Friday, October 31, 2008

LUNCH @ IPOH TOWN KOPITIAM, BOULEVARD SHOPPING MALL, KUCHING


There's been a rash of revivalism of the old style coffee shop (anyway, in this neck of the woods), with one at the other shopping mall (already reviewed), and a few home-brewed ones sprouting around town; haven't we seen enough already? And each one tries to entice you with some exotic names that evokes vague memories, if any, of pleasant food from some distant land. Ha, will only fool some people some of the time! But then there are suckers who can be fooled all the time...

... that's what places like these are all about. The star of a place like this is the coffee and its toast; so naturally, one tends to gravitate towards that selection no matter if it's the wrong time of day to have such undertaking.

For drinks we had White Kopi-Peng (Iced White Coffee: RM2.40), and I
ced Calamansi & Syn-Boy (Lime & Preserved Sour Plum) drink, which came with the Set Curry rice. As for toast, I had something different (so I thought) from the usual square roti-bakar...

Iced Fire Polo Bun

... I guess the 'iced' part refers to the leng goo-u (cold butter); otherwise this is merely a twist on the ol' leng goo-u toast, using a polo bun, which has a caramelized top.

Like the other coffee and toast place, the curry is merely a supplement to the normal fare - to make up the numbers. The curry is quite good, and generous on the chicken parts. For a RM9.30 dish, it'd better be!

Curry Chicken Rice Set B (RM9.30)

For a halal place, it takes the spunk out of taking a Loh Mee, and it lacks the spunk too!

Loh Mee (RM5.90)

Be advised not to take the seatings inside the eatery (from where the top photo was taken), or you'll end up like a Si-Kay, and Kong-Kay no more! Those huge lamps above will roast you like a Kenny Rogers Roasters' rotisserie chicken.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a bit expensived lol...

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