Saturday, May 29, 2010

RUEBEN'S Bistro & Pub - Taipan, Subang Jaya

Rueben's Bistro & Pub. The affordable watering hole for near and afar customers who like a drink or two or "the more the merrier" before going home or don't want to go home. Beer as far as I know, is the main crowd puller though some prefer to park bottles and if you are amongst the early birds, you will most probably notice grey hair, no hair, pot belly "Men From Uncles", and maybe a few women around. These customers somehow will disperse before or just after the clock strikes 8.00pm and then, almost like silence is golden environment before the hip-hop crowd stroll in later after 10 o'clock or so. What about my other half-half? Unsure I am if he is among the early or later customers but he sure carry home some juicy stories to my ears. Why did I end up in RUEBEN'S Bistro & Pub? For dinner actually. 
Ambiance? Like most bistros and pubs. Nothing special. We once we arrived, after my other half-half greeting the regular faces, we decided to sit outside for avoiding the smokiness and almost full house noisiness inside. Menu for food ordering? Just a basic one, and we calling for lemon tea, mutton nasi lemak, lamb chops and sky juice. 

Popping up soonest was ice lemon tea which by far tasted like plain ice tea. What happen to squeezing in lemon juice? I think the person who fixed ice lemon tea didn't know which is and what is lemon.        
Thereafter, Mutton Nasi Lemak and Lamb Chops were served. Mutton Nasi Lemak. Not too bad. Sambal especially kicking in spiciness and tastiness when eaten with coconut milk rice, fried egg, mutton curry, cucumber, fried peanuts and anchovies. Mutton curry must receive quite a rave actually.    
Lamb chops I tucked into on the other hand? Almost a disaster. Especially the pepper sauce atop lamb chops. As if right out from store bought pepper sauce. Lamb Chops however must be praised. Nicely cooked tenderness, but without a tasty sauce, you tell me? Like? What about the fries and coleslaw? Anyone for the matter can be a skillful chef to these two sides.  
Overall, I think RUEBEN'S Bistro & Pub can remain forever as a watering hole. Food wise, there is definitely room for improvement.   

NO 41, Jalan USJ 9/5Q,
Subang Business Centre
Subang Jaya
Tel:  03-80241446.

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  1. This is the last place that you want to go, the beer is fake and the food is expensive, check out their latest menu, this is the first time I see a 'menu' without price.

    1. Hai Reubens as the place in Subang to enjoy your drinks with family and frens. My brother used to be a loyal customer there n now Im following his footsteps. Well when there is good there will be evil. Hail REUBENS! - PREMINEM

    2. Quote: "the more the merrier" before going home or don't want to go home???" ha, dream on, the MALE boss would chase you out if you are the last customer (yes CUSTOMER), without asking he would ask the staff to turn off the music and whatever to give you a BIG HINT that "hey you better go".
      What kind of service is this?

    3. Forget it, the naughty Nelly next next door offer better beer and 200% better service

  2. I have the same experience with this stupid Rueben's Pub and Bistro, I used to like the pub but now that they are "famous" they don't value their regulars anymore, just look at Rajan's, not drunk also I will puke

    1. Yes especially after the boss married Rajan, sometimes I wonder he married her for the money


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