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2015-10-08 709 views
On the way back from a mini roadtrip to Ipoh, a friend brought me to this restaurant for dinner before going straight home. Apparently he's tried this place before and found the food there to be quite good so was determined to bring us all there to try. So we can validate his point.It was a weeknight when we reached the place and a little after dinner time, but still the place was quite packed. As always an early sign on whether the restaurant serves good food or not is by the crowd that they ha
It was a weeknight when we reached the place and a little after dinner time, but still the place was quite packed. As always an early sign on whether the restaurant serves good food or not is by the crowd that they have. Already from this I can tell that I was in for a good meal. Though slightly disappointed by the rather sour-puss looking staffs who were not too pleased with serving us whenever we called them over. We got the Claypot Braised Pork Belly with Salted Fish. I have to say that not many places can cook this dish well and I've had my fair share of this, considering that this is a family favourite. But Triple Round cooks this very well as the meat is nice and tender, the sauce is very well flavoured without being overly salty. Then we also got the Steamed Grouper in Soybean Paste. This was only so-so because the sauce was one-dimensional and very little despite us telling them that we wanted more. However I do enjoy the freshness of the fish as the meat was juicy and tender. Because we were all in the mood for some Lala, we order their steamed Lala in wine sauce. I did not find this particularly good because I had better ones before. It wasn't that this was bad or anything like that, but really nothing much to shout about as the lala was on the smaller and most of the shell were empty. Seeing as they had this that night, we also ordered their Sang Cheong with dried shrimp and chillies. Again, this was pretty good but nothing to shout about. The cheong was less crunchy and chewy than I would have preferred and lacked quite some flavour. But my friends enjoyed it very much, even the one that never tried sang cheong before. We must always have something green for a balanced diet, so we ordered sweet potato leaves stir-fried with garlic. This was also so-so only though I liked that the vegetable was not over-cooked which would make it mushy.
Actually the food served at Triple Round is pretty good. If I were somehow to be around that area or driving back from Ipoh again, then I'd stop by for a meal. But I most definitely would not drive all the way there from KL town just to eat there.