A short spiel for a short lunch….. well actually it wasn’t really that short – truth be told. It was last week and the temperature was about 300 degrees. I knew if I was walking somewhere for lunch that I wasn’t walking far. The heat was fairly confronting, smacking you in the face as soon as you left the air conditioned comfort of the building. So I walked outside and around the corner, seeing that Ipoh was open I was sold. It definitely fit the bill – location wise at least.
The temperature inside was pleasant and I found myself an empty table and waited to be served. I was quickly bought a menu and on having a quick look through, I’d initially thought of going with the chicken curry – sounded very tasty, but in the end I thought I’d give the Beef Rendang ($10) a go. Not sure why such a spicy dish appealed on such a warm day, but I also ordered a Solo to counter any heat.
The surrounds of Ipoh are fairly simple, but even on this Thursday lunchtime there was a decent crowd. It was a nice soujourn from the office and I sat sipping my Solo and reading my Kindle while I waited for my lunch.
Out in a flash and it did smell delicious. I was slightly nervous that I wouldn’t be able to handle the hotness, but luckily the sauce itself was relatively mild. The combination of that with some of the steamed rice was a total winner. The beef itself appeared to be a fairly cheap cut and quite fatty, which I was a little disappointed about, but hey for $10 I wasn’t expecting fillet steak. So I probably only made it through a third of the meat, but I put the sauce to good use with the rice.
In all, for a fast and friendly lunch, not a bad spot. I probably wouldn’t order the beef again… reluctant to order a dish knowing I’m unlikely to enjoy the meat, but hey there are other things on the menu which I’m sure are worth a go! But hmmm….. I might just trot a little further down the road to Hans…. can’t go past their chilli chicken and rice – a winner every time :) Hard to say I suppose, but I know Ipoh is a fave with some of my office crew – they’ll point me in the right direction I’m sure :)