Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Flamin' J Firehouse - US Size or Malaysian Size?

I am super late today in blogging this as it's been a day of all sorts of mishaps. Luckily I am home now and ready to finish this post I started this morning.

The last time we were at Hartamas Shopping Center where we ate at Warung Aji-Don Alley, we spied this Flamin' J Firehouse. Hence when we decided to eat out last Friday, after the typical conversation of where ah?, what do you want to eat? questions, Splashie Boy decided we will give this place a try.

I was a bit hesistant as I have not heard much about this place and the last time we walked past it, the restaurant was empty. Since I did not want to argue on a Friday night, I dutifully followed Splashie Boy to the restaurant and this time around, it was packed with people. There was a noisy group of people having an office party, some families and two Japanese men tucking into their fries looking really out of place in their suits.

Although this place is Malaysian owned, food served here is American style with sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, steaks and etc. What amused both of us was the menu had two different categories; US Size and Malaysian Size. A quick check with the waitress indicated that since some Malaysians were small eaters, they could opt for the lighter portion.

Splashie Boy spied his favourite, the All Philly Cheesesteak Hero which he immediately ordered. He asked for lamb pieces in his sandwich and it came packed with it. This was served with potato crisps. It was yummy and quite filling as he ordered the US size portion. Although it cannot beat those American franchises like Chilis and TGIF, it's a real good effort by a local in cooking American style food. The prices are also reasonable and much cheaper than the franchises.

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I ordered a burger called the Big Bertha which was huge and came topped with a slice of cheese and pickles. The beef patty was yummy and juicy. My only complaint was the french fries could have been better as they did not taste home made and felt like the frozen ones you get from the supermarket.

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A quick look at the place also indicates that they have this challenge called Beat the Phyton where if you finish this gi-normous sandwich within an hour, your name will be recorded in the wall of shame at their outlet. Amazing stuff! For more professional pictures of their menu items, do check
Kevin Han's portfolio. He has some amazing shots of the flame grilled steak and the Phyton. Also check his snails on top of the sandwich!?

Incidentally, we also realised that this shopping center seems to be a US/Malaysia place as not only does it have a restaurant that serves the different sizes but when you pre-pay your car park ticket in the machine, you can also opt for US/Malaysian language.

Flamin'J Firehouse
LotP3L & P3M, (2nd Floor)
Hartamas Shopping Centre
60, Jalan Hartamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 - 6201 7750

10, Jalan USJ 10/1E
47620 Subang Jaya
Selangor

Tel: 03 - 5634 4171

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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