Monday, December 19, 2005

Jack's Place, One Utama New Wing

Jack's Place is another eatery that we have been quite eager to try out. Jack's Place has been around for donkey years in Singapore but they've only recently opened up a branch in One Utama's new wing. Like most Malaysians I have been brought up to believe that food from Singapore cannot compare to our Malaysian cooking. Is this indeed a fact? Well everyone knows Malaysia is the food paradise of the world so there's really no sense in comparing :) However, let's give Jack's Place a chance. On with the review:

I'm fairly broke these days and I will continue to be broke till the end of next year. Saving up for something big :) So it was a small relieve that Jack's Place offered lunch sets. Prices range from about RM15 to RM20 per person (as usual I don't remember the exact prices). Each set comes with soup of the day, garlic bread, an entree and is rounded up with coffee/tea and desert of the day. Main course selections vary with each day of the week.

The juice is not part of the set lunch. Soup looks nice doesn't it? The garlic bread was good but the soup was just ok. By the way the drink was lemon orange or something like that. Don't order it! Something about it doesn't taste right.

Sirlion steak with oyster mushroom sauce. I thought it was oyster + mushroom sauce but the two words are meant to be read together ;) Look at how they skimped on that sauce. Not that it mattered anyway because I think they left out the mushrooms when making the sauce. Luckily chilli sauce was within reach.

Chicken with almond sauce. ST liked this one and you can see the almonds in the sauce. I'm no fan of almonds so bleh ;p

A side order that turned out to be an utter waste of money. Mushrooms stuffed with crab meat and baked with cheese. Sure the texture feels like mushrooms but it tastes like cardboard cutouts. I'm not sure if even the venerable chilli sauce can save this dish.

And to round out the set lunch are the ever present coffee/tea and ice-cream. No comments here lah... you get this with every set lunch in every western restaurant in Malaysia.

Conclusion: Jack's Place is a waste of money. Don't think I'll ever go back. Like Dragon-i, some of the new restaurants in One Utama's new wing are turning out to be big disappointments.

posted by wyejon at Monday, December 19, 2005 (permalink) |

8 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Bernard

Yeh, ordered their spring chicken but not cooked thoroughly. Blood was oozing out while we cut d thight portion.

Btw, Ms Read at 1U is 1 of d better new restaurant at new wing. I love their hot choc....awesome!

2:44 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Chorwin

The food look good. And the color seem tasty for me. Anyway, i got no chance to try it. Thank for your nice sharing.

2:10 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

I've tried their thick cut steaks before and they are pretty nice though - huge and chunky.

2:58 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger neotrax

they do looks good but unfortunately the taste is not. yeah!! i heard about Ms Read from a friend. it's good!! should go there one day...

9:45 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Jack's place might very well have some nice dishes but first impressions count and if you're not consistently good then what can happen is a ruined first impression like in my case.

Of course if the first impression was good in the first place we tend to be much more forgiving when the standard drops :)

8:23 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Alicia

which floor is the place? xD.. the foods look tempting..

12:10 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

alicia: I think it's 2 floors down from GSC if I'm not mistaken

11:53 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous nawooz

sorry to say this but frankly, the food sucks.

a couple of my friends recommended this place to me. so i figured i'd give it a shot. had the mixed platter or something similar. this consists of steak plus the prawns. the steak was ok but the prawns had the texture of...nothing...i bet it has been in the freezer like forever before landing on my platter.

the kicker...they server me garlic bread with some extra topping....yeah mould! mouldy garlic i called the waiter and told them about this. they took the basket away and come back with a fresh basket. somehow, i suspected that they just took it in and reheated the darn thing...coz one of the pieces looked suspiciously familiar to my first basket. don't ask me how i know.

overall, it was a bad dining experience. waste of time and money.

1:45 PM  

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