The humble food cart of Loa Yau Kee Porridge (老友记) is parked in front of Soong Kee Beef Noodles. Despite being much smaller, Loa Yau Kee is not overshadowed and it’s just as popular. The uncle that manes the stall dishes out a fulfilling bowl of porridge as fast as he could with agility. I don’t know how old this stall has been around, but perhaps started out some 60 years ago in the same era as Soong Kee Beef Noodles. Continue reading
Brewyard Coffee @ SS 15 Subang Jaya has a barn-like aura to it with a raw look. The “Sugar Rush” items on the menu ensure those needing a calorie boost will be satisfied. Continue reading
Ola Korean BBQ Garden was recommended to me when I asked my Korean friend which is her favorite Korean restaurant in Solaris Mont Kiara. It is a consensus among her and her Korean friends at least , that Ola is one of the best in the area. 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
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
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
Friend’s Cafe is one of the earliest cafe that started out in Ipoh in 1999. The name sounds very 90’s as the famous American TV sitcom “Friends” always comes to mind when I pass by this cafe, but that’s pretty much the only thing 90’s about it because it’s actually contemporary with a full range of local and Western food. Continue reading
Talking about low profile, Classix 253 Cafe located opposite the stadium in Ipoh has no sign board at all on its facade. The blue tents filled with people pretty much blocks everything else there is to it, but the more intriguing so I paid it a visit.
When a cafe has been around for almost 20 years, you know there’s something done right about the cafe; and Bacon Point is such a cafe located in Ipoh Garden East. Continue reading
PT Grande is an Italian Cafe with a focus on pasta and rissoto. The signature dish from PT Grande is the squid ink pasta (RM 23) which is noteworthy as the contrasting red prawns against a garlic-y black pasta taste as good as they look; it’s also not a common item on a cafe menu as you hardly see this dish in Ipoh.