24 January 2015

Ipoh/Cameron Highlands Jun 2014 (Day 3)

Continued from Day 1 and Day 2.

All of us woke up bright and early, had a quick breakfast and headed towards EQ Strawberry Farm which we had confirmed that strawberry picking was available.

The boy was happy that he finally got to pick his own strawberries.

We were the first customers :p
First, we were shown the method of picking strawberries, that is to pick from the stem, and then shown to a section of the farm. As we were the only ones there, had the pleasure of snapping lots of photos and taking our time to choose the biggest strawberries.

This is how a strawberry flower looks like.

Look at our tray of giant strawberries, they were so sweet and juicy!

After we had our fun, we went back to the hotel to pack our stuff before checking out and driving back to Ipoh.
Since it was still early, we dropped by Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple.

The temple is one of the many limestone cave temples in Ipoh.

Walked through the temple, discovered that there's actually an opening to a big scenic garden.

Strolled a bit and decided to proceed to check-in at our hotel for the remaining two days, the Ibis Styles Hotel.

The double room is quite compact with a queen-size bed which was a squeeze for the three of us -_-"

Space is pretty tight for my comfort but for the budget price, it's good enough already. Most importantly, everything seemed quite new and clean.

Compact bathroom, with adjoining shower and toilet cubicles.

Small wardrobe, even comes with iron and ironing board.

View from our room.

The first stop I insisted on going was Bake with Yen! It's basically a baking supplies shop, like Phoon Huat of Singapore but mega-size!

I was totally overwhelmed by the size of the shop and amount of goodies available. Needless to say, bought a bag of stuff :p

After the fruitful shopping, we drove around the old town to hunt for some old-school coffee shops but found most shops closed. So headed to Jalan Yau Tet Shin for an early dinner.

Here are two famous competing restaurants selling Ipoh hor fun with chicken and soy bean sprout. Couldn't decide which shop to go to.
Finally decided on Lou Wong.

Steamed chicken drizzled with a soy-based sauce. The chicken was quite chewy and succulent and the sauce quite fragrant. Not bad.

The soy bean sprout was very sweet and crunchy, I like.

The braised chicken feet was so-so only.

Come Ipoh must definitely try their famous Ipoh Hor Fun right? Yummy, the hor fun had a very smooth texture indeed.
The rascal opted for chicken rice which was kind of mediocre.

After dinner, we walked around the area to buy some local products. Then we chanced upon this Purple Cane Tea House and decided to pop in for some drinks.

Very nicely furnished tea house. Wonder why there isn't such tea house in SG?

Besides tea, the tea house also served food that's prepared/incorporated with tea. Too bad we had our dinner already.

Hubby and I ordered an Iced Honey Pu-er tea which was very nice! Both mums opted for Iced Lemon Celery as they didn't want to drink tea at night.

I also ordered a Jasmine Jelly which was yummy!

And the rascal wanted a bun and I ordered a wholegrain bun for him. Ended up I ate most of it as he didn't like it -_-". Thereafter we headed back to hotel for an early night rest.

Stay tune for the next entry, where I would shared about Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant and Lost World of Tambun Theme Park!

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