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