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See Foon

SeeFoon Chan-Koppen has been writing a food column called Musings on Food in the Ipoh Echo since 2009. It is widely read both in print as well as online which receives more than 1 million hits a month. Her forte is in communications, having honed her skills after graduating from the University of Singapore where she worked for the Straits Times Group and was a food critic for the New Nation. Her knowledge of food and cooking come from more than 30 years in the hotel industry based in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and subsequently Kuala Lumpur. During this time, she has travelled all over the world and eaten at the best and worst restaurants. She is totally intimate with the subtleties and nuances of most cuisines of the world having been involved in opening over 50 hotels throughout the Asia/Pacific region and China where she helped to conceptualize Food and Beverage themes and critiqued on food quality. SeeFoon calls herself a global citizen and now chooses the serenity and friendliness of Ipoh to the bright lights of the many cities she has lived in. She also loves the food in Ipoh and is passionate about telling the world about it.

Bond & Co Offers Ramadan Set

Bond & Co is offering a Ramadan Set promotion starting from April 4, 2022. The set is for 5 pax and is priced at RM388.   Address: 1, Jalan Niaga Simee, Kampung Simee, 31400 Ipoh, Perak Business Hours: 9am-9pm, closed…

Musings on Food: Hainan Zai

Hainan Zai (HBR Cafe) Pictures by Gisele Soo Hainan Zai has moved! I first wrote a review on Hainan Zai (meaning son of person from Hainan) shortly after they opened in early 2020. Then MCO and the pandemic came and…

Beyond Sashimi and Sushi

Roku Japanese Sake & Dining Pictures by Gisele Soo It was in Tokyo many many moons ago that I had my first taste of sushi and sashimi. At first bite I had issues with the texture and the ‘rawness’ of…

SeeFoon Gets Crabby

I have a secret. I am a crab lover. I love crabs of all species: Mud, Flower, Alaskan, Snow, Spanner…you name it, I love it.  But I do worry about it’s provenance. There is always that dreaded Hepatitis lurking around…

All about Bread: Sourdough and Shokupan 

This article is all about bread. Sourdough bread, to be precise. In my arrogant youth, I thought I knew everything there was to be known about this important staple for ¾ of the world’s population; whether they were flat, unleavened,…

Snippets on Food: Little Yam’s Bakery

I am so amazed at the blossoming of creativity in the F&B scene in Ipoh. Four or five years ago, one hardly heard of sourdough bread. Today, every shop or cafe that sells bread touts their own sourdough, and deciding…

Musings on Food: Xibei Good

西北有面 Xibei Good  Photos and videos by Gisele Soo SeeFoon Declares her love for Lard and Lardons Have you ever pondered on what transports you back to your childhood? For some of my friends, it is songs, for others it’s…
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