Beyond Veggie by Secret Recipe
Location: No.18, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 6, Taman Ipoh Selatan, Perak Darul Ridzuan
Contact: 05-546 8298
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00am-10.00pm
Original Fruit Tea is an example of the inflated prices that can expect. Having said my piece about the pricing, I must admit this drink was pretty delicious. It was a perfect blend of sweet and sour fruity flavours, with a smooth texture. This 'tea' consists of three simple ingredients - Pineapple, apple and lemon. Yes the taste is really good, but considering that this tea consists of only three ingredeints (non-organic) it did leave me confused as to why it had such a high price tag.
Price: RM16.90. 6/10
Veggie Roll. There were a total of six well crafted pieces of vegetables wrap, and two additional dipping sauces. The wraps are fresh and crunchy, I particularly enjoyed the shredded purple cabbage and carrots. The two dipping sauces were quite mild overall, the grey coloured mushroom based sauce being my favourite. No complaints on the quality of these wraps, but I wish the price could be a little more affordable.
Price: RM9.90. 7/10
Assam Laksa, I was quite stunned when a gigantic bowl arrived to our table. The portion size for this laksa is really too big - Even for me. I can't help but think portion sizes like this will lead to a lot of food wastage. Overall this was far from the best assam laksa I've had. The gravy was too watery and lacked the depth in flavour that an excellent laksa should have. I would recommend eating the assam laksa at Luk Yea Yan (Penang) - Much better quality, and one third the price.
Price: RM15.90. 6/10
Conclusion - The obvious downside to this restaurant is the price. I simply didn't find the service, ambiance or food quality worthy of the prices that are listed. Malaysia is a country where you can go around and enjoyed excellent food for little money - So it begs the question, why would I go to Beyond Veggie and pay these prices? If you are visiting though, the original tea and veggie roll were pretty decent.
Food - 6/10
Service - 6/10
Value - 3/10