After I posted about Penang Corner, a reader recommended me to check out Chew Jetty Penang Chiak‘s curry mee at Desa Aman Puri – which I did. Despite already being featured in various newspaper articles, I wouldn’t know such a place existed if it wasn’t for his tip-off. So keep the food recommendations coming and I promise to give them a try whenever I can.
Nestled deep in the heart of Segambut is a stretch of gerai makanan selling a variety of fritters, nasi campur, nasi kukus ayam berempah and many other traditional Malay food. One of the larger and more popular gerai is Kak Ton D’Condo‘s stall – a nasi campur joint with ikan bakar as their signature dish.
With the opening of Yuk Sou Hin (玉寿轩) at WEIL Hotel, Ipohians now have the chance to savour authentic, contemporary Cantonese cuisine prepared by Chinese Master Chef Chung Ho Shi. Hong Kong born Chef Chung has an impressive professional background, having worked in various international hotels before helming Yuk Sou Hin. If you’ve been searching high and low for high standard Hong Kong style dim sum at affordable prices in Ipoh, you will not go wrong here.
Located at the heart of Ipoh, WEIL Hotel is the latest hotel to open in town. Its strategic location is easily accessible for anyone seeking a quick weekend getaway in this charming and laid-back town.
For those who dread driving, you’d be pleased to know that WEIL Hotel is only 10 minutes away from the train station. So if you are coming from KL, you should definitely consider boarding the ETS. Free train station transfer could be arranged with the hotel too but the service is subject to availability.
When asked if he’s the nephew of Ah Leng (the famous Char Koay Teow seller in Penang), Frankie said yes. He’s from Penang too and could speak a number of languages including English.
I don’t know why I feel that I should mention this, but Frankie was surprisingly approachable. Maybe because many popular Char Koay Teow hawkers in Penang are notorious for being bad tempered.
Kepong used to have quite a number of HK-style dessert restaurants which were mostly concentrated in Laman Rimbunan. Among the tens of dessert and bubble tea shops that opened and closed within the said vicinity over the years, Sweet Hut is the only dessert house still standing. That says a lot about their competitiveness and what I feel is even better, is knowing that Sweet Hut is actually a local brand. Malaysia boleh!