I never heard much about Ipoh until I spoke to a Malaysian friend who boasted it had some of the best food in Malaysia. If you ask many Malaysian people, they will tell you there is delicious food in Ipoh. Apparently, it is famous for the bean sprouts as well as the local chicken. The food in Ipoh is influenced by Hakka and Hokkien cuisines. From KL, it is only two hours away. I was fortunate enough to have one of my local friends drive us there but there are buses that go there.