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.
We’re sure you’ve been bogged down by thousands of sharing on social media about varieties of “hidden food gems” in Ipoh. There’s always a new cafe around the corner or what we like to call a “newly discovered” traditional foods or even newer fusion type cuisine. We wouldn’t say it’s recent but let’s talk about some ‘new foodie cafes’ that has been available since April 2016 in Ipoh Town. We’re quite sure that any Ipoh-lang would have heard of “Fai Kee” (at the time of writing there are 3 Fai Kee in Ipoh), but let’s not talk about them this time round. Instead let’s go try their sub branch, it’s called the “Restaurant Sun Fei Kee” which is rumoured to be owned by the son of the original Fai Kee.
Since we had reviewed Chinese and Malay food, it’s time to taste some banana leaf curry rice and decided to trod down to Old Andersonian Club & Cafeteria (which is the alumus of Sekolah Menegah Kebangsaan Anderson) located at the corner of D.R. Seenivasagam roundabout which, coincidentally near the school itself.
Malaysians are foodies, with some being really die hard foodies. At the mere mention of eating at a Medan Selera (aka Food Court), many will shy away as Malaysians prefer to eat at speciality hawkers (or restaurants) or highly reviewed, and sometimes what we call “as seen on social media” places.