Thursday, 30 March 2017

Tappers Cafe @ Cyberjaya, Selangor

Tappers Cafe is a chain of restaurants that's quite famous and they have a number of outlets across the Klang Valley. Despite having been in the market for a number of years now, I have never tried the food at any one of their outlets thus far. Most of the time, I see their outlets to be full house and TV3's Jalan Jalan Cari Makan team had also endorsed the place. Looking at all this, we decided to drop by for dinner. 

The Outlet in Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya

Endorsement By The JJCM Team
They now have an outlet in Shaftsbury Square and that's quite convenient for me as it is just across the road from my office. Even at 8.00 pm, there were still a number of customers that were coming and that seemed assuring. This outlet has both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Even outdoors, there are ceiling fans installed to keep the place cool. 

They have a very impressive menu covering a range of cuisines. The only food item that I did not see there was Indian cuisine. Otherwise, they had a little of everything else. Prices were definitely steep. Not designed as a day to day restaurant. It's more like a place that you visit once in a while when you have something to celebrate. Service from the staffs were good as well. They were polite and worked efficiently. 

Iced Lemon Tea @ RM 5.50
I had plain water and my brother had this Iced Lemon Tea. RM 5.50 for a glass which wasn't even tall is considered to be quite expensive. Not only that, the drink itself was quite depressing. There was no zest in the drink and even the tea was watered down. All the hype for such quality? Now, I got a little worried as to how the food would be. Coming back to this drink, I would only give it a 6/10. 

Thai Chicken Cake @ RM 9.50
One bite and I knew that this was frozen, precooked stuff that has just been heated up. The Chicken Cake's weren't up to the mark and that sauce that they gave was very much tasteless. It was so watery that I could not even make out what it was. A disappointing starters and I'd only give this a 6/10. 

Hainanese Chicken Chop @ RM 16.50
Again, another dish that had been precooked, frozen and heated up just before serving. In fact, it must have been frozen for quite a while. Can you imagine those canned food like Chicken Curry with Potatoes and how the potatoes would be when you open the can, this was exactly like that. We could not even slice the potatoes as they were all soaked and mushy. For the price, I would say the portion was huge. No doubt about that. But the taste was so bad that it felt like torture trying to finish the dish just because were paying for it. Another disappointment! I would only give this 5/10 and that's because it was still edible. Oh, I forgot to mention that the sauce was watered down as well. Totally lacked flavours. 

Chicken Parmigiana @ RM 16.50
Another similar dish but this one was even worse. It had not even been heated up properly. Can you see those clotted cheese that looks like worms on the chicken? That's because it has not melted down totally and that means the chicken wasn't perfectly heated up as well. I just had a little to satisfy my hunger and left the rest. I would give this a 3/10 only. 

Fried Banana Fritters with Ice Cream @ RM 8.50
Another similar dish as well. The bananas tasted old, definitely prefried and even the ice cream seemed like old stock. It's either old stock or a very cheap commercial brand. Either way, another big no from me and I would give this a 5/10 as well. 

We have so many franchises in Malaysia and I have never come across food that's so stale tasting in any one of them. Each and every food item that we tried seemed like it was cooked a long time back, kept frozen and reheated prior to serving. Though this is a common practice across all franchises to maintain the same taste across it's outlets, this one was just off. And that too premium prices. I truly wonder how the TV3's Jalan Jalan Cari Makan Team had endorsed them unless the issue is only with this outlet in Cyberjaya. Either way, I doubt I would come back again.,

Address: P1-08, Shaftsbury Square, Lot 2350, Cyber 6, Persiaran Multimedia, 
                63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 0930 - 2100 Daily

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