Friday, October 30, 2009

Room Eighteen, Tropicana City Mall - PJ

Room Eighteen has extensive Cantonese/Hong Kong menu. Though I have not been to Canton-i, they may target the same crowd. I like the minimalist decor (like their logo which was lifted from their site) and spacious restaurant floor. Not a place for romantic meeting though! Diners will not feel crowded which is a boon as they can carry a decent conversation. Which I did over lunch!

Tropicana City Mall has big shopping and dining area and looks fully tenanted. The crowd is not there yet. Getting in is awkward. The LDP entrance/exit was still not up despite their indicating so. The Sprint Highway side did not have good signages and I had to U-turn at the Eastin side!

The food is from decent to good. Cantonese seems to be the lingua franca here so make do with the menu. Eighteen is part of Tai Thong group.

We had Fried Rice. I had better ones. Rice is a bit oily and the grains starchy. For Cantonese if the rice is not done right it is not done right at all! The prawns and fish fillet were premium.
Sweet Sour Pork was run of the mill. The menu picture the dish in a hollowed out pineapple which attracted us. I asked why it was not served as shown in menu. The waiting staff stammered and excused and said that the kitchen's fault.This was the best dish. Pork Belly Roast Pork. Crisp skin - tick. Multi-layered fat and meat - tick. Seasoned lightly for the premium meat to shine - tick. Wonton was of required standard and big. Good juicy prawns and fresh meat in smooth wrappers.

8 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

sinfully roasted pork so tempting la...

thenomadGourmand said...

hhmm..doesnt look like an outlet i'll rush over anytime soon ;)

foodbin said...

i like their roast pork-a bit pricey.

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Only the roast pork made my knees wobble. Fat, fat and more fat!

Little Inbox said...

the roast pork looks nice but too fatty for me....I'll probably "cut out" the fatty part and left little bit of meat :P

mimid3vils said...

the siu yuk is too fat for me...

CUMI & CIKI said...

Eh, i just read bout ths plc.. Sounds lk worth chkn out !

worldwindows said...

SG... You will not suffer lack as Ipoh's nook and corner is filled with them!

TNG... Ya no rush.

FB... I agreed. Prefers to go to coffee shop esp Ipoh for 1/2 kati fix.

Faith... I am always looking out for good siew yoke.

LI... That will be a waste lah!

MD... Ya, esp the ladies. For me its premium.

CampC... If stuck in the Mall can consider lah!