|China House, Beach Street|
|The array of cakes welcoming you in|
One of the main attractions, to me, is its laid back atmosphere and inviting interior decorations. I just love how the management team of China House retains the original structure of the heritage building and renovates it with retro decorations.
|China House's interior|
This is one way that I just like when it comes to preserving historical buildings. Rather than leaving it in a dilapidated states like many old shop houses in the Old Town district of Ipoh, old Chinese shop houses in the UNESCO enclave are given a new lease of life in a form of chic cafes and boutique hotels.
|Old world charm at China House|
Of course, it goes without saying that its foods are delicious as well. Main courses are as followed:
|Vegetarian quiche with...|
|...mashed sweet potato for side dish|
|Breakfast wrap with roasted chicken|
|Chocolate cake with macadamia nut|
|Pear and ginger cake|
|Salted caramel and apple pie|
|Gula Melaka ice cream|
|Salted caramel ice cream|
Their home made gula melaka ice cream is my personal favourite. The chunky bits of gula melaka hiding inside the scoop that melts on your mouth will surely increase your chances of getting diabetes but simply worth it.
The massive China House (which utilises 3 of these heritage houses) also has an art gallery upstair. It serves as a podium for up-and-coming artists as well as well-established ones to have their pieces showcase here.
|Gateway to Courtyard Cafe and Burger Bar|
|Beautiful graffiti in the middle of China House|
|Canteen and Bar|
|Me and the gang|