Myth Eatery & Bar
When I first walk into the rustic yet glamorous Myth Eatery and Bar, I'm stunned by the resplendent wooden walls and magnificent chairs, all glimmering under the romantic chandeliers. The café has some homey touches with the use of thick cushions, and I like that the cutlery and white napkins are already laid out on the table, as if expecting my arrival. In fact, the interior is so marvellous that the food seems less memorable. The food has no major faults and is quite well executed in general but it just doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ effect as the ambience. The salmon pizza isn’t bad even if it’s a bit weak on the margherita sauce; the grilled vegetable salad consists deceptive café disguised as an optical shop oozes nostalgia from every corner, bringing back childhood memories in a classroom-like setting filled with children’s playthings such as marbles, bicycles and paper fortune tellers. The mains are reasonably priced, between RM15 and RM25 – the café serves Asian cuisine of lightly peppered slices of mushroom, zucchini, carrot and eggplant with a sweet and sour dressing on the side that lacks a bit of a kick to accentuate the salad. One (pricey) dish that does fit in with the dazzling café is the smoked chicken wings with delicate brown skin that envelopes the tender pink flesh, exuding a flavoursome smoky scent. RM30 per person could suffice, but you are most likely to pay between RM40 and RM80. 2 Hala Datuk 5, Ipoh (05 255 5566/www.mboutiquehotels. com/myth-eatery-bar). rich with carbohydrates to cater to the workforces in the banks and offices nearby, so it’s the place to go if you’re especially hungry. I like the Mee Siam, which comes smothered in puréed spices and is surprisingly not too heavy, with the rice noodles mopping up the flavours of the tamarind-based curry. The calrose rice is a simple dish with minced chicken on rice paired with hanjuku egg, which has a luscious and creamy yolk. The harajuku ramen is atypical, using lamb as the choice of meat to stick to the ‘pork-free’ mode of the café. It’s filling and has a hint of sesame in the broth, though the lamby taste is inevitable. Complete your meal with smooth soy milk from Funny Mountain. 99 Jalan Sultan Yussuf, Ipoh (05 241 1564).
Pizza at Myth