Behind the Syuen Hotel, a peculiar triangular-shaped building nestled near a small park with tall trees and walking paths, is Cafe De Ark operated by Carol Cheng. As its name suggests, (Noah’s Ark where the animals were sheltered and protected from the big storm) Cafe De Ark funds street ministries and children’s homes from its profits.
There are about 60 local and western items of food and drink on the menu, from noodles, soups, side dishes, sandwiches, etc. and other house specialties not on the menu. Our signature dishes: a generous serving of Assam Laksa with ice-cream thrown in for dessert – flavourful and not too spicy – RM8.99; Fish Head Curry – cooked nyonya style, a bit on the mild side – from RM15 onwards; Fried Popiah with homemade skin, and yam bean, chicken and egg filling – RM7.99; Shepherd’s Pie – a choice of lamb, beef or chicken, accompanied with aubergine fritters and fruit salad. Carol also recommends the Tom-yam Fried Noodles.