Khun Mae: SeeFoon Gets Confused by Fusion

With a name like Khun Mae, I was expecting a true blue Thai restaurant with authentic Thai cuisine. I did get authentic Thai cuisine but didn’t bargain for some unusual ‘fusion’. Located in the relatively new row of shop houses known…

SeeFoon finds invocation to COme for MOre

The genius Leonardo da Vinci received inspiration on Lake Como, that breathtakingly beautiful part of northern Italy that also inspired writers like Goethe and Longfellow to make the name Como evocative of all that is artistic and creative. Now Ipoh…

SeeFoon Goes for Spice and All Things Nice

Once in a while the hankering for a sweat inducing, fiery meal grips me and my gustatory juices start flowing, prompting me to seek out the next ‘hot’ spot to sate my culinary yearnings. That was when Vivien Lian my…

SeeFoon is Lifted Up Up and Away

My first fish head curry on arriving in Ipoh more than 20 years ago was at the Up and Up restaurant on Jalan Yang Kalsom. Then I used to traipse up the dingy steps or take the rickety lift to the top…

SeeFoon Gets Sweet on Savoury

It’s known as ‘Tong Sui Gai’ or sweet soup Street, a regular small thoroughfare by day which transforms into a veritable cornucopia of foodie delights by night. Very popular in days gone by, ‘Tong Sui Gai’ is quieter now, foodies having found…

SeeFoon Checks Out Possible Den of Iniquity

A restaurant with a name like Opëam, is bound to raise eyebrows, or it will have people queueing to check it out. Especially if it’s also housed in a bungalow behind a discreetly lit sign posted above the entrance. I had…

SeeFoon Remembers Kampung Malay Food

By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen Pics by Tan Mei Kuan It has been years since I had a bang-up, GENUINE Kampung Malay meal with all the classic dishes and condiments that today, appear to have gone the way of the Dodo bird…

SeeFoon Challenges Chinese Held Belief on Pork

Chinese Foodies of my acquaintance have generally clung to the belief that pork-free restaurants are somehow lagging behind in the taste department when compared to their pork-serving counterparts and that a Chinese meal without pork is like cooking without soya…

SeeFoon Enjoys an Elusive Delicacy

Ipoh is known for many special dishes and people come in busloads for them but in all the years I’ve lived here I have never had a roast goose. It’s been aeons since I had roast goose, harking back to…
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