Monday, June 29, 2009

Food Review - Cozy House Restaurant

NameCozy House Restaurant (Great Eastern Mall)
- not to be confused with Cozy Corner @ Ampang Park
FoodChinese (halal) & Western
LocationL3, Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang

Getting there
Once you are in the mall, just head to the 3rd level. You can’t miss it because it’s a prominent feature on that level (see picture).
ParkingThere are lots of parking bays in the mall. Alternatively, you may also park at the small open air parking next to the mall.
ServiceI have been there a couple of times including peak and non-peak times. Service from the wait staff during peak periods (lunch) can be a little testy but during non-peak times, it’s slightly better as I find them to be not very attentive to customers.
Ambience It’s quite simple and nice enough as it is definitely better decorated and cleaner than a coffee shop. The dim lighting on the wooden furniture helps to improve the overall feel and ambience.
TasteFor a Halal restaurant, I’d say the food tastes pretty good. (I say this because for Non-Halal Chinese restaurants, they have the option to use Pork Lard and Broth in their cooking). I guess this is why this place is quite popular among those who are into Halal fare.
PresentationAltho’ they use plastic plates for the food, it is still pretty presentable when served.
VarietyThey serve so many items in their menu that it begs one to make repeat visits to try them all out. Items include dishes that go with rice (eg: Hot Plate Japanese tofu, Chinese Stir-Fried Vegetables, Egg Foo Yong, "Ku Low Yuk"or Fried Pork Cutlets in Sweet & Sour Sauce, etc), or individual meals such as Fried Rice or Noodles and Western dishes like Chicken Chops.
Value for MoneySurprisingly not too pricey, which partly explains its popularity and loyal following.
OverallAn Ideal place to bring your Muslim friends to try our some of the more popular Chinese Dishes such as Cantonese Fried Kuay Teow (flat rice noodles), Ku Low Yuk (Fried Pork Cutlets in Sweet & Sour Sauce) and Chinese Styled vegetables. Prices are pretty reasonable as well for a restaurant that’s located in a mall.

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