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Friday, April 22, 2011

Food: Henry Cook @ SSTwo Mall

One night last year while waiting for me to get off work, Adam discovered that SSTwo Mall was open (Don't ask me how he did it; he apparently saw some lights that way after turning off Rothmans Roundabout to SS2, and he decided to go explore o_O). 

We'd always seen signs advertising SSTwo Mall since early 2010 and always wondered what was going to be in there. All the better if it contained lots and lots of eateries, because we're always on the look out for new places to eat after work and on weekends. Well, we now can wonder no more, because a few months later, SSTwo Mall is filling up slowly but surely. Most of the tenants that have already moved in are new eateries waiting to be sampled.

One such place is Henry Cook. Located at what feels like a mini "The Street" of The Curve (Read: a long large area perfect for flea markets, with rows of eateries on either side), Henry Cook should be quite easy to spot.

The place is relaxing and well-lit, with high ceilings and low hanging lights. The decor is rather minimalist (which I like but Adam despises :p). A place I deem perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.

Quite a perfect place for gatherings with friends or family.

Pretty lights and a huge-ass chilli on their wall, which is their logo.

Henry Cook takes after Char Chan Teng in getting you to write your own orders down. (Off topic: I haven't seen one of those red HB pencils in ages!)

Their menu is not extensive but it's one that boasts of simple homey fusion fare. There are the Asian staples like laksa, but the menu also seems to be slightly Middle-Eastern influenced, with the introductions of kebabs, and a lot of beef cooked with herbs.

One side of their menu.

After much deliberation, I chose the Signature Singapore Nyonya Laksa (RM 6.50; or RM 8 if you'd like some egg in your laksa) and Adam went for the Beef Stew with Yellow Fragrant Rice (RM 17.50; which can also be substituted with Baked Herb Potatoes, at RM 18.50)

The Signature Singapore Nyonya Laksa

The laksa was delightful - not very spicy like most Nyonya fare. The springy thick glass noodles (also know as lai fun) in the flavourful laksa kunyit broth was quite satisfying for an empty tummy. They also added small bits of chicken kebab meat, which made for a more interesting flavour and was surprisingly tasty.

The Beef Stew with Fragrant Rice

A closer look at the stew.

The beef chunks were stewed with tomatoes, carrots & potatoes which usually would usually be perfect, but it turned out too sour for my liking. I prefer more carrots instead of having the stew overpowered by tomatoes. Also, there was some tendon thrown in which Adam struggled with. The menu said it was a "stew fit for a king", but unfortunately I don't think he felt very kingly that afternoon.

The rest of the menu looked interesting enough - it seemed to be a lot of simple favourites with a twist. It's okay-priced and a convenient new venue for a meal for people in the SS2 area. We probably will return to try some of the other items (and I would have the laksa again!) but perhaps, not the beef stew.

Have you tried Henry Cook yet?

Henry Cook
LG-54, SSTwo Mall, 
Jalan SS2/72,
47400 Petaling Jaya,

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