I insist…

I did not feel like going out, that day on my 68th birthday on the 2nd of December, but my girl insisted that we went out for dinner, her treat.

She and her mum ordered this very nice blackforest cake from Marcus…

Marcus' blackforest cake

…and they went to collect it at the house at 4.00 p.m.

We asked my sister to join us as well and we agreed to go early, at around 6.00 p.m. so that if there would be a crowd, they would most probably come later, past 7 perhaps, by which time we would have finished and could take to our heels if there were too many people.

We had lunch here once, their special weekend lunchtime menu, but we never went back again even though we quite liked what we had there that day. However, we had never had anything from their regular menu so we were looking forward to giving it a try.

We ordered this bacon mashed potato (RM12.00)…

Hideout bacon mashed potato

…as our side dish but the other dishes were a bit slow in coming so by the time the next one came, we had licked this one clean…and yes, of course it was nice! You just can’t go wrong with bacon – I think I shall do the same when I make my own one of these days.

My girl wanted the cheesy truffle fries (RM22.00)…

Hideout cheesy truffle fries

…for our other side dish. According to Wiki, “because of their high price and their pungent aroma, truffles are used sparingly,” and yes, I could detect the smell and frankly, I was quite put off by it so no, I did not think I liked it very much but the ladies seemed to enjoy it.

We had the aglio olio bacon pasta (RM16.00)…

Hideout aglio olio bacon pasta

…which was good, of course, since there was bacon too but I was already too full by the time the cured salmon pasta (RM26.00)…

Hideout cured salmon pasta

…came so I did not try that. It seemed that they did not like the pasta so they just left it in the plate while my daughter finished off the cured salmon – she did enjoy that…I think.

I expected my girl to order her favourite pepperoni pizza but instead, she asked for the bacon alfredo pizza (RM28.00)…

Hideout bacon alfredo pizza 1

…thin crust…

Hideout bacon alfredo pizza 2

…and yes, we did like it!

My sister that she had the pork burger once when she was here before and it was very good so I wanted that (RM26.00)…

Hideout prok burger

…too especially after I saw the one KY had! Oh? He didn’t really enjoy his truffle chips either – in his own words, “as for the truffle chips, it was a disappointment, there’s a hint of truffle oil perhaps but it’s also like saying you can see a hint of Chow Yun Fatt in me cos we’re both Asian.” LOL!!! Well, the burger was nice but it wasn’t anything to get me jumping with delight and no, you will not see me rushing back for more.

The total came up to RM130.00 and water was FOC. There were quite a number of tables though it was not really crowded but boy, that place was HOT!!! It opens at 5.00 p.m. so if they had switched on the air conditioning at that time, by the time we got there at 6.00 p.m., it should be nice and cool already. I don’t know when they turned it on but the whole time I was there, I kept a copy of their menu and used it to fan myself vigorously. By the time we left, at around 7.30 p.m., it was just a little bit cooler, not really that comfortably cold yet.

I did not like the songs they were playing either. I guess those were the current hits, the favourites of the young and trendy – this old ancient relic, a dinosaur, did not know a single one of them…but personally, at such places, I am quite particular about songs that they choose to be included their repertoire, something light and easy, songs that will create a pleasant ambiance and put one in the right mood for a lovely evening. I think I did mention that in this post sometime ago. Well, I guess I should be thankful and bless my lucky stars that they did not play any of those K-pop songs, the current craze.

All in all, however, I would say that we quite enjoyed the food and mingling among ourselves, thank you so much to my girl for the special birthday treat!

HIDEOUT 2.301547, 111.843569) is located at 4-D, No. 31, Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Jalan Pedada) in the area of shops around Kin Hock Supermarket (formerly Gafu) in the block of shops at the back behind Kim Hock Premier Food Court, on your left in the lane/road to the right of Nam Heong Ipoh.