27 February 2013

Homst Restaurant @ Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Price : Mid-range
Cuisine : Chinese Muslim  
Recommended For : Eating with family and/or friends; dishes good for sharing
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes

The last time we dined here, which was ages ago, we remember having a very forgettable meal. However, we were recently convinced to give this place a second chance (we were told Homst has been taken over by different owners quite some time back?) and were stunned to be met by a packed-to-the-brim full house!

“Is it always this busy?” we asked one of the smiley waiters, as he was setting up a table for us at the far end of the sidewalk. He replied earnestly, “Busy? No, no, this is not even considered busy yet…”

Despite the mad crowd, the service was highly efficient. We received our first dish less than 10 minutes from ordering. The main reason we were sold on giving Homst a retry was this:

Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab! (RM36)

Gotta love all that gooey goodness! The super decadent dish is made for sharing, but we had a hard time grasping that concept =P

Ginger Beef (RM19) was one of our favourite picks as well; tender beef slices in thick, flavourful gravy.

Must be something in their gravies because we couldn't get enough of the one that comes with the Sizzling Tofu (RM 13)! Seriously stellar!

For veges, we really loved the Garlic Brinjal (RM13). The garlic was not too overpowering and accented the lightly-fried eggplants really well.

Unfortunately, not all the dishes we had were hits. The Pandan Chicken (RM17) was unpleasant, as the chicken bits were dry and bland, with hardly any hints of pandan at all.

Tom Yam Seafood was pretty one-dimensional too, sour mostly.

All in all, it was still a very enjoyable meal and we're excited to return and try out other interesting dishes in their extensive menu. =) 

Homst Restaurant
No. 48, Persiaran Zaaba
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
(just steps away from the corner Proton showroom)
Tel : +603 7728 0760 

Opening Hours:
11.00 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.

3.141668, 101.62714

Near impossible to find a spot here in the day, but if you must come here for lunch, you could try parking in the open-air car park beside Maybank and take a 5-min walk to the restaurant.

* all prices mentioned in this post are based on a Medium portion  

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