Motormouth Swallowed Ipoh … Almost! (CNY 2011)February 7, 2011 | 2,621 views
And with a HUGE thud, Motormouth fell back to the ground. I was back to work in KL today, and thankful that I chose to change my travel schedule from Sunday to early this morning. Avoided the supposedly horrendous traffic jam on the highway (I mean, come on … if there is NO congestion on the highway, how to consider it’s the festivities leh?) A brilliant week off from work was a blessing, even when Ipoh’s crowded with the sudden massive influx of outsiders (or those on the homecoming trail; like yours truly here), and it was pure chaos everytime we tried to step foot out of the house; literally.
What on Earth was this chap up to? Making Tang Yuen (glutinous rice balls)? Dodol? Or playing with plasticine/Play-Doh?
If you’re going OH NO (!!!), so no more Ipoh reviews to come after this?!!!! (Go on, you’re allowed to be dramatic for once) ….. you’re half right. The past week was filled with random food hunts; started off fine (and I even had dry curry mee at Nam Chau in old town for breakfast, with a glass of absolutely orgasmic frothy iced milk tea) but then tapered off to a somewhat lacklustre finish; since most restaurants were either closed during the Chinese New Year, OR cashing in on the opportunity to overcharge and cook without much QC.
A grim environment notwithstanding; these people were of sheer brilliance and tenacity I tell you. More to come in the next post. Promise.
Ipoh Garden East was infested/charged/swarmed by the locals, tourists and anyone in between. More so when the only cineplex in Ipoh has been operating there for more than a decade now (GSC and LFS are good cineplexes in their own rights, but you don’t see the movie goers there as MAD as those in TGV @ Jusco Kinta City!)
De Garden is the next IN-place to be seen; housing over 20 eateries (I have lost count since) under one roof; albeit a funky layout rendered most newcomers confused. Yeah, I did succumb to temptation and ventured over to Daorae Korean BBQ for dinner once; and then avoided De Garden like the plague since parking’s a horror (even with the new multi-levels carpark with extremely tight spaces) and it costs RM1 per hour. A small sum to pay if you’re comparing to Pavilion or KLCC, BUT …. in Ipoh, we have always been paying flat rates. 🙂
And do you think Sesame Naan would take off like their Garlic and Cheese cousins?
I had this list of FOOD-TO-EAT in Ipoh before I went home. But can’t say I have really succeeded in covering most of the eateries I wanted to go to; and some even for the very first time.
Yeah, contrary to the myth that Motormouth has eaten at every single place there is in Ipoh, that actually is so far from the truth.
Maybe, just maybe …. I can squeeze a SECOND trip back home this month. And by golly if I ever do, you can expect to see more delicious reviews here ….. and me packing up extra calories back to KL !!! 🙂
*By the way, this was a filler post. I woke up at an unGodly hour of 5am this morning and drove under the influence (of FOOD, not alcohol) to reach KL for work.
* Can you guess where were the pictures taken and what are those?
*For the lucky devils still holidaying in Ipoh/Perak and need a shining light; consider going through THIS LIST of IPOH FOOD compiled from way back then.