Ham & Eggs............

Ham & Eggs............

The Ship @ Damansara Utama (Uptown), Petaling Jaya

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Decades ago, young restauranteurs like Mr. Foo Hee Hoon and Foo Hee Loon who believed that good food alwayscrosses cultures and prejudices, and appeals to discerning consumers. Mr. Foo Hee Hoon, Mr. Foo Hee Loon and other partners almost single-handedly took on the formidable challengeto start The Ship restaurant (The Ship), opening at Jalan Sultan Ismail what was later to become one of the many more outlets all over Malaysia. Although it wasn't exactly smooth sailing all the way, there was never a doubt that its captain at the helm was steadily steering it towards sure success.
The Ship, with the reputation of serving The Best Steak in Town, was well served under a unique decorative setting. The unique exterior of their restaurants resemble an almost life-size hull of a ship, and on stepping inside one will be impressed with the timely recreated likeness of a sea-going vessel. All captains and crews are dress in maritime uniform.
Before getting to their steak, let’s start with the starter, Garlic Bread. It’s crunchy and nicely toast….
Then the Mushroom Soup, it’s creamy and full slices of button mushrooms..tasty actually but downsized is a bit salty.
To the main course, The Russian Chicken, the chef used chicken fillet and grilled, garnished with mushroom and red wine sauce, served with French fries and vegetables. It’s just a so so (average) dish.. The sauce is not that great to be frank.
Next, the Black Mushroom Steak. The chef nicely grilled the fillet steak and garnished with black mushroom and gravy sauce and served with French fries and vegetables. Firstly, the sauce is bland and mushroom is bit hard. Not that appetizing……….
The Black Pepper Steak, this is their specialty dish. Grilled fillet steak garnished with selected black pepper sauce, served with French fries and vegetables. Indeed, this dish is tangy and claimed by them. Steak is tender and juicy. Nice.
Then the Charbroiled BBQ Spare Rib, patrons able to choose with or without chili. Bone-in Rib steak, marinated until bone and served with vegetables, corn on cob, baked potato and a bowl of salad. Let’s talk about the pros about this dish, yes, the dish is deliciously marinated and love the gravy/sauce, END. Subsequently the cons about this dish, the meat is tender but only on the top part. On the bottom part (rib), the meat is bloody raw (at first, didn’t realize until cut into the rib and the place was quite dark)…just look at the picture below, the bottom area; clearly you can see that the meat is raw. Oh, by the way, ordered medium well done for the rib. Then call the waiter and complained, the waiter was friendly and returned to kitchen to re-BBQ it.
Round 2, the dish returned to patron and the moment the knife cut into the rib area, surprise! It’s still Bloody raw! Called the Floor Captain, and believe it or not, he said “oh it’s normal to be raw especially near the bone area, because it’s quite hard to cook it.” Wow! Unbelievable, are you saying that patrons should expect this particular dish to be raw even thought patrons asking for well done or medium cook? Stupid explanation. Please think before you reply your customer!

Soon, the Manager of the restaurant came by and… found out what happened… apologized and attempt to re-BBQ it again but patron refused due to no appetite already. Because of that, the restaurant gave patrons free dessert. The dessert is oklar, raspberry with pudding and cream on top with a dried preserved cherry.
Food Review

Food Type: Western (Pork Free)
Address: No. 37-43, Jalan SS21/56B, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7728 8020/7728 9964
Price: Average RM50 per pax
Operating Hours: Sunday to Friday (12pm-12am), Saturday & Public Holiday (12pm-1am)

Taste Rating: 6.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 8.5/10
Service Rating: 8.5/10
Value Rating: 7.5/10

Overall Rating: 7.8/10 minus 5 points for the stupid excuse and the raw rib = 2.8/10


wjh June 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM  

I think the steak in The Ship is one of the best compared to other similar restaurant. Well, guess AhSi is just bad luck to have stumbled upon the chef's bad day! :p But really, the stupid excuse was really unnecessary!!

Cherry June 23, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

really really love the garlic bread... very crispy and full with garlic. the mushroom soup is nothing special, like out of Campbell can soup. The prok rib was good actually if not for the raw part.

Anonymous February 20, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

This restaurant serves recycled food - beware!

Placed an order for mixed salad. Repeated 3 times for French dressing and not Thousand Island.

Mixed salad comes with Thousand Island dressing. I tell the waiter who takes it back.

"New" bowl comes and waiter puts French Dressing on top of it, but in the middle there was still some Thousand Island dressing on it! Obviously they just took off the top layers of the salad and didn't throw the whole thing away.

When bill came we refused to pay service charge. Was told that the service charge can't be taken off because the computer automatically adds it, but they did "cancel" an item of approximate value to the service charge.

Very unhappy with service, will not be returning there again.

Anonymous November 5, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

Not the best steak in town anymore. Not nice. Standard drop ! Look at the workers. All of them are foreigners ! Bye Bye to The Ship.

Anonymous April 16, 2012 at 1:36 AM  

Ur England so suk but still thick face to start a blog


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