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!
Environment:- Normal Tesco foodcourt.
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:-
When you being told or ask about any good Nasi Kandar in Ipoh, for sure, Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah or Nasi Ganja Yong Suan will come in your mind right? Last time, I have posted about one unpopular but a legendary Nasi Kandar in Ipoh, Majeedia Nasi Kandar Ayam Ros, Ipoh. In this post, I will write about another unpopular choice of Nasi Kandar in Ipoh which I think you should try. It is known as Nasi Kandar Tayub in Taman Tasek Damai, Ipoh.
So let’s see how good is it through photo, but before that, here’s my verdict:-
Food:- The Ayam Merah (red chicken or sambal chicken) is flavory and nice. Not very spicy too. Overall, I love it and somehow rather, it gives me some other Nasi Kandar choice as good as Nasi Ganja. I was also being recommended to try the lamb curry by the netizens, so later on maybe I will try it. The side sambal is not as good as Nasi Ganja’s.
It is a very long time already I had this level of excitement when I want to review a food spot. But this place, really, something I’ve dreamt of to own one for myself. A place with a good coffee, air conditioned, nice ambience surrounded by nature/trees/flowers. I have seen this kind of cafe a lot when I came to visit Seoul (Nami Island to be specific), Korea last time.
So, whats so special about this place? Well, first, it was located inside a plant nursery. The ambience was very nice, it was decorated and surrounded by flowers and trees and a method of planting known as Terrarium. Having coffee here was super nice!
Second, the food was awesome. They have plenty of choices in their menu and they served from breakfast to dinner. Truly, for me, the taste of the food tad bit above my expectation. But most of their menu are western foods. Hope one day they can offer some local delicacies too.
So my verdict?
Imagine the above view while having your kampung style lunch, wouldn’t that be awesome?! Well, you can enjoy the serenity of paddy field view while having your lunch at this restaurant.
“Restoran Hamizi Selera Utara” is located at Bota Kiri, Perak which is around 40km from Ipoh town and located at the roadside of Ipoh-Lumut highway.
The view is not the only one that is interesting here, but the choices of the lauk (dishes) is another things that you should consider when coming to this restaurant. They have plethora of kampung style dishes to choose from!
Anyway, before serving you with the photos, let me give my verdict first.
Food:- Plenty of traditional Malay dishes to choose. In fact, there are several types of grilled fish to choose from. Its very delicious too~
Price:- The price is affordable.
Environment:- The serenity of the paddy field plus the kampung style dishes, what more can you ask for.
Anyway enjoy more photos below:-