OK, a very short post for the weekend. FRIDAY doesn’t come around often ya know….
This happened some time ago. When we have yet to travel to Betong, it seems. However, this outlet is rather new, opened sometime in the beginning of the year. Or that’s what my brain had me thinking. OK, I kinda forgot all the tiny details. And some major ones as well, like… the ADDRESS, PRICE and such. Minor setbacks, no? Sorry lor ….. =)
The ambience sets the mood for a no-frills, American fare commonly seen in diners in the movies, complete with mirrors and artificial bricks on the wall. But of course, Kimball sauces instead of Heinz or a good ol smoky BBQ sauce was a thorn in the flesh …?
While Ipohans drooled away and sulked in one corner ….
Started business barely a month or two ago, the place has been picking up steam, judging from the breakfast and lunch crowd. Though packed to the brim, the tables and chairs merely occupied HALF of the shoplot, while the larger-than-usual kitchen took up the other half.
Bet they’re performing acrobatics in there.
They take pride in their soya milk drinks, served either hot in a bowl, warm, or cold. And indeed the soya milk is good, but not breath-takingly marvelous. A notch above most offerings out there, except the one I had in Hong Kong. But let’s not compare.
But the star beverage in Yong He, (at least to me, anyway) is their Rice Peanut Milk drink, served either hot, warm or cold as well. Saw this in TV some time ago, in a Taiwanese food documentary, and was pleasantly surprised to find the drink available here. Milky, yet not overly rich, the concoction reminded me of a typical Chinese sweet soup (tong sui), the Fa Sang Wu, aka Blended Peanut Soup.
They also have salty soya milk, on top of the usual sweet version, and a sugar-free version. Choices, choices ….
Clockwise from top left : Ham Egg Cake (RM3.50), Bacon Egg Cake (RM3.50), Twisted Bun+Egg (RM3.00) and Rice Roll+Meat Floss (RM2.50)
Another one of their signature item is the clay oven rolls, dough sprinkled with sesame seeds, baked to crispy perfection, and sandwich-ing either egg, ham, bacon, or any combination (I kinda forgot … hehe) Just remember to have them FRESH, as it’ll harden rather fast.
Place : Aneka Selera aka Restoran Kam Wan aka “Tung Koo Thing” aka Mushroom Stop ?
Address : Erm, this one’s tough. But here’s something to assist. Got MAP !!! Although seriously, ask any Ipohan, or any foodie from outstation where the famous “Tung Koo Thing” is, and doubtful they won’t know. Unless they’ve been living under a shell. Or a rock.
Whoops. I’ll shut up. =P
Wash it all down with some cooling jelly, with self-served squeezed lime for that tangy hint, and lots of shaved ice to numb that aching tooth. Refreshing.
OK, happy weekend (or whatever that’s left of it) everyone!
Situated behind Jusco, and facing Tesco in Ipoh Garden East, the location of this restaurant couldn’t be anymore strategic. Which kind of explains the human traffic on most nights, especially weekends and public holidays.
The gravy made a perfect accompaniment for the rice, and the soft, and egg-y beancurd had us throwing praises. Definitely meant for sharing, if you’re going alone or with one partner, refrain from ordering this.
The last dish was recommended by the waitress again, not in the menu yet, it seemed. Herbal Chicken, cooked in a delectable and rich broth, with lots of ‘tanghoon’ (glass noodles) to soak up the yummy gravy. Evident in the pic above, the chicken was fresh, of the ‘kampung’ species, with tender meat and glistening yellow skin. One for the grandmas.
The meal did not come cheap. Yet rather reasonable. Total for 6, including rice and tea = RM99.25, including 5% gov tax. We’ll definitely return for more ….
Location : 1919 Restaurant & Gallery @ No. 1 Jalan Medan Ipoh 6,31400 Ipoh, Perak. Tel: 605-547 7196
Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea @ Bukit Bintang Market
Location : One Nite (19) Restaurant @ Jln Pandan Indah 1/22, Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur.
Same row with Steven’s Corner, an exceptionally popular Mamak outlet.
If you’re in no rush, sit back, read a mag or two, and sip on your cup of coffee, while watching the world goes by ….