With numerous new cafes blossoming in Ipoh every month, businesses must maintain formidable standards to stay competitive. That’s the mission of places like Something's Brewing, which claims to have Ipoh’s speediest wi-fi connection ...
... to complement a menu of relatively cutting-edge concoctions like open sandwiches bountifully topped with spiced prawns, hard-boiled eggs, mayo & dill (RM20.90) ...
... & chicken breast that’s blow-torched to a smoky finish at the customer’s table ...
... & served with celery salt & lovely, garlic-laced mashed potatoes (RM18.90) ...
... plus 'pull-apart bread' (RM11.90 for a half-loaf) with cheesy mozzarella, melted parmesan & basil pesto.
“This is a wonderful time for Ipoh, because we’re really opening up to new possibilities in the food and beverage scene,” says Vincent Ng, one of the founders of Something's Brewing who returned to Malaysia last year after residing in Australia for more than a decade. “If we can sustain this momentum, then Ipoh might someday become a must-visit for travellers searching for a truly fun and diverse gastronomic adventure in Malaysia.”
Something's Brewing is also serious about tea: its loose-leaf selection ranges from caffeine-free blueberry rooibos to coconut oolong to fair-trade-certified 'Ancient Emerald Lily Green Tea.'
The text of this review first appeared in the April issue of Going Places, the in-flight magazine of Malaysia Airlines.
9 Jalan Medan Ipoh 1B/1,Medan Ipoh Bistari, Ipoh, Perak
Daily, noon through 11pm. Tel: 05-541-5900
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