By Ili Aqilah
It is hard not to recognise the rainbow-coloured shop lots at Jalan Sultan Iskandar or Hugh Low Street. Aside from Hello Elvis (featured in issue 229) there is another cafe known for its hefty meals and drinks, the Cakchibow Cafe.
Opened since December last year, Cakchibow is offering a wide selection of meals including their signature Grilled Chicken Chop (RM13) that comes together with black pepper sauce, salad with mint dressing and special curly fries (a spiral-cut fried potato served on a stick).
“I want to serve something that my team and I make from scratch. We make our own beef patties, meatballs, sauces and instead of using frozen fries, we opt to make our own kind of curly fries,” said Adriz Falique Abd Halim, the proud owner of Cakchibow Cafe. Their carbonara is particularly special as the cheese sauce is spicy, making it yummilicious.
Their special custom-made drinks are all priced at RM7; Carbomer (a mixture of apple, lemon, salt, basil, lychee and ice-cream soda), Paracetamol (Asam Boi, Mint, Salt, Lemon, Jelly and Ice Cream Soda), Ambroxol (Syrup, Lemongrass, Salt, Mint, Grass Jelly, 100 Plus and Ice Cream Soda) and Fluticasone (Pandan, Evaporated Milk, Grass Jelly, Basil, Lychee and Ice Cream Soda).
“Before Cakchibow was opened, this lot used to be a Chinese medical shop, selling herbs and other traditional medication. To honour the history, we decided to name few of our drinks with names of medicine,” added Adriz.
The cafe also has a few dessert options such as Adila Hot Pan Cake (RM7), Idayu Chocolate Mug Cake (RM10), Caramel Peach Pudding (RM7), Adriz Puffy Scone (RM7) and customers’ favourite, Eman Donut Ice Cream, a potato-based doughnut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnished with cocoa powder – RM5.
Cakchibow Cafe opens every day except Thursday from 6pm to 1am and is located at 122 Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh. Readers can also visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/cakchibowcafe, Instagram at www.instagram.com/cakchibowcafe, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them for reservations at 013 955 9550.