South East-Asian

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - PERAK -


Koh Sa­mui Restau­rant

83 Jalan Raja Ekram, Ipoh; 28 Le­buh Medan Ipoh, Ban­dar Baru Medan Ipoh, Ipoh Gar­den East (05 255 6608).

If you fancy sweet, sour and spicy food, Koh Sa­mui is the place to go to for au­then­tic Thai fare. Or­der the tomyam with seafood, pineap­ple fried rice, deep fried squid with sweet and sour sauce, Thai green curry chicken, and pan­dan chicken. Fried ice cream is avail­able for dessert. Ha­lal. Daily, 11.30am–3pm; 6.30pm– 10.30pm. $$

Restoran Yum Yum 5 Per­siaran Green­hill, Green­town Area, Ipoh (05 253 7686/www. face­­rant.yumyum).

De­signed to look pos­i­tively Thai, the restau­rant serves au­then­tic Thai cui­sine. Among their tofu dishes, the fried tofu topped with plum sauce is con­sid­ered their sig­na­ture dish. Another spe­cialty is the sam­bal prawn with petai. Dishes are very rea­son­ably priced. Pork-free. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Thu–Tue, 11.30am–3pm; 5.30pm–10pm. $$


Maria’s Steak Café 60 Per­siaran Green­town 1, Green­town Business Cen­tre, Ipoh (05 242 4133).

For the past decade, fam­ily-run Maria’s has been keep­ing Ipoh res­i­dents with a pen­chant for pies very happy. Their chicken and beef pies ooze with gooey good­ness, and the rest of their Western menu is equally as ex­cel­lent. It’s warm and cosy; a friendly lit­tle place with no pre­ten­tions what­so­ever. Meat fa­nat­ics will be able to sat­isfy their car­niv­o­rous lean­ings as they of­fer a good se­lec­tion of steaks and sausages or fish and chips for a lighter meal. Pork-free. Mon–Fri & Sun, 3.30pm– 11.30pm; Sat, 3.30pm–12mid­night. $$$

Veg­e­tar­ian NEW Fu Tien Veg­e­tar­ian Restau­rant 34 Jalan Medan 1B, Medan Ipoh Bes­tari, Ipoh (05 549 9098).

Lo­cated op­po­site the Tesco hy­per­mar­ket, Fu Tien is a fu­sion restau­rant, serv­ing both Chi­nese and Ja­panese food to its pa­trons. But their spe­cialty lies in their veg­e­tar­ian sushi, with spot­lights on the Golden Dragon, a fu­tomaki made with car­rots and veg­etable tem­pura, topped with fresh pieces of mango. Other no­table dishes are their sig­na­ture salad, seaweed salad, lo­tus root with mar­mite sauce, and Hainanese ‘chicken’ rice. Tue–Sun, 11.30am–2.45pm; 6pm– 9.45pm. $

Yishen Veg­e­tar­ian Restau­rant 19-21 Jalan Medan Ipoh 6, Medan Ipoh Baru, Ipoh (05 546 6013/www.

Ve­g­ans re­joice. This is the place to visit for tra­di­tional Chi­nese veg­gie food. The meat sub­sti­tutes that con­sist mainly of soy prod­ucts are sur­pris­ingly ‘meaty’. Among their spe­cial­ties are ‘mut­ton’ curry, crispy ‘salted fish’, and the kung pow ‘chicken’ and ‘snails’. The bean curd is es­pe­cially tasty as well, along with their but­tered ‘prawns’. They serve white rice and there is brown rice for healthy food­ies. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Daily, 9.30am–3pm; 5.30pm–10pm. $$$

Maria's Steak Café

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