Monday, May 14, 2007

The Ship, Pertama Complex

It was a rainy evening with promise of flooding in certain unfortunate areas around our Garden City of Lights. But since Phitoy insisted he needs to replenish his supply of shuttlecocks (no, not a dealer, just a player who's super particular about the condition of all the contraptions of the game involved), we went to his usual sport shop, housed in Pertama Complex. When we were done, found that the sky was just beginning to throw a huge tantrum and traffic was horrendous. What to do? Do dinner-lor.

Long time never been in any of its branches so we thought it's a good time to revisit The Ship. Upon entering, we decided it is prime time they refurbish and renovate. The air was thick with yesteryears' (maybe just yesterday's or maybe from lunch just now) sizzling dishes' fumes absorbed into its wood panelling and floorboards. The decoration had not changed at all, neither had the low dim lighting. A romantic walk down memory lane? If only the smell ...

We had these in the dark (well, sort of):-

Complimentary Buns & Butter. Are you one of those who just swipe a thin layer of butter unto the bun? Yours truly belongs steadfastly to the gluttons who slap the whole slab in. Cold salty butter melting in warm bun. Delicious. Not healthy? We compensated by having only warm plain water. Good diet balancing huh. =P
Tomyam. Quite an odd order in a western restaurant setting and not for dipping buns in either. But how to ignore cravings? Not bad. Not hot (as in chili hot) enough though. For me (a cilipadi - birds' eye chilie fan,) that is.Cheese Baked Fish. Flavourful but it got a bit watery towards the end.Chicken Maryland. Not outstanding but Phitoy enjoyed it. I enjoyed the fried banana in batter.Still serving the best steaks in town? Do tell if you know.

A satisfactory meal nonetheless. Anyone can tell from the smell on our clothes, hair, skin, bag of shuttlecocks...

Our bill:-The contact & location:-Restoran The Ship Pertama Complex.

20 comments:

Precious Pea said...

I went to their outlet in DU last year and i was very disappointed. Heard that the outlet in BB is better. Oh btw, i also order Tom Yum when i go Victoria Station..hehe!

Tummythoz said...

I did once at VS's branch along Jalan Ampang. Bad choice. Miniscule unfresh prawns. Blek.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Gotta give 'em credit for lasting so many years. The last time I went there was about 15 years back. Don't recall seeing tom yam on their menu!

wmw said...

Have never been to this outlet, been to BB's and DU....old timer! But it has been ages since I last ate here.

jason said...

Classic but seems normal to me. Reminds me of Miner's Arm in Ipoh.

Jackson said...

Alamak, seems like u dun enjoy the food from The Ship. But i remember all my previous visit was a +ve one. Personally i love their tom yam soup and also their seafood au-gratin! But normally i ate at the bukit bintang branch

Kok said...

tummythoz,
The best steak in town?? How come I see no steak? :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well the ship serves very classic western food.it goes back to those days when i was in secondary school and it was a treat to go to the ship..going bak to this place is really to me bringing back old memories..i still love their garlic steak..the sauce is just wow..

sc said...

haha..agree with the smell! i do go over for lunch once in a blue moon, but must make sure there's no meetings after that coz we'll stink from head to toe!

Tummythoz said...

lyrical lemongrass, think my last visit before this was almost that long ago too. A friend who went with me that time was still single & looking. Today, he's a father of 2!

wmw, I've been to both before. Seen their shows too!

jason, In my much younger days, whenever I visit Ipoh and was on my best behaviour, I'll be rewarded at a western joint near a field, opp the Teachers's Association or something, for chicken chop. I do not know the name though. Know where's that?

jackson, it was not too bad. It was more of the stagnant air that put us off.

kok, that's their tagline-ma.

joe, during my childhood days, it was always a treat to have western food .. other than KFC & McD.

sc, like d foodcourt in d EPF building huh.

Fezzaboy said...

Tummy, The Ship at Sultan Ismail is currently our default dept lunch venue as our good ol' Ah Wee enjoys it more than Ah Peen's Carmen's.

The Ship at Sultan Ismail will always have a special place in my heart for it was the first time i've ever had steak in my life. My dad took me there as i kept pestering him after seeing people having steak on tv... i tried their infamous sizzling steak and have never failed enjoying it even until today.

Their outlets are just too gloomy and dark insidelar.. and i can't agree more with all of you on the 'smell' in their outlets. Kudos for maintaining the consistency for so long in ALL outlets.. or maybe they have their very own "The Ship" scent supplied by Ambi Pur....

tankiasu said...

Yea, a very nostalgic place for most of us here in KL I bet.

I last visited them about 3 years ago. Their escargots are still one of the best I've tasted. Any other different opinion on this?

xiu long bao said...

nvr tried the ship before (omg...im so ulu). How come high class restaurant like dis also serve mix beans???

Tummythoz said...

fezzaboy, I, too, had my first sizzling steak at one of The Ship's branch. That time felt very grand & exciting-lor.

tankiasu, I am not really a fan of snails. Still need to brace myself before picking at those shells.

xiu long bao, once upon a time it was known as high class. Now, mid class maybe?

KampungboyCitygal said...

i love their sizzling items (by the name of flinston or something) that i never tried other stuff in the menu..

Tummythoz said...

kampungboycitygal, so u r one of those culprits who contributed to the air there. =P
U allow them to adorn you with the bib or just shyly hold it with your hands?

MeiyeN said...

went to du's outlet 2 months ago with my bestie on fiance's birthday eve... errrghhh.... food so-so only, remember da seafood platter i had.. more like for kids lol.. :p

Fezzaboy said...

tankiasu,

It's been a long long while since i last had escargots in The Ship. My latest experience though, was at Monte's in BSC. Pretty good if you fancy it, but the garlic and butter was a tad too strong the second time i had it there.

jason said...

Tummythoz: Field? Padang Ipoh? I have no idea where's Teacher's Association leh...

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, I remember your post. That's way I skipped it, just in case. That used to be my default order.

jason, no-ar? My next trip to Ipoh, I'll make sure to revisit it. That is, if I can find or recognise it. Hopefully it's still in business.

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