Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Good Food Hunting in Ipoh, Part 2

After resting in the hotel for awhile, we were soon out the door again. This time, heading off to Indulgence (14 Jalan Raja Dihilir, formerly Tambun Road -Tel : 605-255 7051) for a coffee break. After reading in the blogosphere that their desserts fare better than mains, we decided to do dinner later at an old favourite haunt instead.
Indulgence Interior
Stepping into the big white mansion, the interior of Indulgence was vibrant with colours. Indulgence is also a boutique hotel with different themed rooms on the upper floors of the restaurant. We were ushered to our table as soon as we entered; we found the service to be prompt and friendly though we were just there for coffee (thought I should mention this as I had read that service was rather bad). It was a quiet late afternoon weekday with about 4 other tables being occupied.
Fluffy
Of course, apart from ordering coffee like The Fluffy (espresso with milk and lots of foam!)...


Tiramisu
...we couldn't resist sharing a slice of Tiramisu (RM14/USD4.20) which is usually the safest and yet boring choice when one has trouble deciding. The cake slice was rather messy and we weren't sure whether they meant to serve the cake with the strawberry stuffed into the side of the cake like that! We found it to be extemely milky. So, milk lovers would love it while those who aren't or lactose intolerant would be advised to steer clear of it!

After chatting and sitting around long enough, we headed off for dinner at one of Czar's favourite place, The Mushroom Stop Food Court (I don't know the real name!) at Jalan Lengkok Canning which is just next to Wooley's Food Court and quickly ordered our favourites as per our previous visit HERE.
Cuttlefish and Morning Glory
Sotong Kangkung (Cuttlefish with Morning Glory) - RM10/USD3
Deep Fried Mantis Prawn
Deep Fried Mantis Prawn (RM10/USD3). Not too much batter, these were tasty!
Ice Kacang
Ice Kacang, was also a winner but melted way too fast in the Ipoh heatwave!

We tried other stuff for the first time ...
Beef Noodles
Beef Noodles (RM5.50/USD1.70). I kinda like this as this was the first time I had Beef Noodles with a broth that was akin to the herby and spiced Bak Kut Teh soup! I love the Beef and especially the beef tripe, cooked just right - leaving it springy and yet tender.
Curry Noodles
JC decided to order a bowl of curry noodles and shared it with her mom. She said that the curry noodles I had that morning fared better.
Deep Fried Tiny Crabs
Another discovery, deep fried tiny crabs. These tiny crustaceans were simply wonderful! Dipped into batter with added sesame seeds and fried, they were extremely crispy and addictive! Good snack for beer drinking sessions! Hahaha....

The night wasn't over yet as we just had to get a bite of another delight that is only available at night and it was afterall, our one and only last night in Ipoh that night!


To Be Continued...


22 comments:

jason said...

Hahaha... Mushroom Stop Food Court, what a cute name! It's called "tong ku teng" in Cantonese ^^

Nic (KHKL) said...

i like the reddish effect you bring to the pictures...very appetising..hehe

wah, RM14 for the susu tiramisu ar? kinda ex hor? ;D

Tummythoz said...

Hmm you could be d only one I've read so far who gives favourable review to Indulgence.

JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

Fantastic shots.
The deep fried tiny crabs make me want to " eat " your picture!

Life for Beginners said...

I want me some deep fried tiny crabs too! They look yummycrunchilicious! :D

J2Kfm said...

haha ... now got another name, previously Aneka Selera I think.

wah .. I myself seldom go there for meals. must try the tiny crabs. :) still rmbr which stall you order that from? is it the balitong, lala n crabs stall?

durianberry said...

There's even deep fried tiny crabs? Wah so many varieties of food at tong ku teng! Hehe cantonese sounds even cuter

Precious Pea said...

Aiyerrr!!! So killing leh! I wonder if our ipoh will ever jadi or not. Sigh..

wmw said...

Jason : So, it's really call Mushroom Stop a.k.a. Toong Ku Teng???

Nic : They were indeed appetising! :o)

Tummythoz : Huh? Favourable? I only say favourable to the service, food no conclusion as only ate the very milky tiramisu.

jeromefo : Hahaha...thanks! Hope your monitor isn't damaged!

Kenny : Yes...remember, with beer lagi best! Heheh...

j2kfm : So what's is the real name? Eh...I think it was Meng Wa? Got such stall ah?

durianberry : Yes, yes...you have gotta try it!

Precious P : We must not give up the plan! :o)

Su-Lin said...

Gosh, I definitely didn't eat this well when I was last in Ipoh! Love the look of those prawns and the crabs.

Hazza said...

Those beef noodles looked exquisite! Its one of my sons favourite dishes and he only ever had it in the UK. Look forward to eating this in Malaysia soon!

mama bok said...

I'm drooling again.. as you can see.. but still can't eat seafood yet.. because of my surgery.. :(
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jason said...

Yeah, it's famous for the name Toong Ku Teng in Ipoh :)

Shell (貝殼) said...

super nice photos..especially the Tiramisu..make me very hungry now^^

tigerfish said...

I was thinking if I should attack the Tiramisu first or the Sotong Kang Kung....:p

Jun said...

can u believe i've always wanted to try the desserts at indulgence every time i stop by ipoh on my way to penang, but jt never gotten to doing it cos there are so many nice local foods that i miss! and how come u guys only had a slice of cake? nothing else? wat abt their other drinks?

wmw said...

Su-lin : Get tips from local floggers when one is preparing for trips :o)

Hazza : Beef noodles in general (anywhere!) is good stuff. Preparing your long list???

mamabok : Get well soon, must abstain for how long?

Jason : So, Mushroom Stop it is! :o)

Shell : Hope you can fill that hunger quick :o)

tigerfish : First ah, like my post...fried kway teow, then only tiramisu and then sotong kangkung! hahaha..

Jun : Yes, lots of good food in Ipoh...hence only a slice of Tiramisu between us (save some room for other goodies!) and the rest had coffee too.

Big Boys Oven said...

now I am craving to go home to ipoh! :(

wonda said...

Aiyo, that beef noodles with the herbal taste is my favorite!!! Tried to cook it but failed. :(

kampungboycitygal said...

haha i love tong ku teng..u must try the crabs in dark soy sauce next time!!

wmw said...

BBO : You're from Ipoh? Didn't know that till now...Great food there, eh?

wonda : If at first you don't succeed, try and try again! ;:)

KBCG : Dark soy sauce? Oooh...that's something new!

jasmine said...

OMG. I'm just drooling at the pics... spare me!