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.
I didn't know this, but I love bean sprouts. That dish looks so very good.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, Veronica. ♥
I always buy bean sprouts in Asian shop!ReplyDelete
happy new year
That is fascinating. I would love to see it in person! Bean sprouts are so yummy in themselves, these must be extra delicious!ReplyDelete
I love nature❤ReplyDelete
It's beautiful and I just love little pieces of history. I hope your New Year is off to a great start!ReplyDelete
Did not know that about bean sprouts.ReplyDelete
Oh poisonous sap! thanks for sharing :)
Great post! Thanks for linking up at NanaHoodReplyDelete
Your dish looks so good! I want to go to that place!ReplyDelete
I like to cut tofu into cubes. Then I put cornmeal, garlic salt and cayenne pepper on a plate. I cover the tofu on all sides. Then I pan fry it on each side. It tastes good in salads.
280 million years...wooow! I have been wanting to come to Ipoh but haven't really get a chance to do soReplyDelete
Love bean sprouts and love learning from your blog #BloggerClubUKReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/01/what-flirt.htmlReplyDelete
It is amazing that the rock is so old, and so beautiful too.ReplyDelete
That is cool. Thanks for sharing the photos.ReplyDelete
The rock formation is awesome! I love to see how nature creates such beautiful works of artReplyDelete
Wow, you're just filled with information today aren't you, but thanks for the geography & history lesson my friend! Luvin' the picture too! Hmmm do you think that's where the sign HOLLYWOOD got it's idea from? Your IPOH sigh? ~heehehe~ Just kiddn' ya!!! Have a great day & thanks for the info!!! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Great landscape shotReplyDelete
That rock is incredible and as for the food - yum yum!ReplyDelete
My pictures and Linky!
280 million years is a mind blowing age! I love tofu so want to try the best. Thanks for linking up with #globalbloggingReplyDelete
Never heard of this before and love learning! #thatfridaylinkyReplyDelete
That's a weird statistic to be known for. I hate taking photos of myself so can't relate, but of course, safety always comes first. Three lives destroyed by that, tough to think about.ReplyDelete