Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tram Car Cafe.

As extracted from 3iLinG's blog.

I thought why not post something away from Dubai? After all, it's been weeks I'm ranting on and on what goes on in Dubai that I felt so bored of it at this point of time today. So, I decided it's time to clear some backlogs on the stuff I did before I left for Dubai. KY had already posted the review and no prize for guessing why I was there. Thanks to KY for inviting me. Grace was there too! So it was 2 smart girls against 1 not-as-smart guy (except the host). You-know-who....

Tram Car is actually Shiang's family owned restaurant and I managed to meet him once at Hennessy Artistry in Aloha months back. That night itself, only I realise that his cousin happened to be my classmate in my college days. What a small world. FYI, Cable Car, Windmill and Tram Car are all related in some way. This newly opened cosy restaurant is situated in Jaya32 in PJ. Where is that you asked me? I don't know. KY showed me the way and probably you can read his post to look at the "colourful" map he has always been posting for every food review.

Since he had been so detailed on showcasing the food that we have eaten that night, I might as well highlight the recommended dishes in my own humble opinion.

A very nice Fresh Shrimps Cocktail with home made salad dressing and topped with generous portions of ebiko at RM8.90.

Delicious garlic Escargots at RM13.90 per half dozen.

I had this baked fish with white sauce and cheese served with baked whole potato and salad (RM17.90).

Grace had her Seafood platter with tartar sauce at RM27.90

This combination of Watermelon and lychee rocks. It's so refreshing and cooling after a hearty meal.

Tram Car has an extensive menu from Steaks, Seafood, Poultry, Local Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine to desserts. It was indeed a good place for gatherings because everyone can have their own pick. The place offers a very cosy ambiance with dimmed lightings for that extra romantic feeling. The pricing is just affordable and if you have any complaints, you can always write to KY so that he can let his buddy know about it! Haha....

KY at taking the shots in a "gaya" way. Or was it simply just being fussy in taking the shots?!!

Not to forget the picture of the two beautiful ladies that accompanied the guys for dinner. This picture will definitely make any food looked good and sizzling hot! We had really good conversations that night. Partly was intelligent and partly was nonsence. You can read his post here.


B-11-01, 32 Square,
No. 2, Jalan 19/11
46300 PJ, Selangor

Tel: 03-7958 8588

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tram Car at Jaya 32, PJ.

As extracted from - note - its 3 Two Square, not Jaya 32.

My futsal buddy (don’t judge a person by his look, he’s a much better player than me) Shiang has been asking me for a dinner at his family restaurant Tram Car for quite a while. I finally managed to find time and two pretty ladies and headed there some two weeks ago for dinner.

Tram Car is actually run by the same people who ran the old Cable Car at Jaya just down the road (now Jaya 33)

Tram Car at Jaya 32, PJ

Tram Car, the “new” Cable Car

Grace, Eiling, and I met Shiang at the restaurant on a Thursday night and business was pretty brisk. The restaurant is located just opposite the big Toyota showroom and service center at Seksyen 19 so you actually have a choice of pretending to be a pontential Toyota buyer and park your car there for free, or by the road, or pay for it at Jaya 32 for a safer choice.

Tram Car at Jaya 32, PJ

Escargot, prawn cocktail, soups

We started off with garlic breads, salad, and a dozen escargot. The garlic breads were actually pretty nice, but I only had a bite in order to save my stomach for more. Escargot is always one of my favorites and I think I must have had close to half a dozen snails to myself while the girls finished the rest. I like the cream sauce that goes with it.

Tram Car at Jaya 32, PJ

garlic bread, pandan sago dessert, salad

Next came three bowls of soup, sharks fin with crab meat, oxtail soup, and French baked onion. I find the soups pretty thick, and if I try to finish the whole bowl I probably could fill my stomach pretty good with the accompanying garlic bread and salad without going for the main course. They are, however, pretty flavorful though.

The nicest appetizer we tried was actually the shrimp cocktail. Generous portion of prawn on fresh vegetables with home made thousand island dressing and topped with ebiko. The dressing tasted very sinful and I think the ebiko is a really nice touch.

Tram Car at Jaya 32, PJ

baked fish, steak combo, seafood platter

I think I was already half full when the main dishes came. Eiling got the baked fish (which is covered with white sauce and mushroom, plus a baked potato), Grace had the seafood platter, and I went for the the steak combo.

I took a bite of the baked fish (kurau filet), though aesthetically not very pleasing, I must say it actually tasted pretty nice. The steak combo I had was very rich, with two huge tiger prawn that are absolutely delicious, and a piece of steak that proved to be a bit too much for me. The seafood platter was not bad at all either, according to Grace.

,Tram Car at Jaya 32, PJ

grace, shiang, eiling

Tram Car priced themselves rather reasonably. The soups are from Rm 6.90 to 11.90, baked fish, seafood platter, and mixed grill are RM 17.90, 27.90, and 45.90, a dozen escargot for RM 26.90. Well, you get the idea.

Other than western foods, there are plenty of local delights like fried rice and various noodle dishes too. There are also lunch specials at RM 14.90 (and lunch can be quite packed)

map to Jaya 32

Map to Jaya 32 at Seksyen 19, PJ

If you’ve been to Cable Car before, Tram Car would be very similar.

More photos at here.


B-11-01, 32 Square,

No. 2, Jalan 19/11

46300 PJ, Selangor

GPS: 3.111131,101.631936

Tel: 03-7958 8588