Beginning October 1st, patrons of Symphony Café at Symphony Suites Hotel will be able to try out authentic Vietnamese dishes, namely fresh prawn spring rolls and beef kuey teow.
Yours truly had an exclusive preview at the café yesterday and left with a satisfied tummy and a fulfilled palate.
With the introduction of these two à la carte dishes, Symphony Café is possibly one of the handful of eateries in Ipoh that serves authentic Vietnamese dishes.
The spring rolls, or popiah if you like, are made up of Vietnamese rice vermicelli, Chinese leek, salad, fresh prawn and mint leaves neatly rolled in a rice paper wrapper.
While such spring rolls could be eaten as they are, making it a healthy inclusion to your meal, I would like to mention in particular the homemade sauce that accompanies these fresh prawn spring rolls. I believe it cannot be found in Perak, or even Kuala Lumpur.
I couldn’t pinpoint the specific ingredients used in the preparation of the sauce, and all I could identify were garlic, chilli and rough ground peanuts. But it seriously changes the taste of the spring rolls.
The other Chef’s Special from Symphony Café will be the soup-based beef kuey teow noodle. Usually, what makes or breaks a bowl of noodles is the soup.
Here, using four types of herbs and boiled over slow fire for two hours, diners will certainly appreciate the tasty herbal soup, as opposed to other beef noodles in town, that tastes of, well, beef.
The aroma that wafted from my bowl of Vietnamese beef noodles made it most difficult to resist. It’s a must-try.
These Vietnamese dishes will be included in Symphony Café’s à la carte menu beginning October 1st, and will be available for lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) and dinner (7pm – 10.30pm) from Monday to Friday.
Price is RM15 nett per bowl of Vietnamese beef noodles and RM15 nett for five Vietnamese spring rolls.
1) Spring rolls X 5 – RM15 nett
2) Beef noodles – RM15 nett
Monday to Friday (from Oct. 1st onwards)
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 7pm – 10.30pm
Make your reservations via the contact details I have included below.
Symphony Café @ Symphony Suites Hotel
Add: 41, Lapangan Symphony Business Park, Jalan Lapangan Symphony, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 33.701′ E 101 06.729′
Tel: +605-312 2288
Fax: +605-312 2233
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