It’s typically Malaysian, who with a hot cuppa teh tarik; is arguably the most blissful combination: a plate of nasi lemak makes this the ideal breakfast of champions. And so, we brought some of our family members for a breakfast gathering after a random morning briefing to Allongs Restaurant, a Malay cuisine restaurant where it is within 5 minutes driving distance from M Roof Hotel & Residences that specializes in serving Nasi Lemak. No doubt, there are several nasi lemak places in Ipoh, but this is arguably one of the best!
Authentic Indian food is all about the delicate combination of herbs and spices, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, coriander, and red chilli peppers are amongst the most commonly used spices in Indian cuisine and thus, considered the ‘Seven Key Spices’. When perfected, Indian food can be as addictive as drugs; with it’s strong flavours, delectably rich to a point where the dishes may taste as if they’ve been drenched with a generous amount of dopamine. The outcome of the spectrum ranges differently too, from volcanic eruptions to mild scalding of the tongue for the uninitiated.
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!
Hip, happening and alchohol-free. Konda Kondi Cafe & Bistro is one of the happening Malay cafe for the Muslim youngsters to flock for their good food or good music since their first opening in 2015. It is owned by two brothers, Aznil and Azril offering mexican food such as homemade pasta, tacos, burgers and some light bites like honey chicken wings and popcorn chicken. For non-mexican fans, they do offer some local delicacies like Nasi Ayam Hitam with Teh O Ais which is one of the set dinner on offered in the first page of the menu.
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.