*Finally joined the league of DSLRs among the food bloggers. This is my first post, with all photos shot with Canon EOS 1000D. WB a bit off, especially on the white plates that turned blue… 😦
It was a not-so-warm afternoon where Motormouth and I were driving around Ipoh, trying to look a place for lunch… Then he remembered a new place called Eastern’s Brasserie featured on the All About Ipoh Facebook page and he suggested that we go and have a look.
This sparkling new restaurant occupied the corner lot of the previous Rendezvous Cafe at the junction in between Jalan Sultan Idris Shah (Brewster Street) and Jalan Dato’ Onn Jaafar (Cockman Street) and is part of Eastern Hotel’s refurbishment project. White dining tables and chairs dominate the overall dining area, with splashes of warm tone on the walls, while interesting marbled-effect flooring complements the whole picture.
Their menu is utterly simple; appetizers, salads, soups, main courses, desserts and drinks were all chucked into a 3 pages menu, with prices ranged from RM8 – RM75 (the most expensive item would be the grilled lobster). Set lunches starts from RM24 that comes with a soup of the day, main course and drink.
My Potage of Broccoli and Potato (RM8 a la carte) was thick, creamy and came in a generous portion, and could be easily shared by two person (which we did!).
My choice proves to be a right one as the Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Ragout was a delight to the palate. The boneless chicken thigh was grilled to juicy-perfection, with every bites exudes a pleasant smoky, charred aroma, while the meat retains its juiciness with a tinge of fruity-sweetness. Served over a bed of mashed potato (?), some vegetables and mushroom ragout, the ragout doesn’t overpower the chicken but I doubt it was mashed potato as it tastes more like polenta to me.
My dining companion chose to go light instead, with Cod Fillet with Mango (RM24). Although the portion seems a little bit too small for our dear Motormouth, he enjoyed the dish tremendously. The mango coulis lent a slightly sweetish aftertaste to the lightly charred cod fillet.
We end our lunch on a sweet note by having the Poached Guava (RM10). A rare find for Ipoh standard; I found it ok while Motormouth prefers it if they would asked beforehand what type of ice cream flavour we wanted as chocolate ice cream does not exactly match the flavour of the dessert.
118, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah,
30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-254 9847 / 012 – 471 9847 (KK Loke)
Business Hours: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 2.30pm and 7pm – 10pm. Closed on Sundays.
p/s: Seems like blogger V!Nni3 has a different opinion on this place. Read about her experience here.