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Hungry In Ipoh

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  16 reviews
HUNGRY IN IPOH compiles 15 short stories based on Ipoh, a city famous for its delicacies. These are tales about different people, both locals and outsiders, from the past and the present, and their connection to the city.
Every writer was free to explore the theme however they wanted, while still maintaining the grittiness, bravado, and spirit of pulp fiction that Fixi is
Paperback, 1st Edition, 295 pages
Published October 24th 2015 by FIXI Novo
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E. H. Nathasia
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5. It is not as good as Chronicles of KK, which for me, still the best anthology by Fixi. Read Lost in Putrajaya before and only gave it a 3. Looking forward to read Love in Penang next.
Fadzlishah Johanabas
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One word: WOW (caps lock intended for added emphasis). As with all storybooks, I opened Hungry in Ipoh hoping to fall in love, and I have fallen head over heels with this book. From the cover to the contents. Just. Wow.

Hadi M Nor, editor of this book, opens the volume in a simple, unpretentious manner. I believe that he did this because he knew he didn’t need to oversell the book, that it would speak for itself.

And so it did.

For those of you who haven’t bought—and read—this book, I urge you to d
Syazwanie Winston Abdullah

A fast read. Not as good as Love in Penang. My only takeaway from this is all the good food recommended 😂
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Definitely some solid writing in here. This book even made me take a trip to Ipoh (worth it!). Stylistically, many of the writers in this anthology face the same issue: over revelation that damages the ability of the stories to linger with the reader. More than a few of the stories begin strong, show promising buildup, and then deflate because the authors don't leave enough ambiguity in the text. But there were stunning passages in every story.

Writers in the anthology who particularly impressed:
Kathy Chung
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another "delicious" book. After reading this, ones will never look at Ipoh Hor Fun the same way again. Kinda sad for the marmee who prepared all the good food for her son. ...more
Max Donysius
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
So so...most of the stories left me with a question "So?". But i enjoyed reading the story written by Julya Oui "An Epi-Curious Affair" though. ...more
Regina Ibrahim
Jun 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Fixi Novo 2015
Editor: Hadi Md Noor
By far is The Best fixi novo anthology I read so far. 15 selected shorts with Ipoh, Perak as their background (foods, locations, lanes, and places). Or I could be biased? Just because Ipoh holds a very special place in my heart ( I grew up as a teenager there - hanging around the clock tower and the magnificent railway station) - None of them talked about soliciting activities around Birch Clock Tower, W
Atikah Wahid
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, am I even allowed to review this book? I have no idea. Just know that I may be a tad biased. A tad.

But honestly, I really did enjoy this book! I finished it in a day and there are a range of stories here, from the signature dark Fixi ones to some truly heartwarming shorts. The book starts with a banger with Terence Toh's "No Kick", which makes me balk just even thinking about it. Then, you have Angeline Woon's horrifying ending that actually made me cringe and go "WTF?", in a good way! Bu
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
1. Senang dibaca, kelakar, tema pun menarik. Paling penting, rasa macam Ipoh
2. Ha? Apa ni? BI aku teruk ke IQ rendah? Dari awal sampai habis aku tak boleh hadam
3. Prop bagus, plot tak. Macam malas nak fikir
4. Alamak balik2 cinta
5. Tak macam Ipoh langsung
6. Terkelu lidah. Ini cerpen yang cantik. Best
7. Relax, easy
8. Berhentilah salahkan mak bapak for what a useless prick you are
9. Boleh tahan, tapi takde feel Ipoh
10. Mana hala tuju plot?
11. Bagitau la kat mak awal2. Dah tau dia masak banyak2. Har
Ron Tan
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it
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William Liang
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Time for a review! I like it. I like this a lot; along with 'Love in Penang', this is one of my favourites! I liked pretty much all the stories in this collection, and it was nice to see a Fixi Novo collection where the noirish elements were toned down or subtle, but while still remaining gritty and full of bravado. I especially liked No Kick, Joget Girl, Mastura's Air Lengkong Adventure, Mother's Manifesto, and Pau Babi etc, etc...Generally all the stories were great! ...more
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it

I rated this book with 4/5. The stories involve various kinds of relationships with Ipoh as the main focus. Most of the stories are quite interesting and I get to know more about Ipoh which makes me wonder whether I should travel to Ipoh and explore each place mentioned in this novel.
Rehan Abd Jamil
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alternative
A great start with No Kick by Terence Toh, yucky but entertaining. The Ultimate Indulgence by Tina Isaacs was super creepy n scary. An Epi-curious Affair by Julya Oui was my favourite..Kudos to all the writers! Job well done :)
Goh Jiayin
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would say overall I do enjoy the book ranging from close-to-heart to feeling sick stories. Reading the book make me chuckle as some of it is truly nostalgic. Great job to a compilation of good stories.
Sammi Lim
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This issue heavily dealt with the theme of insecurity. Do Ipohites have an inferiority complex?
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
Collection of short noir stories about Ipoh mix of cultures, traditions and above all: food.
Good read for anyone traveling through Malaysia!
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