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Woong Kee Tau Fu Fah @ Ipoh (旺記祖傳豆腐花)

Woong Kee Tau Fu Fah in Ipoh (旺記祖傳豆腐花) is fast becoming Ipohans’ new favorite place.  The stall started off as a small stall in Bercham and has now expanded to a bigger store on Jalan Ali Pitchay (Off Jalan Yang Kalsom).  When it comes to weekends and public holidays, good luck, because you’ll need the patience to queue.  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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Tea Bones Cafe @ Ipoh (Hugh Low Street)

When I first drove past the Tea Bones Cafe on Hugh Low Street, I thought it was “T Bones” and immediately linked it to a steak house.  When I walked into the cafe, it was very oriental with a strong scent of Chinese herbs,  and obviously no sizzling steak is going to be served.  It was till I saw the menu with bak kut teh, drunken chicken, I realized it is “Tea Bones” and it is a literal translation from the two very crucial ingredients of tea  (“teh”) and bones (“kut”).  Continue reading

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34 Cafes to Visit in Ipoh

The cafe scene in Ipoh is more vibrant than ever, with all sorts of new boutique cafes or hipster cafes popping out so fast that it’s hard to keep track.  In the beginning of 2012, there were barely 10 cafes in Ipoh to do a Top 10 List and now at the beginning of 2014, there are more than 30 cafes to sample.  The cafes never fail to amaze me with their individualistic, sometimes themed interior decoration such as Parisian, child’s play, Korean, nostalgia, vintage and heritage.  Some cafes have amusingly incorporated spa, hair saloon, DIY classes, ukulele lessons, art gallery, custom bikes or politics, serving more than just coffee and cakes.   Continue reading

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