Demona: It was a wet, heavily drizzling night. Honestly, we are always clueless on where to scout for food at night in Ipoh. After driving around Greentown and Old Town area, we finally decided to eat at Kafe Hilltop, which was one of the few night eateries that looked slightly livelier than the zombie-like rest. No one really eats out much at night for smaller towns, I guess.
This place was brightly lited with wired strings of little yellow light bulbs, and the misty air from the giant mist fans made the area looked cozy from far. I guess this coffee shop got its “Hilltop” name from its geographical location, slightly leveled up from the ground, like a baby dwarf hill.
Demona: Michelle ordered mee hoon in tom yam soup. Nothing fantastic about the dish. The soup was too watery, and the ingredients were unimpressive (processed fishball, meatball, and some sad withered looking vegetable leaves), clearly due to the stall seller trying to maximize his profits by minimizing his ingredients. This is a typical problem we face in most kopitiams these days.
Demona: Notice the brochure of a local BN politician on our table? He came to the coffee shop with two ferocious looking 4 wheels, playing some crappy athem-like music, carrying several people holding giant BN flags on the opened air boot. A lady got down and started distributing these beautifully printed high quality brochures (which us taxpayers are paying for) on every table, asking us to vote for this man.
He stood at a dark corner with a speaker and started his speech in cantonese. A futile move I think, no one could hear him clearly, and he was basically preaching “Predicted” promises: “Make Ipoh prosper!” “Give people more benefits” “Fight for their rights”. I did pity him for a while there, for finishing his speech, because it does sucks if no one listens to you.
When they left, no one seemed to give any reactions. The brochure on our table became Michelle’s table mat. I’m assuming the rest will end up in the dumps.
Congrats to PKR! It’s about time, for change.
Demona: I ordered two rolls of popiah, RM 3.20. Nothing fantastic either. A very, very average tasting popiah.
Demona: BIG BOOOOOOOOOO to you!
Verdict: Besides the breezy, comfy looking ambience. The food that we tried were a total failure. I have no intention at all to come back for another visit to try the other varieties here.