Ever encountered a white laksa before? Well I just had my first encounter and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Proprietors/chefs Gillian Chin and Anna Lee, both work in the kitchen as well as manage the cafe and between them they have some interesting items on their menu. Aside from Friday Rock nights when they’re open from 8pm to midnight and the beer flows as the rock live band plays, this is strictly a lunch and tea cafe with a homey feel to it.
Ona Laksa, the soup/sauce is mellow but still with a kick to it. Redolent with bunga kantan, shallots and served with their green homemade apple cider chilli sauce, this is a laksa with a difference, using soya milk instead of santan, RM6.90.
Yellow Curry Noodles topped with chopped peanuts is smooth with just enough spice to make it interesting. There is also the homemade green chilli sauce to spice up any dish, RM6.90.
Beef Noodle Soup with tender chunks of beef shin, homemade beef balls textured with the generous addition of tendon, the broth umami and the noodles using ‘Lai Fun’ or thick rice noodles is one of the best in the city, RM9.90.
Take a Break Curry Laksa, the traditional curry Laksa given a Nyonya veneer, RM7.90.
Tea Sets are available with fresh-made scones, Cempedak Cake, finger sandwiches and many more made fresh daily.Take A Break VIP Lounge 16 Tingkat Taman Ipoh 11, Ipoh Garden South. Gillian: 012 515 8973 or Anna: 012 541 8992 12-5pm Closed Mondays; Every Friday Rock night 8pm-midnight.