Tambuah Mas is an Indonesian restaurant with branches in Paragon and Tanglin Shopping Centre. We went to the Tanglin branch as we were staying over at St. Regis, just next to Tanglin Shopping Centre.
The place wasn’t really crowded for a Saturday and that’s probably because we were there at about 6:30pm while most of their customers come in after 7. I am pleasant surprised to see that this restaurant is extremely child-friendly. There was no need for us to request for a baby chair, nor did we have to ask for a plastic plate and straw in Ray’s glass of ice water 🙂
For 4 adults and 1 child, we ordered their signature Tahu Telur, Beef Rendang, Sayur Lodeh and Deep Friend Chicken with our rice. We also ordered Es Cendol, Es Teler and Es Gula Melaka for desserts.
The Tahu Telur was pretty nice but we found the spicy-sweet dark sauce a tad too spicy for our liking. Sayur Lodeh is just like Lontong with sambal but without the rice cakes. For a person who seldom take vegetables, I have to say that I can finish the whole dish if I wasn’t sharing with anyone else! The fried chicken was way too dry for my liking and you are hearing this from someone who loves to eat chicken breast. The desserts were nice but nothing to shout about though.
Total bill came up to about $68. Not too bad!
If you’re interested, you can visit their website at http://tambuahmas.com.sg/.
Jamie and I spent a night at Hatten Hotel in Malacca as part of a weekend getaway with her and her family.
Hatten Hotel is new and is in fact currently celebrating its first anniversary. The lobby is spacious but it can get really crowded during check-in hours.
We were lucky that we’ve already done the registration prior to check-in hours and only had to collect our key cards to our respective rooms.
Since Hatten Hotel is new, the rooms are very clean, at least for ours. Our room didn’t come with nice view and we could only see the city. It didn’t help that a crane was parked right outside our window due to some construction works outside the hotel. Due to this, we kept the curtains drawn all the time.
The bathroom was well lit and clean. One side of the wall is made up of a big piece of mirror. What we didn’t like was the fact that the toilet bowl being too close to the door. If we didn’t lock the door, anyone crashing through the bathroom door will certainly knock the current toilet bowl user off the seat – or minimally inflict painful knee injuries.
On the plus side, having two televisions in the room meant that couples won’t need to fight over which channel to watch before going to bed. Then again, I’ve almost never found time to sit in front of the television when I travel.
While we can rave about the room, the hotel buffet dinner was nothing to shout about. At rm$80++ per pax, it is not cheap by Malaysian standards. We were extremely disappointed by the variety of food. I happily walked to the chilli crab section only to find the tray full of crab shells. Any remnants of flesh that could be found were hard and powdery – definitely not fresh. The breakfast was slightly better but we have seen better spreads elsewhere.
Would we stay again? Most certainly! Enjoy the room, forget about taking any meals in the hotel. In fact, we have already made plans to return this coming September.
I’ve finally decided to hit the reset button and start afresh. Past posts have been deleted, unpublished if you will, and I will now focus on my travel reviews.
I’m no stranger to travel reviews and have previously contributed on TripAdvisor. Due to school and work commitments, I’m stuck at the level of Senior Contributor there.