We were planned to leave at 6:30am , but with ( expected ) delays , we left at 7 am. With minimal traffic and a quick pee stop , we reached Pasar Gopeng Food Court at about 9:30am. Papa was so hungry, we rushed to get our seats . Strict Covid SOPs in place, we were divided to two tables . With so many vegans amongst us, food choices were limited but yet we managed a good one.
Always nice driving to Batu Gajah, retracing Papa’s footsteps 60 years ago.
First stop , temple.Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple . Approximately half an hour away from Batu Gajah , a nice drive into the caves.
The caves were beautiful.
We booked into an Erica’s homestay on airbnb , right smack on Concubine Lane.Firstly , great price point and secondly, once we parked , we didn’t need to drive out after.And then , it was food , food and food .
1)Pusing Seafood Restaurant – Fresh water prawns being the hot item!
2)Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng – Duck egg fried kuey teow , Otak-otak, Prawn Mee – great!
3)Restoran Thean Chun – Tricycle Ipoh kuey teow ( queue for this is ridiculous!), curry laksa , caramel custard
4) Concubine lane tau foo fa – not so sweet , nice
5) Plan b – we went for wine , to escape the heat.And people watch.
We played tourist at Book Xcess ( built in a vault) and at Mural Arts lane
- first stop , for snow beer ( Fatty’s fav)
- Above Gastrobar – above Book Xcess ( Veena’s pick)
- Tiga -speakeasy
Places we missed, coz we had kids to go home to.
Short and sweet, my favorite kinda holiday.