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Yi Shen Su
Location: No. 19-21 Jalan Medan Ipoh 6, Medan Baru, Ipoh, Perak
Contact: 012-453 7246
Opening Hours: Daily 9.45am-2.45pm & 3.00pm-10.00pm
Yishensu Fried 'Kuew Teow'. This is one of those dishes you must make sure to order without egg - The staff unfortunately don't bother to ask you if you can consume egg or not - Therefore you must be proactive as a customer. If not, by default it will come with egg. This was a pretty delicious char kway teow overall. I was really impressed by the large portion size. After sprinkling the fresh lime, the flavour is really magnified. The kway teow texture was perfect, and I loved the different varieties of mushroom that was inside. Great aroma to the dish also.
Price: RM6.00. 8/10
Braised Assorted Mushroom with Broccoli. I often get a little frustrated with Chinese vegetarian food, because every vegetable dish one orders is always cooked the same way, and tastes exactly the same. Due to this reason, I seldom order vegetable dishes when I do my reviews, as I find I am just writing about the same thing over and over again. This dish was fresh and tasted good, but fell into the category that I was just describing.
Price: RM15.00. 6/10
House Emperor Tofu. The default tofu for this contains egg, so unfortunately you must request - They won't bother asking you. I liked the needle mushrooms that was scattered over the top of the tofu like fallen soliders. The gravy that the tofu was soaking in was a little on the salty side, and had quite simple flavours. The tofu (which I switched to regular non-egg tofu) was a little bland, and couldn't really come to life, even with the gravy and other ingredients.
Price: RM15.00. 6/10
Portugese Fish. Although this was the most expensive dish of the meal, it was also the best in terms of quality. The pieces of mock fish were sitting on a banana lead, whilst simultaneously soaking in the rich yellow sauce. The turmeric infused sauce was mild and complex, and went perfectly with the mock fish. Definitely a delicious dish.
Price: RM18.00. 8/10
Conclusion - Yi Shen Su is definitely a big name in the vegetarian scene in Malaysia, and overall I had quite a positive experience from my visit to this eatery. The only issue I have is the obsession with egg that seems to exist at this place. It can really be tricky to avoid egg here, so customers really need to be careful when ordering.
Food - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Value - 7/10