1. the menu of Little Elephant, Ipoh

1. the menu of Little Elephant, Ipoh

Featuring a Balinese resort feel, Little Elephant serves Asian fusion cuisine. Although this café is in my neighbourhood, I have not been there until recently when I got wind that the menu and services have improved by leaps and bounds upon a change in management.

2. entrance to Little Elephant

2. entrance to Little Elephant

3. the interior of Little Elephant, Ipoh

3. the interior of Little Elephant, Ipoh

As you can see from these photos, my family and I had a feast there! All these items came highly recommended and I would like to point out the Chicken Kebab in particular – this is a must-have when you dine here.

4. the layout of Little Elephant, including the private room which accommodates 16 pax (top right)

4. the layout of Little Elephant, including the private room which accommodates 16 pax (top right)

5. a knick-knack gallery where items picked up from overseas are sold

5. a knick-knack gallery where items picked up from overseas are sold

The dishes are at regular Ipoh café prices but take note of the portions served. They are so generous. Oh yes, before I forget, the sambal here really has a kick although the nasi lemak listed on the menu is only rated one chilli icon. It’s just lip-smacking!

6. Thai Pomelo Salad (RM16)

6. Thai Pomelo Salad (RM16)

7. Chicken Kebab (RM15)

7. Chicken Kebab (RM15)

We really enjoyed the cosy ambience and spent some hours there, and before we knew it, it was time for afternoon tea. Check out the 3-tier afternoon tea set. Priced at RM48 for two pax, it consists of mini-sized sago gula Melaka, cendol cheese cake, pastries, skewered chicken meat balls accompanied by peanut sauce (à la satay), cucumber sandwiches, chicken curry bruschetta and spring rolls.

8. Afternoon Tea Set @ RM48 for two - add RM7 for an additional pot of original Sabah tea or coffee

8. Afternoon Tea Set @ RM48 for two – add RM7 for an additional pot of original Sabah tea or coffee

Add RM7 to your afternoon tea set to enjoy a pot of original Sabah tea to wash down with. This entire set is called Borneo Afternoon Tea and is only available here at Little Elephant.

9. clockwise from top left: Pineapple Fried Rice (RM22), Pandan Nasi Lemak (RM22), Lemongrass Chicken Chop (RM22) & Nasi Kerabu Ayam Percik (RM22)

9. clockwise from top left: Pineapple Fried Rice (RM22), Pandan Nasi Lemak (RM22), Lemongrass Chicken Chop (RM22) & Nasi Kerabu Ayam Percik (RM22)

10. Prawn Pad Thai Pasta (RM24)

10. Prawn Pad Thai Pasta (RM24)

Also of note is the Ipoh Cendol topped with a scoop of creamy coconut ice cream. The ice cream really does make a difference to the cendol, forming a more flavourful taste, if I may say so.

11. dessert (clockwise from top left): Ipoh Cendol topped with Coconut Ice Cream (RM10), Pineapple Cheese Cake, Ais Batu Campur (RM9) & Sago Gula Melaka with Santan (RM8)

11. dessert (clockwise from top left): Ipoh Cendol topped with Coconut Ice Cream (RM10), Pineapple Cheese Cake, Ais Batu Campur (RM9) & Sago Gula Melaka with Santan (RM8)

12. beverages: fresh orange juice (RM9), Thai coconut (RM9) & original Sabah tea (RM12 per pot)

12. beverages: fresh orange juice (RM9), Thai coconut (RM9) & original Sabah tea (RM12 per pot)

By the way, dining at Little Elephant during lunch and dinner offer contrasting experiences. When the sun has set, you would want to enjoy the fresh air by eating at one of the gazebos. Of different sizes, they cater to couples and families. It’s very romantic at night – they close at 11pm so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the ambience.

13. a couple of gazebos for families

13. a couple of gazebos for families

Check out all my food shots and tell me you are not drooling already….

Little Elephant
Add: Lot 49364, Jalan Raja Dihilir, 30350 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-5488116
Email: little.elephant@stgtea.com
Facebook: Little Elephant
Business hours: 12 noon to 11pm daily (including public holidays)

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