A week ago, the family headed over to the Purple Cane Tea House to celebrate Ashley's birthday.
Notice how the name of the outlet is PURPLE Cane Tea House?
Well, surprise surprise, It isn't purple. (to my dismay)
I mean the white house is called a WHITE house for a reason right?
I volunteered to drive, not knowing the way
The Purple Cane Tea House was surprisingly easy to find. I was prepped to go all Indiana Jones to find the place but Osborne Street really isn't that hard to find.
To all those who know Ipoh better, The Purple Cane Tea House was previously occupied by Foh San Dim Sum.
The entrance of the shop was blocked by the night market, thus making it look a little dingy.
" Why are we celebrating in a pasar malam?"
"NOO.. you walk inside a bit.."
The Purple Cane Tea House (why must their name be so long) is part retail store and part f&b outlet. Grandpa being the tea enthusiast that he is had his game face on as he entered the shop.
Tell anyone this place was the old Fuh San and they wouldn't believe you. It was rather, well, transformed.
I can honestly imagine holding my wedding reception here.
Okay yes, I think to much.
If you'll be eating or purchasing RM250 or more worth of products, you may request for a private room. (which gives you a nice Japanese feel, but, you're in a cage, literally)
I don't know how someone can "know" that he'll be eating Rm250 of goods. I mean, what if your bill comes up to RM200 and you've already made use of the private room?
Well, we found out the hard way.
The MAKE you eat. Really. Our bill came up to RM239 and they brought their menu to us when we asked for the bill.
If you enjoy Chinese Tea, the Purple Cane Tea House is for you. Every dish, and I mean EVERY dish, even the rice, is cooked with tea. I came out of the shop feeling like I've tasted the whole BOH plantation.
My favorite had to be the desserts. Not because it was dessert (well, yeah) but because of the jelly! It's called four seasons. Each color of jelly is suppose to represent a season, like summer or winter.
Honestly, I can't remember what was what. But the green jelly was the best! Green tea flavored.
Now I know what you're wondering. Which part of this was cooked with tea?
Well, it wasn't. But see that green dip?
Oh. but the tea! Let me tell you about the Tea! It was magnificent! (and I don't usually use such big words) . Like real quality tea. I think you should just go to the Purple Cane just to drink tea and eat jelly.
btw, see what I mean when I say you're in a cage?
(with a not so good air conditioning system I would like to add)
I have to say the service in the Purple Cane is really good and the staff are all friendly. Most of them are bilingual as well. In fact they found out it was Ashley's birthday so they gave her a complimentary flower-blooming drink that got everyone engrossed for the rest of the night.
The flower actually blooms! No , seriously.
Thanks to the restaurants RM250 rule, everyone was bloated by the end of the meal.
You know you've eaten way too much when you can't sit anymore.
Time spent with family is always well spent.
Happy Birthday Ashley!
PURPLE CANE TEA HOUSE
No 2, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar (Osborne Street)
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone : 605-253 3090/6012-668 3090.
Business hours :Opens from 9am until 10pm daily.
Website : www.purplecane.my
GPS Coordinates : E 101 5′ 3.5″ N 4 35′ 43.0″
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