What could be better described as a bundle of sins loaded into several bowls; the Ipoh famous “Ma Ta Liu” (police station; referring to the one on Hugh Low Street) curry mee possesses an unprecedented legacy and undeniable charm over their fans since more than half a century ago
The last experience with Xin Quan Fang was way back in 2008 (read that post intermittently peppered with nonsensical ramblings and grainy shots here), and from then on, I had no intention of returning.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because of the food, nor even the infamous attitude of the people running the place. But rather; the tenacity and patience required to endure the taxing wait … which can take up to 15 minutes (if you’re lucky), or a stressful 45 minutes if you’re not.
But life plays its tricks on you at the most unexpected times. And I found myself there for brunch this morning. What really happened then? Read the rest of this entry »