Hoe's is a small cosy restaurant serving nice western fare on Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong. My wife first went to this place with her work colleagues and since then we have eaten there a couple of times. Our last visit was when EK and family came over from Sungai Petani. And they loved the food there.
The restaurant occupies a single shop lot. Like most new eating places, they have a outside smoking area. The inside is gayly furbished - blue lightings, pink ceiling, green walls - what a combination. It was almost like a disco. This place is bold in decor.
The wall is covered with framed witty quotations and messages. Even the toilet is not spared. If you were to read every one of them, you would probably be a very wise man or woman.
Service was efficient. The proprietor lady was charming and friendly. But she refused to be photographed. We ordered our food and then settled down with our drinks. I particularly like this lemonade. It was most refreshing.
But I had a problem with their iced lemon tea. It was made from a concentrate. They did not even bother to stir it into the water and ice. If they could not serve the real stuff, the least they could do was to blend the concentrate into the water. I told the proprietor lady so. She was apologetic.
Soup was then served. The mushroom soup was made from fresh mushrooms. Served with some croutons, it was creamy and delicious.
The garlic bread which we had with the soup were additional orders.
We shared this bacon and walnut salad. It was very nice. The walnut made it so. The crunchy nuts and the aroma of the bacon made a really good combination.
The New Zealand green mussels were superb. It was cooked in a rich creamy garlic sauce with various spices. The sauce was simply delicious. The mussels were fresh and not over-done. The plate was supposed to be served with dipping toasts, only I think they forgot to toast the whole grain bread. But that did not mar our pleasure of this delightful dish. The bread tasted equally good in the sauce.
This was the Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. It was pasta in a rich creamy sauce, topped with crispy bacon and grated parmesan cheese. It looked ordinary, but the flavour was quite good. I think they made the sauce well.
The other pasta dish we ordered was the Spaghetti Marinara. It came with a tiger prawn and a few mussels in a tomato sauce. The spaghetti was al dente - firm to the bite - and the sauce was rich with tomato and spices.
The roast pork in this place was really very nice. It was almost like the Chinese Siu Yuk (燒肉). The skin was delightfully crispy and the meat was succulent and juicy. It was served with mashed potato, cauliflower, beans, carrot and a small portion of corn-on-the-cob. And a bowl of apple sauce. Very very good indeed.
The highlight of the meal was this Combi Platter. It was a big plate enough for 4 people. In it were crispy roast knuckle, grilled lamb chop, barbecued pork ribs, tantalising sausages, and crispy bacon strips. The accompaniments were mashed potato, cauliflower, carrots, beans and a bowl of sauerkraut. It was truly a meat lover's delight. Everything in the platter was yummy good.
Dessert was tiramisu in a champagne glass.
It was a most satisfying meal in a nice cheerful place. However, I am not sure if it is very well known. I goggled and was surprised not to find any mention of the restaurant. Perhaps places like this are best kept as little secrets to be relished and enjoyed.