The Saving Grace – Reunion @ Soon Fatt Restaurant, IpohFebruary 18, 2010 | 6,264 views
Well, well, well … after the dismaying outing at Delight Seafood Restaurant a day before the Lunar New Year, thank goodness the second reunion (this one with friends, instead of family) fared much better. Should have gone for the tried-and-tested approach this year around, for last year we had our family reunion dinner at Soon Fatt as well. And everybody was pleased with the food, the service, and of course, the price. (Read more about my previous Soon Fatt experience HERE)
A much tastier Yee Sang compared to Delight, and served in ample portions for 7-8 pax
They offer festive sets, ranging from a set for 4 pax, to 6 pax (RM188), to 7-8 pax (RM298 – the one we ordered), and of course the full-course 10 pax sets priced from about RM398 onwards, escalating to a grand sum of RM998 or so. (Notice that I do not have the menu with me, so the price range may vary slightly). Read about our dining experience after the jump :
Tossing like mad, with expletives festive cheers peppering the conversation, The steamed herbal chicken was a notch above the Delight’s version (least it was not dry as tree bark), the jade green desserts was suspiciously resembling the ones at Delight, and the broccoli stir-fried with scallops was spot-on.
For RM298/USD85 nett, the feast can easily appease 10 persons. Five dishes, one dessert, and a platter of Yee Sang to kick things off. Usually not a fan of Yee Sang, (especially if you read my Delight experience less than a week ago), Soon Fatt actually managed to whip up a rather tasty platter of Yee Sang, with balanced taste of sweet, sour and piquant. At least that had us polishing off the whole serving of Yee Sang, but not before we tossed the colourful combination of greens, crackers and raw salmon with gusto, each with his/her own wish(es) and some with rather twisted hopes and dreams 😉
The meal was a sumptuous one, with satisfactory service and pleasant dining ambience. Okay, probably because we were there early, hence the noise level was not of tormenting levels, yet. But still, no major complaints, and the servings were rightly proportioned for a table of 8 pax. Especially delightful were the steamed cod fish, and the succulent prawns pan-fried with silver thread fish (“ngan yue jai” – or do we call them that?) in a spicy sauce.
The pork trotter was braised with a tasty and flavourful gravy, but a little too salty if eaten alone without rice.
Of a most celebratory mood … The reunion that was. (Faces have been blurred to protect the innocence … LOL)
Address & Contact Numbers :
SOON FATT RESTAURANT AND CATERING
42,. Jalan Seenivasagam,
30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel No : 605-243 6864.
Opens for lunch and dinner.
Here’s a GOOGLE MAP TO SOON FATT.