Monday, September 29, 2008

Bubba Gump Shrimps Co

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Lot 145 1st Floor, The Curve
Jalan PJU 7/3
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-77109862/63

"Mamma always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" - Forrest Gump

Ever since this restaurant opened some months back, it has always been packed whenever I passed by. I know LL would love this place as shrimps are one of his fave grub!

So if you subscribe to this shown above their main entrance...

... then this is one place you must visit!

First of all, you must know how to get the attention of the service crew. They have these metal plates on your table... If you wanna call a service crew, you flip to this plate... telling the crew to stop at your table lah...

After you have been served and you don't need any service anymore, you flip it to this plate... telling them they can run and process your order!Our drinks came immediately... LL had his Mango Sparkler (RM9.90) while I had my healthy plain water (FOC) ...

Service was pretty fast... next to appear on our table was the Clam Chowder (RM12.90) - this was a rather generous portion - enough for 2 people. Lots of chunky clam and cubed potatoes in this creamy delicious soup.While waiting for our main courses, the friendly crew came round to chat with us... and made us win these 6 packets of crackers by asking us a very simple question about Forrest Gump (the inspiration for this restaurant, as you may know) ... and practically telling us the answer too!

I ordered an appetizer - Cajun Shrimps (RM20.90) - shrimps sauted in cajun sauce and served with 2 pieces of garlic bread. The shrimps were fresh and tasted yummy and went very well with the crispy garlic bread. No complaint about the taste - however, the portion was rather small.
LL had this Shrimper's Heaven (RM44.90). There were fries, coleslaw and 4 types of shrimps served: Fried Shrimps (2 types), Chilly (as in "cold") Shrimps and Tempura Shrimps. Of the lot, the tempura ones suck - the batter was way too thick to qualify as "tempura" and I could hardly taste the shrimp inside. The coleslaw sucks too - never tasted such bad coleslaw before!

Overall, I think this order was disappointing.... not worth the price. Portions were also quite small. Don't be deceived by the deep cones in which the shrimps were served - they were actually half-filled with shredded cabbage!
After the miserable portions of the above 2 orders, LL still didn't have enough ... so we ordered 3/4lb of their Shrimper Catch (RM24.90) cooked in both cajun spices and garlic. The shrimps were served in a little pot, which the waiter then poured onto a plate at our table.

I would say this was the best dish - the shrimps were very fresh and the taste was excellent! LL took time and made the efforts to de-shell all the shrimps first before digging into them!

As expected, the place is not cheap... and this was the bill for 2 person's lunch:If you are really a shrimp fanatic, then do visit this place for the experience. After that, well... you decide whether the price is worth it ;-)

The decor inside is typically nostalgic American...

There are also tables outside, by the walkway... I rather like the bright cheery blue & white theme.

There is also a counter outside selling their premium items... a glass mug costs RM25...
My rating: 6/10


Bangsar-bAbE said...

Seems overpriced for such small portions. I always thought the shrimper's heaven would taste good. Think I'll put off my visit for a while then. ;)

Derek said...

which credit card you put this tap on?..hehe

Christy said...

Too bad that the food did not match the price...but glad to hear the last dish saved the day!:)

Well, like they said..."Life's like a box of chocolates, you'll never know what to expect":p

PureGlutton said...

Hi bangsar-babe, thanks for visiting :-) Ya, they are quite overpriced... but the service is good la.

PureGlutton said...

derek: shhhh... i aint telling!

PureGlutton said...

christy: yeah, the saute'ed shrimps definitely taste better than the fried ones.