By Mei Kuan
Launched in January, Laman Manjoi along Jalan Perwira is set to be the first Muslim-Chinese seafood restaurant with a display of live seafood in Manjoi.
Every day during the month of Ramadan, the family-friendly spot offers dome sets with a rotating menu featuring Muslim-Chinese cuisine and local delicacies among others.
Dining under a canopy of fairy lights, the dome set is available for groups of four (RM80), six (RM140) , eight (RM180) or ten diners (RM220). Each package comes with complimentary dates, kuih (traditional cakes), fruits, cordial and rice.
Some of the must-try items are ayam kam heong (stir-fried chicken), tauhu isi ayam cincang (tofu with minced chicken), daging lada hitam (black pepper beef), daging kong po (spicy stir-fried beef), butter chicken, ikan harlock (dry-fried fish), ikan tiga rasa (fish in sweet, sour and spicy sauce), sotong kicap (squids in soy sauce), udang masak lemak (prawns cooked with coconut), sup tomyam (hot and sour soup) and sambal (spicy condiment).
Dessert options include bubur kacang hijau (mung bean porridge), bubur gandum (wheat porridge), pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge) and pengat pisang (banana in coconut milk).
Rest assured that all dishes are prepared with natural ingredients without the use of additives or preservatives.
Besides the dome set, “shell outs” (eating food served open-concept on table) and steamboats are also available at just RM18 per pax inclusive of dates and kuih.
Complete with an affordable price tag and the best customer service, diners of Laman Manjoi are sure to leave content.
“Apart from dine-ins, Laman Manjoi also serves as a venue for private events besides providing catering services outside—it’s all-in-one! Having big round tables, the seating capacity here is about 180 to 200 people. Meanwhile, the display of live seafood will resume after Hari Raya,” Malizan Zakaria, the proprietor of Laman Manjoi explained to Ipoh Echo on Wednesday, April 14.
“Diners love the taste and very reasonable price tag. We have regular customers of all ethnicities,” Abu Bakar, the food & beverage manager of Laman Manjoi shared.
Be sure to make your booking before 2pm as seats are limited. Advance booking is encouraged. For reservations, call 011 5355 1616 or 012 6810861. To learn more, visit its Facebook page (Laman Manjoi Cuisine).
Operating with strict adherence to the health and safety standard operating procedures, Laman Manjoi opens daily from 3pm till 11pm for the month of Ramadan. It is also Halal-certified.
Plenty of parking spots are available across the restaurant which is located at 1170, Jalan Perwira, Gugusan Manjoi, 30020 Ipoh. Prayer facilities are also available.