Steamhouse Restaurant @ Bercham, Ipoh – Steamin’ Hot & Healthy CuisineApril 15, 2011 | 5,048 views
Just yesterday, when I posted something remotely sinful on Facebook, someone actually commented about how I should go for my lipid profile test. Hmm, have I reached that low? I mean, yeah okay … so I might have been eating in a slightly more indulgent manner than most saintly human beings (if you’re reading this, then you’re not one of those). And I sounded like one who jumps at every opportunity to binge without a care in the world.
Grandma was having a whale of a time picking on the food presented on the table. All arriving piping hot, mostly from the steamer. Not bad for one who usually craves for the greasiest, unhealthy and caloric-ridden feasts. I meant MYSELF, not her.
But I DO eat responsibly lah …. Not ALL food bloggers weigh more than a tonne each. Nor do we eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I do set limits, to manageable portions. Unless the occasion calls for more than the usual intake (eg. buffets, reviews, celebrations), then I stray from the SOP.
If ever there was one.
This past 2 days have been nothing but eating, eating and more eating. Aside from the interesting Communication Module that brought much insights and revelations to the management of my current company. Naturally, I write better than I speak, for if you know me personally, you would know that I am shy, reserved and a man of few words.
“Sam Wong Dan” – Steamed combination of egg, salted egg and century egg. Wobbly egg custard with a dash of soy sauce and pepper.
The images of Italian cuisine still haunt me; especially since last night’s bountiful dinner. We seriously polished off the breads and asked for refills, only to suffer through our starters and mains. Then the lunches were served in the same Italian restaurant. For two days in a row. That’s an overkill, seriously.
Steamed Tilapia Fish – Something Grandma has always been enjoying since the early days.
And so, this post, no matter how non-sensical this may sound; aims to establish this insight into the healthier side of Motormouth. Like how I can eat salads as main, or absolutely enjoying my rice with various steamed dishes.
Steamhouse Restaurant is this new eatery parked at a corner lot in Bercham of Ipoh, to be more specific this Desa Kencana residential area populated by optometrists (Why? Beats me), and hawker stalls in the afternoons. If you remember this recent post on San Chai curry fish head, then this is about 200 metres away.
Steamed Spare Ribs in a Black Bean Sauce – Slightly oily, but as homely as a homecooked dish can get.
To be truthful, we chanced upon this. San Chai closes on Mondays (if I am not wrong), and we had to settle for something nearby. Steamhouse Restaurant was relatively new, without even a proper signboard but only bearing a banner.
The fact that the place was empty did not deter us from entering, since Tai Kung left a pretty good impression on us, and the latter’s situated in Pasir Puteh …. miles away (about 10km or so, but in Ipoh, that’s almost as far as one wouldn’t go). And eating healthily for once sounded like a reasonable option.
After serious bouts of binging whenever I was back to Ipoh.
Yeah, I still miss the good old food in Ipoh even now. Just today we were talking about Ipoh’s delicious street foods. Incomparable, and sorely, sorely missed.
Steamed Ginger Chicken – Plentiful of mashed young ginger
And some greens to provide the fibres for the day. Or the next day.
On the whole, although this restaurant did not manage to wow us (lacking of flavours, rather bland and not a dish that was exactly outstanding), we still felt that the dinner was reasonably-priced and suitably healthy. To a family of foodies with no qualms of eating fast food during Reunion dinners, we sure felt the guiltless-ness after that dinner.
A place worth a try, if you’re suddenly craving for steamed cuisine; dishes that require no more than a spoonful of oil, or you’re feeling the post-holiday binging guilt.
Look out for this place facing the field near to San Chai Curry Fish Head. Refer to the MAP in that post to find out about this restaurant. Behind of the row of shops with KFC, Guardian, the banks, etc.