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The Ipoh Food Guide – 12 Best Street Food in Ipoh

Bean sprouts chicken, white coffee, hakka mee, assam laksa, chicken rice, satay, rojak, beancurd, cuttlefish, char kway teow, caramel custard, chendol… Ipoh is best known for its hawker fare — some of which are hard to find anywhere else. People here usually drive around for makan, walking is really impossible. Here is a guide on where to eat in Ipoh, featuring some of my personal favourites. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sin Yoon Loong …

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Cicchetti @ Groove Central World, Bangkok

Started by San Carlo Cicchetti, Cicchetti is one of the most successful Italian restaurant in the United Kingdom. Cicchetti Bangkok is San Carlo’s first franchise outside of England. Decorated with an elegant high ceiling and Italian marble, its interior offers a touch of Italian flair. Cicchetti (pronounced as ‘chi-ket-tee’) literally means ‘small plates’ in Italian. Even though the restaurant is located in Thailand, Cicchetti Bangkok does not fail to bring …

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Ping’s Thai Teochew Seafood Restaurant @ Bangkok

During my few days stay in Bangkok, Jacqueline, a fellow Singaporean, dropped me an email inviting me over for dinner at her family restaurant – Ping’s Thai Teochew Seafood Restaurant. My schedule was really packed but how can I not show support to our fellow Singaporean! This is a successful collaboration between Jacqueline and her family who are passionate about good food and the renowned Chef Saetia Hung Ping, known …

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FAUCHON Opens in Bangkok

FAUCHON, an internationally renowned French’s leading culinary store, launches its stores in Bangkok at Groove@CentralWorld. Opened in early April, FAUCHON is franchised by Tea The Cha (Thailand) the operators of Whittard of Chelsea. The store offers 4 core concepts of traditional French culinary products; The patisserie & bakery, French snacking, The grocery & gift collections, and Café FAUCHON, all in one place. FAUCHON’s first store in Bangkok offers a selection …

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5 Cafes I Visited in Ipoh

For my Ipoh makan trip, we spent a huge amount of time visiting more hawkers than usual, and hence the time spent in cafes are much lesser. Plus some cafes are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays which make it harder to visit. But it is obvious that many cafes have sprung up along the old streets and shop houses. Some locals have taken this opportunity to turn abandon or vintage …

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