The loud “两位帅哥请” might have made a difference to the dining experience there. These words do not usually work on me, but the serving staff at this branch appeared to be a lot more sincere and earnest (than one other branch). Hah.
I liked the vibes here. Located at a rather ulu part of Bt Timah Yuk Tong Ave, the standalone shop had a more kampong feel in line with the Ipoh essence. And it kept playing those Sandy Lam 伤痕 and Jam Hsiao 新不了情 which would make you hum along while you sipped sweet sweet teh-peng. Quite a suitable place for a budget pa-tuo.
It was 8:45pm and the value-for-money chi in me wanted to order a night snack set which could only be served from 9:00pm. The waiteress was 不行不行 for some time and until I gave in and said I would wait till the clocks strikes nine. Imagine my pleasant surprise when the food was served at 8:55pm. At least they knew how to bend rules for customers.
The fish cocktail were smaller than nugget-size (Compare this with what was presented in the menu.) The food was probably some refrigerated packed fish, quickly thawed and deep fried, but I would not complain.
Coincidentally, my elder brother then mentioned “That Jack Neo never make movies now ah, how, no money?” Then I revealed that the very white coffee he drank contributed to Jack Neo’s pocket.
“Both Jack Neo and Mark Lee the 两位帅哥 are the owners. You mean you didn’t know?”
OldTown White Coffee (Bt Timah), 9 Yuk Tong Ave Tel:+65 6467 4404
Opening Hours: Mon–Thu: 9am – 10pm; Fri–: 9am – 1am; Sat: 8am – 1am; Sun: 8am – 10pm