Think Ipoh is all about Ipoh hor fun and white coffee? Think again. In fact, if you ask Joel Choo for food recommendations, he’d tell you to skip it. “It is the most underwhelming dish Ipoh has. I was actually expecting a lot from Ipoh hor fun but it just tastes like hor fun in a broth. There’s nothing special about it,” the 25-year-old tells 8days.sg. Oops.

Well, the actor should know. He spent more than three months up north filming Mediacorp drama Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star, and when he wasn’t working, the self-professed foodie was eating his way around Ipoh. He shares with us his recommendations on where and what to eat, including Ipoh hor fun, you know, in case you really want to try the city's eponymous noodles.

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