Monday, December 24, 2007

Kedai Ais Kacang Merah Raex, Jalan Toh Khay Beng, Taiping, Perak

This place is a favourite haunt everytime we are back in town. Raex has several stalls serving great childhood hawker delights at amazingly cheap prices.
The ice-blended red bean drink with milk (RM1.00) is the hallmark of this place. Deliciously thick and frothy, more of a dessert than a thirst quencher, this is a must-have for anyone visiting Raex.

The lok-lok is really cheap at RM0.50/stick.

We chose our usual favourites; quails' eggs, sotong kangkung, cockles and tofu. The stall owner cooked the bunch for us, and delivered all with 2 plates of condiments. Top left is the prawn paste sauce, the same type used for rojak. Top right is the sweet chilli sauce rich with peanuts, reminiscent of satay sauce, except sweeter. The best way to enjoy the lok lok is to dip in both sauces and let them mingle in your mouth.

We also ordered a roll of vegetarian popiah (RM1.00). As it was vegetarian, it tasted slightly bland compared to the one we had at Restoran Air Kacang Taiping.

The drinks menu, ambra (a type of sour fruit) juice is a drink we have never found in KL.

Kedai Ais Kacang Merah Raex is located a few roads behind (and parallel to) The Store supermarket in Taiping town.
Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....
1-bam = don't even bother
2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy
3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category
4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour
5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey
We would give Raex a 3-bam rating.


um said...

it's been a long time since we had lok lok [sung to the tune of led zep's "rock and roll"]
look at those cockles..............

upo said...

have you checked out olden days kopitiam?
i hear it is very popular and the fish head curry is out of this world