Sunday, 4 May 2008

Steaming it up @ O.K. Tuck, Brinchang

I can't think of anything better then tucking into a steamboat dinner as a nice tummy filler on a cold rainy night. So we ambled over to O.K Tuck for dinner. It is located next to 'Hotlink' corner shop on the old main road of Brinchang. Oh, by the way, do drop by the 'Hotlink' shop if you need to top up on your pre-paid card or to purchase some sports attire. Heh.. yes they have them there, Nike no less!

There are many restaurants in Brinchang offering steamboat, but beware, some have been known to be quite unscrupulous in ripping off tourists. It is advisable to ask for the price before you order. Some restaurants have 'local prices and out of town prices'.
O.K. Tuck charges RM15 per head for their steam boat. Quite reasonable but that is the 'local price'. We had choice of two types of soups - clear and tom yam. I do like the spicy and piquant tom yam soup but the taste can be quite overpowering. I prefer dipping the ingredients in the clear soup especially when if the ingredients are fresh. The steam boat set was quite the standard fare; fish balls, fried bean curd sheet, chicken, prawns, squid, some sort of crunchy seaweed, mushrooms and lots of vegetables. With farms in abundance in Camerons, not suprisingly the vegetables and mushrooms were very fresh.
You can give this restaurant a try if you are in Brinchang. They do serve ala carte meals but I'm not sure about the quality or the price. As always, if you are from out of town, ask for the menu with price or risk being a 'sui yee' (taken for a ride).

O.K.Tuck Restaurant
26, Jalan Besar, Brinchang, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Tel: 05-491 2380. Business hours: 11.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm

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