Monday, July 28, 2014

Something's Brewing @ Ipoh

With numerous new cafes blossoming in Ipoh every month, businesses must maintain formidable standards to stay competitive. That’s the mission of places like Something's Brewing, which claims to have Ipoh’s speediest wi-fi connection ... 

... to complement a menu of relatively cutting-edge concoctions like open sandwiches bountifully topped with spiced prawns, hard-boiled eggs, mayo & dill (RM20.90) ...

... & chicken breast that’s blow-torched to a smoky finish at the customer’s table ...

... & served with celery salt & lovely, garlic-laced mashed potatoes (RM18.90) ...

... plus 'pull-apart bread' (RM11.90 for a half-loaf) with cheesy mozzarella, melted parmesan & basil pesto.

“This is a wonderful time for Ipoh, because we’re really opening up to new possibilities in the food and beverage scene,” says Vincent Ng, one of the founders of Something's Brewing who returned to Malaysia last year after residing in Australia for more than a decade. “If we can sustain this momentum, then Ipoh might someday become a must-visit for travellers searching for a truly fun and diverse gastronomic adventure in Malaysia.”

Something's Brewing is also serious about tea: its loose-leaf selection ranges from caffeine-free blueberry rooibos to coconut oolong to fair-trade-certified 'Ancient Emerald Lily Green Tea.'
The text of this review first appeared in the April issue of Going Places, the in-flight magazine of Malaysia Airlines.

Something's Brewing
9 Jalan Medan Ipoh 1B/1,Medan Ipoh Bistari, Ipoh, Perak
Open 1pm to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday and 1pm to 12am Friday & Saturday. Tel: 05-541-5900

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10 comments:

  1. They blow torch the chicken at the customer's table? Oh, my! I like the way they sliced the cucumbers. :)

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    1. Linda: yeah, it was a memorable way of serving the chicken :) and a lot of work seems to have gone into all the accompaniments on the plate too :)

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  2. More reasons to return to Ipoh. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: it's a nice place to spend a couple of days during the weekend :)

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  3. In Ipoh again. No plans to hop over to Sibu anytime soon? The open sandwiches look really good, everything seems great. A bit pricey though but as long as it's value for money, that's fine.

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, no plans for sibu so far, but would definitely let you know if we head there :) yeah, the sandwich was very well-topped, so no complaints there :)

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  4. Really must get my ass to Ipoh, it looks like there's so much to be discovered there. :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: the three-hour drive there can be worth it if you like exploring the old-time kopitiams and the contemporary cafes :)

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  5. nice and yummy~ have a good rest~~

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    1. Happy Walker: hope you're having some good food during this long weekend too :)

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