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Saturday, June 19, 2010

IR 1968 Food Review

IR 1968
Indochine Restaurant & Bar
When was the last time I had my Indonesian's food? Is it when my maid cook? Nah! It would be during my last Bali trip 1,2,3 @ February.
But now I have a chance to dine in at a Indonesian cuisine restaurant.
First of all let me introduce the owner of the restaurant
Ms.Debbie Goh
she is very friendly and a cheerful person,
you can see her smiling & laughing while chatting with us!
she is a winner of 1998 Miss Malaysia Chinese International Pageant and she has also made appearances in various movies such as the famous Summer Holiday - "Ha Yat Dik Mo Mo Cha" and her latest appearance will be at Age Of Glory 2 - 情牵南洋
(you can check it out @ NTV7 -Monday to Thursday: 10pm-11pm)

and her partner Mr.Hudson Chang
basically he will be the one explaining the ingredients of the food and how they came up with the food's name. He explained the history of the restaurant, culture, & family.

What is IR?
IR stands for Indonesian Restaurant
Why IndoChine?
it is basically stands for Indonesian mix with Chinese, therefore this restaurant serve Indonesian food mix with Chinese style.
History about Hudson's grandfather, who is actually from Surabaya owned a Indonesian restaurant there at about year 1936. And his dad, went to Hong Kong and owned a Indonesian restaurant there.

Now lets start off with the Drinks
Sour Plum Juice (RM12)
suitable for those who does not have appetite to eat,
you can drink this to enhance your taste bud.
The sour taste is still tolerable.

Mango Kiwi
(RM12)
made from fresh Mango & Kiwi that creates a perfect combo to refresh us.
If you think that you the sour plum is too sour, you must try this, it is a Sweet&Sour combo.

Fresh Peach Tea (RM12)
made from fresh Peach and added with tea, it is more like a light drink,
perfect for the elders.

Ice LemonGrass Ginger Tea
(RM10)
saw the ginger in the tea? I personally dislike lemon grass but this drink is really refreshing.

The FOODs is up next
SOUPS category
we have #1 SOP BUNTUT
Indonesian OX Tail soup (RM12 per pax)
it is actually almost the same like the Malaysia Soup Ekor,
and BUNTUT in Indonesian means butt. In cantonese we call it "Sifat"soup.
This is special recommended by Hudson (the partner), as it really have strong taste of the tomato and also the aroma of OX tail. Many of the Malaysian love to drink this.

#2 SOP SHARK
Chinese double boiled Shark's bone soup (RM20 per pax)
-this is more like Chinese style soup, boiled with Shark's bone soup for few hours, as you can see the pictures above, it is serve with Shark's fin.

#3 SOP WANTON
Chinese double boiled Prawn soup with wanton (RM15 per pax)
-this is also the Chinese style soup, boiled with Prawn's shell, and the soup is fill with prawn's taste, and therefore wanton is added as toppings for the soup.

STARTERS category
#1 Gado Gado
Indonesian salad (RM18)
-Recommended in the menu. Indonesian salad with bean curd, bean sprout, cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, potato, egg, prawn cracker with their very own made peanut sauce. The peanut sauce taste awesome like the one you eat at Melaka- Satay celup sauce.

#2 Perkedel Jagung
Indonesian shrimp corn cake (RM15)
-this is what my maid always fried it for me to eat.
You have to eat this while it is hot.

VEGETABLE category
Tahu Goreng Telur
Fried Taufu with Egg (RM18)
-Fried bean-curd and egg with peanut sauce! It is almost the same with Gado-Gado.
Hudson mention that this is one of his favorite dish.

SEAFOOD category
#1 Sotong Kuning Goreng
Fried fresh squid(RM38)
-Fresh squid with yellow ginger (Kunyit), salt and pepper.
The ginger mix well with the squid, giving you a better taste.

#2 Ikan Asam
Asam Fish (RM38)
-Hot,spicy & sour fish fillet best served with white rice. It is not that spicy and for those who doesn't like spicy, give it a try, you will love it.

POULTRY category
Ayam Asam Kacang
Fried chicken with peanut (RM22)
-Fried chicken with peanut and plum sauce.

RICE category
#1Nasi Goreng Special
Special Fried Rice (RM25)
-Special fried rice with 2pieces of chicken satay, fried egg, & prawn cracker.

#2 Nasi Kuning Campur
Yellow Rice combo (RM25)
-Yellow ginger rice with fried chicken & beef rendang. The Indonesian culture used to eat only at Sunday, but now you can eat it every day at IR1968, there are more modernized.

MEAT category
Semur Lidah
Grill Ox Tongue (RM32)
-Special recommended by Hudson!
It is very tender when I first bite it compare to the normal Ox meat. I get a shocked of my life when someone told me that is it actually Ox Tongue! It doesn't have any weird smell just normal like how u eat the Ox meat. Trust me! I give it a 5 out of 5 star for this!

INTERIOR DESIGN
main theme color is RED! the design is modern
a projector screen for you to watch football.
most of their tables and chairs are made from wood.
a little funky old style
since it is a bar
there is a wide range of wine & liquor
red antique lighting boost up the environment

Location- How to get there?
Google map link
If you are afraid of the parking rate, there will be FREE 50 parking lots next to the restaurant for customers with good security.

Address
241-b, Lorong Nibong off Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Reservations/Contact No.
03-21413550 or 017-8832160

For more info, do visit www.ir1968.com
There have 2 branches at Hong Kong.

This post is based on my personal comment and review. Please do not hesitate to comment.
Thanks to Henry Lee for the invites!
more of the 9 bloggers camwhore pictures @ next post!

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6 comments:

  1. nice one bro... too bad i didnt took a photo of u when u found out that the semur lidah is really the ox tongue! :D

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  2. nice one bro...love the food here....like the environment too

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  3. hello baboon!! hehe..love to call u in such nickname!! Good write-ups u have here!! love the "thumb up" icon for the recommended food!! anyway, nice meeting u again~~

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  4. 一定要保持最佳狀況呦,加油!!!期待你發表的新文章!.................................................................

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