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.
The M Boutique Family has lunch at Sun Seng Fatt; one of the oldest front-runners in the best-curry-noodle category since 1980’s. Their curry paste was renowned back then and even got exported to Hong Kong some time ago. Here is our review.