Friday, January 31, 2014

Patisserie Boutique @ Ipoh


One of the current charms of visiting Ipoh might be café-hopping, checking out venues that have begun cropping up in captivating shop-houses & bungalows richly endowed with decades of history.

Patisserie Boutique is a fresh entry on the row that now contains what looks like the highest concentration of hipster cafés in Ipoh's Old Town; it tries to bring a feel of Paris to this former tin-mining city, with walls that bear meticulously created images of the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe.

The menu's not exactly a Francophile's fantasy though; lunch specials cross into the Italian border, comprising the likes of spaghetti tossed with raisins & pine nuts (RM16) ...

... & another with smoked duck (RM18) as well as minestrone soup & lasagna. Well-executed enough, though the setting might be the real star, not the cuisine.

True to the outlet's name, desserts & pastries are prominently showcased; the choc meringue cake is enjoyably light & airy ...



... while the crème brûlée is undistinguished. It's nevertheless fun to eat this here while instrumental versions of La Vie En Rose & La Mer play in the background.



What we've gleaned from our tour of Ipoh's new cafés is that the food isn't the reason for KL's inhabitants to make a two-hour drive here; from an outsider's point of view, very few menus here showcase distinctive fare. But Ipoh is still absolutely worth an overnight stay for its atmospheric allure.


Patisserie Boutique
103 Jalan Sultan Yussuf, Ipoh, Perak
Open 11am-6pm, except Tuesdays. Tel: 05-241-1385


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18 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely place to check out, thanks for sharing Sean :)

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    1. Ken: thanks for reading. yeah, i think this place will do well with both the locals and the visitors =)

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  2. The presentation of the dishes is very nice, Sean, and I love the exposed brick!

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    1. Linda: yes, a lot of visual flourishes to admire here! :D

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  3. Qong Xi Fa Cai, Xin Nien Khuai Ler!
    Creme brulee looks perfect! Of course, the test of the pudding is in the eating, can't tell from merely looking at the photograph.

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    1. Suituapui: happy 2nd day of CNY to you! heheh :D yeah, a decent crème brulee here. no complaints about any of the food here =)

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  4. Ah last time when we were there, they still under renovation. Hehehe.

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    1. CK: ooo heheh, if you ever decide to visit Ipoh again, patisserie boutique will be ready now and waiting for you! :D

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  5. Passed by this when I was in Ipoh some time back. Wanted to try them but they were closed for some (unknown) reason. So, I had to settle with Burps & Giggles.

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    1. Chong: hopefully your next visit to ipoh will see every outlet open, including patisserie boutique =)

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  6. Wow never know Ipoh got so many good eateries...

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    1. Simple Person: ya, it was fun deciding which places to visit in ipoh =)

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  7. Happy my hometown is thriving.. yay! ;)

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    1. Ciki: your hometown could be one of this year's top domestic tourism destinations for KLites! :D

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  8. Was there last 2 weeks, food choices was limited but the taste not bad~

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, was satisfied with the taste too. hope they'll continue to freshen up the menu :D

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  9. spaghetti with raisins and pine nuts sounds quite delightful. With some chili flakes too:D

    Am in Ipoh next week. Will be nice to check them out!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, that's an interesting recipe for spaghetti :D ooo, i think you'll have lots of fun in ipoh! hopefully there'll be some time for cafe-hopping :)

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