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Monday, 23 May 2016

Lobak Rice For Lunch At Kafe Zun Seng Fatt, Ipoh.

This post was about last Saturday. It was a cloudy day and we were both in a mood to drive out to town. We wanted to try the food of a newly opened shop in Ipoh old town.
I didn't even realized that it was a Saturday and took it as a normal working day. 
 Since I stopped working, I tend to lose track of which day is a weekday or weekend. We normally avoid going out to town especially during weekends or holidays.
Hubby was driving around looking for a parking place and couldn't find one. Then I suggested going to eat at his friend's chicken rice shop at the other side of old town. Hopefully we can get a parking space there.
We drove past this new "Container Hotel" along Jalan Sultan Yussuf, Ipoh old town. The creepers covering on the wall gives a green and cool effect to the front of the hotel.
And next to the Container Hotel, these old shops were converted to cafes, etc, some still keeping the old signboards of the former businesses. These creepers were intentionally grown as a screen in front of the shops.
We managed to park our car at Jalan Market. I have posted this "The Happy 8" horse before but at that time I didn't know what it was all about.
A few steps ahead of the horse, we saw this sign in front of a cafe. It is The Happy 8 Retreat Cafe.
We walked to Jalan Bandar Timah and we were surprised by the crowd there.  These people were waiting around the Cendol (sweet dessert) stall in front of the Thean Chun Coffee Shop.
Opposite the coffee shop.....
Why the crowd? We found out that it was Wesak Day (public holiday) and it was also a Saturday.
Lobak or Meat Roll Rice.
We were at Kafe Zun Seng Fatt, the shop next to Thean Chun Coffee Shop. The rice stall was formerly doing business in Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng. They shifted out after the new owner took over.
Hubby's favourite Lobak Rice from his friend's stall.
I wanted to try the Curry Noodle but it was all sold out. So I walked over to Thean Chun coffee shop to order the Chee Cheong Fun.
Because I wanted fast service, I agree to take my plate of Chee Cheong Fun over to the next shop. After our lunch, we took advantage of the cool weather to walk along Concubine Lane.
The Jelly Bar from Bercham has shifted to Concubine Lane.
2 knights guarding the doorway.
Ice balls stall....
Souvenir shop - I have visited this shop on my first visit.
Cafe Panglima displaying its menu in front to attract customers.
If you want to go up the steps, there is a fee. Adult MYR 2, Children MYR 1.

Since the Lord is directing our steps, why try to

understand everything that happens along the way?

(Proverbs 20:24, The Living Bible-TLB)

40 comments:

  1. I love the clouds, and I really like the creepers in front of the stores! They give warmth and character, and act as a pretty frame. The food looks good.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The creepers in front of the hotel look neat and well kept.

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  2. Estes pequenos "restaurantes" oferecem uma grande quantidade de pratos e bem apresentados.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. These restaurants are very popular among the tourists and locals.

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  3. Hi Nancy, I'm fascinated by the stairway...What is the concept? What happens when you climb the stair? Obviously you will lose some MYR...but what's up there to replace the MYR? No fee going down?:)

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    1. Hi Annie, just a small fee for going up. Maybe one day I might pay to satisfy my curiosity. No fee for going down. Lol!

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  4. Quite a crowd there! How many inhabitants are there in Ipoh?

    I live half an hour from the center of Helsinki, there are people allright. But our house is in a very quite neighbourhoods, one family houses with gardens. If I take a short walk, I'll see nobody!

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    1. Ipoh's population is about 758,000 people. I live in a housing estate and it is about 20 to 30 mins drive to the town centre depending on the traffic flow.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Interesting place to explore.

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  6. Such a different world from mine ... Thank you for sharing and teaching us about it.

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    1. Hi Sallie, these are glimpses into our world here in Malaysia.

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  7. Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. Hi Amely. You are most welcome. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Kinda mysterious looking of the hotel with creepers covering almost all over. To indicate the fees on steps is so creative ... like this idea!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. There is a lot of surprises and new things happening in this part of town.

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  9. Loved all the creepers on the hotel. I was really intrigued by the fee for going up the steps. I wonder what it up there!!!!

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    1. I am curious too. Hope to go up the stairs to have a look. Lol!

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  10. I was about to ask the same thing, what do we get to see or do once we pay to go up the steps. If you find out, please let us know, thanks in advance! :)

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    1. Hi Mun, you will have to wait till I get a chance to go up the steps and have a look. Must remember to get my camera ready. Lol!

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  11. I like those steps. What is at the top, and why is there a fee to climb them? Perhaps the fee is tired legs!? I love the Happy 8 horse! What is the story on him? Lots of nice and colorful shops here, I would love to walk around.

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    1. Hi Ginny, to go up to the top floor and view the displayed items, visitors have to pay the fee. Concubine Lane is an interesting place.

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  12. You sound like me, I never know what day it is or if it is a public holiday!!!
    The food looks great as always, Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Everyday is a holiday. Lol!

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  13. The menu is really great... the meat roll rice looks so delicious Thanks for sharing your experience

    Glamorous without the Guilt

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    1. Thank you, dear. It was a delicious meat roll rice meal.

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  14. I'm very attracted to wall gardens. I love the use of space to put more green in our surroundings.

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    1. Thank you, dear. I am very interested in wall garden too.

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  15. Oh? Have to pay to go up the stairs? hee..hee...I will have to be paid to climb stairs LOL!

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    1. Ha ha Phong Hong, I too like this idea. To be paid to climb stairs.

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  16. Love seeing 'your world' through your lovely photos!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Have a lovely week!

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  17. Okay, I'm still hungry this morning, but at least I'm having coffee right now. Your food is amazing. Amazing.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. The word coffee reminds me I needed one cup too!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a lovely day!

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    1. I think those miniature knights are cute!

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  20. Lots of nice shots from this little visit! All within walking distance?

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    1. Most of the shots were taken at the Concubine Lane and its surrounding area. And all are within walking distance, very near.

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