If you mentioned authentic Ipoh Hor Fun, you probably would be thinking of this or this. And what sets them apart from this (the bastardised version) lies in the Sar Hor Fun (or 沙河粉). Local-produce Hor Fun somehow just doesn’t seem to meet the mark in terms of smoothness and silkiness factor. This is where Tuck Kee steps in to bridge the gap.
The flesh was firm and meaty but then again that’s all that is to it. Instead I thought the Big Prawns were much sweeter and less “rubbery” compared to the crayfish.
The gravy sauce was kinda disappointing though – I feel that it is not robust enough to go with the already plain Hor Fun.
Perhaps one is meant to dip the noodles and ingredients in the chilli sauce for a stronger flavour but I would probably be back for them only when I have a craving for smooth Ipoh Hor Fun.
Food: 3.75/5 (Best Sar Hor Fun around, but gravy was disappointing)
Service: 3.5/5 (Efficient despite long queue)
Ambience: 2.5/5 (Food Centre - Very humid and crowded during lunch)
Price: 2/5 (Expensive for hawker standard, serving wasn't big)
#02-41A, Hong Lim Food Centre
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