Interestingly, did you know that Ipoh boasts of producing the best mung bean sprouts in the world?
The secret? Thanks to the hard water from the limestone hills that surround the town, the bean sprouts grown here are very crunchy and juicy.
People from all over Malaysia and overseas flock to Ipoh just to have a taste of our very unique bean sprouts!
It is said that the best tofu and the prettiest girls (because of their smooth-as-tofu skin) come from Ipoh, again thanks to the limestone water from the hills!
The name Ipoh is derived from a local tree, Pohon Epu or now more commonly known as Pokok Ipoh. The poisonous sap of the tree was once used by the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia to coat the tips of the darts of their blowpipes for hunting.