Sunday, September 16, 2007

Restoran Foon Lock, Kg Bukit Tinggi

We were on our way to Genting and Gary thought of stopping over at Restoran Foon Lock for lunch as he heard that the frog (tin kai) noodles was delicious. All of us agreed, since we didnt really know where to eat anyways..
Kg Bukit Tinggi is a sleepy little town; Restoran Foon Lock is hard to miss, a rather large corner restaurant with a huge signboard nestled in the heart of the town..
We ordered steamed frog with vermicelli... The serving was huge, the dish was piping hot and light chinese wine aroma wafted from the dish. The broth was extremely sweet from the tin kai and wine, while it's also hot from the ginger. Good first dish as we did not have breakfast, the warm soup settled our tummies nicely :)
We had steamed chicken with wolfberries (kei zhi), ginger and chinese wine. This is really good as the chicken meat was very springy and very fresh. Though a very simple and mild dish, I find this a satisfying dish.
We had stir fried watercress, which I always enjoyed whenever we are at Genting.I was hoping that Foon Lock had a good version of it, most unfortunately, it was just average. Would have tasted great if they used younger shoots instead.
The steamed kelah was served next..Though very fresh, the fish had quite a lot bones which made it pretty cumbersome to eat. The accompanying soy based sauce was just mediocre.
Quite a number of customers ordered stir fried fresh water prawns, so that was an obvious order for us too ;) Took quite a while for the dish to arrive, the fresh water prawns were very large and fresh. Cooked in sweet, sour and spicy sauce; I was surprised that the strong tasting sauce did not overwhelm the sweetness of the prawns. The more I ate this dish, the more I enjoyed it..
The last dish was stir fried fresh mushrooms.. I love mushrooms, but Foon Lock's stir fried mushrooms had too much ginger in it. So much so that I could not really enjoy the subtle flavours of the mushrooms. So sad:(.
Total bill was RM198, a little steep for a small town, but I guess it's due to the prawns and fish..
Restoran Foon Lock is located at 84, Kg Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang. Tel: 09-2330170, 012-9553832.Take the exit point of Janda Baik to go to Foon Lock.

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Blogger Precious Pea said...

Ok, jotted this place down, will try during my next trip to genting. Hehe.

17 September, 2007  
Blogger team bsg said...

this place excellente for traditonal cannot-go--wrong Chinanman dishes like u have here ! probably has become too famous so look at da price !
we used to drop by here after 19 holes last time but we usually just sapu the super deep fried african fish with da tiger, loser pay all ( thats us )

18 September, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Banyaknya ginger... :p

18 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

precious pea: ah, remember some dishes are just average..dont order those ok? ;)

team bsg: yes, i do think the prices are way too touristy ;). oh, i noticed quite a number of tables ordered the tilapia..guess that's a famous dish there

jason: hmmm, do i recall someone who dont like ginger?? ;p

18 September, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went there before, i like the food there, I like the "tin kai" very much, big and fresh.
I will always buy the Hawai papaya and bring back to KL after meal.
I found the price is not expensive
Last time I organise a trip to Japanese Tea House, we had lunch at Foon Lock before arrived at Japanese Tea House, my customers like the food there very much.

22 October, 2008  

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