already in the area, it could be worth stopping by to soak in the amiable small-town kopitiam charm & sample a couple of other specialities that continue to be a magnet for crowds; the curry fried rice (RM8.50) proves pretty enjoyable with its distinctively spiced dimensions, while the Hainanese chicken chop (RM17) feels like an adequate throwback to a less complicated age.

Yik Mun Tanjung Malim Pau
1 Jalan Slim Lama, Tanjung Malim, Perak. Daily, 9am-9pm. Tel: 05-459-6006

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10 comments:

  1. The curry fried rice looks well fried with some charred bits...I like! ;) I can see that the guy was more than happy to promote his "paus"! ;D What are those big sheets of fried stuff (that looks like fu chuk)?

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, that curry fried rice was a pleasant surprise - we scooped up and savoured every spoonful ;) heh, yeah, that guy at the pau counter seemed friendly ... oh, i didn't go up close though, so i'm not sure what those sheets are! :D

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  2. Wow, go till so far do review~~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: heh, about one hour's drive from KL :)

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  3. Now what are you doing so far? But yes, I hear it is nearer to KL than say Ipoh. And who says there is nothing there? Everyone keeps telling me that, nothing, just the university and some miserable shops - not worth visiting.

    That art place sure is unique, I would love to go and check it out and food looks good at both the places. I wouldn't be surprised if it is nicer than a lot of places in KL - these little towns do have some hidden treasures, sometimes.

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    1. Suituapui: it turned out to be quite an easy drive there (and luckily, i wasn't driving, heh!). by the time we were there, it was pretty late in the evening, so we didn't actually get to explore the town, but we just hit the eateries, which were OK :) you're right though - the art place was something interesting, and maybe there are other places worth checking out at tanjung malim ;)

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  4. I do like a place with artwork... this one certainly has a lot to look at.

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    1. The Yum List: yup, there's art everywhere you turn at sarang art hub! :D

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  5. You are right about the Pau which 'may no longer warrant an hour's drive out of KL ' but I do agree that YM has other food is much more better than their signature. Actually, there is much more to discover in Tg Malim other than these two places which the locals will be more than happy to tell you. Psstt...there is a 'real' hidden gem three shops away though :)

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    1. Rgnw: thanks for whetting my appetite with the idea of exploring tg malim further ... i noticed a couple of other eateries on the same row but failed to check them out. will bear in mind for future trips! :)

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