Craving Dim Sum for dinner instead of breakfast? But where can you go? To all Kaki Makan out there especially Muslim foodies’ friends dying to try some Chinese dim sum, check out this place named Greentown Dim Sum Café. We all know most dim sum shops only serve their offerings in the morning, however this time we manage to make a reservation for dinner (even Papa already warn us most of the food will be finish as we arrive). I noticed the café every time I went to the PTPTN (you know why, ha ha ha), I could see crowds enjoying their food there and to be honest after 9 years of its operation, this is the first time I’ve been here (Better late than never!). What surprised us is this café has all races as their customer. That’s why M Makan Kaki(s) decided to have a try on it! Ipoh can be considered as Dim Sum paradise, but not everyone has the opportunity to try it (especially for Muslim). Rest assured! Dim Sum Café is the only outlet in town that holding JAKIM certificate, so it’s absolutely HALAL.
Have you ever seen a restaurant in a heritage Malay House? Stop wondering! Let’s discover more about Restaurant Labu Sayong Signature with us, the M Makan Kaki(s)! May the food be with you. Ha Ha Ha. Labu Sayong Signature was founded by Perak State Development Corporation (PKNP) architecturally based on “Rumah Kutai”, the pre-1900 traditional Malay house synonymous in Perak State, Malaysia. Located a stone’s throw away from the nightlife of Bulatan Amanjaya in Meru Raya, it is a great initiative to promote the silver state’s cuisine and culinary arts.
Let us come to another unique cafe; nestled between the row of old colonial shop lots along Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Cakchibow Cafe has retained the original building structure that was originally built in 1931, giving the cafe a unique edge amongst the other hipster cafe’s in Ipoh specializing in Western Meals. Opened in 18th December 2015 by Mr. Adriz Farik Bin Abdul Halim, Cakchibow Cafe has made up a name for themselves serving hefty meals and drinks at an affordable price.
What is Nasi Ganja all about? For the unordained; Ganja is the Malay word for Cannabis! Goodness, will I be addicted to it? Is it legal?? These are some of the conversations overheard when one mentions this. However, there is no illegal substance used in the recipe (phew). The term was coined as the proprietor of Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah’s built up a slew of die-hard fans, claiming his cooking is so tasty that it is as addictive as ‘ganja’ or cannabis. Unfortunately (or fortunately to some) there are those who claim that after a full Nasi Ganja meal, you will feel sleepy akin to a trans like state. Truth is, who doesn’t after a satisfying meal?
Mee Goreng Mamak or in proper English, Fried Noodle Mamak Style originated from the Indian Muslim community in Malaysia. It is one of the most commonly loved hawker fare as it contains prawns, fish cakes, fried beancurd, tomatoes, eggs, and spices; a filling spice laden meal for anytime of day! Cathay’s version comes with the whole plethora of Mamak goodness; a healthy dose of bean sprouts, chopped scallions, fritters, dried beancurd, and potatoes all cooked to moistilicious (is there is such a word) perfection intertwined with yellow noodles and lots of egg – scrumptious!