A brand called Lim Ko Pi originated from Ipoh has came into Da:men, USJ 1, bringing us more kopitiam (coffee house) varieties to “lim kopi” (drink coffee).
This Hainanese kopitiam founded by Ms. Peggy Lim serves Ipoh authentic local food and beverages such as their Kopi 98 (Nanyang White Coffee aka Lim Ko Pi), milk tea, Pau (buns), bread & half boiled eggs, tidbits and even rice and noodle dishes. Here is the full menu items:
Having this kopitiam opened at Ground Floor, Da:men, the menu price is basically a commercial mall kind of range. A meal easily costs around RM10-20 per person. Some dishes from main course menu even cost over RM20 without drink. Hmmm…
I am easily attracted to an eatery ambiance. I have noticed this vintage style kopitiam a week ago and wanted to go in. Finally, I went with my 2 colleagues today to try it out. The appearance and ambiance of Lim Ko Pi looked like this:
It was well-lighted, clean, neat, cozy and comfortable. Both exterior and interior were nicely done.
Since it was newly opened and being only the second branch, I noticed some messiness in managing the floor by the staffs. We waited over 15 minutes for our food too. However, their sincerity covered all that up. The staffs were friendly and polite.
Now, let’s look at the food. 3 of us ordered these:
- Nasi Lemak
- Vegetarian Curry Noodle
- Triple Meat Curry Noodle
- Wan Tau Long
After ordered, we wait…wait…wait…wait, expecting some decent food, if not awesome as said.
Overall, the food was fine. The curry tasted quite good. The portion was somehow filling enough too. It would be tastier if the curry was thicker. My colleague’s nasi lemak was fine too, according to him.
I should have tried their coffee but I think I was a bit coffee overdosed for the day. I’ll definitely go again, but maybe for afternoon tea just to “lim kopi” and eat their lighter menu items. It is just a little bit too much to spend near RM 20 for a meal in a kopitiam 😛