Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Vegetarian Meal For Two In Home Recipe Cafe, Ipoh

I love food but I confess that I am not a "Big Portion" eater ... unbelievable but true... *serious*... Normally I don't take a lot especially during dinner time.  I believe in having a good and heavy meal for breakfast... then something light for lunch and not so heavy during dinner.

Sometimes I opt for a meat-less meal and there is one vegetarian shop which I like to do for dinner.  It is called Home Recipe Cafe or in Mandarin, it is written as "One Family" cafe...

My friend and I are small eaters.... so we ordered these to share among both of us....
One plate of curry vegetarian rice to be shared by both of us.... :)
We ordered a plate of eggplants with basil leaves... 
Sounds good... tastes great!
My friend chose this dish...
She said something fanciful that she has not tried before...
Neither did I.....
Beancurd (Taufoo Pok) stuffed with cooked sengkuang at bottom and alfalfa as toppings... 
There are 4 pieces in one plate... just nice for the two of us...
I would like to order this dish again..
The cooked sengkuang inside adds to the sweetness.. 
Overall, the bill came to RM24...
I really would like to come by here again.... 


Here is the address:
5, Medan Ipoh 1D, 
Medan Ipoh Bistari, 
Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.

45 comments:

  1. All looks good. Btw, what is the last dish.? Looks like tofu cut into halves and stuffed with something & deep fried.

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    1. Yes, taufoo pok with cooked sengkuang inside and topped with those er.. alfafa?

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  2. That's alfalfa I think. Quite interesting, I never seen them cooked like what you had.
    I can't tolerate eggplants vegetarian style, my brain has been programmed to only accept eggplants cooked with sambal

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    1. hahaha.. I like the word programmed! Mine is programmed to try anything edible! hahahaa..

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  3. Everything looks good... I love brinjals too.. Mum always braise it with oyster sauce, skin peeled.. MIL pulak likes to deep fry it to make yong taufu or add sambal paste and petai..

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    1. Yes, brinjals can be done in many various ways... as I said above.. mine is programmed to eat them any way it is cooked.. hahahaa.. i like the word used by realgunners.. "Programmed" pulak.. hahahaa..

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    2. That's the benefit (or hazard) of spending 10 hours a day staring at programming codes in front of the PC @.@

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    3. hahaha..this is what I call a computer geek! I also stare at this idiot box but most on FB and blogging only.. hahaa.

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  4. Bananaz is vegemeatarian but slowly going towards vegetarian. Currently no eat beef, no lamb & less oink oink.

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  5. Oh no... alfalfa is one of the vegetables that i don't appreciate >_<

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    1. Young man, you must try everything healthy.. haahahaa.. but like my kids, they don't take raw leaves like that...

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  6. Sometimes share share is good, can try different things...

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    1. Yes, especially we are not big portion eaters...

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  7. Looking really good, just like you look good, Claire. I think whatever you eat you will always stay slim and pretty!

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    1. Thank you Ginny... I hope I can stay slim and pretty like you said.. which is almost impossible nowadays.. hahahaa..

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  8. I like! Real vegetables vegetarian, not those gluten imitations but RM12 each for vegetables? Hmmmm....vegetarian meals should be cheaper but instead, it is always more expensive especially when they claim to use this organic, that organic.... Better go chap fan places, pick only the veg. I think I've seen one place here - 3 veg (no meat) only RM2.00.

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    1. There are three items on the bill, not two so on average is RM8 per item for the curry rice, brinjal and alfafa tofu so quite good price actually.

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    2. Yes, you are right, Mun.. three dishes... I know the brinjals is RM12 but not so sure on the stuffed taufoo and the rice.. tonight I might go there again.. :)

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    3. So cheap ah, Arthur?? RM2 for 3 vege is super cheap nowadays!

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    4. Chap fan places also not guaranteed all vege will be cheaper. I know a few of them stalls in Petaling Street, if you take 3 vege, the price will be the same as 2 vege 1 meat or 1 vege 2 meat. When you ask, the auntie will declare: "Kam yat choi guai ah!" (Today's vege is expensive!)

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  9. Good morning Claire,

    I like the vegetarian curry rice. Was that potato in the curry? I have eaten alfafa before but not stuffed into beancurd puff like this.

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    1. Me too, I like vegetarian curry rice with lots of okra, brinjals, potatoes.. yes, they are potatoes... This is first time for me to eat alfalfa too... inside is sengkuang...

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  10. Small eater, huh? Me and my partner are big eaters and our table will be full of food hah..hah...I actually love vegetarian food. Have you tried Lohas in PJ? That is my favourite place for vegetarian food.

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    1. Oh, I haven't tried the Lohas, Phong Hong... when I travel, I don't go vegetarian food.. cos my family sure want meat along with the rest..

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  11. Wow... looks yummy and the beancurd with alfalfa sure caught my attention. :)

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    1. Now as I grow, I like to eat more greens than white and red meat.. Hopefully I can keep it that way :)

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  12. I like the eggplant and also the Taufoo Pok but not toppings...

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    1. You are normal to dislike the toppings.. that shows you are still young.. hehehe...

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    2. Hahahaha, is good to stay young wat!! =p

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  13. curry vegetarian rice looks good, but eggplant, no thank you!!!

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    1. Dislike eggplant? No thank you? Sounds familiar... hmmmm...

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  14. I thought medan ipoh only for buses ?

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    1. Medan Gopeng la.. that one.. now no more already..

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    1. Curry mana ching.. oh ching in the sense of no meat? I prefer it that way nowadays..

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  16. I always felt good when I had vegetarian meals like this. So healthy and wiped off all my guilt for being glutton on meat and carbos.

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    1. Self consoling, right? hahahaa.. I also refrain from abundant meat.. but crabs I dont mind eating.. :)

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  17. sometimes it's good to go for vegetarian once in a while, ching ching dei mah.. the Beancurd (Taufoo Pok) stuffed with cooked sengkuang at bottom and alfalfa as toppings looks good leh, looks like those very trendy style of vegetarian dish..

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    1. Yes, surprisingly they tasted not bad... I might be coming by again soon... try other dishes..

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  18. I sure love all those dishes..those taufu pok look yummy..

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    1. Yes, with the stuffed sengkuang, quite nice..

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  19. All looks good, I love vegetarian food at times, good for health and for building up merit, the taufoo looks like those served in sushi restaurants

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    1. Me too.. nowadays try to refrain from so much meat...

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  20. hi , just wondering.. it's 100% vegetarian right? no lard no alcohol added ? would to love to try .

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