I was new to this restaurant; but I do find that the exterior and style bear so much similarity to Canton-i!
Anyway, as I soon found out, they were actually another addition to the list of restaurants here belonging to the Tai Thong Group of Restaurants.
(Seriously, almost every food outlet/restaurant in TCM belongs to Tai Thong Group!)
It was not really crowded during that lunch hour but business was quite good, compared to the Delicious Nyonya restaurant next door (also part of Tai Thong Group) and we had a very pleasant and helpful staff attending to us; spelling out recommendations like she was reciting a poem from the menu.
Chinese Fried Rice
I think this costs about RM10.90+ and it was the first to arrive shortly after we placed our orders.
It was served hot and the steaming fragrant aroma which arose from this plate of simple Oriental Fried Rice just tempted our appetites and growling tummies.
Tasty, and it was well complemented with fresh and large shrimps which lended a sweet taste to the rice fried with eggs and barbequed pork.
I couldn't help myself from ordering the homemade fish ball noodles when I spotted it on the menu; as I always have a soft spot for homemade fish balls =)
It came in a really huge bowl but the serving was reasonable. When I first saw that it was just plain wantan noodles with soup and whitish fishballs, I didn't think much of it, although I was surprised by the size of the fishballs.
When I took a bite into the fishballs (which I thought would be hard), I was not disappointed as it was uniquely made and it was definitely those hard frozen fishballs we take out of the fridge to cook in the noodles.
The noodles were light to taste; not too soft nor hard, and just the way I like it.
The fishballs, I think it's just one of the nicest and well-proportioned homemade fishballs I have tasted =)
It is truly different, with a touch, yummy!~
Beef with Hor Fun was the set lunch for the day (Wednesday) and that was what my boss ordered (yup, I had lunch with my boss, and he was only one of my bosses who was rather kind and found it amusing that I love taking photos so much =p )
It looked rather oily to me, and my boss did not comment much, only a nod that it was pretty okay but not exceptionally good.
At the end of the meal, we had this special and in-house popular dessert which was recently created to suit the hot and humid weather out there.
Grass Jelly with sago in gula melaka (RM5.90)
This was definitely a good choice for dessert; and do make sure you leave some room for it as it was really refreshing and cooling after one sip!
Grass jelly was definitely a good choice for cooling down and sago, which was made to be slightly sticky just brought out the sweetness and taste of the gula melaka which was blended with a light helping of milk.
Best of all, it's not too sweet too!~
It was a very enjoyable lunch; and the ambience was just right for a business or quiet chat with friends. I felt comfortable laying back on the chairs in the well-ventilated and air-conditioned room, while it was blazing hot out there.
Will I come back, oh yes, for the homemade fish balls and the dessert!
I just wonder why they call themselves Room Eighteen; any clue?