Fantasy, Kopitiam Junction and Ice Ice Baby (Part 2)

Sorry for MIA, my phone line at home was disconnected due to late payment… *broke down on the floor, spotlight from above and cold wind blowing… Whuuuuu….*
So, I’m taking the advantage of office’s Internet access (although it’s darn slow but it’s better than nothing) to post this up, hope my boss didn’t notice it. Hehehe…

*continue from Fantasy, Kopitiam Junction and Ice Ice Baby (Part 1)
So, after our lunch at Fantasy, they wanna go for second round of “yum cha” at Ipoh Parade. Looking for a parking space in Ipoh Parade especially on weekends is such a ‘pain in the ass’ job but luckily, I’m not the person who’s driving.

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Kopitiam Junction – Heard a lot of -ve feedbacks on this ‘another-kopitiam-copycat’ establishment from my colleagues.

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Managed to get a table beside the window but its darn warm as the sun shone directly onto the window panels… so we decided to change to a smaller table. The air conditioner is not working properly either…

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One of my favourite drink, Cucumber Juice with Sour Plum. Others may find its ‘greenish’ smell is too overpowering but I like the refreshing taste.

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This might be one of the worst curry puff I’ve ever eaten. Priced at RM1.50 per piece, there’s no hint of spiciness at all, so you can imagine it’s more like eating potato with onion stew puff. Luckily I just ordered one piece as I tend to get crazy over curry puffs.

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Eddie’s Mashed Potato. He love this very much but I’ll say it’s more like a mashed butter than mashed potato! The amount of butter they added in was way too much, and I got “jelak” after the first try.

That night, I had dinner with my parents and meet up with Jeffrey and Eddie again after that!

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Both of them decided to have their dinner at Ice Ice Baby: Food That Melts Your Heart, a contemporary café which is just opened few months back. Apparently, there’s rumours that this establishment is belonged to Mark Cheng, the HK actor who also owns Flame Steamboat in Penang and Ipoh. Browse through the menu and you’ll come across many funny dishes name such as Stupid Balls (some kind of deep fried finger food). Desserts such as Papaya with Snow Fungus and HK style waffles are also available. Oh, there’s Chocolate and Cheese Fondue too.

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I had my dinner, so I just opt for dessert. Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream, sad to say, it’s semi-melted. The blueberries are not even chilled…

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Baked Chicken Bolognese Rice with Cheese, RM7.90. I took one bite of the dish and I would say it’s nothing special about it. The minced chicken given certainly are not enough for glutton like me 😛

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Aiyo… Ok ok, this is mine… Spicy Italian Minced Chicken Bolognese Noodle, RM7.90. Hehehe.. Somehow, I can’t resist the temptation of eating under these circumstances: a) They left the menu on the table and b) My makan kaki kept showing his/her happy face while enjoying the food in front of me. Garnished with a dollop of whipped cream, the noodle spiciness is ok but tastes just so-so. *Imagine bolognese spaghetti with plenty of tabasco dressing*.

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Baked Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Rice with Cheese, RM7.90. I didn’t try it as my tummy is fully stuffed but I guess this is better than the bolognese rice and noodle. At least there’s some vegetable cubes in there…

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If you’re coming with a bunch of friends, you can choose to sit at the private room as this one, although it is not completely ‘private’, I guess.

Kopitiam Junction
Ground Floor, Opposite Starbucks
Ipoh Parade
Tel: 05-255 1707

Ice Ice Baby (Ipoh Branch)
13, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-241 1311

Ice Ice Baby (Penang Branch)
411A, Burmah Road,
Pulau Tikus, Penang.
Tel: 04-227 4288

Mother’s Day: Home Made Steamboat

Happy Belated Mother’s Day! Well, we didn’t have a big celebration this year, just an usual steamboat at home. Let’s see what we had:

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White beancurd, stuffed with fish paste.

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Mixed fishballs, pork balls, tang kwai fish balls, green chillies, fu pei (beancurd sheet) etc.

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Chicken meat.

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Lady’s fingers, stuffed with fish paste.

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Only have calamari and prawns here…

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Enoki and abalone mushrooms.

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Yo… throw the ingredients into the boiling broth, stir for few minutes and they’re ready to eat.

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Complete the meal with some garlic oil with fried shallots and Lenggong cili padi sauce (bird’s eye chilli sauce). **Will blog about the chilli sauce later on.

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The “yellow ladies” in action. :p Left: Mom. Right: Younger sis.

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The “lou yeh” (master) busy enjoying his meal. The kid? Someone else’s daughter, we just help to babysit her. Not my sister la 🙂

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Was thinking to upload my younger brother’s pic but he stepped on my feet… Budak jahat. Anyway, just a quick view on the dining table. And yes, that’s rice cooker. We’re just learning from the Hongkies…. Hehehe.

Fantasy, Kopitiam Junction and Ice Ice Baby (Part 1)

For All That You Have Given Me

For all that you have given me,
I can return but love. For you
Bound up the wounds I did not see
And gave me hopes and passions new.

I can return but love for you,
Whose unmoved faith my heart did move,
And gave me hopes and passions new,
And loved me till I turned to love.

Whose unmoved faith did my heart move?
The mother of my heart, not blood,
Who loved me till I turned to love.
And I became the soul I would.

The mother of my heart, not blood,
Bound up the wounds I did not see.
And I became the soul I would
For all that you have given me.

Happy Mother’s Day

*Part 1*
Told ya this is another eating spree post… 😛

This is a belated post, 6 May. Sunday… Up early as I’m going to watch Spiderman 3 at TGV at 11.45am. Cineplex is full to the first row of seats! It was a nice movie. Like the cool black Spiderman/Venom suit but somehow, Tobey Maguire doesn’t really fit to play the dark side.

After the movie, the five of us decided to go for lunch at town area but having a hard time to decide what to eat. After much discussion (it’s more like an argument, actually), we’re landed at:
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The interior is dimly lit and I’m having a difficult situation to take photos without attracting much attention….

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Sat down and another problem arise: What to order?? You see, it’s human nature to flip and scan the menu few times, ask the one beside you “What are you gonna order?” and glance at the menu again before placing the order. Pic above: Cream of mushroom soup with bread. Nothing special about the soup but the bread is fluffy, soft, warm and a bit sweetish taste. Lurve the bread.

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Since it’s really dark in there, I decided to on the flash while they sit closer to block the excessive flash from reaching the customers behind us (so sweet of them :P). Fried Rice with Turmeric Chicken. Only bite-size turmeric marinated chicken strips are given though… Can’t taste any turmeric.

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Ikan Bilis (Anchovies) Fried Rice. This is ok, with generous amount of crucnhy anchovies and really fresh lettuce.

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Salted Fish Fried Rice, minus the salted fish…. What the heck, I felt like cheated but my friend insist that it’s ok for him. Well, that’s not my dish by the way….

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The other two had the BBQ chicken chop, didn’t take the pictures. Dessert turns out to be 1 scoop of ice cream. Don’t like the yam flavoured ice cream, the colouring is scary…. So, that’s our lunch, nothing special I would say. Total damage was RM48.83 include service charge for 5 person which is… Cheap 🙂

Fantasy Food & Snack
11, Jalan Chung Thye Pin,
Opposite Elm Gospel Hall,
30250 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-242 2113

*to be continued…