While I have been eating in many places, travelling beyond the city is typically outside the boundary of my comfort zone. Nevertheless, a little travelling can sometimes payoff quite well. A couple of km’s out of city lies a quality restaurant which serves homestyle Malaysian food. It list of impressive menu has common Malaysian food like herbal chicken, curry fish head, and other things which revolves about the delicious sambal. For this dinner of mine, my ambitious crew of three decided to bite more than we can chew.
Some of the food we ordered includes:
Claypot Eggplant with minced pork and chilli! This dish was probably the least favourite of the night. While its sauce was thick and tasty, it seemed to lack the typical Malaysian touch which for me is a more well fried brinjal cooked in a sauce which uses a little bit more “tau cheong” or preserved bean sauce. Nevertheless, its good dish to have with rice!
Next was the fried king prawn in two sauce.
This dish despite its simplicity sticks to a faultless formula which some might critic it for being to simple or unenthusiastic. But seriously, a teenage eater can’t complain when its mayonnaise with fried prawns! Hometown Kitchen adds its own touch with some cut fruits to mix with their prawn salad. On the other end of the plate is the prawns with Thai chilli sauce which was pretty good as well!
Fish head curry.
Despite serving strong dishes like the king prawn and other dishes which I have tried before like the homemade bean curd, nothing quite satisfies my taste buds like Hometown Kitchen’s Curry Fish served in Claypot. With a delectable sauce with heaps of spices, this was one dish that had me eating many bowls of rice. Not to mention, some of the deep fried fish pieces were actually still crispy making it extremely pleasurable to bite into! More importantly, the fish used does not have the fishy stench which usually keeps me away from such dishes! For this dish, I would definitely score it a 8/10! This is strongly recommended by my friends as well!
Overall, Hometown Kitchen serves quality food at decent prices. What its eggplant dish lacked off was made up the prawns and the curry fish dish. Service here was fair. It was not attentive like fine dining but neither was it bitchy. Judging from the satisfaction I had, a next visit is not too far away!