A Quiche So Good, I Hesitated To Share – Tammy’s Kitchen @ IpohJune 15, 2011 | 21,995 views
Turkey Ham Quiche (RM12.90/USD4.30) – One of her signature creations; previously available only on weekends, not on a daily basis as per request. Tammy bakes hers with a heart.
Okay, so greed is but one of the 7 deadly sins known to men. Oh dang, gluttony too. Infused with unenviable two deadly sins got this Motormouth hesitant at first, to share what could be my current favourite cafe in Ipoh.
Don’t flinch. Yeah yeah … so it’s true that I rarely go back now. Much akin to being branded as someone who turns his back on his hometown. But not too worried. I promise that you will see a post or two every now and then on food from Ipoh, for I have sworn allegiance; to some extent; to cover most, if not ALL of the eateries worthy of the limelight in Ipoh.
Right now? I am barely halfway there.
For today? Let’s see what this 9 months’ old cafe has to offer ….
Equipped with a menu printed on a single piece of green paper, Tammy’s Kitchen‘s loyal legion of fans knew all along what they wanted; rendering the menu almost …. useless.
And if it’s pies, quiches, cakes and pastas that you’re searching for, then you have come to the right place. Tammy’s Kitchen is operated by an affable lady and her troops of family members. No, in case you’re wondering; she has no previous experience in running a restaurant or cafe.
This is her first venture in the F&B business, but so far so good.
Wait, make that so far … DAMN good.
Orange & Apple Yoghurt Drink (RM5.50/USD1.80 each) – Creamy concoction of yoghurt and fresh fruit juices. Delectable mean of combining a drink and a dessert?
A newer variety of her famous quiches; this one had chunks of potatoes, chicken, mushroom and onions stuffed into the beautiful pastry. (RM12.90/USD4.30)
Chicken Pie (RM6.50/USD2.20) – Only on weekends, though. Worth every cent, seriously. One of the best homemade chicken pies in town.
She makes fresh quiches on a daily basis now; and they’re not even on the permanent menu. If you can even call that piece of green paper that. The menu covers quite some grounds; from about 20 types of spaghetti to various chops and even Asian delights like noodles and rice.
Assam Seafood Rice (RM10.50/USD3.50) – And if you’re not a pastry person, don’t pout. Go for the Assam Seafood rice, loaded with prawns, squid and fish slices in a delightfully piquant and tangy assam gravy. Polish those white rice clean, effortlessly.
Seafood Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce (RM14.90/USD5) – Chose the last item on the spaghetti section; and came out triumphant. A fresh, creamy pesto sauce made from scratch; with spaghetti cooked al dente, and shrimps and squids thrown in for good measure.
Lasagna (RM12.90/USD4.30) – Also a weekend only special, call in advance to order this just in case they have sold off every portion.
Every single dish was good. It has been ages since everyone unanimously agreed on a positive rating. The four of us walloped everything clean without much persuasion. We almost over-estimated our vacuum compartment in the middle region, placing orders left and rights to an extent where Tammy started to question the logic behind the successive orders rattled off in lightning speed.
But we managed, and got our cravings appeased.
If there’s one item you can’t miss from her repertoire, make that the QUICHE.
A palate cleanser at the end of the feast; a slice of banana and chocolate cake (RM7.50/USD2.50)
Was she ever the pleasant personality … very down-to-earth. Bear in mind that they might be a little short on the staffing front; as she runs the place with a few family members only. So expect a slightly longer wait than your usual cafes.
Tammy’s Kitchen serves pork-free food at reasonable prices, in an air-conditioned environment, with no frills dining concept. Homely, with fresh foods cooked/baked on a daily basis, and wholesome enough without preservatives or MSG.
And no, this was not an invited review. Nor do they even believe in one. Oh, take note that they serve a pretty kick-a$$ cup of kopi-O (black coffee) too.
On my next round, I will probably waltz over gingerly to the counter for a quick glance of what’s the special(s) of the day, and then maybe get myself a Carbonara or a slice of her irresistible quiche or two.
No 7, Hala Bandar Baru Tambun 18,
Desa Tambun Indah,
31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel : 6017-487 3728 (Tammy Tan)
Business Hours : 12.00pm – 8.00pm.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. (updated 22 Aug 2011)
* On the road connecting Ipoh Garden East to Sunway City, Tambun. Once you have passed Citrus Wine & Dine on your right, go forth a short distance. Tammy’s Kitchen is on the row of shops same side as Citrus, further down the road.
* You can pre-order her cakes, 3 days in advance. RM90 for the usual cakes, and RM80 for the cheese cakes.