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
新年新气象，也多了更多的新cafe可造访。 去年我写了34 Cafes to Visit in Ipoh, 我觉得34间咖啡屋对怡保来说似乎足够了，应该不会再开太多间了，结果却令人大跌眼镜的在2014年又开了最少40间。 2014年的cafe仍然是花样百出，精品，浪漫，DIY, 复古 等等； 应有尽有的同时，也多了许多回归简约， 少了铺张，价钱可爱点的cafe。 食物方面的变化不大，有几间cafe有亮眼的表现，不过大多数是猜得出的意大利面，汉堡，三明治之类的。 一眼望去如果不知道点什么的话，可以询问有没有招牌菜，通常会有意料不到的惊喜。
If you are looking for quilts in Ipoh, the one piece of item that can instantly add a whimsical vibe to your room, head over to Queena Quilt Shop with three branches in Ipoh, one in Mydin Meru (Lot F12, First Floor), Mydin Gopeng (Lot S 100, Ground Floor) and Ipoh Parade (Lot B10, 3rd Floor, Next Hip Hop Arena). In our stores, we provide an extensive range of imported quilt items such as bedding sets(king/queen), baby blankets, carpets, floor mats, cushions, sofa covers and car-seat covers (To shop –>> queena.com.my). Continue reading
While the concept of “the older the better, the shabbier the better” has inspired many cafes in the old town of Ipoh and created a wave among Ipohans, STG Boutique Cafe has done just the opposite, refurbishing an old colonial building to its majestic former glory while infusing a contemporary charm. The results? Just as stunning. Continue reading