Burp! Motormouth’s Year End Ipoh Eat Fest 2013December 31, 2013 | 4,025 views
1. Lunch @ Indulgence Restaurant & Living – The paella from the Specials board with lamb sausages, fish, chicken and mussels deserves a try; and the creamy avocado blend (Vovo) with a faint hint of coconut perked up the senses. (RM120/USD40 for 2 pax)
Wow. And there goes 2013. Seated here in front of my pc, I can’t help but be amazed at the milestones and breakthroughs that have taken place throughout the past 12 months. Not to mention a fair share of turbulence, challenges and sweet successes.
Before I do the year in review (read 2012’s Top 12 Food Finds), I returned home on a whirlwind of a food tour last weekend. Still recuperating from the avalanche of food this season; here goes nothing. Grab a napkin while you’re at it.
2. Dinner @ Sun Marpoh Restaurant, Ipoh Garden – Crackling-licious Lemon Chicken, piquant and tangy Assam Fish Fillet, Claypot Beancurd with Loofah and Wood Ear Fungus and Stir-fried “Green Dragon” Vegetables. (RM78/USD25 for 4 pax)
3. Breakfast @ Nam Chau Coffee Shop, Old Town – Dry curry noodles, white coffee and deep fried sesame bun filled with sweet lotus paste. (RM4.50/USD1.50 for the curry noodles)
4. Brunch @ Nam Fatt Fish Ball Noodles, Jalan Kampar – “Western Gravy” Deep Fried Beancurd, Fish Ball Noodles and Yong Tau Foo. (average of RM0.90 per piece, and noodles/rice at less than RM10 each)
5. Funny Mountain Soya Bean & Tau Fu Fah – Now at RM1 per bowl, you choose to dine in at their own outlet, take away, or slurp yours on the corridor or even from the comfort of your car. Yes, this is that infamous drive-thru Tau Fu Fah in Ipoh.
6. Dinner @ Dragon-i, AEON Station 18 – Not a local favourite, but since window-shopping is the best way to burn off the calories before the next meal, we settled for AEON Station 18 and Dragon-i is still one of the more reliable brands there.
7. Breakfast @ Kafe South Point (previously Sentosa Ria), Ipoh Garden South – My favourite Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun steamed freshly and served with the best sambal paste you can imagine. Chiam Kee’s fried noodles is equally popular as well.
8. Brunch @ Missing Marbles, Old Town – Asian delights with a twist; think Hakata Ramen with Lamb Roulade, Funny Mountain soya bean milk and Chap-a-lang Rojak with Fish Crackers.
Happy 8 Retreat in Ipoh old town is another place that will please most shutterbugs out there
9. Tea break @ Old Town Signature, M Boutique Hotel – One of the newest boutique hotel in town; can’t wait to try their newly-opened Myth Eatery & Bar. Stay tuned for more on this exquisitely quirky place.
10. Nancy Chong‘s icing butter cakes and cup cakes – Pre-order only. And she shows why after a good 40 years, the newer cake houses don’t even come close.
“Happy New Year dearest readers and followers of Motormouth From Ipoh. Words can’t even describe the utmost respect and gratitude that I have for your continuous support. I will keep this passion flaring through 2014, and let’s see what new eateries or food fads will sprout in the next 12 months.”
Time for a Dose of Charity – For more information about The Ipoh Depressed Cake Shop 2014, hop over to the official Facebook page.