From previous chapter – Bangkok – Wat Arun/Wat Pho and Giant Baguettes ….
S2S Boutique Resort Bangkok (formerly Moeleng Boutique Resort) http://www.moeleng-bangkok-resort.com/)
What a long hiatus since the last post on Bangkok. Before amnesia kicks in (again), allow me to refresh my aged mind, with a simple, food-less post.
Kizuna One (or Kizuna1 … or 1Kizuna, depends on how patriotic you are. Okay, bad joke, I know) recently opened its doors to the Japanese food lovers in Ipoh, right smack in the posh-est location of all, at the newly refurbished and reopened Royal Golf Club on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.
Of course, me being a mere peasant, with no skills whatsoever in handling (more like, manhandling!) a golf club, can only drool at the sizzling hot, newest Japanese restaurant in town.
Seriously …. I’m not crossing my fingers in anticipation. After a few bad reviews from all quarters, I’ll be glad to practise a wait-and-see approach, much like I’m salivating at the thought of a spanking new (back then, not now) Korean BBQ Buffet restaurant named Riche Montana in Ipoh Garden South, only to walk in and preview their selections one evening, and walked out with tails between my legs. Wrong metaphor? Whatever.
A little disturbing concept they have is that you’ll be charged RM5/pax more if you’re seated downstairs, nearer to the buffet spread, while the upstair’s crowd get RM5/pax shaven off their respective bill, as they’ve to carry their food up the stairs repeatedly. Hmm, they could’ve reached a compromise kind of situation, whereby they can serve the food on both floors, and charge a reasonable amount. For your information, RM29.90+ for the convenient crowd, and RM24.90+ for the slightly more active (and maybe kiamsap?) people.
Been in the business for a good 3 years now – A Lai I Japanese Restaurant has constantly missed my radar, although occupying a rather strategic spot. Read the rest of this entry »
Kuala Kangsar – The Royal Town of Perak, Malaysia. Not a destination listed in a common tourist’s itinerary. Easily accessible from the highway, though not necessarily translates to higher traffic. A simple town in general, it was only my third visit to the comparatively serene town.
Yut Loy Coffee Shop (read about them from rasarasa.net) has been in existence for more than 50 years now, spanning three generations of the Chong family. A ‘MUST’ stopover for outsiders in town, for a taste of their traditional (and immensely popular) Hainanese pau, coffee/tea, and even Hainanese chicken chop, steak, or fried rice. Read the rest of this entry »
Things are slowly getting out of hand now. With the menacing H1N1 in full force, it almost felt like Armageddon at times, with news on people dying for no reason day in, day out. Sure, those immuno-compromised or with co-existing illnesses are comparatively easier to succumb to the looming pandemic.
Why are things out of hand you ask? Well, for one, I think almost everyone in Ipoh (at least, those with handsets, or not in hibernating mode) has received a viral SMS circulating, about a worker (or more) in Jusco Kinta City whom had contracted the disease. And even subsequently dying. Yup, that tragic, that worrying, and makes one wonder, where’s a safe place to be now?
As far as air-borne diseases go, NOWHERE. Even if you choose to self-quarantine at home, or hide under your bed, you’re bound to be in close proximity with your family members, or relatives, or even friends at one time or another. Hence, practise self-hygiene, avoid spreading the disease if you’re not feeling well, or diagnosed with the flu.
I could go on and on and spoil your day, OR I can shift your attention to something that brings us back to reality, and a smile to one’s face ……
Stir-fried Roasted Pork with Chillies @ RM12 Read the rest of this entry »
Since the previous post was on Nga Choy Kai/Ayam Tauge/Chicken Bean Sprouts (click HERE for some Buntong Cheap Eats), might as well dig deeper into the backlogs, and allow yours truly to write on another similar Ipoh’s specialty …..
This shop has TWO entrances on both ends; The front and back portion of the shop can seat the customers. Loads of them during dinner hours. Be prepared for the wait.
The patient, gentle and careful uncle. Just don’t expect your food to be served in a blink of an eye! And the smooth, incomparable Hor Fun. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve a funny story to share with all of you. Or wait, I think the right word should be …… Frustratingly-funny story.
You see, Buntong in Ipoh consists of a predominantly Indian community (and to a certain extent; Chinese as well), famous for all sorts of cheap and delicious hawker fare, notably the famous Buntong Beef Noodles (here’s a branch in Ipoh Garden South), Kacang Putih from Kampung Kacang Putih in Buntong (HERE’s one of the outlet selling freshly fried Kacang Putih from home), and even Ipoh’s outstanding Nga Choy Kai (Ayam Tauge or Poached Chicken served with Bean Sprouts & Flat Rice Noodles).
Deep in thought, and hands in perpetual chopping mode ….. Read the rest of this entry »