Monday, February 27, 2006

Victoria Station, Jalan Ampang

I spent Saturday night with cheap (and probably very dangerous ) vodka, Kahlua (White Russian), Chivas and Johnny Walker on the rocks. Sunday was NOT fun! Had to skip a gathering in Midvalley because I was feeling like crap. Thankfully I managed to beat the hangover with the help of a Panadol and some sleep in the afternoon. I think I'll be staying away from liquor for a month of two.

26th of February is an important day to me because it is the day that myself and ST became a couple. That was 6 years ago. We decided to celebrate with a little dinner at Victoria Station in Jalan Ampang which has an actual KTM train sticking out of its side!

All aboard!

The Victoria Station in Jalan Ampang is housed in their little own building. As mentioned before there is a real train sticking out from it's side and inside the train cabins have been converted for dining. However it's strickly for non-smokers only. The smokers get to dine in the hall outside which sucks in comparison to the cabins.

Strawberry Milkshake (RM4.90) and Orange Juice (RM6.00). The Strawberry Milkshake smelled like some medication but that's how I usually perceive the flavour of strawberry drinks anyway. ST didn't seem to mind it though so I guess it's just me.

It is very easy to over-order in "proper" western restaurants such as this one. Their main course is usually humongous but you always get tempted to order some starters and some desserts. This time we practiced some restraint. Just a simple soup and some escargots for starters. A main course for myself and one for ST and no desserts.

Baked Onion Soup (RM6.90). Thick (and I mean really thick) onion soup with a topping of slightly grilled cheese. Personally I love onions and this soup was so full of them. Really great.

Escargots 1/2 doz (RM 14.90). These little suckers are baked with garlic sauce and some cheese if I'm not mistaken. They taste great as long as you don't think of snails while you consume them.

Seafood Au Gratin (RM17.90) which is basically baked seafood (mostly prawns, some crab, some oysters, mushrooms and perhaps some other stuff). It's very rare that I can bring myself to say that I've eaten too much seafood but this is one occasion that I have to admit defeat. There's so much seafood in the bake that after a while the "fishy" smell overpowers your taste buds. This dish is best eaten in moderation.

Dragon Kingdom (RM47.90). A combination of Lobster Thermidor, grilled squids, grilled scallops and fried fish. Lobster Thermidor is basically lobster meat stuffed back into it's shell and baked along with cheese and mushrooms. The lobster was a little underwhelming... perhaps it wasn't as fresh as it should have been. Overall the dish was ok though.

We tried ordering in moderation but I think we still ate too much ;p I wonder if it's possible to order a single main course and share it between 2 persons and not look cheap. At least that way we'll have some room for desserts.


Update: This is what I got ST this year for our anniversary. Another simple crystal to add to our collection.

A read tear shaped crystal.

posted by wyejon at Monday, February 27, 2006 (permalink) |

4 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

Congrats! wow, that's a lot of food. Been a while since I ate at Victoria Station - I love their lamb cutlets.

11:02 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger KampungboyCitygal

Happy Sixth Annivesary!!

6:33 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

boo: mmm... lamb cutlets... gotta keep that in mind.

kampungboycitygal: thanks!

8:29 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

the Dragon Kingdom look damn nice ler... how it taste? nice?

ohh..annivesary wonder FFK our gathering la.. btw...Happy Annivesary !!

10:26 PM  

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