Demona: Indulgence. A place I visit regularly when I have a lunch appointment with a customer in Ipoh. This website will tell you in detail on how Indulgence was born into this town. http://www.indulgencerestaurant.com
Indulgence, and the way it is decorated, does get one feeling cozy and relaxed, settling into the mood for a warm, fuzzy, comfy meal. I do like how mismatched each furniture was from one another, ranging from tables, chairs, paintings, to teacups, plates and milkjugs, and yet, they somehow blended in nicely like one big, happy family.
Julie Song, the owner of this place is a sweet, charming looking lady that never fails to drop by each table for some social chats and feedbacks. Despite being the owner, I constantly caught her getting her hands dirty in the kitchen too.
Demona: This is a bungalow converted into a restaurant / boutique hotel. Beaming white, strong and firm, confident, colonial like are the characters this place portrayed from outside.
Demona: Calories busting-sinfully delicious-sugar high dessert counter. Some looked interesting, but.. $$$$.
Demona: Dogma’s world. JENG JENG JENG.
Demona: Freshly brewed coffee. RM 5. The coffee was so little, and although the aroma was pungent, somehow when I tasted it, I did not grow to enjoy it.
Demona: My colleague ordered the “In the future” dish. RM 27.A sunny side egg on top of a piece of bread, mashed avocado, two slices of ham, and three chunky sausages tied together. From her ” MMMMM! MMMMM! MMMMM” response, I guessed the meal was satisfying for her. She told me to write this in TG.
N: “For all the men who cheat out there. We’ll tie your “weeheehee” down like these sausages”.
Demona: I can’t recall the exact name of this breakfast dish, but it was something.. original, authentic. If I remembered correctly, it was priced around RM 21-23. A curved, foot long sausage, with a cake slice shaped toasted garlic bread, scrambled eggs, some leafy vegetables, half cut grapes and baby tomatoes, and zucchini mushrooms (a little overly torched though). A filling breakfast without a doubt. Lunch can be skipped.
Demona: This was my order. Toasted foccacia, with baked beans and sliced sausages, with some tomatos and leafy vegetables. RM 17. NOTHING fantastic. I remembered I prepared a breakfast meal for Dogma once, with baked beans, tuna, egg, and butter toasted bread. Cheap, good and easily home made.
Demona: OOOOhhhh.. THIS, i like! Sparkly, squeaky clean bathroom! But not just any plain white tiled bathroom, it was a colourful one! With little plants in each cubicle, and a nice handwash soap, and colourful tiles. Makes you happy doing your little system cleansing business 🙂
Verdict: Nice place. So so food. Pricey (comparable to KL). I guess, this place has its own crowd. We were having breakfast next to a big bunch of expatriate mommas, busily gossiping away. It was like watching “Desperate Housewives” live. Despite the pricey tag, I guess people will still come for the wine and dine ambience on special occasions, or formal lunch/ dinner appointments.
Definitely a cool concept for this town, one of a kind. It will probably make it big too if it opens a branch in KL. Might be hard to impress Dogma though, since there are PLENTY of places like these in Singapore.