Monday, October 24, 2005

Farmland Porridge Steamboat, Pudu

Recently I have been bounced around by my company to work from one project to another. Luckily I was sent back to my old workplace in time to join in with the farewell celebration for my 2 kakis.

They chose to go to this porridge steamboat place in Pudu called Farmland. Now Farmland is located along Jalan Pudu and they have 2 branches on the same stretch of road. We were supposed to have dinner at the original branch but a reservation mess up by the restaurant forced us to go to the new branch.

Let me just say that the food sucks. I had such high expectations for it... darn. Maybe it's the fact that we were in the new branch. When we first went to the original branch it was overcrowded and there were a bunch of people waiting outside just to get in. The new branch was the total opposite. It was barely half full.

Those present were:

The stars of the day are guy #3 and guy #4. From left: YL, YH, Tung (founder of dragon city), TT, and TT's gf (and no TT I didn't forget her name... I just don't know how to spell it). TT's just left the company and I'm going to take over his work... wheee.

From left: Wong, Sey, Marcus's gf, Mr. Marcus.

From left: MH, Melvin, Joey (very difficult to snap her picture) and YL again.

The basic set is really that... just basic. The gimmic lies in the porridge broth they use instead of the common clear soup. (Actually you can choose 3 varieties of broth; porridge, clear soup and tom yam. We had the porridge and tom yam.)

Fried Nam Yu Pork Ribs... not bad but nowhere near outstanding. This is common 'tai-chow' cooking.

The much talked about porridge broth. Well it's just normal porridge. Imagine putting some fishballs and what not in you porridge and you can enjoy eating what we had for porridge steamboat as well :)

They earn some points for their chilli sauce. It's not the ordinary thick sambal-like type of chilli they provide at other steamboat places.

YH demonstrates how to cook your very own egg during steamboat.

Crack and egg into your ladle (preferably the one with holes) and dip it into the boiling soup just enough to cook it but not enough for the egg to spill out and contaminate the soup. Don't let go of the ladle until the egg is cooked (personally I would just throw the whole ladle in and wait a few minutes).

posted by wyejon at Monday, October 24, 2005 (permalink) |

8 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger neotrax

i was planning to go there one day but after reading what you said, i will consider again.

3:36 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

yup... you should really spend your money elsewhere...

12:50 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Well I had the one Subang Jaya SS 15/4C , Its call OceaN Pulau Ketam Steamboat... Wow their Porridge Steamboat is ..... HeAvenLy!!!!
Crab is Good too... And their special made chili sauce..... DiVine Combination....

For those who dun know whats Porridge Steamboat... I recommend you try this one..

Erik Tan

3:49 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Don't trust the comment above... this guy posted the same message in many blogs/websites. I'm not saying the "Ocean Pulau Ketam Steamboat" is no good. I just don't appreciate such deceptive advertising.


7:08 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

lolz... what a way to do advertising..
btw, i really do have a recommended place to have porridge steamboat, it located at Tmn Menjalara, Kepong. I don't remember what is the restaurant name.

10:04 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Well this is unfair to say that lei.... I am merely sharing my good experience with many others..

Well if you have any comments, can write to me via email.

Call it advertising if you want. I am a Food connosieur. I was looking in Googles too for other reviews of other Porridge Steamboat Restaurant available in M'sia. Was to lazy to type, so I just copy wat I type in the 1st place.

Erik Tan

1:59 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Tried it yesterday at Bandar Puteri Puchong... food is not good.. and services is really really bad... gangster style waiters

10:43 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

agreed. I went to try the one in Puchong also... Bad services and food is not fresh. Spent RM100 for 2 persons and got the bad services.

5:32 PM  

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