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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fullpann Steak House @ Seri Manjung, Perak

Question : Where would YOU go for a romantic/decent/fine-dining/pricey meal in Seri Manjung? Let's say, for Valentine's, birthday celebration, Parents' Day, or even company lunch/dinner where you know bingeing on Sitiawan cendol or Hock Chew cuisine or Nasi Ayam just wouldn't cut it? (Even more so for the last reason, when the bill's on your BOSS or company!! Hahaha ... but let's not digress here. Ahem).


Soft, yellow-hued lighting rendered the dinner experience with a touch of class. Bad for photography though.
Answer : Fullpann Steak House is a potentially suitable choice; the divine light comes a-shinin', when ideas are running low, and you know you wanna splurge on a memorable dinner, with steaks, chops, wine and all. (Sans the candles, but the soft neon glow may do just as well)

Only a handful of shots of the surroundings, as we were rushing like mad.
This dinner was a somewhat last minute decision. And with only about an hour and half to spare, we had to travel all the way from Teluk Batik to Manjung for a meal, and then rushed back and refreshed ourselves. The additional (yet ironic) barrier came in the form of TRAFFIC JAM (yup, this devil's everywhere!) along the road leading to the naval base (TLDM). And then to pour salt into our dejected, maggoty wounds (grumbling stomach aside, we were fatigued from the day's ordeal), a whole entourage of media was dominating at the very last traffic lights, blocking traffic flow to a screeching halt. Their purpose? That infamous Jom Heboh campaign at Teluk Batik. Uh-huh.
Japanese Chicken Chop @ RM14.50
But we're no mere pushovers, no sirree! We persevered, drumming tummies aboard a bullet train-speed Vios, and reached in the nick of time. About less than an hour for a meal at Fullpann. Impressive driving skills aside (hehe, not mine), the restaurant was thankfully inviting from the outlook, warm from the service rendered, and food arrived in a matter of minutes. OK, about 15 of them, but I ain't complaining!
KYT's Japanese Chicken Chop arrived first on our table, two deboned fillet of chicken cooked with a slightly sweet, more to savoury type of gravy, resembling Teriyaki sauce. It's a giveaway for sure, from the 'Japanese' moniker given to the dish. Served atop some broiled vegetables, a baked potato, and a buttered bun, the dish may not be mind-blowing, but yet delicious enough for the hungry soul. I nicked a piece, and the chicken was marinated well, and the seasonings seeped through the skin, thus the meat was not of the usual bland, frozen horror.

Roasted Spring Chicken @ RM20.90
Spring chicken's usually a miniature-sized chick, may NOT even be enough to feed a light eater with waistline of 25" and below. But at Fullpann, their spring chicken could almost passed off as a REAL, true blue one, even Fire Optics was havin trouble finishing his portion. And as expected, I stole a bite, but found the gravy to be a little too peppery, probably from heavy lashings of black pepper.

Braised Lamb Shank @ RM25.90
Memories of Secret Recipe's PREVIOUSLY impressive lamb shank still plays vividly in my mind now and then. Back then, a serving was priced at less than RM20. Now? The price jumped to about RM30, and the quality's sorely dropping.
Fullpann seems to take pride in their steaks, and lamb. The recommended lamb shank was surprisingly not served in a bowl (stew-like), but served on a plate, with some sides such as corn on cob, bun and greens. The gamey flavour's evident, but that's exactly how I like my lamb, with strong, pungent taste and meat falling off the bone. The thick, flavoursome gravy went really well with the shank, and I polished off the portion (trust me, the REAL serving was way bigger than it looks in the pic above) myself without hassle.

Spiralling, convulating, twisted lives we have. Share them over a dinner with some friends?

Though the setting may appear to be intimidating, fret not you'll need to pay an arm and a leg for a decent meal here. In fact, most items are priced below RM20, and they even offer set lunches at RM12 daily. (Refer to their site @ http://fullpann.googlepages.com/home). Will I return for another meal? You bet, especially with such blistering heatwave being rampant, I'll be willing to fork out a bit more for air-conditioning, and a relaxing meal. =P


Fullpann Steak House @ 34-35-36 G/Floor, Persiaran PM2/3, Pusat Bandar Seksyen 2, 32040 Seri Manjung, Perak. Tel No : 605-688 1700. Opens 7 days a week, from 12pm til 12am. Here's their MAP.

24 comments:

SuwEi said...

this post remind me of the dinner at kedah, eating fast & rush..haha!

J2Kfm said...

yeah! it was exactly the same! we were rushing for time, as you know lah ... hehe, night class ma.

Lingzie said...

looks like all your efforts weaving through traffic paid off! the food looks pretty good! reasonable prices too!

New Kid on the Blog said...

uh??? all the way to Sri Manjung for a V-day dinner?? well... the setting and the food do look attractive... :)

J2Kfm said...

Lingzie : yeah, i was the co-driver, so I was only weaving my stories in the dashing car. haha ...

NKOTB : nolah ... it was a plain dinner with friends. but may be a good option for out-of-towners, or those staying there, had they wanted a place with better ambience.

iamthewitch said...

I agree with you. Stupid Secret Recipe only knows how to cheat people's money. Increasing the price but reducing the quality. Not only lamb shank but many other dishes as well. Boycott!!! :P

Selba said...

Looks like a nice place to dine in and also the food looks yummy.... oh, and not forgetting to mention good value too :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah all these places..sound like u went to timbaktoo and back..

they have western food of that quality up in the north 1 ar..not bad not bad..

SimpleGirl said...

i agree with you, the super hot weather nowadays really made me feel like having relax lunch in air cond place...ya..this is a good choice if I go there for work!!thanks for sharing

backStreetGluttons said...

It is probably Sitiawan's only steak house and seems to have a nich of its own, like an oasis in the halal desert. We sometimes have some unhalal drink at the dark pub beside it ( same young owner)

foodbin said...

a good option apart from seafood restaurant.

550ml jar of faith said...

Looks like the ultimate smalltown indulgence! For the Jap chicken chop, wouldn't it have been a nice touch to make it Jap curry for the sauce rather than boring old Teriyaki?

jason said...

The locals sure have their own plan when it comes to these special-but-overrated events.

Hulk said...

ah...I was there ..but the next door cafe for my dinner on last Saturday. I did peep in this Steak House & saw probably just 2table occupied. My mum told me its little expensive for the locals here & to her the taste not deserving for such pricing? Were u there the last saturday nite?

U could also try out the town famous stall eateries at Kopitiam 777..something like that Food there is generally not bad. Is in S'wan, just opposite the town only Cineplexs.

BTW..u sure ur waist is 25" & below?

mimid3vils said...

The Japanese Chicken Chop is named because the sauce is Teriyaki sauce? ^.^

sakaigirl said...

I love reading your blog, i learn many new term to describe food! you're my food language teacher, haha!

J2Kfm said...

iamthewitch : previously the sets at SR come at RM23++!!! mad. but now even SR's doing the CHEAP set lunches promo, in line with other fast food outlets.

Selba : but slightly pricey, given the fact that Manjung itself doesnt hold many cafes.

Joe: you probably havent seen timbaktoo, what's with places such as gelong pepuyu, changkat (lada, chermin, melintang, anyone?), beruas etc?

SimpleGirl : you're welcomed. i passed by today, and resisted having lunch there myself. haha ...

BSG : agreed. even Ipoh hasvery few of such outlet for western food, promising and reasonable.

foodbin : true. esp if going in small group, whereby ordering seafood would be a trouble.

550ml jar of faith : jap curry sauce would be nice, but that means have to fry the chicken fillet?

jason : overrated? aiya ... not so lah. someone came back for Mum's Day also. =P

Hulk : a little pricey, yes. but the place was nicely packed the time i went. but it was sometime ago, roughly a month liao. 25"? hahaha ... FAR from 25, trust me.

mimid3vils : how natural, eh?

sakaigirl? sifu?!! no thanks! i coined most terms from my twisted brain. :)

sakaigirl said...

Thank you for twisting your brain, haha i learned 'coined' :)

J2Kfm said...

sakaigirl : hahaah .. welcome. don't trust my terms, i just ramble off sometimes.

sakaigirl said...

haha, i check the dictionary to find out what it means, all perfect english^^ u are very humble

fatboybakes said...

is that you and your girlfriend in that pic???

J2Kfm said...

sakaigirl : thanks, now i gotta go blushing in one corner.

FBB : aiyo, how could i snapped a pic of myself from a distance eh? i'm behind the scene, as alwiz. cannot put face lah, nobody wants to read a food blog when an ogre's licking his fingers in the pic.

kevin_chungx said...

Hmmm, nice chicken chop! Juicy :P and the meat looks tender:p

p/s i see eye to eye with sakaigirl, like to read your blog XD

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