Amidst the recent cafe boom in Ipoh, El Negra Distro & Studio must have stood out for its indie music-inspired ambience; distro essentially means a distribution house for independent publishing (like zines), indie music labels and other DIY crafts, and the fact that it’s a Halal cafe operated by Muslims must have added weight to its customer base.
Are you tired of the cafe reviews yet? Well, good news is that … this is the last one for the series. The few days back home during CNY were invested almost entirely on cafe-hopping and eating around town; though after the umpteenth cafe; I got side-tracked and the cravings for good old Ipoh hawker food came collapsing in waves.
Imagine the most sinful plate of fiery dry curry ‘sar hor fun’ paired with a cup of aromatic, creamy and robust Ipoh white coffee and maybe a side of crunchy Ipoh bean sprouts tossed in soy sauce by the side.
Enough to drive me nuts over the span between homecoming. On a side note, I foresee more frequent visits back home over the coming weekends for a variety of reasons. Exciting times ahead indeed. Hold your breath.
Here’s the rundown on El Negra Distro; at what could possibly be the most strategic coordinate among all of the other cafes. Read on to find out why. Read the rest of this entry »