Wednesday, April 2, 2008

House of Sundanese Food

Based on review made by Maria Sabri of JJCM, we headed to House Of Sundanese Food at City Square, Johor Bahru to get a taste of Sundanese cuisine.

The entrance to the outlet...
The dining hall... Everything on the menu looks delicious. If I could, I would order everything on the menu! Not knowing what specifically to order, the safest bet was to go for the package-for-4 meal option.

The menu...
We had the following: Ikan Seabass Bakar, Ayam Bumbu, Sambal Goreng Udang, Cumi-Cumi Bakar, Kangkung Cha, Tauhu Telur, Rice & Dessert (all part of the package) and ordered Ikan Nila Goreng, a deep-fried aromatic, spicy and crispy fish or famously known as the Sundanese "Dancing Fish" as an add-on.

Within minutes, we have our dishes on our table.
Ikan Seabass Bakar was sweet but not as juicy and succulent as we expected it to be.
Ayam Bumbu or Indonesian chicken curry with rich flowing sauce of blended spices and chilli gravy was a disappointment.
Sambal Udang Goreng - large prawns deep-fried together with Sundanese Sambal, tasted a bit flat.

Cumi-Cumi Bakar - squid basted with a sweet sauce and slowly grilled over charcoal was tasty but a bit 'liat'.

Kangkong Cha - where the kangkong is fried in soya bean paste was crunchy and delicious. This is the perfect vegetable dish to be eaten with the ikan bakar.

Tauhu Telur was truly delectable.

The restaurant's signature dish - Ikan Nila Goreng, a definite winner in my book.
For more details, please visit the restaurant's website here.

House of Sundanese Food
M3-04-06, City Square,
Johor Bahru, Johor.
Tel: 07-2266788

Cuisine: Sundanese
Rating: Food = B- / C, Ambience = B

Rating System:
A = Recommended
B = Worth A Visit
C = Average
D = Below Average
E = Waste Of "Hard-Earned" Money. Seriously, I'm Not Kidding!

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