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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.

Musings on Food: V Life Cafe

V Life Cafe Pictures by Gisele Soo SeeFoon finds that a Healthy Life begins at V Life I never imagined that I would actually relish eating a plant-based meal (think vegetarian) but I find my taste buds becoming more and…

Musings on Food: Meat Cartel

Meat Cartel Pictures by Gisele Soo SeeFoon Visits A Carnivores’ Heaven Some wag once said that “Becoming Vegetarian is a Big Missed Steak” and every once in a while I am inclined to agree.  Generally I lean more towards fish…

Musings on Food: Hong Feng Restaurant

Hong Feng Restaurant Pictures by Gisele Soo SeeFoon Steps Out Very Carefully Nothing warms my heart more than to see restaurants still innovating and flourishing after a year of being battered by the pandemic coping with lockdowns and subsequent limited…

Help the Small Businesses: Mahraj’s Kitchen

Mahraj’s Kitchen Pictures by Gisele Soo SeeFoon revisits Mahraj’s Kitchen  “The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes…