Apr 162014

It’s hard to get a good ‘char kway teow’ here in Ipoh. Or maybe I haven’t found the one that I like yet. I like them to be slightly soupy, with a strong taste of the ‘burn’ or ‘char’. Without the taste of the ‘burn’, it’ll be just another fried kway teow, wouldn’t it?

The most popular places for ‘warung’ style food with almost every ‘warung’ selling char kway teow would be Dataran MBI.. also known as MBI Terrace located in Greentown business center.  I was confused with which stall we want to choose because to be honest, I’ve tried a couple before and none of the char kway teow were good and not worth the amount they were charging us. They were very soupy, with barely any ingredients. Taste weren’t good either.

As I was walking, trying to figure out where and what to eat, some guys from stall No 15 kept inviting to try their char kway teow. They were boasting how good their char kway teow is. After a short while of persuasion, I gave in and decided to try. I told them if the food is not good, I’m not paying it haha. But they guaranteed it would be.

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Apr 032014

Early last month, my friend from KL came to Ipoh and stayed at The Haven Lakeside Residences Ipoh. To be precise, it is located in Tambun, near Sunway City Ipoh, where The Banjaran Hotsprings RetreatThe Lost World Tambun are located. It was the first time I heard of The Haven Ipoh and I also have never heard of Best Western before. You can google about them to find out more, or click the links at the end of this post. I will also review The Haven in details in my personal blog soon. Once I’ve done the review, I’ll edit this post with the link to the review.

While you can buy the luxurious condominium there, they also offer 100 contemporary guest rooms. Price of course doesn’t come cheap, and it came as a surprise to me when I heard it considering this is Ipoh and not KL. If you are a nature lover, this place is perfect for you as it is surrounded by beautiful lake, huge swimming pool area and lots of greens! It’s perfect as a nature retreat and just to unwind, chill, relax and forget about the busy and hectic life to enjoy tranquility. The place is absolutely beautiful even though it’s quite isolated and lonely but that’s the point right? A getaway from the busy city?

the haven lakeside residences ipohPhoto: Best Western Premier

My friend and I, we hung out at Starbucks Tambun until late at night. The distance between The Haven and my house is quite far. By night time, Ipoh city becomes a dead city. I think Ipoh people go to bed by 9 pm. So when we left Starbucks Tambun, it was almost 1 am. After I sent her back to The Haven, I realized it was too dangerous for me to drive back alone especially with the increasing crime rates lately. I decided to stay the night with her.

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Jan 122014

Ahh meatloaf.

A typical dish in American household, especially during the holiday season but not so much in Malaysia, and it’s non-existent in a Malay household. What is a meatloaf? According to Wikipedia:

Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat formed into a loaf shape, mixed with egg and breadcrumbs, then baked or smoked. The loaf shape is formed by either cooking it in a loaf pan, or forming it by hand on a flat baking pan. Meatloaf is usually made from ground beef, although lamb, pork, veal, venison, and poultry are also used.

So naturally, being a malay, we don’t eat the traditional meatloaf. I’m only familiar with the processed slices of frozen meatloaf (or so they say) that you can find in the supermarket. A couple of days after Christmas last year (feels weird to write last year since it was just a couple of weeks ago!), I was in AEON Station 18 Ipoh and was surprised to find packs of meatloaf!
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Dec 302013


It’s a bit late for Christmas wish but what the heck, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
However it’s still not late to wish HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

It’s very sad that the year is ending in a couple of days. It feels like the time passed by so fast. Don’t we always feel that? I am however, like every year, will be determined to make the next year the best possible.This year didn’t end up well for me so I’m hoping, praying, wishing for a good year next year. Christmas was a bit dull for me. I did have a good Christmas eve however. If you’re wondering, no, I don’t ‘celebrate‘ Christmas in religious sense, I just like Christmas. I went out with my friend and received these as gift:
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Dec 092013

I LOVE anything with cheese. The only downside is that it’s fattening but nothing that taste good is gonna be good for your body anyway.

My friend came to visit me a couple of weeks ago and we decided to just waste time at AEON Station 18. We didn’t know what to do because it was still very early in the morning and both of us haven’t had breakfast yet so we decided to find a place to eat while we catch up on stuff. We decided on Sweet Chat Cafe.

The location of the store is at the end, at the corner and quite hidden on the ground floor so if you don’t walk that far, you won’t notice it. It’s overshadowed by bigger restaurants like Nando’s, Pizza Hut, Secret Recipe etc.


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