Established in 1949, Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop (鐘漢元餅舖) has strived across three generations, continuing to use traditional recipes to produce delectable Teow Chew biscuits. Their signature biscuits include walnut candy (核桃糕), meat floss lotus paste biscuits in variations, in original flavor, in pandan flavor and with egg yolk (肉丝莲蓉饼). Continue reading
Yesterday I went to Burps and Giggles as I had some lone time for lunch so I decided to use this opportunity to survey a possible venue for my hen’s tea party. As I walked in, I fell in love with the place instantly. Burps and Giggles is definitely one of its kind in Ipoh – quirky, retro, eclectic. Ambiance – Check. Continue reading
Writing about wonton noodles at this hour makes me hungry. Also known as “wantan mee“, the noodles at Ipoh Stadium Medan Selera during the night is one of my favorite places to go, thanks to recommendation by Gary, now I am hooked to it. Continue reading
I’ve been to La Mei Zi quite a few times, both in Penang and Ipoh. “La Mei Zi” literally means “spicy lady:. It also relates to one of the restaurant’s speciality, hot and numbing steamboat, also known as “mala steamboat”. When we entered the Continue reading
Kinta Riverfront is the new hotel in town that with a Chinese Restaurant, Great Miner Chinese Cuisine. My dad was planning a dinner with family friends, so we went there to survey the food before booking a table for 10. Continue reading
Cafe All Inn is one of my favourite dessert (“tong sui”) places in Ipoh. Gary and I initially had one dessert each. But the desserts were so good we decided to order one more to share. Gary ordered the herbal jelly with red beans. Typically the herbal jelly is eaten with honey to mask off the slightly bitter taste from the jelly. Cafe All Inn makes use of favourite dessert ingredients of south east Asia, red beans and coconut milk, giving an original taste to the herbal jelly.
I ordered the saigo with fruits. The saigo is chewy and bouncy to the tongue. It is a fun and colorful desert with the sweetness coming from the coconut milk and a splash of fruits.
The third dessert that we ordered was the white fungus with longan and egg. I haven’t tried much desserts with eggs before so I decided to try. There’s a faint taste of the egg in the sugary soup and I like white fungus in general because it is a beauty-dessert that is high in collagen, which is good for skin 🙂 This dessert is not too bad and looks yummy visually. However, I do find the dessert too sweet for my liking, and the concept of hard-boiled eggs in a dessert is not as appealing to me.
Other desserts that are on the menu include black glutinous rice, pineapple + kiwi fruit on shaved ice, aloe vera + red dates + longan on shaved ice and aloe vera + apple on shaved ice.
Side view of Cafe All Inn.
Front view of Cafe All In.
I love both the herbal jelly and the saigo! It’s the kind of dessert that I will keep ordering every time I return to the shop and never get sick of. I look forward to trying their other desserts on the menu the next time I go:)
At the intersection of Jalan Bandar Timah and Jalan Panglima, Ipoh Perak.