IPOH best restaurants for dinner Part I: Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain Bercham – claypot crab, fishballs

When a friend bought me here 2 years back for the fishballs I got hooked.

Subsequent visits saw us ordering literally the same dish over and over again; the fishballs.

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We did however eventually sample other dishes since we returned a few times since.

While I admit some of the dishes had slide south in standards (the claypot crab tung fun on my first visit in Dec 2014 packed a much more robust flavour compared to now) and there are many chinese restaurants in Ipoh to choose from, Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain offers some unique dishes worth checking out and the prices remained fair for the quality and portion served.

Visit No. 1 Dec 2014:
We ordered a plate of ginger lala, a claypot crab and fishballs. Unfortunately I can’t locate the pictures anymore except for this one from my Facebook.
But the ginger lala (clams) were sweet and juicy and I would definitely recommend it.


Visit No. 2 – we can’t remember the date but I remembered the wonderful fish porridge I had as I wasn’t feeling well. I remembered that it was expensive too!

Visit No. 3 – Oct 2015:
Finally! I still have the pictures as it was a recent visit.
As usual we ordered the fishballs but this time we decided to try some pork dishes. The boss recommended their signature pork dish and their pork lorbak.

Our usual drink is their house boiled loh han guo, barli or some herbal tea. And we order these all the time.

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Their signature pork looks overly sweet here because of the glaze but it turned out to be acceptably tasty. There were a good amount of meat on them too, not just bones.
Yes I know these are called ribs, but it is unfair to serve only bones (or with very little meat) right for RM15/plate?

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I didn’t like the pork rolls (lor bak) very much though. It was overly salty for one, and there wasn’t

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Visit No. 4 – 13th March 2016:
Claypot crab : RM104 – about 4 claws and 4 halves of crabs.
Fish : RM70
Pork ribs : RM15 each. We ordered 2 plates.
Vegetables : RM10
Drinks and rice : RM15
Fishballs : RM1.10 each


Like I’ve mentioned earlier it used to have a more robust wine flavour but overall it is still tasty. Dig further in and you’ll find thick strips of bacon.

Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain Bercham - claypot crab, fishballs

The crabs were fresh for sure.


The steamed fish was lovely too though just a tad over-steamed.


Depending on the fish chosen the price vary. What do you think of this for RM70+?


2 plates of pork ribs because we love our pork!


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Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain
69, Persiaran Medan Bercham 2,
Pusat Bandar Baru Bercham,
31400, Ipoh.
Close on Wed.
Hours: 5 – 10pm
GST applicable.

Tel : 012-5128407 (speaks Chinese only)
Reservations advised.

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Ipoh Best Chinese restaurants series:
Part I: Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain –> https://www.rebeccasaw.com/ipoh-best-restaurants-for-dinner-part-i-kedai-makanan-rasa-lain-bercham-claypot-crab-fishballs/
Part 2: Ipoman Seafood Ipoh: https://www.rebeccasaw.com/ipomanseafoodipoh/
Part 3: Restoran Cathay Ipohhttps://www.rebeccasaw.com/ipoh-best-chinese-restaurants-part-3-restoran-cathay-for-old-school-pork-chopchicken-chopfish/

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