Heard a lot of reviews about this restaurant esp the negatives about its overcrowding and service and the positives about its wok-hei and its ribeye steak so decided to drive to the heartlands to find out with 3 other good friends.
We ordered the following;
(1) the ribeye steak was very well done, soft, succulent and full of flavour (in fact better than some of the better steakhouses like Mortons),,and the beef lard was used to cook a free dish of beef fried rice (so - so as rice was moist whereas it should be crispy dry for fried rice). but the beef was yummy and definitely a signature.
(2) the hokkien prawn mee was robust, prawny and the stock was so delicious,,,,in fact, we had a 2nd helping of the prawn mee as we gobbled down the first helping in record time,,,,if we have to order some carbo, then this prawn mee would triumph over the fried rice.
(3) the hong kong kailan also had good wokhei, they chopped the leaves and fried with salted fish and the rest of the kailan stems were braised and then mixed together,,,,nice crunchy wholesome taste,,,,simple and nice,,,
(4) the crispy eggplant had a sourish, sweetish taste to it. First impression was good and tasty abit like those indonesian spiced drink but got a bit overwhelmed by the 4th or 5th bite,,,but good for a first taste....
(5) sambal petai,,,,the chef had taken the effort to remove the bitter bits and the petai was crunchy but the sambal was a bit lacking in fire,,,,
(6) Dont try the coffee,,,obviously no one comes here to drink coffee so coffee here worse than 3 in 1,,,,,
But come during lunch,,,,we sat in an aircon room and enjoyed good food and good service,,,weekends and dinners obviously can be a bit painful.
All in, we paid 130 and considered this to be relatively good value as the steak and beef fried rice was only 58,,,,some consider expensive but i sonsider a steal vs Mortons and the Cut.
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