TJ Haus has been a household name for Subangites for years now for their take on what we know as "western food". From the days when our knowledge of western food only stretch as far as chicken chops and fish n' chips, TJ Haus has been dishing out authentic European cuisines at a small corner of the neighbourhood and quite frankly, is the place where I had my first experience of a true western meal as a kid ages ago.
I went there recently with a couple of friends for dinner as they were craving for western food that night. The place was packed full as it was father's day that day (I am celebrating father's day the week after because I did not wanna join in the overwhelming crowd that day....OK fine I forgot to book a table for my dad). Each of us have out favorites there as we are all Subangites and our food arrived less than 20 minutes later. Not too bad for a packed night. I particularly love the decor of the place, very old school and reminds me of some of the neighbourhood restaurants in Europe.
I particularly like their staircase, which is define by many as stairway to food heaven :)
We started off with a typical Venetian appetiser, the beef carpaccio (RM18). The thinly sliced beef tenderloin were given a treatment of tangy Italian vinaigrette and served with greens and pine nuts. The meat was tender and fresh, combines beautifully with the sauce. I could do without the garlic bread but I guess those are for the ones who cant really take raw beef on its own. A perfect start to the meal I'd say.
The first main was the Provence style loin of lamb(RM28). 2 pieces of lamb loin covered in herb & garlic brown sauce served with beef bacon long beans and roasted potatoes. The sauce was a little bit too salty for me but my friends loved it. The lamb was freed of any unpleasant lamb-by taste and the vegs compliment the meat really well. I particularly loved the crisp, flavouful beans.
Next was the Irish lamb stew (RM18), lamb cubes stewed with fresh vegetables in its own stock. The stew was really flavorful and packs a nice ommph! great with a piece of bread to soak up all the goodness. What I really liked is that the stew itself was not too thick, giving enough room for the meat and veg to showcase themselves.
I ordered the Grilled barramundi fillet with olive pesto served with herb roasted potatoes and veg (RM28). The fillet of barramundi was really fresh and the home made pesto really helped bring out its fresh flavours. One of the best fish dishes in Subang? I would vote for that :)
And what's an authentic western meal without some nice cold beer? :) I had a pint of Ordinger beer (RM12), which is a German beer with 8% alcohol content.
Here's a map for you readers. TJ Haus is located at ss18 along the end of NPE, near ss15 Subang.
Subang Jaya, Selangor DE.
Tel: 03-5636 4508
Lunch: 11am - 2pm
Dinner: 6pm - 11pm
Closed every 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month
doggyjames says...a really quiet and well hidden western restaurant which offers great choice of food and a private environment. Good place for your first date!