It’s Boba Fever! Beware, as this beverage has made their phenomenal comeback. All of a sudden, these creamy drinks have become a craze all over the world with no sign of slowing down! It can be found on practically every street corner. Bubble tea is now becoming an essential part of our food culture. More and more shops are popping up around Ipoh recently. More and more shops are popping up around Ipoh recently. Just name it! Xing Fu Tang, Daboba, The Alley and much more.
Here comes another food review from the M Makan Kakis. In this episode, we discovered a quaint and cosy restaurant which serves Peranakan (Nyonya) Delights with a Twist. Dong at Hale Street, located at the heart of the city, just a street away from the hustle and bustle of Concubine Lane. Dong is a place where one can partake in local dishes whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Opened by a team of well known F&B operators of cafes in Ipoh, they challenged themselves to take on local cuisines, differing from their other cafés. The concept was to create a laid-back and chill environment for millinieals to appreciate our food history.
Once an icon, FMS Ipoh (Federated Malay State) the oldest bar in our homeland shut its doors and bided goodbye to fellow Ipoh patrons a decade ago. Fast forward to 2019, it is back! Refined and upgraded to Durbar at FMS. To the uninformed, the FMS building has been a landmark of Ipoh for 113 years, founded by Hainanese migrants back in 1906.
The Holy month of Ramadhan is a significant and important time for Muslims all over. Without a doubt, there are some who will ask about the significance of this holy month. Generally, Ramadhan is known to Muslims as one of the most important season where they perform their devotion to garner good merits and for rest of us, a ‘food festival’ of sorts. In conjunction with Ramadhan, the M Kaki Makan collectively decided to venture to the Ipoh Stadium’s Bazaar Ramadhan, as our food review.
In the heart of Greentown Business Center lies a small red shop that resembles an Irish bar. However it is not what it seems. The Museum indeed was a bar back in 2013 but it has changed to serving Chinese Cuisines since 2018. It is considered a newcomer and not very well-known yet. When I first suggested this restaurant, our family members were clueless. Little did they know, this place serves one of the best char siew ever in Ipoh! (not an exaggeration I swear) Living up to its name, the restaurant has a cozy ambience with historical elements. It is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy quality Chinese food with a glass of wine or two with some friends and family.