Disclaimer (Sept 2012) – Apparently, Restoran Jack Fah belongs to the owner who runs the Teochew porridge stall next door, and this Nyonya kueh + lok-lok stall should not be in any way, affiliated with Jack Fah. Hence, short of renaming this post, take note that this stall in Restoran Jack Fah does NOT belong to the owner of the restaurant. Hope this clears things up.
Just look at the well-preserved facade. And no, this was NOT taken by my late grandfather … in case you’re curious to know. The shot was snapped two nights ago, albeit treated with a layer of old school filter.
It’s scary sometimes, whenever I return for an eating spree in Ipoh and noticed that one by one; the newer cafes/bistros/restaurants had closed down. And more so when the thought of having to update the relevant post(s) with the appropriate tag;
“Closed”. “Relocated”. “Temporary renovation”. “Long vacation” (?!).
Very charming layout of various colourful “Nyonya kuih” laid out on the pieces of banana leaves in the glass display cabinet, tempting one into a frenzy of making choices.
Though all hope’s not lost. Not with good old Ipoh; burning spirit of the hawker souls still lighting up the light at the end of the tunnel. Those true blue classics from decades ago; some over half a century’s old (!) yet still drawing hordes of people on a daily basis.
Case in hand; Jack Fah Restaurant off Anderson Road; near to the roundabout where Sri Maju Express Bus Company is and the famous Embassy’s Hor Hee stall still operates until late night. Read the rest of this entry »