• On Ipoh Food: STG Ipoh

    On Ipoh Food: STG Ipoh

    Into the halcyon days of leisurely tea parties, dainty sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and cream and the low murmur of muted conversation.

  • On Ipoh Food: Yinzo Kopi

    On Ipoh Food: Yinzo Kopi

      SeeFoon snacks in cool comfort in Old Town By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen Everyone knows Sin Yoon Loong and its counterpart Nam Heong across the road. Here you’ll have to more

  • Little Village:  SeeFoon goes Pubbing

    Little Village: SeeFoon Goes Pubbing

      By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen Pubs used to have the most boring food. Some peanuts, a bowl of potato chips or other nibbles and more

  • SeeFoon Gets Sweet on Savoury

    SeeFoon Gets Sweet On Savoury

    It’s known as ‘Tong Sui Gai’ or sweet soup Street, a regular small thoroughfare by day which transforms into a veritable cornucopia of foodie delights by night. more

  • SeeFoon Checks Out Possible Den of Iniquity

    SeeFoon Checks Out Possible Den Of Iniquity

    A restaurant with a name like Opëam, is bound to raise eyebrows, or it will have people queueing to check it out. Especially more

  • SeeFoon Remembers Kampung Malay Food

    SeeFoon Remembers Kampung Malay Food

    It has been years since I had a bang-up, GENUINE Kampung Malay meal with all the classic dishes and condiments that today, appear more

  • SeeFoon Challenges Chinese Held Belief on Pork

    SeeFoon Challenges Chinese Held Belief On Pork

    Chinese Foodies of my acquaintance have generally clung to the belief that pork-free restaurants are somehow lagging behind in more

  • SeeFoon Hots Up Her Life

    SeeFoon Hots Up Her Life

    Living in Malaysia, we are all used to spicy foods, with each type of cuisine from Malay to Indian and occasionally Chinese (as in Szechuan) varying the degree of ‘hotness& more

  • SeeFoon Enjoys an Elusive Delicacy

    SeeFoon Enjoys An Elusive Delicacy

    Ipoh is known for many special dishes and people come in busloads for them but in all the years I’ve lived here I have more

  • SeeFoon Goes Bananas over Banana Leaf Curry

    SeeFoon Goes Bananas Over Banana Leaf Curry

    Move over Samy, there is now a new kid on the block giving you a run for your money. Called Restaurant Susi, this brand new more

  • SeeFoon is Sweet on Sourdough

    SeeFoon Is Sweet On Sourdough

    I have never been big on bread. On the occasion when I’m in a restaurant and I’m served a piping hot roll or basket of bread, I may have a bite or two, more for the more

  • SeeFoon Gets Clubby at the Dome

    SeeFoon Gets Clubby At The Dome

    I usually don’t expect good food at a club. A simple bowl of noodles or fried rice is about all I allow myself and with more

  • SeeFoon gets lucky with Laksa

    SeeFoon Gets Lucky With Laksa

    When a former industrialist decides to set up a food stall, it is certainly not with the intention to put food on the table for his family like the way most Mama and Papa stalls more

  • SeeFoon Gets All Steamed Up Over Fish

    SeeFoon Gets All Steamed Up Over Fish

    It’s quite amazing how certain locations are famous for certain dishes and Rawang is one of them. I have heard of their more

  • SeeFoon Gets Bowled Over

    SeeFoon Gets Bowled Over

    My favourite meal of the day is breakfast. That is when I’m ravenous and my palate is fresh. Ready to savour the delectable dish of the day. Alas, I’m often too lazy more

  • SeeFoon discovers a Foodie Gem in the Boonies

    SeeFoon Discovers A Foodie Gem In The Boonies

    This is one restaurant that is best for the intrepid Foodie – one who will brook no obstacle, burn up the tyres in search more

  • SeeFoon Discovers Another ‘Lo Chiew Pai'

    SeeFoon Discovers Another ‘Lo Chiew Pai'

    How this restaurant has escaped my foodie tentacles and not been on my flavour of the month, year, indeed even lifetime list is baffling to me.

  • The Bread Winner

    The Bread Winner

    I just love Carbs. Especially bread. Who hasn’t been seduced by the smell of freshly toasted bread, slathered with a generous dollop of butter and topped with your choice of jam or whatever.

  • SeeFoon wonders if Hou Mei would taste as sweet

    SeeFoon Wonders If Hou Mei Would Taste As Sweet

    Steamboat restaurants are notorious for their copious use of MSG particularly in their soups and in some of the sauces. I went to& more

  • SeeFoon hoots for Hoppers

    SeeFoon Hoots For Hoppers

    Hoppers which are also known as Appam, are an iconic food of Sri Lanka. Most people here in Malaysia are familiar with this snack, a wafer-thin bowl-shaped pancake made from a more

  • SeeFoon's Capon Caper in Falim

    SeeFoon's Capon Caper In Falim

    It’s that time of year again as Chinese New Year approaches, when Ipohites find themselves craving for Capon. Larger than a chicken, a bit smaller than a turkey, but more more

  • SeeFoon Goes on a Warpath against MSG

    SeeFoon Goes On A Warpath Against MSG

    Musings on Food By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen I have declared war on Monosodium Glutamate or MSG for short, that ubiquitous flavour more

  • SeeFoon gets Thai'd up

    SeeFoon Gets Thai'd Up

    When the taste of soya sauce becomes mundane, I find my taste buds hankering for Thai food where the medley of fish sauce, fresh lime, lemongrass and fresh cut chillies inevitably more

  • SeeFoon Savours a Whiff of Normandy in Ipoh

    SeeFoon Savours A Whiff Of Normandy In Ipoh

    Musings on Food By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen When you have your own private Polo ground as a backyard, and the most extensive chain more

  • SeeFoon wanders Down Under

    SeeFoon Wanders Down Under

    Chatting with Chef Alex Chiam, a Penangite who has lived in Australia for 18 years and who is the proprietor and visionary behind Oz, recently, a provocative question popped up more

  • SeeFoon Finds Treasure at Festival Walk

    SeeFoon Finds Treasure At Festival Walk

    I love steamboat. I love everything about it, the steam opening all your pores and ruining your makeup; the decision as to what more

  • SeeFoon Checks Out Late Night Dining In New Town

    SeeFoon Checks Out Late Night Dining In New Town

    One doesn’t have to go very far to find a good Dai Chau restaurant in Ipoh but by and large, it’s difficult to have a more