Thursday, 27 February 2014

Lunch @ Johnny Rockets, the Curve

Alright most people would have heard of this American-inspired diner by now. At first, that was exactly what I thought. However, it is indeed an American fast food chain.

Honestly, I was expecting a lot from all my friends and friends' friends who were raving about it. So I was eager to check this place out.

When we stepped in to the diner, we were immediately fascinated by the red and white striped 'sofa seats'. Although there were only two of us, we were determined to place our butts there. LOL.

Unfortunately, the table and sofa weren't really that Asian-friendly. When I sat down, I practically sunk so far down the seat, I had to sit absolutely straight as not to vanish behind the table.

Yes I'm short. But my guy friend who was around 176cm was complaining as well.
Concentrating on the menu.

Besides that, the diner was certainly renovated very nicely, with their waiters and waitresses dressed in those cute uniforms from the 1950s.

We ordered the Houston and the Smokehouse Single. The burgers were only available in sets which was rather a let-down, because once you're done with your set, you'd most likely be too full to try the other interesting sides they have.

 The Houston with sweet potato fries.
This is how big the set is.
Thumbs up to them for being uber generous with their salad.

 The Houston contains of jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, fresh tomaoes and their spicy sauce. It is said to be a spicy burger, but I was not really able to detect any hint of the spices they had in there. Except for the jalapenos. I don't know but maybe it's a Malaysian thing. Our taste buds has gotten numb to spiciness.

 The Smokehouse Single with fries.

The Smokehouse Single was quite a treat to the eyes. It was topped with beef, sharp cheddar cheese, beef bacon, onion rings and their barbecue ranch sauce.
However, biting into their onion rings was an unexpected shock. The onion rings were so hard, I wondered where the onions went.

I'll be really frank about their burgers. The patties are juicy, but pretty plain tasting. My friend complained the buns were pretty dense, and given that the patties were already plain tasting, it continued to further dilute the taste of the burger.

We also ordered one of their signature milkshakes. We decided to be a little adventurous, as to try something new. So we ended up with Peanut Butter.

The milkshake was just WOW. The entire cup was really thick and concentrated, the drink just wouldn't budge up the straw. If you're a peanut butter fan, you definitely need to try this. And I also suggest you order a flavour you like, and not be too adventurous when it comes to this.

I think I would have loved it if I had just ordered plain old chocolate milkshake. Yum.

Sorry if I'm being too straightforward here. But overall, nothing was that impressive about this place except for the decorations and the milkshake. The price was pretty costly to me as they did not provide main courses in ala carte. So if you're a light eater, it would really be a waste to order any of the mains.

All my friends told me the waiters and waitresses danced every half an hour, so I was actually waiting for a Glee performance to kick start out of nowhere. But sadly nothing happened.
Plus we sat there for around an hour.

Service wise...The waiter who served us actually scared the hell out of me. He did not smile.
At all.
On top of that, when we decided to order our drinks later, he was like "No drinks?!?" in a very surprised tone. His face immediately crumpled into the most disappointed look you can possibly imagine.
Clearly, I felt insulted.

Not really a good experience here but no harm done trying I guess :)
Needless to say, you can find Johnny Rockets at the Curve.

Lot G52, The Street, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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