Le Paris @ Greentown, IpohMay 15, 2008 | 9,200 views
## Notice that this restaurant has since ceased operation, and the premise taken over by Maxis telecommunications.
Initially planned for another round of Thum’s crispy-licious onion rings and Teh C Special, but as luck would have it, the shop was closed. Still drowsy from emergency nap right after work, my brain could not came up with an alternative. That’s when KCA’s raves about Le Paris in Greentown Business Centre suddenly rang through my mind. OK, why not?
Mushroom Soup (part of Set Dinner)
Dad ordered Set Dinner (RM16.90), which came with either fish and chips/chicken chop (yeah, so much for creativity), mushroom soup and desserts. Yup, NO drinks included. Though you can ask for plain water. The soup was forgettable, and according to him, resembled the dreadful canned varieties. All this while I’ve a bone to pick with outlets serving soup from the can. Hehe!
Fish & Chips
His fish and chips was OK, but the bread crumbs batter was too thick, though tasteless. The saving grace? At least the dory (I assumed) was devoid of irritating mud smell.
Grilled Dory (RM11.50)
Grandma ordered grilled dory from the fish section, which also include various ways of cooking salmon, eg. Cheese Salmon, Fresh Grilled version, etc. She proclaimed that she HAD better ones, though was hesitant on passing judgment.
Seafood Fried Rice (RM6.50)
Mum had the seafood fried rice from the Asian kitchen, which houses various options eg. fried rice/noodles, Thai style dishes, etc. They even serve stir-fried bamboo mussels. The rice was fluffy, albeit slightly wet, with lots of ingredients thrown in for good measure. She enjoyed how they put a dash of Lea & Perrins sauce, just like how old-timers fry their rice.
Napolitaine Pizza (RM15.90)
KCA mentioned how delicious their signature pizza was, the Quatro Formagiano (sp?) baked with 4 types of cheese. But I opt for something different, which was the Napolitaine, regular size. Mozzarella, Italian sauce, anchovies and capers. Sounds good right? WRONG! The anchovies were tiny, mashed up versions, and were VERY salty, probably too much brine? The flat dough was not crisp even at the sides, and too soft for my liking. Luckily they did not hold back on their cheese. Should’ve followed KCA’s recommendations then.
Btw, the pizza came with THIS huge bottle of oil. Not sure if it’s olive, or something else. Can see the herbs, chillies, and leaves ‘drowned’ inside. Added a few dashes onto the pizza, though the taste was negligible.
Total bill for 4 came to RM56.40. NO government tax nor service charge. Pretty reasonable, but food was mediocre. Will I return for more? Probably, considering the pitiful selection of delicious Western food outlets in Ipoh.
Location : No 1, Psrn Greentown 8, Greentown Business Centre, Ipoh. Diagonally opposite Yeolde English, and Old Town Kopitiam is further down the road.