Ipoh Mayor, Dato’ Roshidi Hashim congratulated the winners of Ipoh’s Cleanest Restaurants for various categories.
Cleanest Toilet Nationwide: Popular dim sum restaurant, Restoran Foh San Sdn Bhd won the title for the cleanest toilet in the country. The 1Malaysia Clean Toilet National Level competition was organised by the Ministry for Housing and Local Government.
According to Tham Bak Yeen, Foh San’s owner, the toilets are kept clean as his “restaurant has many customers with many being foreign tourists. The Japanese especially are very particular about clean toilets,” he added.
State Level Best Restaurant Premises: Restoran Dim Sum Café Sdn Bhd of Greentown Business Centre won in the Best Kept Restaurant Premises category.
The competition was organised by the State Health Office. Judy Chin (pic), Dim Sum Café’s manager thanked her staff for their team effort which enabled the outlet to win the award.
Roshidi later paid a visit to the Ray of Hope Café at Bercham which had earlier won MBI’s Innovation Day Competition 2012 during which he made a donation of RM1000 to the café.
The café is run by a charity organisation whose staff include people with learning disabilities. Café Chairman Datin Mary Yeoh said that the she was ‘on cloud nine’ saying that Roshidi’s visit showed that he “was sympathetic towards the care of the underprivileged”.
As of December 2012 there are a total of 4181 food and drink premises of which 405 are food processing factories while 1757 or 42% are restaurant and café outlets.