Return of the Missing “Roti Telur” @ GoodshedSeptember 26, 2010 | 4,998 views
And we heaved a sigh of relief? (Okay, maybe just me, since the rest were just virgins to the roti telur experience at Goodshed)
Okay, so it was WMW back then who posted a review on her favourite roti telur (roti means bread, in this case refers to the Indian flatbread, a staple breakfast for many in Malaysia) stall in Ipoh; by the name of Goodshed Restaurant.
Good WHAT?! Yeah … that was exactly how I reacted initially. Then slowly realizing that this shack of a Indian-Muslim (popularly known as ‘mamak’) eatery is directly opposite the cargo terminal of Ipoh.
And then I started to fall for the roti telur here. Fluffy serving of golden egg omelette wrapped inside a thin and crisp layer of dough (or the roti canai), with chopped bits of caramelized onions for added fragrance, texture and sweetness.
After a hiatus of 6 months, they finally reopened almost immediately after Hari Raya earlier this month
Lo and behold, as they say; good things don’t last. And for the past half year or so, Goodshed was out of business!!!! I was devastated, knowing that I lost a very good place for a leisure breakfast. Usually this place was my top pick when I had to eat alone in the morning before settling my business at the terminal opposite of this shack.
But thankfully, someone from the All About Ipoh page commented that they were closed only temporarily, and should reopen before the end of the year. And yes, almost immediately after Raya, Goodshed reopened their doors for business. And darn it’s about time ……
Goodshed Restaurant looks more like a shack or a house, instead of full-blown eatery. Eating at the compound of the restaurant means being cradled by the breeze, and don’t worry about the heat as the place is nicely shaded by trees around the premise.
From morning until early afternoon you can expect to see a sizeable crowd at Goodshed. But never overwhelmingly packed, unless maybe lunch hour where the blue collar workers around old town come for their nasi kandar.
Parking’s a breeze, as you can place your car haphazardly in front of the shop, or along the road. Since this is the only restaurant in business during daytime, and there is no other office or shops around the area. But just beware of the humongous trucks carrying cargoes to the terminal opposite of this restaurant.
Roti Bawang – Indian flatbread filled with onions
Since this was the first visit for the other colleagues, they were skeptical at first. Just like how I was, throwing my most suspicious glances at the rather shabby surroundings.
But aside from KYT’s disastrous Roti Bawang (according to him anyway, since he was expecting more of the chopped onions instead of a mere handful), the rest had the same Roti Telur like I did.
Hmm, comparing this to the first pic of this post, do you see any discrepancy?
Although not as brilliantly golden like the ones I used to have before they went for a break, the roti telur at Goodshed still rocks in my book. You can’t even see/taste the grease (from the ghee oil) on the fluffy and crispy bread, but instead a very wholesome and filling layers of egg omelette nicely tucked within the pan-fried dough.
Pardon the Motormouth treatment to the roti telur, but the killer sambal was to die for! Yes, stomach churning/burning paste of ground chili and spices.
They have decided to up the ante by increasing the spiciness of the accompanying sambal. Be cautious and DO NOT wallop spoonfuls of this. You have been warned. Someone did and ended up gasping for air. Hahahaha ….. don’t worry. Just be ready with a glass of ‘teh tarik’ (frothy pulled milk tea, a Malaysian classic beverage)
With opened gates, Goodshed welcomes everyone to their restaurant for their fuss-free halal fares.
And oh, the boss was proudly proclaiming their murtabak (a type of Indian bread filled with minced meat, usually lamb, beef or chicken) to be the BEST in town. Anyone can attest to this?
GOODSHED RESTAURANT (Halal)
(Directly opposite of Ipoh Cargo Terminal, near to the railway station)
4901S, Jalan St John,
30200 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Business hours : From morning right up until 12 midnight.
No off days, except Hari Raya.
GPS Coordinates : E101 4′ 18.8″ N4 36′ 1.2″
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