Bak-Kut-Teh which can also be pronounced as Bah-Kut-Teh is a Hokkien dish that was brought over from Fujian, China many years back. It is a pork stew of sorts where meaty pork ribs are simmered in a complex broth with chinese herbs and spices including star anise, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic. It is very commonly consumed in both Malaysia and Singapore and synonymous to the Chinese community in South East Asia. It is usually served with strips of fried dough (char kway), light & dark soy sauce as a condiment with chopped chili padi and minced garlic is taken together. A pot of hot tea is the best companion while eating Bak-Kut-Teh as it is more of a heaty dish whereby tea will able to cool down the heat of eating this delicious dish.
As Ipoh has always been famous for Crunchy Bean Sprouts and Chicken Kuay Teow Soup, we have been searching good reviews of restaurants around our hotel and found this local Restaurant near to M Roof Hotel & Residences that is also famous for Chicken Kuey Teow Soup (yes, another one that’s famous); Restoran Moon de Moon. In terms of location, we wouldn’t say it’s strategic as it is located at this corner shop on Hala Wah Keong in the vicinity of Kampung Simee. This restaurant has been quite famous with the Chinese community in Ipoh for the sweetness of its soup with semi-transparent hor fun. As an Ipoh-ian, honestly, this was the first time seeing such kind of hor fun in Ipoh as the usual ones are usually white in colour.
Hip, happening and alchohol-free. Konda Kondi Cafe & Bistro is one of the happening Malay cafe for the Muslim youngsters to flock for their good food or good music since their first opening in 2015. It is owned by two brothers, Aznil and Azril offering mexican food such as homemade pasta, tacos, burgers and some light bites like honey chicken wings and popcorn chicken. For non-mexican fans, they do offer some local delicacies like Nasi Ayam Hitam with Teh O Ais which is one of the set dinner on offered in the first page of the menu.
Restoran Tasik Raban is famous for its traditional kampong (or kampung, whichever you prefer…) cuisine, genuine Malay food which resembles home cooked food. As I did some digging before going to this restaurant, the popularity of this restaurant begins ten years ago by Puan Jamaliah and her late husband started their first branch in Lenggong by Tasek Raban with the modus of self-service as all of the dishes were displayed openly on the long table where anyone can just queue up, grab a plate and start to choose their favourite dish.
Randomness is just us, so we hopped into our Vellfire and headed over to Pengkalan, Station 18. Upon reaching our sister property, we realised how time flew as realised that M Boutique Station 18 is marching onwards to it’s 3rd Birthday this year. Inspired by jazz and is 5 minutes walking distance to the Aeon Mall Station 18, this is a place whereby plenty of shopaholics love to stay because of the short distance to the mall.