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.
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:-
Ayam Penyet or Lalapan Ayam is a simple delicacies from Indonesia. *Done claim*
Nevertheless of its origins, I, as a Malaysian, have to admit that we have found love in this Indonesian cuisine. The same way we all found love to our national food, Nasi Lemak. *Done claim too*
However, due to many love they received, Ayam Penyet has become too commercialized until it has lost its originality and become too fancy. What I mean is that, some Ayam Penyet has been modified to put extra side dish in it such as Terung Balado or Tempe etc in it, thus, it is not very simple as it should be (At least, that’s how I believe original Ayam Penyet should be?
UNFORTUNATELY THIS RESTAURANT HAD DISCONTINUED THEIR BUSINESS
Albeit lack of promotion (as I couldn’t find any in social media), this restaurant was able to attract me and any other people of Ipoh. Before I went here, I saw a lot of people at this restaurant which makes me wonder what’s so special about it.
From the outside, you can see that the decoration was nicely done and the restaurant was well lighted. There is a place for you to dine outside if you prefer open air environment whereby the restaurant is air-conditioned inside. Upon entering, this restaurant amazed me with its interior and decoration.
I guess most of us loves instant mee aren’t we? So, what if the glorious instant mee is being modified to make is better? Owh well I think it will taste like the food from the heaven.
Meggi Ketam I think is quite famous in Kelantan at food court near Pantai Cahaya Bulan. But the one I’m going to review now is at my hometown which is Meru, Ipoh specifically in Meru Height and it’s just a small stall in the housing area. This stall I think they only serves Meggi Ketam (Crab Maggie / Crab Instant Mee) and Meggi Udang (Prawn Meggie / Prawn Instant Mee) in their menu. Quite limited, but if that is their specialities, I don’t see why not.