Thean Chun (天津茶室)

Coffee Shop and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #9 for coffee shops in Ipoh
  • SheRmaine G.
    "Must try: Caramel custard, hor fen, pork satay n popiah!!!!"(27 Tips)
    Zo S.
    "Caramel egg custard taste is awesome I try at Ipoh town so far!"(27 Tips)
    David C.
    "Great pork satay.. and egg custard.. not to be missed"(25 Tips)
    Daryl F.
    "Satay & chicken hor fun is an absolute must."(11 Tips)
237 Tips and reviews
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  • Opus O.
    Opus OneJanuary 2, 2016
    Get in line, and be ready to dig into a good collection of Ipoh culinary faves. The hor fun is al dente, the stock is rich in chicken and shrimp flavor, bean sprouts is plump and fresh; recommended.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FooJanuary 23, 2016
    Be prepared to wait for approximately one hour, but you will be rewarded with the best original Ipoh Kuey Teow, smooth poached Chicken and crunchy Taugeh. Try the Caramel Custard and Pork Satay too.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMay 31, 2016
    I love the choice of drinks at Ipoh (& Penang) kopitiams (cafes). Besides kopi & teh, u hv barley, chinchow, soya milk, lime juice, & ambra/ampulla (ambarella juice). Most come with iced option
  • MunYee C.
    MunYee CNovember 1, 2015
    Great chicken and pork satay. Egg custards. And also the popiah + fried popiah. Don't forget to order their ice coffee. Will always come back for the food again. Great cheap food!
  • •• i v y •
    •• i v y •September 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite coffee shop. Chee Cheong Fun is so smooth slurrrrrrp, Pork Satay, Creme Caramel, Popiah, Rojak & Ipoh Hor Fun ofcos but be prepared to wait. Closed on Thurdays.
  • lia lia
    lia liaDecember 19, 2015
    I love the signature baked egg dessert and must try the kueh tiaw soup with chicken slices.. The soup really awesome.. I must go back again when i dropby ipoh..
  • Andre B.
    Andre BoudvilleSeptember 23, 2014
    The custard pudding was really good. Didnt expect a local coffee shop to have a dessert like this..satay and hor fun noodle is good as well and not forgetting the poh piah:)
  • 590 i.
    590 iamMay 27, 2016
    Finally got a chance to try the kai si hor fan...The taste is very good ,definitely a must try in Ipoh!!!😄👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 RM6 per bowl is a little but pricy compared to other food in Ipoh...
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerNovember 29, 2014
    Their sliced chicken Ipoh Fun is made from soup of chicken and prawns. They extract the oil from the head and skin of the prawns and the oil goes into the soup. Not for those who don't take prawns!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeNovember 20, 2016
    Dan cha, one of the least people order dish but in fact it actually taste pretty good. Served in a piping hot bowl of tea. Expect to wait long queue for table and chicken koay teow soup
  • 590 i.
    590 iamMay 26, 2016
    Mad love the egg custard here~~~super yummy! Pork satay is a must try too...However,white coffee here is not impressive...Cham ice also👎🏻
  • Zo S.
    Zo ShiyiFebruary 13, 2016
    Every time balik kampung must b go here. Caramel egg custard taste is awesome I try at Ipoh town so far! Pork satay is delicious! My mom said is made by their own.
  • Valentino C.
    Valentino ChooDecember 13, 2012
    Do try out the Egg Custard! Completely different from what we always find in Kuala Lumpur. Supposed to be my dessert, but became my starter instead while waiting for my Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun!
  • Valentino C.
    Valentino ChooDecember 13, 2012
    As rude as they may appear, those people from the Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun stall are actually very nice people. Speak politely and ask how long would the wait be, as it might take AT LEAST 30-45 minutes!
  • Jack K.
    Jack KhoJuly 12, 2015
    Tried the chicken hor fun which is just expected with Ipoh quality. Crunchy bean sprouts, simple but tantalizing dishes of curry Mee and of course custard caramel. Delicious.
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChengDecember 30, 2016
    Tasty egg custard!!!👍😋Super delicious chicken slice kuey teow soup(鸡丝河粉)!!!😙😙😙Can't miss the Hor Fern (kuey teow soup)if you are here!!!😊Pork Satay is okok nia...😊
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiSeptember 2, 2014
    Everything is delicious here!! Go for the Chee Cheong Fun, sotong with kangkong, egg custard caramel and curry Mee!!
  • Katherine N.
    Katherine NgSeptember 21, 2014
    The egg custard is good, you need to go to the back to order it or from the drinks lady. the tricycle stall has good hor fun bc of its broth. Satay is good. people here are rude cept for drinks lady.
  • Honglim L.
    Honglim LimJune 1, 2016
    Frankly I think only the hor fun is excellent. The custard could have more egg content and the satay sauce can have more flavor, although both great too.
  • GL H.
    GL HOctober 18, 2016
    Nice old school Cofee Shop, Bzy mostly, food will take some time due to crowd, worst on weekends, ipoh beansprout chicken noodle, cream caramel, pork satay & white coffee my most cherished dishes here
  • AiChing S.
    AiChing SanFebruary 9, 2016
    Go on and order everything. You can order food from next door and eat it in Thean Chun. Beware of the notorious long wait for hor fun if you pop in at the wrong time.
  • Lim S.
    Lim SenDecember 14, 2016
    Pork Satay is nice and the sauce is supreme. Custard is a must try too. The Hor Fun is just nice with sweetness of prawn and smooth hor fun
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMay 31, 2016
    If u prefer alfresco dining, there's an alleyway outside the cafe with tables & chairs laid out. Comfy & cool
  • Christian A.
    Christian AngJanuary 9, 2016
    The pork satay is good, different from i taste before, pork intestine is good too. The custard is sooo sweet. Other food (noodle and koey teow open 9.30)
  • Sweetie H.
    Sweetie HunnyMay 10, 2015
    The caramel custard pudding here will be telling you how heavenly delicious taste like with the price of RM2.60 😊
  • Valentino C.
    Valentino ChooDecember 13, 2012
    Satay is served rather differently than the usual, where you order what you want. Most of the time, the owner would distribute an array of Satays to the table, and you shall pay only for what you eat!
  • Thera T.
    Thera Tan 🍦March 22, 2015
    For satay lover, here you go! Pork, chicken,intestines and pork liver are served! I like all choices especially the intestines 😍
  • Say Wei Xian
    Say Wei XianDecember 24, 2016
    Really smooth kai si horfun. I generally don't really like bean sprouts but the one here is amazing 😍
  • Sweetie_21
    Sweetie_21March 21, 2015
    Caramel custard egg pudding taste insanely when serve cold😳 I don't like it when small because of taste of coffee but now I love it so muchhhhh😚
  • Keenan C.
    Keenan ChiaDecember 28, 2014
    The caramel has lovely taste, not too sweet. The white coffee has great taste with strong character.
  • Cyndi C.
    Cyndi ChowJanuary 16, 2015
    Satay is served, then remaining is recycled. So are the cucumbers and the peanut sauce you dipped your satay into. Bon apetit!
  • Justin Y.
    Justin YapSeptember 6, 2014
    Best custard in the area. Allocate roughly 20mins to find a seat and 1 hour to get your bowl of hor fun.
  • Sin Wei
    Sin WeiAugust 3, 2014
    Caramel custard is very smooth texture, syrup slightly too sweet. Overall is good, worth to visit again for their custard
  • Eve F.
    Eve FanMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken hor fun so Damn LCLY! Ask them nicely how to order the old man ask me慢慢等! what a GOOD SERVICE!!
  • michelle
    michelleOctober 11, 2015
    Kueh teow soup 👍🏻. Pork satay 👍🏻. Caramel custard too sweet for my liking 😖. Chee Cheong fun is... Different. Some may like it. Some may not
  • Uncle V.
    Uncle VFebruary 16, 2015
    Chicken kuey teow soup, egg custard, satay, chee cheong fun are superb. Everything in this shop is delicious!
  • John K.
    John KanDecember 13, 2014
    This is good and it costs only rm2. You can't find this at such a cheap price in KL 😢
  • Queenie Q.
    Queenie QuenDecember 6, 2015
    The egg tart uncle and aunty very nice… and the tart yummy as well… i also like the white coffee
  • ck l.
    ck leeDecember 9, 2012
    What more can I say... All the food and superlative descriptions have been mentioned by others! One word... BEST!!!
  • Kelvin L.
    Kelvin LohMay 24, 2013
    egg custard is a must try! avoid the liu fun tho... not fresh n not tasty!
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LeeApril 24
    Chicken hor fun is the best here and custard, but please do not order the bean sprout as it cost rm8 per plate. Ridiculous
  • Daryl F.
    Daryl FoongSeptember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Satay & chicken hor fun is an absolute must. Order popiah & sotong veg from Kong Heng next door.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LamJune 15, 2015
    Custard egg pudding (RM 2.60). It tastes awesome when you eat it in BIG BITE.
  • Ian Qua
    Ian QuaJuly 14, 2014
    Very nice kai si hor fun! Soup is the bomb. And the caramel custard... 😍😍
  • evilouie L.
    evilouie LimApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the custard pudding n kai see hor fun here... Yummy! A must try if u r in ipoh!
  • Loke H.
    Loke HoongJuly 13, 2014
    Egg custard, kopi, Chu chang fen, popiah, satay, beef noodle. Very delicious and full. Just leave chicken Hoo Fen
  • Louis Q.
    Louis QuahJune 4, 2016
    Must to order. Egg custard and Wuyi egg tea.
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OoiJanuary 9, 2015
    Pork satays RM0.80 each.quite nice but u only can order min of 10sticks
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeApril 5, 2015
    Pork and pig innards satay and chicken kuay teow is the highlight in the shop...
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OoiJanuary 9, 2015
    Must try kai si ho fan,but need to wait quite long time cos they r vry slowwww
  • Seng Hoong
    Seng HoongJanuary 21
    sotong kangkung comes with satay curry sauce. rojak, kuey teow soup n popiah is good
  • Michelle w.
    Michelle waiwaiMarch 21, 2015
    Custard egg is da bomb! Smtg diff that worth the try. But the chicken hor fun taste sucks and pricey.
  • Huilyn H.
    Huilyn HoSeptember 12, 2015
    Gai si hor fun, beef noodles, asam laksa, popiah, rojak, chee cheong fun! HAVE THEM ALL!
  • Shirley T.
    Shirley Tang STJanuary 29, 2016
    Caramel custard is tasty. And I like their white coffee
  • 590 i.
    590 iamMay 26, 2016
    Went on Wednesday and restaurant did not open...😩Went again on Thursday,kai si hor fan stall did not open...🙁However,will go again on Friday!😁
  • Justin Y.
    Justin YiiJuly 12, 2013
    Hor fun is interesting chicken and prawn. Good but I dare not claim it as the best
  • Ellin S.
    Ellin SharapovaJune 1, 2013
    Cold caramel custard. Nice jugak. Good to order while waiting for the hor fun
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooSeptember 2, 2014
    Have a bit of everything, as everything is so good here.
  • Benedict K.
    Benedict KhooJanuary 1, 2014
    Very excellent.... One of the delicious Kai Si Hor Fun that I had in Malaysia.
  • Vincent L.
    Vincent LooNovember 22, 2015
    Delicious and special. Must try 👍🏻
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa Goh Su HuaJune 21, 2014
    The satay and gai si hor fun were delicious! The caramel custard too ^^
  • yung hui s.
    yung hui szeSeptember 11, 2013
    Must try gai si hor fun and the bean sprout! not to mention the ipoh white coffee!
  • Kelvin O.
    Kelvin OoiSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always here for Egg Custard and Pork Satays. Never come during public holidays as it is very crowded.
  • Carmynn d.
    The Caramel Custard Egg best. But need to come early, sold out fast!
  • Andy C.
    Andy ChoiJune 25, 2013
    Pork intestine satay is heavenly. Crunchy and extremely flavourful.
  • Sylvia L.
    Sylvia LDecember 16, 2012
    Must try pork satay, chicken hor fen, egg custard, chu cheong fun, thumbs up~!! ∩__∩
  • Kidd
    KiddAugust 24, 2014
    Satay, custard egg, Ipoh ho fun, popiah, Chee cheong fun. What's not to like here?
  • Kelvin L.
    Kelvin LohMay 24, 2013
    Satay is good... ask for the liver if it's ur poison...
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁November 23, 2014
    So crowded here, good for a quick meal with a cup of Ipoh's famous 舊街埸 white coffee & char kuey teow. 23112014
  • Vivien
    VivienJune 25, 2012
    Best Kai si Hor Fun everrrrrrrr... and portion is also smallest everrrrrrr...
  • Hermann L.
    Hermann LiewJune 11, 2016
    Like the Chicken hor fun , but dun expect good service when crowd time. Aunty will scold client 😏
  • Kassey C.
    Kassey CheeApril 2, 2016
    Pork stay, chicken slice Ho Fan and curry mee is a must!
  • Junhi 0.
    Junhi 0808June 28, 2013
    Hor Fun only be served at 9.30am onwards. Like It!
  • Lainey B.
    Lainey Beh Blue WhaleAugust 5, 2013
    Kai Si Hor Fun is the yummy! And order the Custard Caramel :D
  • SheRmaine G.
    SheRmaine GanSeptember 7, 2014
    Must try: Caramel custard, hor fen, pork satay n popiah!!!!
  • Pei Mheng S.
    Pei Mheng SooJanuary 20, 2015
    People come for two things, their noodle and dessert. Mostly on dessert.
  • eleng k.
    eleng kwanMarch 13, 2015
    Great caramel custard ever. Great service and friendly staff.
  • Skinny P.
    Skinny PeteJune 7, 2015
    Porky satay , egg caramel and hor fun must try 👍👍😋😋
  • Ee T.
    Ee ThongApril 28, 2013
    After 10 years I finally visit this cha sat :) white kopi bing and gai si hor fen is the best best best!!!
  • Genie L.
    Genie LaiJuly 27, 2016
    Must order Every food from this restaurant 😁
  • Sia T.
    Sia Tze HuaAugust 29, 2014
    Good food, many people,limited parking and many parking attendants preying for violators... good luck
  • Jorene L.
    Jorene LimMarch 2, 2013
    Hor fun is nice, but the coffe shop auntie very fierce . When u order coffe, she not allow u to stand. Haiz .. Crazy
  • Sunny S.
    Sunny SunJune 12, 2015
    The chicken KueyTeow soup at TheanChun is super arrogant. How tasty is the fod but lose to bad manners.
  • Calvin Y.
    Calvin YeapJuly 28, 2015
    Try their caramel custard and white coffee... :)
  • Alicia O.
    Alicia OhMay 15, 2016
    The hor fun was decent. Soup was full of flavour but can get a little oily after a few mouthfuls. Egg custard was okay.
  • Peggy B.
    Peggy BoeyNovember 2, 2014
    The fat Indonesian maid for the gai so hor fun (shredded chicken kuey Teow) is so rude!!!!! 😕
  • Ellin S.
    Ellin SharapovaJune 2, 2013
    Aromatic soup. To die for IMO tho many would thk not worth the one hour wait
  • Ding C.
    Ding CKDecember 5, 2016
    Tried the Ipoh salted chicken. Ok. Can sit next door coffee shop too.
  • Angeline T.
    Angeline TeohJuly 17, 2016
    Try the egg custard and the nga Choi kai
  • Emmanuel C.
    Emmanuel CheongDecember 10, 2015
    Good egg custard. Prefer the chicken slice noodle in Kong Heng restaurant
  • GuoZheng A.
    GuoZheng AlexAugust 8, 2015
    Satay! Re-grilled from previous customers table but it's their tradition since long long ago
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeongMay 16, 2011
    Beef noodle, Chicken floss mee, Chee. Cheong Fun also... today Chee Cheong Fun a bit oily... :(
  • Dave C.
    Dave ChoongDecember 31, 2015
    Pork satay must try too!
  • GK N.
    GK NeohJanuary 21, 2011
    The kai see hor fun here is the best i rate in ipoh. Must try.....
  • James Y.
    James Y.September 23, 2014
    Pork satay is spectacular here.
  • David C.
    David C.June 3, 2013
    Great pork satay.. and egg custard.. not to be missed
  • Annie L.
    Annie LimMay 6, 2013
    I saw the man collect back the satay from the customer which he can't finish.
  • Raymond T.
    Raymond TanMarch 8, 2016
    Egg custard is good, but could be slightly too sweet for certain people.
  • Dave C.
    Dave ChoongDecember 31, 2015
    Definitely egg custard and pork satay!!
  • Yin
    YinAugust 12, 2014
    Must order - Pork satay, hor fun, caramel pudding
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin P.April 19, 2012
    Axian: 原来天津鸡丝沙河粉,和我们刚刚拜访的乐会居鸡丝沙河粉,这两家怡保著名的鸡丝沙河粉摊的摊主,都同样是福建南安同乡,这让我们更肯定,目前盛行的怡保鸡丝沙河粉背后的福建属性。老摊主所说的福建面,与之前乐会居摊主所炮制的版本,没有什么两样。从这个经营了4代人的摊子,我们就可以进一步证实,如今在怡保卖鸡丝沙河粉的福建摊贩,原来最早是卖福建虾面的。
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin P.April 19, 2012
    Axian: 我们可以看到,两种版本的鸡丝沙河粉,际遇可以说是天差地别。早年老广东版本的鸡丝沙河粉,如今仿佛已经躲到了芽菜鸡里,连鸡丝也没有了,只能说是一碗鸡汤沙河粉。至于,从福建虾面演变而成的福建版本鸡丝沙河粉,现在几乎完全取代了广东原版的鸡丝沙河粉,成为无人不哓的“怡保鸡丝沙河粉”了。
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