Morning Walk @ Bandar Seri Botani ECO Park, Ipoh

The first night we were in Ipoh for the Chinese New Year, I barely got any sleep. The fam and I were sharing a room and the Pops was performing a solo symphony (of snores). That, and I’m the type that can’t fall asleep easily when it’s not my own bed (no matter how comfy it is). At 4AM, I finally gave up and tried … Continue reading Morning Walk @ Bandar Seri Botani ECO Park, Ipoh

Review: 3-Course Western Dinner @ The Limestone’s Restaurant, Ipoh

With its laid back vibe and abundance of cheap, tasty street food, Ipoh is probably the last place you’d expect to find a fine dining restaurant of any kind. But despite having been here dozens of times since childhood, this city always finds a way to surprise me. Instead of the usual Chinese meal for Chinese New Year, my aunts arranged for something different – … Continue reading Review: 3-Course Western Dinner @ The Limestone’s Restaurant, Ipoh

Food Review: Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong, Ipoh – Soft-Boiled Eggs On Toast

In recent years, Ipoh has enjoyed a boom in tourism – especially over the holidays – and  Jalan Bijih Timah in the center of Old Town is where everyone flocks to for food and sightseeing. I’ve blogged about two famous restos, namely Nam Heong & Sin Yoon Loong (famous for their egg tarts and Ipoh white coffee, respectively) but today we will be checking out the … Continue reading Food Review: Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong, Ipoh – Soft-Boiled Eggs On Toast

DNS Kacang Puteh, Buntong Ipoh – Delightful Malaysian Indian Snacks

Before popcorn made its way to the masses in Malaysia, our parents and grandparents would have gone to the movie theater with a small white paper cone in hand. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of fried chickpeas, nuts, crisps and crunchy flour snacks flavoured with curry powder or other spices. This, ladies and gents, was kacang puteh.  Although we don’t have it at the movies anymore, … Continue reading DNS Kacang Puteh, Buntong Ipoh – Delightful Malaysian Indian Snacks

Food Review: Chinese New Year Menu @ Tuck Kee Restaurant, Ipoh

If it were up to me, I’d do away with the banquet-style meal for Chinese New Year. I mean, it’s more about having a meal with the fam and bonding, right? We can do that just as well with pizza and a bucket of KFC at home, like the Japanese do for Christmas lol. But tradition dictates, and I digress… On the second day of … Continue reading Food Review: Chinese New Year Menu @ Tuck Kee Restaurant, Ipoh

Food Review: Dimsum @ Sun Kim Aik, Falim, Ipoh

Whenever someone asks for suggestions on places to eat dimsum in Ipoh, chances are that people would tell you to go to the ever popular Foh San and Ming Court. While both are undeniably popular, there are many other options both in and around town. One of these under-the-radar dim sum joints, at least up until recently (coz they opened up a new hypermarket around the … Continue reading Food Review: Dimsum @ Sun Kim Aik, Falim, Ipoh

CNY 2018 in Ipoh Day 1 – The Practice of Bai Nian (Visiting Relatives)

At the stroke of midnight on the first day of CNY, loud bangs and blasts were heard all over Ipoh: the sounds of fireworks being set off to usher in a new year and new beginnings. Ten years ago I might have been among the revelers, but at 28? Tucked snugly into my mattress by 11PM. When the fireworks started, I was mildly annoyed and … Continue reading CNY 2018 in Ipoh Day 1 – The Practice of Bai Nian (Visiting Relatives)

CNY 2018 in Ipoh – Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village / Reunion Dinner Night

I like Ipoh. It’s much more laid-back than Kuala Lumpur, the people are nice and friendly, and most importantly (for me at least) there’s plenty of good food. But because I come here so often (parents are from Ipoh), I’ve run out of new places to visit lol. While Googling, I stumbled upon a place called Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village, which literally translates to … Continue reading CNY 2018 in Ipoh – Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village / Reunion Dinner Night