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Unleash your Inner Otaku at Famous Rice Café, Pasir Puteh

~Where Anime, Good Food, and Community Converge~

by Anne Das

Anime has become more than just entertainment these days, it has become a cultural phenomenon that captivates people of all ages. From immersing themselves in the world of their favourite shows to collecting merchandise and memorabilia, fans have found unique ways to keep the joy and memories alive. One such way is through anime-themed cafes.

Introducing Famous Rice Café!  Owned by Mr. Ong Chin Siong, an avid anime enthusiast, this unique cafe is quickly becoming a hotspot for both anime aficionados and food lovers alike.

At Famous Rice Cafe, the magic of anime comes to life in a welcoming and vibrant setting. As you step inside, you’re greeted by a captivating display of colourful anime characters and figurines. The cafe’s interior is carefully curated to transport you into a world where your favourite anime heroes spring to life. The attention to detail in the decor showcases the owner’s deep appreciation for the anime culture, providing the perfect backdrop for your culinary adventure.

White Coffee with complimentary biscuit.

While Tokyo may be renowned for its abundance of themed restaurants and cafes, Famous Rice Cafe in Ipoh stands out with its immersive experience and delectable homemade offerings. It’s not just about the food; it’s about the entire experience.

Whether you identify as an “otaku” (anime lover), a dedicated figurine enthusiast, or simply someone who enjoys exploring new culinary delights, this Cafe promises an unforgettable dining experience. The combination of familiar flavours, captivating decor, and the company of like-minded individuals makes every visit a memorable occasion.

Curry Ramen here is delicious and huge in portion( RM13.90), comes with a side of homemade sambal that really hits the spot!

Indulge in their delicious selection of home-cooked comfort foods, each prepared with care and passion. From flavourful rice dishes that satisfy the soul to tantalising noodles that transport you to the good old days, Famous Rice Cafe has something to satisfy almost every craving. The menu also features a range of Western dishes, aromatic coffees, and irresistible cakes that will leave you yearning for more.

Steamed Chicken with Yummy Garlic Rice comes with a side of soup, homemade chilli, and ginger garlic mix.

Famous Rice Cafe and its staff go above and beyond to make your experience truly special. They recently introduced a Membership Program where you can earn points, allowing you to collect rewards and redeem them for meals and drinks.

Nourishing pumpkin with meat porridge and an egg tart for dessert.

Listen Up Ipoh Folks!!

For the month of July 2023, they are honouring senior citizens aged 60 and above with a generous 30% discount on the entire breakfast menu. This exclusive promotion is available from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Simply sign up for an account at and let them know you’re coming by calling or messaging 016-5285845 / 018-9561811 / 010-5631028 or even just dropping them a message on their Facebook. You can even make same day booking! This is just to make sure you don’t miss out on the 30% discount, otherwise, the discount will only be 10%.

Additionally, the cafe hosts trading events, special flash sale discounts, and opportunities to meet fellow ACG (Anime, Cartoon, Games) fans, creating a vibrant community that celebrates the shared love for anime and collectibles. Just follow them on their socials to keep up with their daily promotions.

Famous Rice Cafe in Ipoh is not just a place to satisfy your hunger; it’s an exciting venue where anime enthusiasts, figurine collectors, and those seeking new culinary experiences can come together. With its delightful menu, captivating decor, and exciting community events, this anime-themed cafe promises an immersive and unforgettable dining adventure right here in Pasir Puteh!

Location                        : 44, Jalan Foo Eng Lin, Pasir Puteh, 31650 Ipoh Perak
Contact                         : 016-528 -5845
Operation Hours         : 8am to 4pm daily ( Closed on Wednesdays)

From Gundams to Transformers, and even Space Sheriff Gavan, the walls are lined with nostalgia on top of just toys and model kits.


Voltron and Hulkbuster and Dancougar! Oh My! Even the King of Braves dine at Famous Rice Café.


Posed for combat and delicious dining.


The demon king, Mazinkaiser, on his throne. Overlooking diners.


Kids enthralled by all the pretty toys.
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