Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Betel Box Bistro

address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471 - tel: +65 6440 5540 - email: bistro@betelbox.com
Betel-Box-Bistro-Singapore-House.jpg, The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel.
The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel.

Operating Hours:
Sunday - Monday 8am - 10pm
Tuesday: 8am - 12pm

Links:

Betel Box Bistro website
Betel Box Hostel website


Betel's Box chef Ben Teo has more than 30 years' experience in Peranakan and Chinese cuisine and is a born and bred Katonite. He was worked internationally and won numerous awards for his culinary skills.

What means Peranakan?
The Peranakans are also known as Straits Chinese and Baba-Nonya. They are descendants of early Chinese migrants who arrived since the 12th century; many of whom married local women (e.g. from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).

Betel Box Menu
The menu includes dishes  like Ayam Buah Keluak, Nonya Curry Chicken, Ayam Penyet, Beef Rendang, Chinchalok Pork, Assam Curry Fish, Sayur Lodeh, Sambal Kangkong, Laksa Goreng, Nonya Prawn Mee Soup and others


Laksa Goren
Laksa Goreng - Uncle Ben's signature dish


counter


chalkboard menu


nostalgia sitting area


nostalgia sitting area


wall painting



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