Friday, November 23, 2007

Nasi Lemak and Lamb Stew @ All Stars Cafe , Mid Valley

When we walked past All Stars Cafe on day looking for a place to eat, we noticed a little Standee outside the restaurant. This "pub" actually serves lunch !! So we walked in and sat down. I had no idea before that day that All Stars serves lunch, let alone be open during lunch time. Did you know ?

We did get our orders into the kitchen, and we did not have to wait very long before our food came out. I asked for a Lamb Stew dish, with rice, while Sayang ordered her Nasi Lemak. The food turned out to be quite tasty, which otherwise would have totally ruined our lunch.

Lamb Stew Set with Rice

Their lamb stew dish came with a bowl of butter rice, lamb stew and a generous helping of steamed salads. The taste of the lamb stew was abit salty, but I believe everyone makes it that way. I have no idea why. The lamb was not overcooked, and found the meat to be rather tender. It almost tasted like the Irish Lamb stew, which can be found at Secret Recipe.

Sayang's Nasi Lemak came with a piece of Rendang Chicken, the usual Fragrant Rice, accompanied with crunchy ikan bilis, fried peanuts, acar, one whole hard boiled egg, and a slice of cucumber and tomato. The serving was quite big gotta say. By tasting their Nasi Lemak, you can somehow tell whether the quality is good or not. Whether or not their Fragrant Rice stick to each other ( I was told once, that if the Nasi is done correctly, it should be fragrant, fully cook (soft) and should not stick to one another. Their's crumbles when you put a spoon into the rice. Their sambal was cold, so there's a hint that perhaps they actually get their sambal supplied from somewhere. The rendang chicken tasted quite good too. But then, their acar came cold, fresh from the fridge.... thats not good...

Nasi Lemak Set

Although their service is bad, I have to take my hat off to the kitchen of All Stars. They managed to serve lunch which tasted above average. Their Nasi Lemak was not bad at all, while my Lamb stew is also comparable with the Award winning Irish Lamb Stew which can be found at Secret Recipe (really can't think of anyway to describe the taste of that dish already).

If not because of the slow service , and badly trained front line staff, I'd actually given this restaurant a 7.2 out of 10. Instead I am giving them a 5.6/10 rating for the entire place. I hope they keep improving their service as well as their food. Will definitely return to try some of their other offerings on the menu.

Phone : 603 - 9368 3885
Fax : 603 - 9368 3882

Address :
Lot E11, Ground Floor
Mid Valley
59200 Mid Valley City
Wilayah Persekutuan

Operating Hours :
Mon - Sun, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.


Anonymous said...

Have to agree with you about their bad service. The food was pretty decent but being served by slow and sulking waitresses was quite a turn off.

Bernsy said...

Funny thing about this place, its an All American pub or something like that right.. the waitress can't speak English wan.. aiyooo.. asked in English, answer back in Malay... aiyoyoyo !!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i nvr thought much of this place except to go there, order an expensive beer and watch football..

Anonymous said...

Yea, same with Joe. Will only come here if I wanna watch football. :P

rokh said...

never thought that it serves good local food!

Anonymous said...

joe, kiasu - didn't know that place so popular with football fans. I didn't know they served lunch also.

rokh - food's quite nice, if you can give them a break on service.

Precious Pea said...

I always thought this place serves western food at high price. Now i know they have nasi lemak too! Hahaha..been walking pass countless time but didn't really pay attention to this place. OK, next time i will check it out.