My first visit to Smoky Jack was a pleasent one. The set lunch in their menu attracted me, and I went back for their set lunch with my buddies. But this encounter is not as pleasent as the first one though. I’ll talk about it later in the end of the post. Let’s talk about food first.
Smoky Jack offers 3 categories of set lunch; Set A: RM 15.80++, Set B: RM18.80++ and Set C: RM 25.80 – Rm 28.80. Their set lunch comes with either soup of the day or salad and dessert. There’s no drink comes together with their set lunch though.
Complimentary bread which tasted good.
I chose soup instead of salad. The soup tasted creamy.
YH had salad. Orange sauce were used instead of the normal mayo or thousand island. It’s something new to us, but it tasted very appetizing due to the sourish orange sauce. The sauce blended well with the fresh vege too.
I had Grilled Cod Fish. The portion is small. The cod fish itself had a smooth texture, but it tasted slightly saltier. The in house red pepper sauce make it even saltier.
Lene had Hungarian Baked Chicken. It’s basically look like a grilled chicken with brown sauce to me.
YH had Grilled Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce. The salmon portion looks more satisfying than my cod fish portion. The marinated salmon fillet tasted slightly saltier to me, but YH didn’t mention about the saltiness. Guess it suited her tastebud. The salmon fillet was grilled with a good timing, as the meat was smooth.
If compare with cod fish, I would prefer cod fish texture though.
The dessert which consist of a few pieces of fruits and a piece of cake. Nothing much to brag about this, but I was kinda disappointed with the dessert. Although it’s a complimentary with the set lunch, I was hoping for something more outstanding.
This remind me of the dessert served with the set dinner I had in Bravo Italiana. The dessert taste still linger in my mind.
But the service on that day slighlty disappointed me. We were not approached by any waiter the moment we entered the restaurant. We were actually walking around and picked our own seats. Later, we were approached by one, and guide us to our seat.
We need to wait for quite sometime before we get the menu. The waiters were like in a total chaos when they serve the food to customer on that day. I wonder why… The situation and service was good during my first visit which is during dinner hour. Wonder what happened…
The restaurant contact # and business hours:
Smoky Jack Ribs & Steakhouse
3H-3I, Upper Penang Road
Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm
Click here for map.