Saturday, June 20, 2009

Affordable Western @ Original Charcoal BBQ Uncle R, Sri Petaling

One night I found myself in Seri Petaling looking for something to eat. We had wanted to look for this "yau char kwai" place (specifically we wanted to try the one where they serve with ice cream) but it seems like the place has closed down and was taken over by one of those shady looking cyber cafes. Note to self: novelty restaurants are bad business. Anyway I ended up driving around aimlessly and happened to come across this place.

We spotted this restaurant with a grill right outside of it. They pasted a bunch of placards on their entrance advertising their dishes. The prices were quite decent so I decided to give it a try. After all everyone needs a decent western meal once in a while :)

Note: don't trust me on the price for this review. I forgot to take the receipt with me when I left.

Mushroom soup

I can't resist having soup in a western restaurant. Uncle R's menu is a little limited. If I remember correctly the one and only soup they serve is mushroom soup. No complaints from me though... I love mushroom soup. However, the soup isn't all that great. I'm thinking it's probably Campbell's?

Large orange juice (Kit Yi's bottle is placed on the left for comparison purposes)

They had a special for orange juice that day (RM5.50 if I remember correctly). Serving is standard 'tai tai bui' size. Not too shabby.

Ice Cream with Wafer (3 scoops!)

Kit Yi polishing off the Ice Cream

Didn't try this but it looked like Kit Yi loved it :)

Mixed Grill

And here's my dinner for the night. Uncle R's mixed grill (RM19.90) consisting of a piece of succulent lamb, a piece of tender Australian beef and a piece of flattened chicken chop. I must say that whatever Uncle R is using to marinate his meat, it's really really good. You can taste the sweetness in the juicy meat when you bite into it. The chicken I think was especially good. Also, since it's all charcoal grilled the food is especially tasty. I'm not a fan of the sauce he used though... too salty for my tastes.

As we were having our meal the very friendly Uncle R sat down on our table and we chatted a little bit. Uncle R is actually Ronnie Wong. Previously an agency manager in MAA insurance (wow!). The restaurant has been in operation for over 2 years. Uncle Ronnie used to cook for his church and it's there where he perfected his recipes. After encouragement from his church mates, he decided to go into the food business.

He did share a little bit about his secret sauce recipe which I don't think is right for me to reveal here. Try this place out. If you like it then have a chat with Uncle Ronnie about it. He's very very friendly and approachable.

He also stressed that his prices were very low and that his food is value for money. I can't disagree for the most part. Being a former insurance man he couldn't resist the urge to hard sell his "sang har" prawns which I'm definitely going to try the next time I'm here (which may be quite soon). It seems also that his seafood mixed grill is superb value for money.

Highly recommended for a very affordable western meal in a comfortable air conditioned environment. Uncle R's prices aren't much (if any) higher than those western food stalls in the Chinese kopitiam/food courts. Just don't expect the food to be on par with the high class restaurants.


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posted by Wye Jon at Saturday, June 20, 2009 (permalink) |

2 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from OpenID samandj

tried fusion haven before? off jalan radin anum satu.
affordable and the foods are nice

11:40 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Wye Jon

not yet... it's just a few doors away actually.

11:42 PM  

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