Thursday, 18 December 2008

Lemon Restaurant.....

Lemon Restaurant is a restaurant serving Malay and Thai Cuisine....It was featured in one episode of the famous "Jalan-jalan cari makan" series, a TV show introducing restaurants and eating outlets around Malaysia and some other countries like Singapore. (I knew this from the "jalan-jalan cari makan" plat which the host will normally give out towards the end of the show, displaying in the restaurant). But most importantly, it's HALAL...(I was with two friends that day, and one of them is a Muslim..so we tried not to have any pork that day...)

Contrary to the tv show which depicted the food to be tasty, delicious, mouth watering or whatever descriptions you can think of (I haven't seen that episode, but obviously the host was complimenting on the food, otherwise they won't even recommend the restaurant on the show which would mislead the audience. But hey, this is Malaysia, anything can happen....it's the "Malaysia Boleh" [Malaysia Can] spirit) , the food actually leave much to be desired, maybe because we ordered some cheap lunch package, who knows? The chef might be pissed off and simply prepare the dishes.. (Chef: You cheap bastards!!! Me: It still costs us about RM 86 for the lunch ya know!!!)

First, we were served with a Thai style chicken....which i thought supposed to be some sort of deep fried chicken with sweet sour sauce...well the actual dish was a darkish, mild fried chicken in sweet sauce...

Thai style chicken

Next, the Tom Yam...which barely contains any ingredients apart from some cauliflowers, onions and the pathetic, super small shrimps...

Tom Yam

Third one was the "Kerabu", the Malay style salad which usually consists of Mango and Cucumbers in a sweet sour sauce. But the one they served us was overpoweringly sweet...guess the chef accidentally dropped the entire bottle of sugar in the cooking pan.....

Kerabu

Fourth was the "Kangkong with Belacan"...a typical Malay dish which you can't really mess up. Unfortunately, they did kinda messed up the dish...Firstly, I can't really smell the belacan (spicy shrimp paste). True belacan has the powerful fragrance...well it's not there in this case. Secondly, they put too much of the dried shrimps which cause imbalance in the overall texture....

Lastly, the dish which I had the highest expectations out of the four turned out to be a nightmare. Well, simply put, it's a "mummified fish". I wonder if the chef actually bought it from the museum in Cairo, then this could be considered the most "exotic" dish I have tasted so far....
A good deep fried fish will have a crunchy skin and juicy meat. But for this dish, it's dried from inside out.....It's so dry that I really suspect that it was a real "mummified fish from Cairo"...We lost our appetite by just looking at the fish itself!!!

"mummified fish from Cairo"

Verdict: Overall, the lunch was quite disappointing....The dishes only have a few tastes...it's either sweet, sweeter..or sweetest..(apart from the Kangkung belacan and tom yam)
I regretted that I didn't had my lunch at Kenny Rogers.....

4 comments:

george lim said...

OMG, i can't believe you are actually buying it(their opinions)... LOL!

Jilla said...

I noe which muslim you are talking about... Here's a tip: Next time, forget that he is there... :P

Chong said...

@george: Hahaha...sometimes i let democracy to decide after too bored with autocracy..

@jilla: I tried to be a good guy that day, turns out that I shouldn't...

BOB said...

Lol...U blog about me a lot dude :P Its heman's turn :) :)