Located in the heart of Ipoh town known as Padang Ipoh, Miker serves a mixture of fusion, local and western delights that caters to taste buds from all around the world since their inception in the year 2016. They are know for satisfying the cravings of locals and tourists alike. Plonked with wooden tables and simple relaxed chairs glaring into a large empty field, it creates a good atmosphere. Situated at the corner, there are ample indoor and outdoor seating. One of the must-try according to some of our family members was the Tom Yum Nyor (or Nior, the northern Malay old slang for Coconut) that leaves the fussy eaters with loads of with choices – seafood, chicken or crab and served in a coconut shell!
As mentioned by the Restaurant Manager, Mr. Amzari, the coconut water itself is used in making this delectable tom yum, giving it the perfect spicy sweet balance. Be warned! This signature dish from Miker; Tom Yam Nyor is only available at night, which was made known to our unsuspecting family members during our dinner on a random Friday (it’s great for a ladies night to paint the town red) after work. As us ladies swaggered our way to Miker, all eyes perked up and focused on our arrival in an already packed restaurant. (Ahem, ahem).
Nyor Tom Yam Set for 2
Char Grilled Chicken Chop
Char Grilled Lamb Shoulder
Maggi Tom Yam
Nasi Goreng Kampung
Plain Cheese New York Pizza
After glancing at the menus for about 15 minutes, we have ordered Tom Yam Nyor Set for 2 (a must to order!), Char Grilled Lamb Shoulder, Mix Grilled Special, Char Grilled Chicken Chop, Chicken Parmigiana, Nasi Goreng Kampung and a bowl of Maggi Tom Yum. The handmade stone oven pizza from Chik Pizza is also something to die for! It is crunchy, thin crust with generous toppings and gooey cheese! For drinks, we have ordered Limau Ais, Barli Ice, Sirap Ice, Milo Air Tabur (Milo Dinosaur), Halia Ais, Carrot Ais, and a cup of Teh O Panas. Price wise, it is between the range of RM6.00-RM30.00 depending on what you order. While waiting for the food to serve, we took some amazing shots!
Family Shots Take 1
Family Shots Take 2
While we are at the edge of fainting as most of us are super hungry, all of the food finally came! The simmering Tom Yum Nyor Soup let out a delightful aroma of spices while the scent wafting through the nose leaving a tingling yet burning sensation. The taste of the soup is spicy yet full of the sweetness of the coconut water, makes a perfect balance of taste. Followed by Char-Grilled Lamb Shoulder which was strongly recommended by the chef, the sauce was tasty nor it is too salty or sweet. However, the texture of the meat was overly chewy, elastic and hard to cut which makes it harder to eat (based on personal opinion). Chicken Parmigiana was a good catch with 2 pieces of juicy chicken chop with a little bit of pasta in the middle, just nice for those who want a light and healthy meal! Although Nasi Goreng Kampung is a common dish among the Malay cuisine which always happens to be spicy in taste but the version of Miker is rather spicier than the usual ones. For those who want a safer choice, you can consider their Chicken Chop as one can never go wrong for ordering this! The portion was fair and the chicken chop boasted a crispy exterior and still juicy center.
The overall meal was rather satisfying with a total of RM150.00 for 10 persons on the table with drinks, say about RM15.00 per person including drinks which were considered reasonable. Ratings? we would give it a 7/10 for the overly cooked lamb shoulder.