Banana Toast (left), and Toast with Butter & Honey
The simple menu consisted of a few sections, from the usual rice and noodle dishes, to Western fare, snacks and toasts, and the rather lengthy beverage menu. Most of their signature beverages consist of drinks mixed with their own honey (Sharon's Laksa shares their premise with Total Natural, which is a distributor of various organic honey products).
For starters, we were served with the thick, and creamy soup in a bun. They boil their own stock, with added cubes of potatoes, the soup was a warming elixir perfectly complemented and served in a bowl made from bread. Tear the pieces of bread off, and dip them into the soup. Best consumed hot, hence do not wait.
The buttered toast served with drizzles of honey was an ingenious idea, a welcoming change of sorts from the norm of serving toast with butter and kaya. The honey is not too sweet, hence pleasing both the young and the old.
Marmite Chicken with Rice
The Marmite Chicken was another recommended item from Sharon, and the Chinese-influenced dish sure did not disappoint. Sticky, glistening fried boneless chicken meat coated with Marmite sauce, the dish may even passed off as Guiness Stout Chicken, or Honey Chicken. Slightly sweet, with a faint hint of the umami taste, the chicken should be a hit with the children.
Nasi Lemak Sharon's Special
Fragrant pandan-flavoured rice served with a killer sambal, which was not spicy but instead sweet-ish, crunchy anchovies and peanuts, papadam crackers, and an egg. The Special version comes with the curry/rendang chicken, which was fried beforehand.
The tangy and spicy Assam Laksa
Sharon's serves two varieties of Laksa. One of Malaysia's most well-known spicy noodle dish. One being the Asam Laksa (akin to Penang's version, not the southern variety with lots of santan and curry), which is served on a daily basis. While another being her utmost fantastic creation of Siamese Laksa, available only on weekends. (What a bummer, you say?)
The shelf with the products on sale, courtesy of Total Natural Corporation Sdn Bhd - Health and Natural Products. Suddenly one's meal become less guilt-ridden here!
On the whole, the meal was a most satisfying one. If you happen to be in the vicinity, or after a heavy shopping spree at Jusco, drop by for a meal here. The prices are indeed reasonable, with most dishes priced at less than RM10. They even offer set meals, but no details can be furnished as of now. Read : Me forgot to revisit and grab a leaflet. =P
Location : Bee Home Cafe (Sharon's Laksa) @ 48, Laluan Ipoh Perdana, Taman Ipoh Perdana, 31400 Ipoh Perak. Tel No : 605-547 3101.
!!! UPDATED (25/7/2009) Opening hours : Everyday from 3pm-11pm. Opens from 12pm onwards on weekends. Closes on Tuesdays. Here's a MAP for guidance.