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On Ipoh Food: Mad Ramen Bar & Happy Box

SeeFoon goes mad once again with Mad Ramen!

I am ever so impressed with our younger generation of F&B entrepreneurs. Firstly because they have chosen to return and start businesses in Ipoh and secondly, they do it with such flair and innovation.

Since the start of the pandemic and with the sporadic spates of lockdowns, a number of restaurants have suffered big losses as the takeaway business just cannot bring in the margins needed to sustain the fixed costs of staffing and rentals.

Not so the young and creative entrepreneurs like Ally Loke and Johnny Liew.  Fresh out of school in Australia, Ally opened Como Kafe in Falim in 2017 and two years later, the Mad Ramen Bar in 2019 which was a runaway success.

Unfortunately the pandemic hit and many of the delectable items on their Japanese menu had to be put on hold for dine-in enjoyment and only a handful of their dishes are available on Grab and foodpanda for takeaway.

We all know though, that takeaway food, no matter how well packaged and fast the delivery, loses something in travelling time and it’s never quite like sitting down at the restaurant and slurping a piping hot bowl of ramen noodles, straight from the kitchen.

But leave it to the visionary pair to come up with innovative ideas: frozen Ramen packs and Gyoza which require the minimum of preparation, all with complete instructions and full garnishing.

I had the pleasure of trying out all three of their Ramen packs recently as well as their delectable Gyoza. And the result is fabulous.

Continue reading at Ipoh Food Diva. 

For more reviews, go to SeeFoon’s blog at www.IpohFoodDiva.my

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