Archive for July 23, 2009

When I started this blog, Wikipedia Lim ( aka my food adviser) passed me some names cards of eateries, one of them was  Star Village. Key words include :  torchlights ( apparently they provide torchlights as it’s too dark to read the menu), puzzles ( games/puzzles  will be provided to lessen the pain of waiting )  and importantly : don’t forget to visit the bathroom , with that in mind, on a Sunday afternoon, we headed to OUG. (They have 2 other branches at Kuchai Lama and Kota Damansara)

A friendly waitress greet us at the door, the place was errr..deserted, at one corner , a family of four was dining, and that was it. The dining area was cozy, decorated with  straws, greens and various knick knacks all over the place

 interior

As you can see from the pix above, the interior is not that dark, so I wasn’t too surprise when they didn’t hand us torchlights to illuminate our menu. ( myth #1 : down) , the menu was extensive , (you can have a look at what they have to offer by clicking here ) and it was not easy to make a decision, so we look for the recommendations, ‘thumbs up’ signs  and there were also some dishes with  some ‘explosive’ signs  on the side too, I wonder does this indicate the level of spiciness ah ?

There was a 5 thumbs-up rating for Sun Tea, but I am not that into tea lah, so we didn’t try that.  For drinks we ordered : Fly to the sky I ( orange +cocktail + strawberry, RM9.80)  and Lucky leave ( kiwi fruit+ apple +sour plum, RM7.90 ). Fly to the sky tasted a bit ‘artificial’ to me, ..and it’s red jellies that you see at the bottom of the glass, (I thought the waitress said strawberry, my mistake probably). Lucky leave- was not bad, a refreshing drink, sourish, sweet a good combination.

 drinks

And I will reveal that myth #2 : puzzles, no, we weren’t offered any puzzles while we wait. Then i start to wonder , was I at the same restaurant that Wiki Lim recommended..hmmmm ? at this point, the family of four had completed their meal, and we were the sole occupant in the restaurant.

My makan companion likes fish and as the Blue Fish had a 4 thumbs-up rating on the menu , we decide to go for this, ( mild hesitation due to the price tag of  RM25.90), well..deep sea fish mahh..sure more expensive one lahh..

 fish

I would rate the fish as average, it was meaty but find that the meat was a bit flaky ( not firm), the salad was good through and so were the thick crispy chips.

I had the Grill Cheese chicken  RM16.90 ( rated 3 thumbs up on the menu), this was ok lah, although from the name,  I was expecting the chicken to be drenched in cheese, it wasn’t. There was a piece of ham on top of the  chicken, which was interesting. Although the meat was tender ,  there were  a lot of ‘tendon’ / tough cartilage kinda thingy throughout the piece  of chicken, i wonder why ?

 chicken

At 1:45. the waitress approached our table and asked if there are anything else that we would like to order, as this is the last call. We declined and after a short while, we heard the clanking of the metal doors and ohh..they are closing already.. we quickly finished our meal, I wanted to check out myth #3, the bathroom, but couldn’t locate it as there was no one around to ask for directions ( they were too busy with the doors, I guess)

There were 2 dining areas, one with air-conditioning ( where we were)  and one without (outdoor). When we were settling the bill at the cashier (the cashier was at the ‘outdoor’ area), I saw little baskets fill with  those puzzle thingies (those IQ stuff, metal thingies with 2 twisted / entwined  members which you are suppose to dislodge, wooden blocks etc).

I met up with Wiki a few days after the meal and complained that there were no torchlight, no puzzles and the missed opportunity to visit the bathroom, and his comment was ‘ Ceehhh..where got people eat chicken chop in the day time one , people go for western meal at night one maahhhhh’. Huh ? like that one mehhh ? cannot eat chicken chop in the day time one ahh, no one told me about this ?  

I would rate the food as average, and after checking out reviews from other blogs, I am glad to say that the reviews were much more positive than mine , so, if you do visit, please go at night ( which is the right time for chicken chop) and make sure that they provide you with the torchlight, puzzles  and don’t forget to visit the acclaimed bathroom ! NB: Wiki mentioned that the place is packed at night. 

 sign

Star Village Wastern Food

75, Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3,
Taman OUG,
Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 KL.

Tel : 7784 3117

Location map is available here