Steak Factory @ Teluk Intan – Halal Western FoodJune 27, 2010 | 5,048 views
STEAK FACTORY @ Rapid Mall Seri Intan, a relatively new mall in Teluk Intan
Last month we went on a whirlwind eating tour in Teluk Intan, covering the famous Liew Kee Chee Cheong Fun (only opens from 5pm onwards, so don’t park yourself there for lunch), Ah Chai Rojak (not as good as some might say), Jalan Maharani decades-old soya bean milk, Ta Sin Guan Tin‘s confectioneries and Lana Tea House (a charming little place for lunch, dinner, and everything in between).
That took us about 8 hours worth of travelling, bingeing, resting in-between, and naptime in the car. But if you’re thinking that those are all that Teluk Intan has to offer …. you’re wrong, my friend.
Nobody told me that the Root Beer Float comes in a huge-a$$ jug sufficient for two. They should have put some warning/reminder or such. >_<
Anyway, to make a long story short (hehe, yeah right), we were there for work yesterday morning and ended up having our rushed breakfasts at McDonald’s (no pics though, and I made a blunder by trying to order a Weekday Breakfast Special set priced from RM4.00-RM4.50, when it was clearly a SATURDAY!), then subsequently our lunch at Steak Factory; a Western diner with Asian influences that spans two shoplots at Rapid Mall in Teluk Intan. Steak Factory is supposedly ‘Halal‘ (sorry I forgot to confirm the status, but definitely pork-free and they claimed to use Halal ingredients), and offers a range of Western cuisine, with minimal choices from the Asian kitchen sandwiched between. Read on to find out about this place …..
Mushroom Fish Fillet Rice (RM6.90/USD2.10) – Boneless fillets of fish deep-fried then served with their version of mushroom gravy, with a fried egg and coleslaw with rice.
KYT had the Mushroom Fish Fillet Rice, priced at a reasonable RM6.90 that came with a fried egg, and some coleslaw on the side. The crumb-coated fish fingers appeared to be over-fried on arrival (darker than they should be) but tastewise, there was nothing much to complain.
Chicken Parmigiana (RM9.90/USD3.00) – Parmesan breaded chicken, tomato sauce mozzarella and parmesan cheese with spaghetti
Mr Z chose the Chicken Parmigiana from the pasta section, that also includes everyone’s favourite Bolognese, as well as their signature Cheese-Baked Spaghetti Bolognese. All for under RM10, in case you’re wondering.
Though nothing earth-shattering in terms of gastronomic proportions, the Chicken Parmigiana did surprise us when it came in a rather hefty portion; seated on top of a swirl of spaghetti in Bolognese sauce. The sides of blanched vegetables completed the whole ensemble that was rather filling.
* I knew because someone complained of sleepiness and bloating right after the meal ….
Cream Dory (RM12.90/USD3.90) – Sauteed cream dory topped with herb butter and served with mashed potatoes and spinach (wait, I think I did not bite into any spinach!)
The lightly sauteed fillet of cream dory arrived perched on top a pool of mashed potatoes. And it was the potatoes that really shone in this one. Definitely not something that came out of a can, nor made from the powdered form/artificial manner, the luscious, slightly buttered mashed potatoes got me licking my plate clean.
Oh, how’s the fish you ask? It was okay, not reeking of the muddy, earthy undertone commonly associated with dory fish. But nothing spectacular either. I’ll give this a 3 out of 5. Moreover, it’s a steal for the price of RM12.90 per portion.
The mashed potatoes was the real highlight of this dish.
And the Garlic Bun that came in an unconventional form; rather than served with baguette, a whole bun was used. Not too shabby either, for RM2.20/USD0.90 each.
Steak Factory holds the potential to be Teluk Intan’s best choice when it comes to respectable Western diners. There are a few more in town, in particular the stretch of, and lanes off Jalan Sultan Abdullah. Lana Tea House, Mushroom Cafe (correct me if the name’s wrong) and Rose Garden Restaurant are all located within the vicinity of each other.
Some hits, some misses. But we shall be back for more of Steak Factory’s offerings, especially when we have had too much of Gulam Rasul’s nasi kandar on Jalan Changkat Jong (sorry, no post from me … but you can find the place easily as it’s on the main road leading to Teluk Intan town), and I don’t really know what to eat for lunch in Teluk Intan anyway. Recommendations, people?
STEAK FACTORY (Halal)
Lot G25, G26, Rapid Mall Seri Intan,
Jalan Changkat Jong,
36000 Teluk Intan,
Here’s a GOOGLE MAP to Steak Factory
** Rapid Mall Seri Intan has a Facebook page as well.