Restaurants

Top Choice Malaysian in Ipoh

Restaurant Lou Wong

Ipoh's signature dish, tauge ayam (chicken bean sprouts), has been perfected at perennially popular Lou Wong. The restaurant is unadorned, with plastic seats spilling into the street, but the sole dish on offer is i…
Top Choice Desserts in Ipoh

Funny Mountain Soya Bean

Local and visiting foodies scramble to this legendary Ipoh food stall, which has been serving fresh, warm, silky bean-curd pudding (tau fu fah) since 1952. Get the full experience by ordering an ice-cold soy milk, t…
Top Choice Indian in Cameron Highlands

Singh Chapati

On a lofty perch behind Tanah Rata's main drag, Singh's is the sweetest Indian joint in town. Dig in to fragrant biryanis, excellent veggie mains like butter paneer and smoky aubergine, and its famous chapati (flatb…
Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Pangkor

Nipah Deli

The best dining experience in the Teluk Nipah area, this beachfront restaurant combines generous portions of mostly Malaysian home cooking with views out to sea. It's consistently very good: prawn noodles, DIY steam…
Top Choice Desserts in Taiping

Ansari Famous Cendol

Creamy and sweet with generous amounts of green noodles and gula melaka (dark coconut-sugar syrup), shaved-ice desserts have been dished up at Ansari since 1940. This third-generation seller gets our vote as the bes…
Top Choice International in Cameron Highlands

Barracks Cafe

Former military barracks rarely look this idyllic, with marble tables set among flower gardens. The hipster-pleasing menu offers Indian and British dishes, and great mocktails in mason jars. Indian fare such as lamb…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuala Kangsar

Medan Cendol Dan Laksa

This cheerful riverside food hall is largely devoted to laksa dishes and cendol, a shaved-ice dessert lavished with coconut milk, pandan pasta, beans and palm-sugar syrup. Mohd Mustapha Cendol (stand 8) has a tooth-…
Malaysian in Ipoh

Lim Ko Pi

From colourful tiles to secluded inner dining nooks, this relaxing cafe in a 1920s building has a strong whiff of Ipoh's glory days. Considering the setting, breakfasts are good value (from RM5 for eggs, toast and w…
International in Pulau Pangkor

Daddy’s Café

Reliable and adored by backpackers, Daddy's feels like a haven by the northernmost edge of Coral Beach. Food service runs throughout the day and it's hot, fresh and well presented: towers of satay skewers, seafood f…
European in Taiping

Triple Shot

An eclectic menu, from Malaysian kopitiam classics via fish 'n' chips to bacon bruschetta and the occasional 'paleo' option, keeps things interesting at this trendy cafe. Many of the loyal punters are here purely fo…