Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Restaurant Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at The Curve

The two superheroes headed off to Mutiara Damansara and found themselves in The Curve for a scrumptious lunch on a beautiful weekend. Since we were basically pretty much spoilt for choice in this land of good food, we were so tempted to try out every single restaurant as we don't really come by this place often! Haha.





Eventually, we settled for this really outstanding (name-wise and decor-wise) restaurant situated just adjacent to Waroeng Penyet, the famous Indonesian food outlet previously blogged by KY. I mean, who can resist a restaurant that goes by the name, "Bubba Gump Shrimp"?? Haha. In fact, I've actually seen a review of this place on tv some time ago! Must be good... :p



And it sure is! The entire restaurant is actually based on this really really famous movie in the early 90s, Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks as the title character. Superhero S is a true blue fan of this movie and she has actually watched it over and over again countless times! So beautifully crafted and filled with such terrific acting and storyline, it's no wonder Forrest Gump has inspired this superb international restaurant chain to sprout across the world!



Once inside the restaurant, you'd really feel like you've stepped into a different world altogether. The tweaky wood flooring, the extensive decor is reminiscent to a country house much like Forrest's from the movie itself. You can see all sorts of familiar dialogue from the movie at every corner just like this one here...



Very very cosy and homely indeed, and we find ourselves really drawn to the fabulous decorating and great ambiance in the restaurant...





If you're a fan of Forrest Gump just like we are, the entire experience feels almost like dining in a Forrest Gump museum! Haha. Very very interesting!



But best of all, we have to show you this really cute 'car plate' that is placed on every table. Since we've never been to Bubba Gump, the super friendly waiter took the time to really explain to us the culture over at Bubba Gump. Flag a "Run Forrest Run" if you don't need any attention from the waiters there...



And yes, as you could've guessed, just flip the car plate to "Stop Forrest Stop" and a waiter's attention will be called to your table. But as we weren't exactly lunching during the normal lunch hour, there weren't many tables occupied and we actually had the same super friendly waiter waiting our table. Such great service! Similar to our lovely experience over at Tony Roma's.





As we flipped through the menu, we realized that the menu is pretty simple really. Nothing extensive and most items veer towards shrimp base. Superhero W opted for Mama's Southern Fried Chicken while Superhero S went for Salmon and Vegetable Skillet. No shrimps. Haha. Sounds a little ridiculous but we actually chose not to go for shrimps in a restaurant that serves shrimps as their specialty. Blame it on allergy... Haha. *blushing*



For drinks, here's my two-thumbs up, "Run Forrest Run" (priced at RM10.90). Yes, how could I NOT order a drink with such a significant name??? Haha. This non-alchoholic smoothie is absolutely yummy, a lovely concoction of fresh oranges, strawberries, bananas and non-fat raspberry frozen yogurt. Quite a mouthful but I love it, love it, LOVE IT! The same cannot be said of Superhero W's reaction towards the drink though. He finds that it tasted more like cough syrup. *ahem*



While waiting for our foodie to arrive, the waiter served us two big glasses of cold drink as we continued admiring everything on the table, including this really interesting bucket containing this one cute ping pong bat. If you can remember, Forrest Gump is good in ping pong. Haha. :p



Superhero W's Mama's Southern Fried Chicken (priced at RM27.90) arrived first. Super big serving... My god. Just look at the 'almost' overflowing mashed potatoes!



Ridiculously delicious, with the big big fried chicky served with such awesome crisp and flavour. Tastes even better than colonel's recipe! And the mashed potatoes and its accompanying sauce is fabulous and goes really well with the chicky. Definitely will go for this again the next time.



As for Superhero S' Salmon and Vegetable Skillet (priced at RM35.90), I've never tasted salmon this good! No kidding. Very big portion, both the salmon and the rice. And the rice is absolutely wonderful! Loved the taste to the max, a little sourish and salty. Yummy... Again, this is another must order!


All in all, we find this place really really good, as a simple lunch outing somehow turned out to be a lunch that's truly memorable in every way. Oh, you can even catch the movie, Forrest Gump here in this restaurant as this tv will keep playing this movie over and over again! :p



The bill came at RM85, inclusive of tax and service charges but the experience as I would say... is priceless. True to Forrest's infamous phrase, "Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get".

9 comments:

YozoraNiteSky said...

A truly interesting place... a definite one to try.. even if it is just once haha..


Two Bright Heads said...

i like, i like, i like.. so interesting this forest gump restaurant. being to the curve many times but never come across it also.. now must go look for it already... he he. thanks


twosuperheroes said...

Oh yeah, Y...Haha. Even if it's just for once! Hope you'll like it there as well... :p

Haha, BBhead...it's quite hard to miss actually. Try searching again yeah and tell us what you think about the restaurant! :p


Jen's Place said...

Try bourbon street baramundi ...huge portion for RM29.90!

Intend to try the salmon when I go there next! haha


twosuperheroes said...

oh..wanted to try that one initially, but decided not to eventually because there's shrimps in it... Yeah, you should try the salmon. It's really good. :p


Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

I would pass by Bubba Gump at TS, always want to try that place out.


babe_kl said...

hmm i might give it a go now as earlier i thot they mainly serve deep fried stuff. thanks for the superlicious info darlings


twosuperheroes said...

oh, in that case..you should really try it out one day then! Haha.. :p


twosuperheroes said...

Haha..Hope you'll enjoy the food there, babe! :p