Ipoh Asian House: Mid-Level Asian Fusion
Ipoh Asian House
is was a Chinese-Malaysian fusion restaurant located on East Hastings (“Ipoh” being the name of the capital city of the state of Perak in Malaysia). Dropping by for a late dinner in September, we found that one of their popular menu offerings was a 4-dish meal for $69.80 which included an order of crab.
First off was the complimentary soup that came with the set and was made with rather unwieldly-sized pieces of lotus root as well as longan which gave the soup a bit of a sweet flavour.
As expected with a complimentary crab dish, the size of the crab wasn’t huge and the execution of the dish and presentation were fairly basic.
For the 4 main dishes, you have your choice from a fairly large selection and we wound up with the Hainanese Chicken, Black Cod Hot Pot, Seafood with Vegetables, and Sweet and Sour Pork. Given that this was a Malaysian fusion restaurant, I was a bit disappointed with the Hainanese Chicken and wouldn’t bother ordering it here again.
The hot pot dish was fairly standard with not a lot of actual black cod flesh (most pieces that I had were just a sliver attached to the skin). That being said, it was a saucy dish and I enjoyed the lettuce on the bottom of the pot.
The seafood with veggies turned out to be a mix of shrimp and white fish served on top of broccoli with some egg whites on top. I didn’t mind this dish as the broccoli had a nice crispness to the bite.
Last up was the sweet and sour pork which was a fairly generous serving of deep-fried pork coated with your typical sweet and sour sauce and accompanied with onions and pineapple chunks.
The food was pretty much mid-level and unremarkable but the price point is attractive. It’s probably why this place has since closed.
2128 E Hastings St
Posted on December 23, 2018, in Chinese, Malaysian, Restaurant Review and tagged Chinese, Food, Grandview, Hainanese Chicken, Malaysian, restaurant review, Sweet and Sour Pork, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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