Mandarin Kitchen (唐人食坊) in Falim is probably one of the most popular Chinese Restaurants in Ipoh. The food served is classic Chinese food while some dishes have a creative twist to them. I think there are three major factors that contribute to the perpetual state of full house – excellent food, big portion and good price ! Continue reading
The new Little Elephant Cafe in Ipoh might have gotten you wondering about its food. At first I thought it’s a Thai restaurant because I generally associate elephants with Thailand. After giving it try, it is in fact a fabulous mix of Asian-fusion and western food. Continue reading
In a contemporary setting, Pink Elephant Thai Restaurant might be cooking up a storm in Ipoh. With an experienced chef from Thailand and an extensive menu, Pink Elephant is everything one could want from a Thai Restaurant. Continue reading
Rasa Lain in Ipoh (怡保味不同) serves as one of my earliest food memories. In fact, I’ve eaten at Rasa Lain before it was even called Rasa Lain and before its present location in Bercham. It was called “Gao Xiung Seafood” (高雄海鲜) back then and located at today’s Soho area not too far away from Ipoh Parade. My family was always going to Gao Xiung Seafood Continue reading
Yee Fatt’s curry mee （怡發咖喱麵）does not stinge on its spices used for its famed, piquant curry that’s been around in Ipoh for tens of years. Before you even enter Yee Fatt , the whiff of multitude of spices will lure you into the kopitiam without further ado. It’s like walking into a mamak shop but the intensity of curry scent is even stronger than that; Continue reading
There’s something undeniably alluring about Ipoh’s White Coffee. That velvety texture, that hint of charcoal scent and that unforgettable flavor all contribute to Ipoh’s famed drink. There are a few places you could drink Ipoh White Coffee : Ah Chow, Chang Jian, Nam Chau, Nam Heong, Sun Yoong Loong and Xin Xiang Er Nong. You probably have your own absolute favorite place to go to it’s just got to be that particular kopitiam and no others will do. Continue reading
The Everyday Lifeshop Cafe in Ipoh old town looks fabulous at dusk with brilliance radiating from the shop. The rainbow-splashed cafe is cluttered in an organized way, creating a warm and down-to-earth atmosphere. Continue reading
Z Bakery Cafe is located in Ipoh Old Town, producing fine cakes and breads to satiate the burgeoning demand for more cakes and coffee in the neighborhood. The cafe is spacious and some of the cakes have a Japanese accent to them. Continue reading
Queena Lingerie & Pantyhose in Ipoh Parade could possibly be Ipoh’s best kept secret (to shop –> queena.com.my). Did you know that most of the stocks, pantyhose, leggings and imported directly from Taiwan? The owner came to Malaysia from Taiwan some 20 years ago. What started as a humble business thrived till today and the portfolio has also been expanded to accessories, clothing, lingerie and quilts (check out Queena Quilt Shop here). Continue reading
It’s a new year, new beginning and more new cafes to visit in Ipoh. Last year, when I wrote 34 Cafes to Visit in Ipoh, I thought that sounded like a big number for small town Ipoh and that number might reach a plateau soon. I was so wrong. In 2014 itself, at least 40 new cafes opened. You still get the boutique cafes and the crossover cafes. This time, there are also cafes that are not as boutique, but food is good and reasonably priced. You get a few cafes with unique food creations, but the cafe menu in general is still mostly predictable – the usual pasta, sandwiches and burgers. You are not going to get anything like “Provencal Four Seasons Salad” or “Croissant with Roquefort and Gorgonzala”, but just try asking for the signature dish and you might be pleasantly surprised. **2017 update** This post was written a few years ago, you should double check if the cafe is still in business before going to avoid disappointment.
The list is in three sections.
Section 1 : The latest 39 cafes that opened in 2014 Continue reading