When I came out from Restoran Ipoh Central, after having my breakfast on the second day of Chinese New Year, I spotted a truck selling "chung" or "bak chang" (glutinous rice dumpling) across the street by chance.
On closer inspection, I saw that this chap (a young guy) was selling a lot of bak chang and when you know he can sell such a large quantity of it, it'll probably be good.
This was the one with "lok tau" (split green beans or mung beans). It was filled with a chunk of pork meat (which is more fatty than lean), dried shiitake mushroom, salted egg yolk, dried shrimps and lok tau.
I had one for lunch and found it to be quite good...just not as good as the KL ones I buy from my neighbourhood wet market (or the Pandan Perdana market). My preference would be for a leaner pc of pork meat and the lok tau to have a more mushy and softer consistency. A family member tried one and liked it so much that he requested if we could get more the following day.
My Ipoh brother-in-law also took us mural hunting for the wall art murals drawn by renowned Lithuanian street artist, Ernest Zacharevic. He is, of course, well known for his interactive street art in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Ipoh....and, of course, the now infamous and controversial Lego Thief in Johor Bahru. He started his month long project in May/June of 2014 and painted a total of 7 murals in Ipoh. I managed to get to 4 of them before the heat got to me....hee...hee.....and here they are:
Little Girl tiptoeing on a stack of red plastic stools while reaching for a cage of birds on a wall in Jalan Bandar Timah. This piece I found to be rather "plain Jane", so I didn't take a photo of it.
The other 3 are murals of a hummingbird, a trishaw and a tin mining town. Yet, I've not seen his biggest one (which he painted in 2 weeks in April 2014), spanning a massive 4-storey high on Wisma Allianz building wall in Jalan Gereja, that's closer to home )....lol!!
Let's hope there will be more of his beautiful and creative murals sprouting up in the near future! ;)