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Betty’s Mid-west Kitchen

I went to school in the US mid-west. Grain country or beef country and rolling fields in all directions and flat as a table. Besides the occasional tornado, you get scorching summers and frigid winters. When a whole bunch of tweeples on twitter went abuzz about this place called “Betty’s Mid-west kitchen”, I knew I gotta try it.

Knowing and wanting is a big difference from actually doing it. Doing it took about four months but finally I got there on a wet Friday evening where the roads were “car-parkifying”. Learnt that word on twitter. See you do learn something new everyday!

Anyways, I didn’t have any camera with me other than my iPhone for about a hundred reasons. I’ll be going back again anyways with a real camera so for now, here’s all you got. It was a work day and we wanted a nice simple dinner and then head home for a shower so we didn’t order that much. We had their roasted chicken and onion soup shared between us and for mains, we had a pork chop with country sauce and the meatloaf. Dessert was Apple crumble.

Our take; the soup’s pretty good but would be nicer if it was nice and creamy rather than looking rather “chinese” soup like with lots of chicken and onion bits floating about. My pork chop was very nicely done. Sauce is average and pretty much in line with expectations. Nothing special but still good solid food! The meatloaf was good though. Between the chops and the meatloaf, I’d probably order the meatloaf again. Apple crumble wasn’t up to snuff and it was probably the one thing I wouldn’t order again. Maybe I’m biased because I think I make a much better apple crumble but to Betty’s benefit, it’s a pretty generous serving with two large scoops of vanilla ice-cream. It’ll probably be good enough for some others but I guess not me.

Betty’s is definitely good enough to go back for and I’ll definitely be back. Good food, good value and pretty close to home. What’s not to like?

And yes, apologies for the lousy iPhone photos. Better photos to come next 🙂

Betty’s Midwest Kitchen
A-G-40, Jalan PJU 1/43,
Aman Suria, Damansara,
Petaling Jaya.

Palate Palette

Palate Palette, bar and restaurant in KL was a place I wanted to go ever since I saw a friend’s family celebration reunion photos. This time however, it was just a small gathering and we spent more time talking and eating rather than taking photos. The ambiance was great, aided by a gray overcast KL sky, it was not too hot to sit under the open sky, with trees and the breeze (and haze) wafting about.

We had quite a bit of food but the Chicken lollipops were great along with the Mushroom Cappuccino soup. The moo stew is also highly recommended plus of course their dessert. The ran out of the dark chocolate cake so we had to settle for the toasted carrot cake which was pretty awesome and of course the ginger crème brûlée! Delicious!