Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Wok @ Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand Damansara PJ
Actually we stumbled upon this restaurant by chance. We were looking for a new place to have dinner, and we haven't explored The Strand before. I just drove around the area and noticed this place, situated along a rather quiet and dark street. Most of the shoplots were still empty at that moment. There were a lot of cars parked outside and that prompted us to give it a try.
The whole place has a very Oriental approach in its exterior and interior design. For example, you'd notice this unique partition that looks like from ancient Chinese era from the outside.
And as you walked inside, you'd notice similar design for its interior, giving you the feeling of back to the future.
Apart from food, they also sell some antiques which are placed at one corner of the restaurant.
Teapots can fetch as high as RM500!!!
Stir fried eggs with prawns - I always like eggs prepared this way. The prawns were huge too!
Stir fried roasted pork with dark soy sauce - the meats were sinful but the gravy was good. But I think that it was quite salty...
Deep fried red snapper with special sauce - I ordered a RM13 fish initially... but then they served this snapper without our consent and told us that the other fish was out of stock. In the end, I was charged about RM50++ for this fish... quite disappointed and felt like being robbed in the daylight... sigh!!!
Herbal tea which was ready made powder mixed with hot water... very artificial and I didn't quite like it.
They gave me free dessert - red bean paste... but I'm not buying.
Leo's verdict - in the end, we felt cheated as they didn't inform us about the availability of the fish that we ordered. A simple dinner that I thought should be less than RM50 turned out to be RM90++... the food is quite OK but the ethics are not there... I don't know if I will ever go back the second time again!