Happy Merdeka & Happy Birthday to Mighty Joanne (belated post)

    Hello everyone! I took a short break from blogging and sneaked back home. Taking a break can be a wonderful tonic to the body and soul, especially when you are back to the place that you are so familiar with.

    Ipoh is as great as ever, with the friendly folks and nicest food. It has been a blast getting in touch with old buddies and I’m so glad that I get to meet up with Joanne – the Merdeka baby for her birthday.

    Her 21st birthday this year carries special meaning to her as she was among 12 international students invited to the prime minister’s residence for being named a finalist of the British Council’s International Student Awards. She gets to meet Tony Blair in person and had some conversation with Blair!

    In her winning entry entitled “Letter Home”, Li Shen had described in her essay how she qualified in First Aid and worked as a medical secretary in an antenatal clinic while studying for her degree in the college.

    Gosh, her parents, her former teachers, her friends, the whole Ipoh is so proud of her!

    The mighty Joanne all dressed up before heading to Blair’s residence.

    Haha, enough story about this Ipoh girl. Let’s back back to the food that we had on her birthday lunch.

    It’s located at the happening shoplots of Ipoh Garden East behind Jusco Ipoh. They served Thai food but I can see long list of Chinese cuisine in the menu.

    Pineapple fried rice – This is so good that we help ourselves with a second serving.

    Sizzling Black Pepper Venison – I used to think that venison and ostrich meat are unchewable due the lower content of fat. This proves me wrong as the venison are tender and juicy.

    Butter crab – You can’t go wrong with butter prawns as it is equally appealing to anyone!

    Salted Egg Chicken – Salted egg dishes is gaining popularity in the Chinese cuisine nowadays with salted egg crabs, salted egg prawns and salted egg chicken found their place in the menu.

    Spinach tofu – The tofu is green in colour and it doesnt taste spinacy at all, it just tastes ermmm…normal.

    A vege dish to balanced our meal.

    Joanne and her bubbly friends. Happy Birthday Jo and wishing you best of luck in all your future undertakings!

    1919 – Restaurant and Gallery.
    47-49, Lorong Taman Ipoh Satu,
    Ipoh Garden South,
    Ipoh 31400 Perak ,
    Phone +605 547 7196

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