Mandarin Kitchen (唐人食坊) in Falim is probably one of the most popular Chinese Restaurants in Ipoh. The food served is classic Chinese food while some dishes have a creative twist to them. I think there are three major factors that contribute to the perpetual state of full house – excellent food, big portion and good price ! 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
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
So another coffee specialist cafe – The Ficca’s Cafe, has opened in Ipoh. The vast range of coffees such as balancing coffee, liqueur coffee, single origin coffee and Turkish coffee should satisfy any coffee aficionado. Continue reading
D Fusion cafe offers a mix of Western and Japanese dishes. With “fusion” in its name, are the cuisines fused? No – just the fact that two types of cuisines are available. While there are plenty of Japanese restaurants in Ipoh, D Fusion is the first to offer simple Japanese dishes at affordable prices in a cafe setting.
Annie Music Dining & Music Cafe is located in the residential area in Ipoh, Bercham. With oldies music playing in the background, the cafe is a home-styled cafe, eclectic with the murals, Chinese paintings and the family’s living room in the same hall. Continue reading
Romeo Cafe in Ipoh has an uncommon specialty – tobacco. IN this clean-cut and no-frills space, tobacco is the main focus, while coffee and pastries complement the cafe.
The newly opened Chang Jiang White Coffee Cafe off Jalan Gopeng brings us back to the olden days. Marbled table tops, giant mirrors and old fashioned panel windows reminisce the typical kopitiam, but at the same time, the cafe is demurely fashionable with Tiffany blue chairs and pink window frames. Continue reading
Coffeeright Place is a quaint little cafe that’s spicing up Jalan Kampar with the skylines of New York – presented in black and white while highlighting some of the buildings in brilliant colors making them lively and lego-like. Continue reading