[ Ipoh ] The Ruins Revival

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Ipoh – The Ruins Revival
There are lots of examples of how old buildings and even “ruins” can be turned into a revenue-generating lot in Ipoh. When we were looking for the shop that sells the traditional ice ball, we came across…

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Patisserie Boutique is in a old buliding converted into a French cafe. But the things served in there are not really French. You can just see lots of Eiffle towers and French words.

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We got there around its opening time. It was too hot so I ordered a honey lemon juice.

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We were here for the bread brule mentioned on the guide but apparently they don’t have that anymore. So we ordered grilled chicken crossiant & smoked duck pasta, which were both good.

Patisserie Boutique
A: 103, Jalan Sultan Yusof, Ipoh

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Around the same block is another famous cafe/burger place called Burps & Giggles. We went there for a meal a few years back. It’s pretty cool but will not blog about it here. Around the area you’d find a small wall mural in an alley. You walk into that alley & you’d see a different world.

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Behind the building is a complex of ruins that was turned into shop lots! The ice ball store that we were finding (Bits & Bobs) is also here (Would definitely be hard to find it if you just google the address).

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This ice ball dessert is the common childhood dessert of the last generation. Basically it’s a “ball” made out of ice and you pour some flavoured syrup on it. & kids would just lick it.

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Other shops around the area.

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Other deco around the place.

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In a house that looks like a ruins, we see something that looks like bar table and some sink. Above the sink is the shelves of books.
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You step back to take in the bigger picture and find a public toilet behind it. Kinda strange eh?

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