Posts Tagged ‘lamb’

The last time we came here, the place was sold out. This time we were here a lot earlier. It was DL’s 3rd attempt though, after 2 failures.

While waiting for DL to park his car and order for food, these are the eye candies from the place.

... Old Master Q (老夫子) as mural for the washrooms. Classic!


... wine rack? Not really, but rather empty bottles.


... instead of leaving business cards, they keep umbrellas.

Now, the good stuff begins…

... zhup fan? This was nice, the taste was just right.


... pot of gold, basically formed with seafood of various species.


... I call this the mommy's fried egg.


... finally, a dish which the place was meant for, BBQ grilled lamb.


... it looked like a slice from a roasted duck.


... the leftover soup from pot of seafood was turned into a vegetable mushrooms soup.

And all good stuffs come at a price…

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... Restoran Hafiz.


... rice with egg, okra, lamb, fried squids.

Rating: 6.5/10

My sister brought me here for late lunch. She said the rice here is very nice, but I forgotten what it was called. The rice was cooked with chicken meats in it. The rice has nice aroma to it with slight hints of spice in it. The fried squids were horrible, while the muttons were acceptable. Fortunately, the curry sauce was quite good.

Unfortunately, the staff there was very pushy and keep putting stuff on my place, I had to order him to remove them, harshly.

Today EL asked for shopping so that he could buy his CNY clothes. By the time we reach 1Utama, it was already lunch time. While we were unable to decide on what to eat, I suggested Chili’s on a whim. Manatau, EL never had Chili’s before, thus we went on ahead.

Since it was EL’s first time, I suggested to him to try their lamb grill, which was really good. He was eyeing on the ribeye steak instead. But the price for it probably put him off. Besides, I wasn’t hungry at the moment as I had breakfast earlier. So I told him let’s order a main course and something else lighter. Hence the Cajun Club Sandwich came into view.

... I was surprised to find Esprit drinks on the menu. Unfortunately they don't have Passion Fruit. Though it cost less than RM8 excl tax and service charge.


... seeing that we were sharing the main course, I suggested that we order a Cajun Club Sandwich as well.



... the grilled lamb seemed more like a quarter done than half.

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Rating: 5.5/10

Our medium rare grilled lamb was rather raw. Though the outside was cooked, but big portion of the meat slab was raw right in the centre. Perhaps I should have opted for 3-quarter done. Somehow, I do recall my medium rare lamb shoulder was perfect. Anyway, despite being raw on the inside, the lamb was quite tasty. Thought it wasn’t as juicy as a ribeye. At the same time, it was quite sinewy. The menu stated that it would be served with black pepper gravy. Somehow, I don’t see any gravy on the plate. Anyway, we can’t finish the slab of meat, which was quite big. Perhaps I should just stick to lamb shoulder next time. The mash potato was excellent. DC gonna love it!

Our sandwich was acceptable. The cheese wasn’t the kind of cheddar slice cheese that you can get from supermarket. It was shaved from a big chunk of cheese slab. The fries were damn nice. Probably the best fries I’ve had in the year.

... the ranch.


... the guava juice which has more portion of sugar than the guava itself.


... lamb chop which I do not want.

Rating: -10/10

This is probably the WORST place to have western food. If not because we haven’t any choice, we wouldn’t even want to step inside this place. Overpriced, lousy food. The lamb chop was basically tasteless. It was like microwave-tinged food. The only commendable thing was the sweetness in guava. It’s as if the sugar was FOC there. Anyway, the stupid meal cost over RM80 for 2 pax. Overpriced son of a bitch.

Location: N2 26.618 E102 12.505

Dishes

... lamb on left, chicken on right.


Fried chicken

... fried chicken.


Fried Fish Eggs and Squids

... fried fish eggs and squids


Fish

... fish cutlets.


Rice

... rice on banana leaf with limitless papadam.


Fried Bittergourd

... according to MSF, these were fried bittergourd. Though they weren't bitter at all.

Rating: 6/10

The place was packed with crowds. The people keep coming and going, throughout lunch hours. MSF told us that they don’t use MSG in their food, hence the mildly flavoured gravies and stuff. The lamb was like quite normal, though the curry chicken was nice and tender. The fried chicken was disappointing. Fried fish egg was something new to me, though I don’t really like it. As for my favourite fried squids, it was pretty… tastely. Not salted at all.

The bill came up to RM80 for the 4 of us. Seems pretty steep for the amount of food served.

Location: N3 06.099 E101 39.226

AC called for dinner tonight. It was a last minute thing. I was reluctant at first because I had snack from my company’s birthday celebration. But he said he wanted to have fried rice from Canai & Such Cafe. I have always wondered how the ordinary fried rice would be like because their nasi goreng kampung and nasi goreng kambing were very nice. Finally, I succumbed into his temptation and went along with a rather full stomach.

... ice bandung, syrup mixed with condensed milk. Something which usually tasted very sweet. I personally asked for a less sweet one.

... ice bandung, syrup mixed with condensed milk. Something which usually tasted very sweet. I personally asked for a less sweet one.


... AC's lime syrup.

... AC's lime syrup.


... after trying both nasi goreng kampung and nasi goreng kambing. I was motivated to try their ordinary fried rice.

... after trying both nasi goreng kampung and nasi goreng kambing. I was motivated to try their ordinary fried rice.


... AC's fried rice with lamb meat.

... AC's fried rice with lamb meat.

Rating: 5/10

The iced bandung that I ordered was not as sweet as the usual bandung, but it was still a tad too sweet. I’ve go no idea what prompted me to order that. Probably because AC was asking for lime syrup. My ordinary fried rice was rather disappointing as compared to my previous experience here. It was unappetizing when it was served. I was expecting it to be lightly coloured like the nasi goreng kampung. Maybe I should just stick to nasi goreng kampung sans the anchovies. AC’s fried rice with lamb meat was rather wet today. Or should I say it was soggy. Yet the taste was still as good, due to the masala used for making the fried rice.

Location: N3 04.514 E101 35.188

My sister’s friend bought us dinner today. She recommended the grilled lamb, which was quite famous around her area there. I’ve heard of such grilled lamb before, but not too sure if it was in Klang. I’ve heard that grilled lamb is nice and I’m a sucker for lamb too. Hence we proceed with the place. While we were travelling there, I tried to look for “grill” keyword on my GPS and found Hing Ket.

Upon reaching the place, I realised there is another grill house right next door. But we ended up with Hing Ket, as it was POI in the GPS and it has an * on the name, which denotes it’s good.

... house cum restaurant. There is another grill house next door.

... house cum restaurant. There is another grill house next door.


... forgotten what tid bits were this. Tasted like sweet potato crackers.

... forgotten what tid bits were this. Tasted like sweet potato crackers.


... 3 kind of sauces. Top 1 is mind sauce for the lamb, the other 2 chilli sauces.

... 3 kind of sauces. Top 1 is mind sauce for the lamb, the other 2 chilli sauces.


... grilled lamb, the signature dish here, and grilled prawns.

... grilled lamb, the signature dish here, and grilled prawns.


... grilled crabs, highly anticipated.

... grilled crabs, highly anticipated.


... fried rice, humongous size.

... fried rice, humongous size.


... fried oysters omelette with overly cooked omelette and oysters.

... fried oysters omelette with overly cooked omelette and oysters.


... the grilled squids looked delicious with its fiery red outer layer.

... the grilled squids looked delicious with its fiery red outer layer.


... the star of the evening, the infamous grilled lamb.

... the star of the evening, the infamous grilled lamb.


... grilled stingray, medium rare.

... grilled stingray, medium rare.


... grilled crabs in perfect shapes. I've always look forward to grilled crabs ever since I've had it on my Pulau Aur trip.

... grilled crabs in perfect shapes. I've always look forward to grilled crabs ever since I've had it on my Pulau Aur trip.


... after splitting those grilled crabs.

... after splitting those grilled crabs.

Rating: 6/10

Firstly, the fried rice was humongous in portion. I was surprised and almost fell off my chair just by the size of it. I guess it was made to feed 5 adults as there were 5 of us adults and my niece. The taste was so-so only though and lacked of wok hei (鑊氣). I-wouldn’t-want-another-bowl the kind of fried rice. My jalapeno in soya sauce doesn’t taste good either, so I had hard time swallowing those fried rice.

Then the fried oysters omelette was rather disappointing. The last of its kind that I’ve had was pretty good. The oysters here were overcooked and dried. The omelette part of it was dried and a tad crispy too. I was expecting soft moist omelette with medium rare or raw oyster with explosively innards. I was ended up chewing bubble gum instead.

Next, the grilled squids. I was reluctant to have it as it goes strongly against my strict diet. Unfortunately, I was succumbed to the good looks of it, ended up I had a few pieces too many of it. Despite the looks, it was rather tasteless actually. It’s alright since it’s not seasoned with anything except the reddish sauce. But it also lacked the great fragrance that squids let out when they were grilled or fried. Which was kind of, disappointing for a squid lover whom can’t have too many squids, like me.

When the grilled lamb was served, the lamb smell filled the area. I kinda like how the mild fragrance let out from the meat itself. When I had the first piece, it was totally awesome. Nicely marinated, not too much salty stuff. Despite it was well done (there were no traces of blood in it), the meat wasn’t sinewy at all. Just right and chew able. The previous 2 items no longer falter my impression dining here, all thanks to the great lamb. Definitely a must have.

After a while, the grilled stingray was served. It looked pretty normal, except it was cut in checkered box shape. The top layer of sauce was lightly taste, while it doesn’t overwhelm the original fish meat’s taste. After a few scoops of it, I realised that the fish was grilled to perfection. It was not overcooked nor it is raw. It was just right at the borderline where most of the moisture in the meat was retained, yet not sticky and smelly if it’s too raw.

Finally, the crabs were served. It seemed to me the crab was not prepared prior to sending to the hot grilles. Our host guessed that the crabs were dabbed with oil while it was being grilled. I was expecting grilled crabs similar to Seremban’s grilled crabs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as tasty as what I expected and it was just plain grilling. Something which you could do with a BBQ grill if you managed to start the fire. Anyway, I managed to wallop a shell with plenty of roe in it. It was juicy, just like how a grilled crab should be. So, no complain there.

Location: N3 01.909 E101 28.669