Not here…

My girl’s favourite lemon chicken in town is the one here but though they had been very accommodating initially, the last time we were there, we were informed that they would marinate all the meat before hand and there would be wheat flour added so we would not be able to order those dishes as they would not be gluten free, including their lemon chicken.

A lot of places use the bottled lemon essence or whatever so theirs would have a somewhat unpleasant smell that we would not quite enjoy and when we dropped by here the other day, we decided to give theirs a try. I do not recall ever having their lemon chicken so that would be something different for a change.

It turned out all right…

Ruby Restaurant lemon chicken

…but no, it was not one that would get us rushing back for more, not this one here. To give credit where credit is due, they used fresh lemon or lime but it had a slight kind of bitter taste. Probably instead of squeezing out the juice for use, they threw everything in the blender, skin and all.

It sure looks like we will have to try elsewhere and when we do come back here, we would just stick to those well-trodden paths – they do have some very nice dishes like the butter scotch prawn balls…

Ruby Restaurant butter scotch prawn balls

…that my girl also wanted that day.

It appears to me that she enjoys going out to eat when she comes home on weekends or during the holidays. Her mum would cook a whole lot of stuff for her to take to her school in the jungle to heat up and eat in the course of the week so I guess anything and everything outside would be a welcome change and who doesn’t enjoy going out for a breath of fresh air, right?

We had had enough of bitter gourd and  sweet potato leaves and midin so that day, we went back to one of the nice vegetable dishes here – the cangkuk manis fried with egg…

Ruby Restaurant cangkuk manis with egg

…and we also had the mixed vegetable soup but I thought it was very much nicer the first and the last time I had it here

Ruby Restaurant mixed vegetable soup

It was served in individual bowls this time around too and I did not bother to take a photograph of it.

The total for the food that day came up to RM43.00 for the four dishes. I guess that was pretty o.k.

RUBY RESTAURANT  is located at No. 71, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to HOME COOK CORNER  (2.292756, 111.825335) with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Not here…”

  1. I, for one would love to eat out once in a while for a change. I have a habit that once it comes to weekend, I would feel lazy to cook so weekend would be the day to eat out. RM43 for 4 lovely dishes is a good deal.

    Most working people would eat out on weekdays, cook their favourites at home on weekends. That is why many Malay food stalls here are closed on weekends – everyone’s cooking their own at home.

  2. I don’t mind lemon chicken for a change sometime. Cangkuk Manis too!

    Loved the one at Y2K, this one here is not as nice…but we don’t go there anymore, mostly not gluten-free.

  3. Indeed it is ok, I mean the price! For 4 dishes… it is only around RM10 per dish…

    Yes, price is ok. These days it can go up to over RM60 elsewhere for 3 or 4 dishes. Sad.

  4. Yup, my pet peeve with lemon chicken is when they use artificial lemon that spoil the whole dish 😦

    You do not get that here. Usually, we can tell right away by the unnatural shade of yellow. I can’t stand the horrible essence smell.

  5. We eat out on weekends too. Kitchen is closed after all the cooking week days. My boys love lemon chicken. I find it nice on certain days but some days I just don’t bother about it.

    Wahhhhh!!! Dependent on your mood or the time of month? LOL!!!

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