Every time I walk past Uncle Lim's at Ikano Power Centre, it's always packed. Since we both hate to wait around for our food, we tend to avoid it. I finally had the opportunity to try out their food last weekend when I spied an outlet at Subang Parade. Incidentally, Subang Parade has gone through a tremendous facelift; everything looks sparkly white and freshly painted now plus there's a Cold Storage supermarket.
Unlike the Ikano Power Centre outlet, the Subang Parade branch is much bigger so it was a breeze to get an ideal spot to take pictures. I ordered their Laksa (RM7.90+), which I have heard about. It's essentially Johor Laksa with spaghetti and thickish curry sauce laden with mackerel pieces. Initially, the laksa was pretty tasty but it got too rich after a while hence I had trouble finishing it.
Splashie Boy had their Chicken Porridge (RM7.90+) which was good and laden with chunks of chicken. The porridge texture was thick and I liked the crunchy topping of fried mung bean noodles and yau char kuai (Chinese crullers).
We also had the steamed otak otak(RM3.50+) which came wrapped in banana leaves. I wasn't blown away by this and thought it was slightly overpriced considering the size of it. I tend to prefer my otak otak chunkier hence this version wasn't my favourite. For drinks, I had their Cham Ice (RM2.80+) (mixed tea, coffee and milk) which I really liked while Splashie Boy settled for Cincau (RM2.50+) since he hates coffee.
Coincidentally, I had dinner with a friend last night who also recently ate at Uncle Lim's. They just started (i.e. this week) to serve Prawn Mee that is slated for a limited time. She tried it out on Tuesday at the Ikano outlet and said it was horrible. The soup broth lacks taste and they served it with sotong/prawn balls that were not cooked properly. Not sure if it was a mere hiccup to their system but if that's the case, they had better rectify it or else it will definitely be a huge flop.
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Tel No: 03 - 5631 4188
*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.