Here is the 2021 Malaysian Calendar created by me. This horse calendar contains West Malaysian school holidays (I will try to make East Malaysian school holidays version if I have the time later on) and Islamic (Hijr) calendar.
In 2020, we saw a great global pandemic which has caused many countries imposing a total lockdown to their economic activity. Therefore, most of the public holidays and school holidays in 2020 had served no purpose as almost all of us had to stay at home. The pandemic has not ended yet and shall foreseeable to continue until end of 2021.
Let’s just pray (or hope *for non-believer*) that this pandemic will end sooner.
Ipoh is well known for its white coffee. Whenever you come to Ipoh, I must say, you have to try the local coffee here. Nonetheless, this cafe perhaps, trying to take an advantage of what Ipoh has been infamous for.
Well, I have to say, they succeed. With good coffee as their main niche, I think they cannot go wrong. But what I like the most is that they are localising the international cuisine to suits our local taste such as their Sambal Pamelo Chicken Pasta. Most people already know that Ipoh is very famous for its Pamelo fruits.
Albeit I forgot to snap the photos of the coffee, let’s, first, read my verdict on this cafe before we go for the photos.
Food:- Well, even though they are focusing on coffee, I can say that the food here is nice. It is beyond my expectation. One interesting menu is Sambal Pamelo Chicken Pasta which I think is amazingggg. I like it because it had localised the Italian menu. Coffee here was nice too.
There are several Halal Chinese / Chinese Muslim food restaurant in Malaysia. Some even are a franchise type of restaurant like Haji Sharin Low or Mohd Chan. However, in Ipoh, there are one local Chinese Muslim food that I think very affordable and the food taste very nice. And I would like to remind you once again that I’m a Chinese food lover.
Pakcik Wong Chinese Muslim restaurants served ala carte chinese muslim foods that comes with a set of rice, drinks and ice-cream. At this moment it seems like they only offer single sets for all dishes, which (I think) not very suitable for a family and/or friends gathering.
Nevertheless, here’s my verdicts of this restaurant:-
Food:- Well, the butter chicken is good. Some of the food taste a bit bland, but it is bearable. Overall, it is nice. Their delicacies ranging from Chinese style cuisine to western foods.
Price:- I must say, the set is a bit cheap and very affordable. It comes with drinks and ice-cream.
Environment:- Air-conditioned, so it’s a big plus. Restaurant is clean and spacious.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS STALL HAD DISCONTINUED THEIR BUSINESS
There are not many stall or restaurants offering Halal Korean food in Ipoh. There are also popular franchise like Myeongdong Toppokki and Choo Choo Chicken, but not a local homegrown one. I found this Korean food stall when I went for groceries shopping at Tesco Hypermarket Ipoh Garden as this stall is located at their food court.
Well, here’s the verdict:-
Food:- Surprisingly good! Hope more choices will be available in future. Nevertheless, kudos to the owner for the great food!
Nins Cabin Cafe is a fusion food cafe located at the heart of Ipoh town near the Padang Ipoh (Ipoh Field). This cafe served range of dishes from brunch to dinner. I frequently went here during the lunch time as this cafe is near my office and I love it since they have plenty choices of food from western to local.
So here are my verdict for this cafe:-
Food:- Many choices. I like the Buttermilk Chicken with rice set. The Lemon Chicken is also nice. Overall, the food taste good.
Environment:- Cafe are clean. Service, sometimes, a bit slow, especially during peak hour. But rarely to happened. Waiters are friendly~
If you craved for special muslim friendly, pork free Indian cuisine in Ipoh, I might say, this is the place to go. The Andersonians’ Club served southern Indian cuisine for lunch and what so special about it, it is served on a banana leaf and it has been in business for many years.
Before this, I’ve been to the banana leaf restaurant in Bangsar and I think this restaurant is as good as there if not better (for the taste). So, before I go to the photos, let me give my verdict first:-
Potterhead, rejoice! There’s new cafe in Ipoh town which inspired by the famous Harry Potter movie and it was named Platform 9 1/2 Cafe (in Harry Potter movie, Platform 9 3/4 of Kings Cross Station was a spot where the students use to enters the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry). However, bear in mind that this cafe is not whatsoever directly associated or related with the official Harry Potter movie.
So, whats good here? Well, one thing I want to try is of course the Butterbeer (here in this cafe they name it Butterbrew, for obvious reason) which is a famous beverage in the movie. I’ve tried the original Butterbeer in World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan, so I want to know whether this one taste the same.
Before I go with the photos, as usual, here’s my verdict of this cafe:-