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15 Iconic Ipoh Foods You Must Try in Ipoh

When it comes to Ipoh food, it is so difficult to decide what to eat because there is just so much good food and you just want to eat everything ! I’ve picked out 15 Ipoh Foods that you absolutely must try when you visit Ipoh.  The food on this list is as iconic as KLCC is to Kuala Lumpur; and as iconic as Eiffel Tower is to Paris.   That’s how iconic they are. Continue reading

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The Concubine Lanes of Ipoh

Ipoh Old Town has undergone a makeover over the past few years (see this list of 34 Cafes in Ipoh and you would know what I mean !).  Hipster cafes and boutique hotels flourished when the old became the new fab. The Concubine Lane  (or Panglima Lima, “二奶巷” , “Er Nai xiang”) was the next to follow suit.  Other than the Concubine Lane that most people know of, there are two other related lanes in the vicinity – the Wife Lane (or Lorong Hale, “大奶巷”,”Da Nai Xiang”) and the First Concubine Lane (Market Lane, “三奶巷”, “San Nai Xiang”).   Continue reading

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Cafe de Eight @ Ipoh Old Town, Malaysia

Cafe de Eight is located in a small lane in Ipoh old town that exudes a poetic atmosphere.   Its Chinese name is literary too – 8 号咖啡洞 – which translates to “Coffee Cave No. 8”, definitely a name from someone who reads too many books or watch too many movies.  Cafe de Eight is discreet with a tiny little sign and you might even miss is as it is hidden among wholesale stores.   Continue reading

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