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
At Restaurant De Hunan (湖南湘菜館), you will find your taste buds being tested to the extreme. Hunan cuisine, commonly known as “xian cai”, has a distinctive way of cooking with the use of chilli. Lots of chilli. Continue reading
S.Wine @ Publika Mall is a porky restaurant with a wine shop conveniently located right outside the restaurant. As always, the Big Group has a way with naming their restaurants and S.Wine is no exception, combining elegantly and concisely the concept of wine and pork together. Continue reading
Having read about Yut Kee Hainanese Restaurant from the newspaper, Gary and I decided to go there since I was in KL last weekend. We arrived about 10.50am and the small place was already packed with people. It was lucky that we managed to get a table, or rather, half a table, because we had to share the table with another party. 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
My friend took me to Cintra Food Corner (槟城日本街肉粽茶餐室) to try the rice dumplings – aka “bak chang”. The rice dumpling is big enough as a meal, and comes with so much stuffing it almost feels like a treasure hunt, looking forward to different kinds of stuffing I will find with every bite I take. 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.
For 5 star hotels, the breakfast is always good with lots of choices. At the first instance, the spread at Palm Hill Cafe Shangri-La seems standard with the:
I love it at Ben’s in Publika Mall. Every minute in Ben’s is well spent. Whether it’s just waiting for food, enjoying the food, or hanging out for a little while after you have finished your food. Continue reading