Dad's omelette with prawns and white rice was misleading. He initially thought the dish would be drenched with gravy (in the menu, only stated Egg+Prawn), but amused (or rather, infuriated) by the plain, and dry presentation of simple omelette and rice. Hmmm ... give this a miss.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Am not in a particularly bright and cheery mood to write. Down with flu, then fever, then sore throat, then the whole package re-visited. Like a combo meal. Tormenting moments .... Sigh ....
Short post then, on a Chinese restaurant in Greentown, Ipoh. Situated at the roundabout near Excelsior Hotel, this outlet has been around for quite some time, my late grandfather used to dine with us here. And he's gone for 15 years. Imagine the longevity ....
Funny dining in a "Noodle House", yet we all opted for their rice and dishes. Yup, not even ONE strand of noodle was slurped. Hehehe .... But all in all, their selection of rice and noodles is rather extensive, covering possibly every method of preparation known to man. OK, I exaggerated. =P
Reasonably-priced, the individual portions cater to most tastebuds, however discerning they may be. From sweet & sour to spicy, from rice to noodles and porridge, you can be assured of a satisfying lunch at less than RM5 even.
Mum's Thai Fried Rice came with fried chicken breast meat and not too spicy (which suits the young ones and elderly well, but rather dull to me). Would've preferred a spicier, and stronger in flavour version though.
That huge serving for a mere RM5, with chopped bits of mutton (or lamb, I can't be sure), underneath a 'canopy' of perfectly fried egg. A sucker for everything Mongolian, I'm digging the fragrant and fluffy rice fried with turmeric and spices. Not too bad, this one.Egg+Prawn Rice (or something like that ...) RM4.20
For a piping hot bowl of nourishing soup, give their selection a try. Our double-boiled black chicken with herbs was brimming with herbs, supposed to rejuvenate and re-energize the body and mind. Don't ask me how true is that, as I'm not one who's fond of herbal stuff. Hehe ... Unless it's herbal chicken. Or salted chicken. That's another different story though.
Feel like going Western? They have chicken chops and fish & chips, as well as some other options under their Western banner. The presentation may be lacking, reminded me of Hainanese Chicken Chop, at best. But Bro gave positive feedback, unsuspectedly. The fried egg was an awkward companion though.
Coming from the front door, one can't miss the sight of roasted chickens and ducks hanging at the glass display counter. The chicken was forgettable, but the Char Siew (honey-roasted pork) was quite delicious. Quite, as it's nowhere comparable to the FSF's version, but marginally better than most out there.
The simple yet filling lunch costed RM48 for 5 of us. Considered cheap at times like this. When a set of McD's so-called VALUE MEAL comes to roughly RM10 each.
Location : GREENTOWN NOODLE HOUSE @ 58, Persiaran Greenhill, 30450 Ipoh, Perak. Tel No : 605-2415145. For map, click HERE.