Reaching Ipoh on a mere intention to attend a friend's wedding last Sunday turns into a foodie galore a week ago :D In the evening of our stay in Ipoh, we looked for halal out-of-the-ordinary restaurants..there's supposed to be 2 of em; the Assam house and the CU restaurant..Prior to embarking on our journey from Seri Kembangan to this said area, we furiously read restaurant reviews here and there to get a clue as to what delicacy of extraordinaire that could be sampled at this place alone. Takkan jenjalan jauh2 nak sental mamak gak kan hoho..
First we looked for CU restuarant at Greenwood 5, but to no avail. Just opposite of this road we managed to get our ass to Assam House. This place is famed for its chinese-thai based halal cooking. So, to foodies who love sourish salty and sweet congregation will definitely fall in love with this place :) It seemed to be operated by chinese owners. Hence, to be able to see a big halal logo at the front entrance makes us feel really good.
Since we dont really know what good, we've been bugging this nice aunty waitress with lotsa questions and opinions. Then we settled for 3 types of dish with plain rice and a cup of herbal tea and chinese tea.
The nice aunty gave a generous portion of rice to my hubby! so nice of her..although its rather unnecessary coz both of us don't eat that much rice..later it'll become a waste when not fully consumed.
Dinner was served exactly after 7 mins! Imagine that! Holiao! (thumbs up!)
This delicious treat is a complement of savoury crispiness with sourish sweet yet tangy shredded young mango. The chicken was actually debone, floured and dip fried prior to be assembled with the refreshing sauce.
Synonym to its name, it is weet and sour..i think there's a thinge of molasses to give a a slight dark color. We took the small size, about 5 shrimps present, +-RM18-19. Can't really remember.
This gooey goodness with floating straw mushrooms and a soft taste of light soy sauce with garlic was an extreme delight! The combi of the tofu's silken softness with crunchy bean and carrots brings out the best of the other dish especially the chicken dish. It was marvelous. It was satisfying. It was really really REALLY good.
So as a conclusion, my hubby and i did manage to finish up everything after 20 mins of eating. haha. That's pretty fast ait? XD And of course, after this when I'm en route to ipoh, i'll definitely drop by to taste this hidden jewel.
Assam House Restaurant
29, Persiaran Greentown 4,
30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1130 am - 3 pm
6 pm - 10 pm