...yes, some you out there can't really function in the mornings without your cup of coffee :D Here's a blast from the past - a vintage Nescafe coffee tin.
Not quite ;) This photograph was taken at Ave Maria Convent. The lady in the centre is Mdm Poon Kim Chin (aka Poon Ah Thye), together with the girls from [...]
No, we're not talking about a servant or nanny. We're talking about a brand of condensed milk known as British Maid. Have you heard of it? Probably back in the [...]
Yes, I'm sure you recognise this brand. No, "Clouet" is not a strange spelling for 'chicken'....Clouet is actually the name of the founder of this brand. :)
Murukku is a savoury, crunchy snack originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in southern India, and Sri Lanka. The name derives from the Tamil word for "twisted". Murukku is typically [...]
Some time ago, we featured a wooden ice shaver. Well, here's a picture of how one would shave ice - the traditional way :)
No, we're not teaching you how to cook. Instead, we'd like to know how YOU prefer to cook rice - the traditional way (with the wooden steamer, like the one [...]
Here's another Then & Now photo for you. Anyone here tried Heinz baby food? I only remember their rusks...
What did Nespray look like back in the day? Would you recognise it if you saw it today? Well, here's a Then and Now photo for you - Nespray from [...]
This photo was taken at the Asiatic Fruit Juice aerated water factory, which was in Sungei Siput. Does anyone know if the factory is still there? Perhaps abandoned, or converted [...]
Long before the famous Milo Vans, there was the Milo Tricycle. We believe this was the brainchild of an innovative Indian gentleman in the late 1950's. He lived in Buntong [...]
Could this be the same brand "rebranded"? Or, two different brands...with the same name? ;)
Heard about the Ipoh Food Festival? Check out the posters below: Here's a message from the organisers: We have many exciting workshops and experience for tourist to sign up. Some [...]
When was the last time you saw these objects in action? This was before those fancy coffee-making machines became popular, of course. However, some local coffee shops still stick by [...]
The above menu was chosen for Mr & Mrs Michael Lim's Golden Anniversary. Judging from the list of dishes, I dare to say no one went home hungry that night [...]
I'm sure some of you already know what the above picture is. Yes, this is a kuih bahulu mould. Anyone wants to share a good kuih bahulu recipe here? :)
This picture needs no introduction. If anyone of you has ever tried cooking in one of these clay pots, do share your experience with us (and maybe some recipes too?).
courtesy of Ipoh Remembered Some of you may be able to guess WHERE this place is. So don't keep those guesses to yourselves. On another note, what [...]
....that Alfred Bird invented this product (pictured above) because his wife was allergic to eggs? Since this product has been around for quite a while, has anyone tried this? What does [...]
click to enlarge Don't know what to do the coming long weekend? Well, why don't you head on out to Ipoh Old Town. Lots of exciting [...]
Some of you may remember Fung Lum Restaurant - at 118 Brewster Road, Ipoh (they also had a branch KL). But what about Maple Leaf Coffee Court? Have you [...]
As a follow up to our previous blog post, we'd like to share something Ipoh Remembered sent us. This is a Cadbury advertisement printed in 1919!
Yes, this is indeed a Cadbury tin. Have you seen it before? If you have, do you remember how much these chocolates cost back then?
Could this have been a branch of Cold Storage? Or, perhaps Cold Storage's competitor? We don't know, so we're hoping someone out there could help us out. Our anonymous donor [...]
I was. What about YOU?
Back in the day, if you didn't know what to eat on a Saturday night you could just head to the Station Hotel. Their dinner menu on 15th October 1955 [...]
Yes, that's what it says on this advertisement! Have you come across similar advertisements in the past?
I'm sure many of you can guess what this is :) Yes, these are cake pans used to make the famous Nian Gao - which is made from glutinous rice. While it [...]
Here's another photo from Michael Ho's collection. This one was taken on 14th July 1966, during a dinner held in honour of Rev Bro Assistant Superior General. We think this was [...]
special thanks to Anonymous Do you know these VIPs? Ok, we'll make it easier for you ;) Seated on the extreme right is none other than S [...]
Yes, that's what I'd like to ask our local coffee drinkers out there. How come this particular bag of coffee came in 11 kilos? I always thought such goods were packed [...]
Yes, one look at this machine and all that comes to my mind is: a bowl of shaved ice, drenched in brown sugar syrup and topped with jelly (of various [...]
No, we're not joking. This delicacy can be found right here in Ipoh - at Restoran Nasi Lemak Ayam Kampung, Jalan Ali Pitchay. Have any of you tried this? Do [...]
When I visit the local kopitiam, I can't help but stop and stare at such hawkers (like in the above photo). It's fascinating to watch them cut up the meat [...]
This steamboat is 'powered' by charcoal. Yes, I kid you not! This brass object is divided into the base, pot and lid. The soup is placed in the pot, which [...]
How many of you have heard of Cow & Gate? Apparently it was started by two brothers from Surrey, UK.
We featured Van Houten some time ago, and many of you shared your thoughts on it. Today we'd like to know if any of you are familiar with Droste Cocoa [...]
No, I didn't make that up! Apparently (as stated in good 'ol Wikipedia), the 'HP' in this popular brand actually stands for Houses of Parliament! Just a show of hands [...]
"Commonly made of bamboo, plastic, wood or stainless steel, Chopsticks were first used by the Chinese. This later spread to various parts of the world through cultural influence or through [...]
This photograph - from Sybil de ROQUIGNY-IRAGNE - was taken at Kam Loong Restaurant, back in the 1960s. They were celebrating a relative's 60th birthday! Yes, the Year of the [...]
Rather BIG for an egg beater, don't you think? Or, maybe just to fold egg-whites into the batter..in really large bowls! But I haven't seen pastry/cake shops use these. What [...]
They say chocolate is comfort-food. Well, as a chocoholic myself I agree with that statement. It's either a few pieces broken off a big bar, or even good 'ol chocolate [...]
These look familiar, don't they? You can always find them during the Nine Emperor Gods festival. What I'd like to know is, what do those Chinese characters printed on the [...]
I've heard of Maggi and Knorr chicken flavoured stock cubes, but I've not heard of Oxo cubes. Have you? What did they taste like? We would like to share [...]
...a wooden tiffin carrier? Something rare, isn't it? I wonder what one could put inside...candy perhaps?
Does anyone remember Hung Wang Restaurant? The address says it was along Leong Sin Nam Street...but for the life of me, I can't seem to place where exactly it was! [...]
....that Ovaltine was actually Ovomaltine? And that the name changed because it was spelt wrongly when the trademark was registered? Here's a extract from Wikipedia: Ovaltine was developed in [...]
picture courtesy of: Star Online Lemang Kelamai is said to have originated from Pagar Ruyung, Indonesia. What gives it this lovely shade of brown? Gula Melaka, of course! The other extra [...]
Our photographer recently visited Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain, in Bercham, where he sampled the above dish. The dish is none other than Claypot Glass Noodles with Crab. Have any of [...]
I remember the first time I tried Cadbury's chocolate. At that time, it seemed like the most delicious snack for a 5 year old. I also remember eating more than [...]
Has anyone tried this brand of butter? I wonder if this brand costs as much as Golden Churn. Or, perhaps this was a cheaper alternative to Golden Churn?
Remember this brand of oats? I never knew Uncles Tobys sold oats...I only remember their muesli bars :) Did anyone try this brand? Was it as good as Quaker oats?
Some go for sweets, some go for salty snacks. Yet there are others who crave something like this (picture above) - Dry Curry Noodles! Our photographer had this (at [...]
Ever tried Pan Mee? The one our photographer tried contained the usual egg noodles, sayur manis (those green leaves), fried anchovies, wood-ear mushroom, and meat. Our photographer told us that [...]
Kung Fu Hor - that's what this dish is called. Have you eaten this at your local eatery? Do tell us if you liked it....
Our donor (Lee Seong Yan) shared this little story with us: "Remember the '50s when you can get a bun with scraped coconut in brown sugar as fillings costing only [...]
Our photographer tasted this at Wing Kee - yes, it's the ever popular dry curry chicken noodles. This serving (above) costs RM 4.50 Where do YOU think is the [...]
Breakfast, tea time, supper...no matter what time of the day (or night) there's nothing like a couple of warm curry puffs to accompany your tea/coffee. The one shown above [...]
We're all very familiar with the sweet and tasty ang ku. The one shown above comes red AND green - giving it a more interesting taste to compliment the green-pea filling. [...]
Our photographer found this dish at Wah Nam Coffee Shop. At RM 4.30, it was quite tasty. We'd like to know from the Fish Paste Noodle lovers out there....where [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong I'm not familiar with the restaurant names along Kampar Road, so I wouldn't know where Golden Jubilee Restaurant is. Is it still there? Or, perhaps [...]
Yau Char Koay Chee Cheong Fun - yes, that's what this dish is called! Unique isn't it? For those who want to give it a try, you can find it [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong Does anyone remember Olympic Inn? Could it have been the old name of 'Tambun Inn'? Or, was it at another building along Tambun Road?
Since we missed our food blog yesterday, we decided to feature a rather popular dish - the famed Chicken Rice! Apparently, this simple yet delicious dish comes in many varieties. [...]
receipt from Charlie Choong The last I checked, Tambun Inn seemed to be undergoing renovations...perhaps a new management has taken over? Well, we hope someone out there can tell us [...]
courtesy of Charlie Choong Whenever the subject of cafes and coffee houses enter our blog-sphere, many of our Readers mention Green Fern. Well, here's an old receipt from Green Fern. [...]
picture from: Danial Doutriaux Some school canteens sold food which were a crowd favourite. Some were known for their cheerful hawkers. Food aside, some canteens became a 'meeting place' for [...]
Well, I certainly do......(But my weakness lies in anything containing chocolate!) This delectable dish comes from Thean Chun restaurant (in Old Town, Ipoh). Our photographer paid RM 2.60 for this [...]
For those of you who remember, we featured this photo in our Falim Exhibition two years ago. What's fascinating about this hawker on wheels, in that he's determined to peddle [...]
This dish is from Kedai Kopi Enam Belas (near Eu Yan Sang in Old Town). Our photographer had this char siew and prawn combination for Rm 3.50. Usually, Chee Cheong [...]
Since we had such an interesting discussion about The Nautilus Inn (our previous blog), we decided to put up another receipt from yet another cafe in Ipoh. How many of [...]
receipt courtesy of: Charlie Choong Back in the 1980s, there was a place called The Nautilus Inn along Leong Sin Nam Street. As shown in the receipt (above), a [...]
After a rather long hiatus, our Food Blog is back with a feature-of-the-week! For those of you who don't recognise the photo, this is pulut kaya - sticky rice with [...]
picture taken by Christopher Nothing like an ice cream float on a scorching day, eh? Well, this thirst-quenching float was bought at Loke Wooi Kee Cafe (@RM3.10), along Jalan Mustapha [...]