Friday, November 02, 2007

DINNER @ MR. HO'S FINE FOODS, CROWN TOWER, KUCHING


Contrary to its name, the word "Fine" doesn't assuage with the definition of the food served here. This is more of a Deli (picture Selfridge's or David Jones in a smaller scale) than a restaurant; with its limited seating, you'd have thought the dining space is just an afterthought. Then again, there's an adjoining bar (photo above), which is supposed to accommodate waiting customers. Well, that idea has yet to catch on; during our evening there, not a single seat was taken, while the tables were all practically taken.

This restaurant has a minuscule menu - small in size and the variety of dishes it offers as well. The staff was excellent in their service, trying very hard to please without being obtrusive; or was it because the boss was entertaining at the next table? Or was it my camera that was getting all the unintended attention? Anyway this ain't the Borneo Post (of which the restaurateur's a stakeholder), the local newspaper that glosses over every eateries it ever features - a bit like sixthseal except those reviewers are not on purple haze.

Caesar's Salad

We sorta kongsi most of the grub we ordered; It's more of sniffing out the place while minimizing the collateral damage. For opener, the salad is nothing to crow on, saved for the pieces of salami. That was the way it came to the table (above). You be the judge, fine food or what?

Mr. Ho's Family Sampler

The meat sampler above consisted of mostly roast pork, chicken and sausages. This is only ½ the size of the normal family sampler, and it's also ½ the cost. This dish epitomizes of what Mr. Ho is all about, because the other dishes revolves around what this single dish has to offered - only in a singular form.

Braised Shank

The lamb shank, Malaysian style, is something to be savored - a sharp contrast from the dry roast we just had.

Poached Pear In Red Wine

This dessert list has not much to go on... cakes by Ms. Khoo, ice cream cups from Häagen-Dazs... and then there was the cool poached pear steeped in red wine. Sweeeeeeet !!!

2 comments:

Albert said...

Mr Ho has the Best Roast Pork

Kong-Kay said...

er, come again?

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