Monday, 29 August 2016

Restoran D' Perahu Maju Tomyam @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

Restoran D' Perahu Maju Tomyam is the latest Tomyam restaurant in Tanjung Malim, Perak. Opened some time in June 2016, these guy's have definitely done a huge investment on the renovations. The restaurant in located a little away from town in Taman Wangsa Jaya and yet, it draws a decent number of customers daily. Even when I was there for a late dinner around 9.00 pm, still there were lots of families coming. Being a corner restaurant, it is clearly visible from the main road and parking is not a problem, two huge advantages that they have over their competitors. There isn't a menu for us to order from and so, one would have to just name the dishes that they would like to have. Somehow, I feel that this is a setback. Even road side Tomyam stalls have menus these days and having invested so much of money on the renovations, they should have spent a little more and got their menu done. That being the case, I just named a few dishes based on experience. Since it was just the two of us, there wasn't much that we could have as well and my friend was okay with the dishes selected and so we told the girl to proceed. It didn't take long for the dishes to arrive, say a  10 minute wait and that's very reasonable waiting time. However, the drinks took much longer. I guess, the guy fixing the drinks would have overlooked out orders. After around 25 minutes, only then they had realised that we didn't have any drinks and the lady boss told one of the staffs to check and that was how we got our drinks. My friend had some Watermelon Juice and it looked so diluted. My Teh O Ice was also not impressive. For the drinks, I would rate them at 5/10.

Cucumber with Sambal Belacan
This is a standard dish that is provided at all Tomyam restaurants and most often, it comes complimentary or for a small fee. I am not sure if they charged for it here as no bill was given. Again, if only they had menus with prices. Anyway, the cucumber was fresh but the Sambal Belacan was a let down. It should be spicy and it was rather tasteless here. I would only rate their Sambal Belacan at 3/10. Definitely a disappointment. 

Kailan with Salted Fish
The Kailan with Salted Fish was a decent preparation but it was nowhere near impressive. They had definitely skimped on the ingredients and as a result of that, we got a very ordinary dish. If only more salted fish was used, then it surely would have been better. I would give this a 6/10.  

Telur Dadar (Fried Eggs)
The Telur Dadar (Fried Eggs) were good. It was a lot less greasy and tasted fine. And I liked the presentation too. Putting that little salad there was a creative idea. I'd rate this at 8/10.

Ayam Masak Cili (Spicy Chicken Dish)
Ayam Masak Cili (Spicy Chicken Dish) had neither much chili's nor chicken. I had to really look for the chicken. All I could taste was bits of lemongrass. They should rename this dish to Lemongrass with chicken bits in tomato sauce. This I would rate at 4/10 and that scored that much solely for the blend of sauces. Otherwise, it would have surely been much less than that.  

Seafood Tomyam Soup
To start off, let me talk about the ingredients. Being a Seafood Tomyam Soup, I would expect a variety of seafood like shrimps, clams, squid etc. but all this soup had was tomatoes, lemongrass and four extra small clams. That is a huge disappointment. And then taste wise, it was nothing much at all. The usual spiciness and sourness that should have been there was lacking. Again simply because they had been stingy with the ingredients. A very disappointing soup and I would rate this at 3/10.

Overall, it was quite a disappointing meal for me and for these few dishes, we were charged RM 27.00 which I felt was on the high side. If I would have had the same at any other restaurant in Tanjung Malim, I doubt it would have crossed RM 22.00 and that's including the drinks. Nope, not coming back. 

Address: Jalan Wangsa Jaya, Taman Wangsa Jaya, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1800 - 0100 Daily

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