So soon…

We did not plan on coming back here

Junction menu 1

…so soon but my good friends, Lim and family, invited me and mine for lunch last Saturday and this was the venue of their choice. I would give them credit for their very nice menu unlike some supposedly-classier places in town and their document-holder ones. Tsk! Tsk! What a shame!

Hmmmm….western and there’s Hainanese chicken?

Junction menu 2

Ah well, this is one of those fusion cafes that one can find here, there and everywhere these days so anything goes, I guess.

My daughter had the item at the top of the list – the teriyaki chicken chop…

Junction teriyaki chicken chop

…which she said was nice but she had had others elsewhere in town that were a lot nicer, here or here, for instance.

My missus had this kung pao chicken with rice…

Junction kung pao chicken with rice

…and it was good and I must say that the side order we had, their sweet and sour pork…

Junction sweet & sour pork

…was very much nicer than any in town, whichever chu-char places or restaurants that I’ve been to before here.

Lim had their chicken chop with black pepper sauce…

Junction chicken chop with bps

…while two of his three kids had the fish and chips…

Junction fish & chips

I did not try the chop but I thought the fish wasn’t all that great and the son found a small part that was not cooked. My guess is that they did not defrost the fish properly before deep frying – I have had encountered this elsewhere before.

I had their special omelette fried rice…

Junction special fried rice

…or whatever they call it, I can’t exactly remember now. It certainly looked a lot nicer in the menu and on the whole, I would, perhaps, just give it a 6 out of 10 or less. The minced meat wasn’t anything special, something most everyone would have had at home at one time or another, cooked with soy sauce or at times, steamed.

Mrs. Lim had their fried rice…

Junction fried rice

…and if hers was anything like mine…

Junction special fried rice 2

…it was no wonder at all that she could barely finish half of it…and I am sure she would agree with no reservations whatsover that mine, those that she had had before, would be heaps better.

Ok, on the whole, everything wasn’t too bad…and what matters most would be the time spent with friends so dear – that in itself is indeed priceless. Thanks so much for the treat, we’ll get together again some time…soon.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

28 thoughts on “So soon…”

  1. For a moment I thought the restaurant was called Me Nu Restaurant.

    Yeah, it sure looks like it, thanks to who ever did the design for them.

  2. I also agreed that company of friends and loved ones is matter irregardless of slightly average food. Hmm. Nothing interested me here but I think I will try the terriyaki chicken chop.

    My daughter says it was all right but there are others better – the sweet and sour pork was really good and my missus’ kung pao chicken too.

  3. Good company definitely helps when the food is just average. You simply don’t mind with surrounded by loved ones… at least I don’t mind now that I think about it I can think of a few who would be complaining and not just enjoying the time with loved ones. I do like the first picture of the menu cover, it’s very pretty.

    Yes, I would just focus on what’s good…and what’s not, I would say it’s ok or it’s not that great so if the others go to that same place again, they would know what not to order…and yes, I do know of people who would criticise and complain and some even behave like they’re professional food critics and would go on and on and on – not enough salt, too salty, so oily, should have added this…bla…bla…bla… It certainly spoils the fun and mood of the party.

  4. All the food looks good to me and most of them looks saucy. Among all, I like the sweet & sour pork. Oh, special fried rice, too much of minced meat toppings.

    …and it’s just minced pork cooked in soy sauce, nothing special. The sweet and sour pork’s great! Will surely order that if I go there again.

  5. I love Mel’s chicken chop.. Reminded me of my mum’s short-cut style chicken chops: Fry chicken chop as usual marinated with just salt & pepper, then boil a can of Campbell mushroom soup (can add more mushrooms if desired), then pour over the chops once ready.. Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed buttered brocolli.. Simple but we all love it..

    Try IKEA meatball gravy – very nice, nicer than using Campbell’s.

  6. The omelette fried rice, nicely done omelette, if for me, sure turn out very ugly…

    Don’t flip too soon and just flip, don’t be scared – it will only make it worse. This one is easy, you just fold it with the fried rice inside. Halved omelette is easy to flip.

  7. At first I want to say I like the chicken then scroll down a bit, saw the omelette fried rice, I like it so much, especially when you cut out the omelette then see the rice inside….hehe!!! So yummy…don’t want to imagine further more!!!

    Disappointing, unfortunately… 😦

  8. Err .. somehow the food doesn’t look very appealing. Is it cheap ?

    Wah! Your standard is so high? Cheaper than most…one of those new, more affordable places. I would agree that the food, most that I’ve tried – not all, isn’t anything to shout about but you would be amazed by the crowd – had to go earlier, even for lunch on a weekend…and thankfully, when we had finished, there were people standing around waiting for our tables…so we left quickly. Lots of young people.

  9. Lol! I really thought that was the name of the restaurant – Me Nu! 😊
    Too bad the food was just okay…look so-so only from the photos. But what’s more important was time spent with those who matter πŸ™‚

    Yup, at least it was a comfortable place to sit and talk with friends…but it was rather crowded that day so we had to leave quickly – people standing around waiting for our tables. 😦

  10. oh wow!! chicken chop, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, fish and chips, omelette fried rice.. all so yummy yummy delicious!! am hungry now~~

    You must be very very hungry! πŸ˜€

    1. sure so hungry? so oily leh :p

      The father must have seen his post – gone on strike, refuses to cook today. πŸ˜€

  11. Hi, read your blog every day and it’s great but can I suggest you put full name and address of the shop at the end of every post, even if you’ve been there many times and blogged about it before (some readers may not know). Big missing info and I personally find it very annoying when the food looks great and I want to try but have no idea where to find or even what is the precise name of the place you’ve eaten at.

    You do? Thanks for dropping by and sorry if you find certain things here annoying.

    Usually, I would give the location in the first post about a place – the name would be given in a photograph of the shop sign. If you click the link on the word “here” in the post proper or here, it will take you to the earlier post and you will see the photo in question. Bloggers do this all the time – back-referencing, instead of repeating information already given.

    Besides, this is a personal blog and not a food directory plus I’m not advertising for anybody so I usually will not state the names – that way, when people google, they will not be directed here. Anyway, for these new “higher-end” ones, you will find their Facebook pages very easily if you google for them:
    https://www.facebook.com/JunctionCafeRestaurant?fref=ts
    …but yes, I just realised that I had missed out the location of this one – it’s among the shops behind Medan Mall, Jalan Wong King Huo…next to 100 Yen and right behind Pelicana, the Korean franchise fried chicken place…and for the address of that one, you will have to click the link to the post on it:
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/through-the-rain
    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  12. That is bad….uncooked fish. Yeah. I kena before leh. Sat in the restaurant waited and waited…all the other dishes came already but this fish was the last dish that was seved. cut into the fish then saw the meat was bit pink though it was cooked. Must be defrost but steamed not long enough

    We had that once too but not here, at another place. We never went back till much later, when they had a new chef and the food quality improved.

  13. All the food above looks yummylicious.. the sweet sour pork looks moist enough.. same with the kung poe chicken..or is it your camera that gives the credit? πŸ™‚

    These two were good, really good. Must KIV so can order next time – will know what to order and what not to order. Not crazy about the rest but there are a lot more to try.

  14. Only two things up there look nice – the menu cover and the sweet and sour pork. Too bad the fried rice was not impressive. I think your home fried one is anytime better πŸ™‚

    That’s for sure, anytime better. The kung pao pork was good too, served with rice. Not too fond of the menu cover, so flowery… πŸ˜›

  15. What is that thick dark sauce under the omelette?

    Soy sauce, used to fry the minced meat…not thick. I can cook my own anytime at home…and I wouldn’t – that would sum up how I felt about it. 😦

  16. That sweet sour pork look nicer than the rest. hehe….
    Each piece of pork nicely coated with sauce… πŸ˜‰

    Yes, and the kung pao pork is very nice too. Can’t say that about much of the rest. 😦

  17. hurray for a nice lunch spent with nice people. i’m not sure i’d be into the food here, but it looks hearty πŸ™‚

    Yes, the friendship part was most important, everything else would be secondary.

  18. AH! Now i know what they serve. The other day when we drive passed, i saw the name and i remember i read it in your blog but cannot remember what they serve.

    Terriyaki chicken chop looks good, but i don’t like how the fries are “drown” in the sauce. Sweet and sour pork do looks very good, my all time favorite, but not many places can cook it nice.

    Yup. Just had it today at Ruby, not as nice as here. The terrayaki chicken at Bistecca is a whole lot nicer, but of course, the price is nicer too lah. πŸ˜‰

  19. I like the puffy looking fish and chips!

    It seems like a nice place to eat. The menu reminds me of that nice burger place you brought me to.

    Hey! That place has reopened – renamed Burger Bar or something. Yet to go and give it a try.

  20. Looks like a try hard western place but that sweet and sour pork does look pretty good.

    They claim they’re fusion, I guess they all do that these days – jacks of all trade, masters of none.

  21. I love Terriyaki Chicken. Would love to try cooking it someday. Eh… that’s not Western Food right? It’s Japanese..

    Definitely not western…and yet, it seems to be available all over. They call it fusion, I call it CONfusion = con as well as confusion πŸ˜€

  22. I LOVE that menu cover design πŸ™‚

    I really need to get back into making Tofu Scrambles! Might have to do that next week πŸ™‚ Great way to add various veggies in the morning, too!

    I know yours was an omelet but I still get inspired with vegan ideas – teehee πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    Good luck!

  23. Oh my…haven’t had my lunch and i wanna try that omelet fried rice T___T

    Not that great. Come and try mine. A lot nicer. πŸ˜‰

  24. Even if food is not yummy, time spent with friends often make up for the meal πŸ˜€

    Yup, exactly!

  25. where is this?

    Isn’t this Junction, the one you went to? So so, not great. Other nicer ones in town and even in that area alone.

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