Tuesday 1 January 2019

Lunch At Dong Cafe, Ipoh.

How does it feel on the first day of the New Year 2019? To me, it is just like any normal day.

Two weeks ago in the middle of December last year (sounds like a long time ago), hubby returned home from work and asked me out for lunch. I remembered Dong Cafe and quickly mentioned this place. My friends and I went once but turned out it was their off day. There is a side entrance to the cafe which is on the right and a gift shop on the left. Visitors can shop at the gift shop. The handicrafts are made by Persatuan DAYBREAK, a vocational training centre for People with Disabilities.

Okay, back to the Dong Cafe. We ordered the following for our lunch. Anything spicy such as Chicken Rendang and Nyonya Laksa always attract me.
Signature Blue Rice with Nyonya Chicken Rendang @ RM 22.00
Nyonya Laksa @ RM 16.00
It was served with a calamansi lime in a cute "duck" saucer.
Squeeze and add the calamansi juice for the extra omph!
Just looking at this picture makes me drool.
Bubur Cha Cha @ RM 5.00
Thick coconut milk and generous amount of ingredient.
Next visit, hope the ingredient will be softer.
Earl Grey Supreme Tea @ RM 9.00
Request for hot water unlimited.
Total cost for lunch - RM 52.00
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The following are treasures found at the Dong Cafe.
Front view of Dong Cafe at 22 Hale Street Heritage Gallery.
Off day - Wednesday
Operating hours: 11 am - 6 pm
A welcome sign at the Side Entrance

For God says, "Your cry came to me at a favourable time,
when the doors of welcome were wide open.
I helped you on a day when salvation was being offered."
Right now God is ready to welcome you.
Today he is ready to save you.
(2 Corinthians 6:2, The Living Bible-TLB)

To Friends and Readers:


  1. ...blue rice is something new to me! Nancy you have a wonderful collection of antiques to start the new year with. Thanks for stopping by and I wish yoou much happiness in 2019.

    1. Thank you, Tom! The colour is blue but the taste is the same.

  2. I would enjoy the blue rice. Plus bubur cha cha, I would be very full. Lol.

    The cup and saucer were so Chinese. Love it.

  3. Interesting blue rice, I often have yellow rice. Lovely photos for the beginning of the year well done Diane

  4. Happy New Year, Nancy! I too want to try that blue rice :-)

  5. They have nice serving crockery and the food looks good.

    Happy New Year to you! To me it's not just another day as getting ready for the girls to start schooling.

    1. Happy New Year to you too! Busy time for moms with school going children.

  6. La comida se ve buena y los tesoros me encantan. Feliz día. Besitos.

  7. Happy New Year! As always, your meal looks delicious!

  8. I had dinner with my buddy and watched fireworks on NY eve. The first day of 2019, I was alone, enjoying my solitaire time, so it is like a normal day to me.

    I would want that Nyonya chicken rendang and bubur cha cha but would prefer white rice.

    Wow so many treaures at Dong cafe, I like the cabinet of tea pots and antique irons.

    The decorations at the side entrance also nice.

    Can see that they really put in effort in decorating the cafe.

    1. Thank you, Libby! We spent our 1st day of New Year at home.

  9. I like the blue rice dish the best! and also the bubur chacha.

  10. I love spicy food too and this looks really good. Now I'm hungry.

    Have a fabulous happy and healthy New Year, Nancy. ♥

    1. Thank you, Sandee! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  11. OMG
    Blue rice? I hear for the first time that it exists.
    Delicious food. Great photos.
    Greetings from rainy, cold Poland.
    Happy New Year!

  12. Happy New Year Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wish you all the best, my friend!!!!!!

    1. Happy New Year to you too! Wishing you all the best!

  14. Happy New Year! Yes, it mostly feels the same, but The Lord's mercies will be new every day.

    That place looks like an antique treasure trove, it is lovely.

  15. I love the little duck saucer and cute teapot. Is the rice REALLY blue,or was or dyed? I love the collection of teapots and the painting with the gold frame. I would buy the painting!

    1. Thank you, Ginny! The rice is dyed with blue pea flowers.

  16. Looks like a lovely meal! Best wishes for 2019.

    1. Thank you, Linda! Best wishes to you for the New year!

  17. I like the crockery that they use especially those small serving dishes.

  18. Is the rice treated with food coloring or is it naturally blue?
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/12/king-of-mountain-kitty-style.html

    1. The rice is dyed with coloring from the blue pea flowers.


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