Friday, November 14, 2008

Restoran 52, Semenyih

4 not so sunny Saturdays ago, friends finally make time to take me to lunch at this much talked about restaurant. Many raved about its good food, generous portions and relatively cheap prices. Within a year after it was featured in a local English newspapers, the restaurant expanded and still during peak hours, patrons have to wait for tables. I was excited and drooled the whole 1 hour drive there.

4 plates of plain white rice went with:-

Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
Oily Steamed Tilapia Fish
Stirfried Siu-Pak Choy
Homemade Beancurd in Claypot
A dish of Wood Fungus Braised Pork ie Mui-Choy-Kau-Yoke My friends who have been there many times claim the taste that day was consistent. They blame it on my sky high expectations when my face furrowed in disappointment.

Bill:-
Namecard:-
Hey you, please come back soon for our after lunch activity.

We opted not to drive home to nap but did some idle driving around Semenyih and Broga. Got to run now. Promised myself to go sleep early and go for a swim in the morning which most probably will be just a dip in the pool. Hope to ward off some guilt of frequent overeating.

19 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

I know what you mean about having sky high expectations only to be disappointed but that's why it's nicer if we don't hear of a restaurant's "fame" too much beforehand hor?

Still, it's what attracts us...

Kok said...

tummythoz,
I see the food, also nothing special like that leh although tastewise..i don't know lah...

Tummythoz said...

life for beginners, especially after 'discovery' they start to mass produce. *sigh*

kok, it was famous for good taste with very good pricing.

thenomadGourmand said...

after tasting some really good grub I know wat u mean when u felt disappointed with some outlet/food..hehe..
my KL frens alws say "Aiyoo..PG standards.."

J2Kfm said...

eh think i saw this b4 in Ho Chak or somewhere else.

one hour drive for nothing? haha.. cheap also cannot cover the petrol.

Precious Pea said...

Awww...never mind that it didn't meet your expectation. At least, one crossout from your 'list of eateries to visit'.

Little Inbox said...

Err....everybody's taste buds is different mah.

CUMI & CIKI said...

so, itu macam... tak cukup bagus la kan? (hmmm... only one way to find out eh.., go try for ourselves!) thanks for the tip!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eh not nice ar? alot of ppl go bcoz of the cheap pricing..

the fish is oily bcoz apparently its deepfried in hot boiling oil (without the stove switched on)..

Tummythoz said...

thenomadgourmand, oh I know about those Pg std. Moi Penangite too.
;)

j2kfm, don't go just for food but to do a bit of 'cuti-cuti M'sia'. My next post will show you how. *wink*

precious pea, strong feeling I'll be visiting again since friends are happy. Maybe other dishes will fare better. To me, that is.

little inbox, so true.

cumi&ciki, go go then tell tell.

NJoe, err I found the fish has muddy smell-wor. Then again I've been known to be petty about such things.

thenomadGourmand said...

no wonder! ;p

sc said...

oh i know that sad feeling of getting average food when expectations were already set so high!

Tummythoz said...

thenomadgourmand, =o)

sc, it's not d 1st time & bet won't be the last. *sigh*

Jason said...

Awww... cheer up. At least you've been there and tried it. :)

Tummythoz said...

jason, friends are saying I shd try again with different dishes. Maybe my tastebuds were off. As long as I'n not d driver, no prob. hehe.

PureGlutton said...

Hmm... that dish of Black Fungus got mui-choy ahh? It looked like just fungus braised with pork belly, right? So it should be "mook-yee kau yoke" no?

Tummythoz said...

PureGlutton, the choy all mui (disintegrated) so cannot see-lo. Lucky got plenty of mook-yee to counter a bit of its saltiness and the porky fats.

Anonymous said...

Yo buddy, I'm from Semenyih and may I suggest these food the next time u're at that restaurant : (1) Yu Piu (Fish Broth), (2) Ha Be Pai Kuat (Guinness Stout Pork Ribs), (3) Sweet & Sour Pork...the first two are the restaurant's signature dishes and you will surely not regret the after taste...

Tummythoz said...

*noting down Anony's recommendations* TQ.

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