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PT Grande : a uniquely different cafe

I left Ipoh for work in Kay El ten years ago, and now saw Ipoh a potbelly of young blood cafes. I remember in my schooldays in Ipoh, few cafes existed in the shroud like Beacon Point. The new cafes are now in a spillage of chic look and serve a mélange of food and desserts. Ipoh folks - comprise of 70% Chinese - has traditionally crowd the restaurants and hawkers' stalls. With the growing number of tourists to Ipoh, the food industry is good. So why not try cafe? PT Grande was spotted behind Ipoh Garden Plaza and I had my dinner there one night.

'PT' stands for pasta and taste sensation. 'Grande' is an Italian word meaning "great" or "fantastic." The menu was in an array of the appetizer, main dish, side dish, desserts and beverages. PT Grande's specialty is pasta and western food. You can make a special request of dishes not listed in the menu, provided that it is pre-ordered at least one week.

The interior of the cafe is designed to cater for events. I sat at the last dining table near the entrance, and saw the chefs' kitchen separated by glass panes. I thought it was a normal cafe but what impressed me was their emphasis on quality of food. I ordered ink squid pasta with prawns and a teapot of fairy green tea. When my order arrived, they were served with decorations in high quality plate, cutleries and the teapot set. Rest assured, it is a healthy dining.

The black spaghetti was pretty sizeable and has creamy ink squid taste.  Three fiery red, big prawns in cracking shells were fresh. The fairy green tea was served in lightweight teapot, and my hands felt comfortable to hold the cup full of hot tea. My family each ordered their salmon and chicken set. Both were nicely decorated and their taste were classic - not too strong but tasty. If you want a little stronger ala Malaysian style, you may request in your order. Soft music was turned on while we were dining. The atmosphere was quiet that I could read and write there.  They have a delectable of cakes with fresh ingredients to appeal your appetite.

PT Grande is new - it started its business in October 2014. You can book the place for parties and functions. PT Grande fits up to about 30 people. Catering is available but collection is direct from the shop.  The location is good, that you could consider it for birthday parties and department lunch.

Mother's Day is coming. This is a place to bring your mum for a uniquely different dining experience! Check out their the Facebook Page for Mother's Day menu and updates of their special food and desserts!

PT Grande
No. 37, Lorong Taman Ipoh 1, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel No: +605-5454 688
GPS 4.608153,101.118743
Business Hours: 11am – 9pm daily
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