Old Town White Coffee Cafe – Ipoh, Malaysia

In the modern, fast-paced (and westernised as a matter of fact) Malaysia, the first thing you will notice is food franchise outlets popping up everywhere! Majority of the chains are US franchises like Macdonald’s, KFC, Kenny Rogers, and Marry Brown (comes with seatings hang from the roof like a swing), Chilis just to name (seriously) a few of them; then there’s also tech savvy Chinese businessmen turning old recipes into fast food money making machine like Secret Recipe, and also, no doubt the popular Old Town White Coffee Cafe. When we talk about white coffee, it is all started in Ipoh of course. The ever-filthy little cafe called White Cafe in old town Ipoh, has now become a multi-million successful business with over 100 outlets across the country plus Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Old Town White Coffee cafe is definitely the most convenient and cleaner option to try some of the famous food from Ipoh, with a nice cup of white coffee of course. They even keep the decor pretty close to the original cafe, using old black wooden tables with marble tops; and some beautiful nostalgic photographs of the old town cafe scenes once used to be like. Franchises are franchises, the food will never be the same and as tasty as those from the original cafe in Ipoh. Having said that, there are definitely a few items on the menu that I can say is pretty close to the originals, if not even better. My all time favorite will have to be the Dry Curry Mee. A very simple dish by using instant noodle mixes...