Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Uncle Ho's

More pork in Mid Valley Megamall....

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(Nov 2009)

Hmmm. Looks like the outlet at Midvalley is closed. :(
... Still, the outlet in Bangsar Shopping Center is open... will try to go there soon to check out whether it's still nice....

Cheers,
J

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The Dinner

Uncle Ho's had started off in Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) as a Gourmet Delicatessen specialising in non-Halal items but eventually expanded to 2 restaurant outlets - one in BSC and another in Midvalley.

Their Midvalley outlet is tucked away in the South corner (LG floor) of the big shopping centre, in between the Burger King and Manhattan Fish Market. It has been open for a couple of years now and the decor is starting to look a bit worn out and dated already.... Still, it's comfortable enough as a place for casual/ simple everyday dining:
Interior of Uncle Ho's, Midvalley Megamall...


There is a pretty fair menu of Western dishes, mainly focusing on pork, as well as a few Asian dishes that seems a little out of place.
(Curry Laksa? Strange - it's marked as one of the signature dishes though....)

Anyway, we weren't feeling very hungry that night so we decided to jump straight to the mains:
The Crispy Pork Knuckles

The Crispy Pork Knuckles (half serving) is supposed to be one of the specialties here at Uncle Ho's. Unfortunately, we weren't that impressed - the meat wasn't quite tender enough and the vegetables were overcooked and had obviously been drenched with butter. Still, the Pork Knuckle skin was nice and crispy and it was pretty decently priced at RM28++ for a good sized serving so I found it "OK", overall.

We also tried the Uncle Ho's Mixed Grill that night:
The Mixed Grill

The Mixed Grill was pretty hefty! - it comes with a generous serving of lamb chops, pork chops, pork sausage and a teeny piece of pork ribs with seasonal vegetables and some sauce on the side. I wouldn't mind ordering this again if I feel carnivorous - all the dishes were pretty good (flavourful, with medium tenderness) and really worth it for RM26++.
(My favourite was the ribs, although they were so teeny, which was served with a slightly Asian tasting sweet and sour sauce)

As for dessert we chose tried out the Deep Fried Banana Fritters:


The Deep Fried Banana Fritter

This dessert turned out to be simple yet satisfying - the banana was moist and the batter was crispy. I did find the batter just a bit too dense/ a tad starchy and there was too much honey drizzled on (which made it a bit too sweet), but overall it was ok considering it only costs around RM6.

So it's: Simple, comfortable setting with friendly staff, fair range of Western food (as well as a few Asian dishes) and reasonable prices BUT only tastes OK.

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:


Uncle Ho's Fine Foods @ Mid Valley Megamall (next to Burger King)

Taste: 6
Ambience : 5
Service : 6
Price** : RM 40/++ per person
Parking: Difficult on weekends

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2284 1330 (Bangsar Shopping Centre outlet : 03-2095 8867
Opening Hours: 12noon till late

NOT HALAL



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7 comments:

Jemima said...

I've only been to the one in Bangsar & that was when it first opened... eons ago. :p

MeiyeN said...

ooo.... tried da mixed grill once @ mv and find da portion darn huge!

J said...

to jemima:
Well, it's still there if you want to try it again!
:)
I've heard people say that Euro Deli is better though but I can't really comment cos I haven't tried it....

to meiyen:
Yeah - it is pretty big....
(ALMOST couldn't finish it)
Luckily I am a carnivore so I enjoyed it.
:D

Wuching said...

not the same uncle ho that sells pirate dvd?

J said...

to wuching:
No lah...
This Uncle Ho does not have such a criminal side business!
:P
Hmmmm, at least I don't think so.
:)

VJ said...

Used to visit Uncle Ho's very regulary last time but i find the servce and food quality has gone down a bit.

Anyhow, while the mixed grill is always a sell out for my husband the below are some dishes i had tried and found quite satisfying.

1. Ceaser's Salad - fantastic dressing, generous amount of salami and bacon and good cheese shavings.

2. Mashed Potato - good mash, filled with butter, cream and very good brown sauce.

3. Linguini with fresh water prawns, roasted pork and chilli flakes! YUM!!

4. The Seafood platter - should you wish to consume a whale of a meal!! but good stuff.

The drinks are a killer - very highly priced!!

VJ

J said...

to VJ:
Don't order normal drinks then - the beer there is pretty cheap for a shopping centre restaurant!
(RM9.50 per Tiger, if I'm not wrong)
:)

Thanks for highlighting the other goodies on the Uncle Ho's menu. Will try to taste them soon.
(If I can stop myself from ordering the Mixed Grilled or the Aglio Olio with bacon.... *droooool*)

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