After trying a number of cafes in Ipoh, De Dine’s menu may not look any different from the usual chicken chop and spaghetti. But then, we did discover the unexpected hidden among the expected and that’s the beauty of cafe hopping. Continue reading
The vintage-inspired Purple Moon Valley (紫月坊) is a popular pastry house among Ipohans with its cakes, pastries and fondant cakes made to order. Continue reading
Full of energetic vibe, the exuberant Cafe 1961 at Station 18 serves delectable food with an artsy charm. Continue reading
The gorgeous Petit Mary Patisserie has got to be Ipoh’s most beautiful pastry house with a European flair in the color combination of the clouds and the sky. Continue reading
Vegan Life Restaurant in Ipoh Garden advocates for not just only vegetarian, but also healthy eating using less oil, less salt and less sugar. The interior is literally green too and resonates with the ideology. I was dumbfounded when I was looking through the menu because everything looks so good, so natural and I had a hard time choosing – should I take the mee hoon made with brown rice? Continue reading
There’s something bubbly about the earth-toned Foods Project Cafe at Sunway Ipoh where wooden facade embellished with multi-colored lettering initiates a prelude to the cafe experience. Continue reading
Head over to The Sandwich – Calorie Reckoner for a healthy meal that’s fulfilling yet guilt-free. No kidding about the “calorie reckoner” part because all the sandwiches are calculated with the value of calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins indicated. Simply pick the sandwich with the lowest calories and fats if you are on a diet.
With name like “Little Korea” it’s pretty easy to conjure up images of classic Korean dishes like samgyetang and barbecue. Barbecue may be more or less similar in Korean restaurants, but depending on the way it’s cut, the taste and texture is highly variable and I did find one type of barbecue pork “dae pae samgeopsal” that has just become my favorite barbecue dish.
Cafe De Casalingo is a bit in the middle of nowhere. If you are on the way to KL via the Simpang Pulai toll, the Cafe might be a good pit stop as it’s on the way. Precisely that too, the cafe offers some of the most affordable dishes in town, with set lunches in the range of RM 14.90 – RM 16.90, inclusive of starter, main course and a drink. In fact, nothing is over RM 20 here.
Browns Cafe has been operating for the past few years in the clubbing strip of Ipoh Garden East, also observing night opening hours from 6 pm – 1 am. It has recently gone through a facelift, jiving with the glittering clubbing scene, while also maintaining a whimsical charm. Continue reading