With a swirl of coffee stain (or milk tea stain?) on its logo, Something’s Brewing keeps patrons intrigued at what’s brewing. There’s both coffee and tea on the menu but it’s the tea selection that I found to be stellar. Continue reading
Old Town White Coffee is catching up with the “Boutique Cafe Trend” in Ipoh with its latest signature branch connected to M Boutique Hotel. When I stepped into the cafe, I thought, my, my, is this really the Old Town White Coffee that I know?
The cakes from Espresso Lab are a real charmer for me. On top of classic cakes like tiramisu, cheese cake, they have a trio of liquored cakes, namely whisky salted caramel chocolate cake, kahlua tiramisu with caramelized almond and Baileys chocolate mousse with caramelized hazelnut. Continue reading
Zakka Loft is an artsy cafe that is spreading the love of crafts, holding regular DIY classes that teach the making of sock toys, clay figurines, book binding and even holds session for ukulele lovers. Continue reading
Cafe Pronto in the Old Town area of Ipoh is pretty eye-catching with its Tiffany blue facade, aligned plants, wooden signboard and wooden fences. It’s located directly across from the Happy 8 Cafe – looks like competition among cafes in the old town area is getting steeper and steeper. Continue reading
Vanity Haus Cafe in Canning Garden Ipoh is run by a Dutch family who’s stayed in Ipoh for a long time. The cafe is set in a midst of residential housing area that doesn’t stand out too much exteriorly but the delectable food is definitely worth a mention. With “vanity” as its name, it actually sounds more like a beauty salon rather than a cafe – which is exactly the case – it’s a cafe cum salon/beauty house, and the full name is Vanity Haus Boutique Cafe & Spa Salon. Continue reading
The cafe within the Happy 8 Retreat Boutique Hotel in Old Town Ipoh is designed with retreat and nature in mind, where you can fall back and relax in forest-like tranquility. Continue reading
Yaoji Chaogan (姚記炒肝) is a popular eatery in Beijing located near the drum tower. “Chaogan” is a local snack food which literally means “fried liver” and the one from Yaoji is thought to be one of the best in Beijing. Yaoji Chaogan has been around for more than 30 years and even Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States ate here too. Amusingly, Mr Biden did not eat the signature fried liver dish and went for the black bean paste noodles instead!
The Luo Luo Hot Pot Restaurant (貴州籮籮酸湯魚) on Ghost Street (Gui Jie 簋街) in Beijing serves steamboat with a sour soup base. The dish is a traditional dish from the Miao Ethnicty (苗族) of Guizhou (貴州) located in the mountainous south-western region of China. Neighboring places include Hunan and Sichuan. I was really curious about Guizhou cuisine, plus the restaurant has a lot of accolades on its wall – like it was the Top Ten Potential Unique Cuisine in 2010 Bejing Food Year, so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading