Restoran MONrods Kitchen - Jalan Mahkota, Kuantan

Name: MONrods Kitchen

Jalan Mahkota
(Opposite HSBC Kuantan)

Other Location:
*D'Piazza Bayan Baru, Penang
*Laman Seri Business Park, Seksyen 13 Shah Alam
*Seksyen 7, Bangi

Opening Hours:
11aM to 11pM
Saturday extended till 1aM

I bring you this review ahead of Mingguan Malaysia. Believe that recently open it doors to customer since the paint odour still strong and annoying.

Personally I never heard of this franchise name before until a friend of mine suggested me to visit this restaurant when I am in Kuantan. The named inspired by the owners' name which are Mon (Rosli Rashid) and Rods (Roslan Zainol Abidin). This is the 5th restaurant by this franchise since its first restaurant at Bayan Lepas, Penang in 1965. Food theme and decoration mimic fine dining with lower price. This might be the official coffee house for Espikay Hotel on the upper level.

Although not really a fine dining, but just not bad as you could imagine. You might easily confuse with Secret Recipe restaurant as the colour theme used for decoration just about the same which are white, black and red.

Speciality in MONrods is the unique chicken rice. Will try it later at Shah Alam branch. I was told that Karaoke  Set also available for free. But I do not see any physically at the restaurant. (Do correct me please!)

Food serves are western and local menu. Price wise just as moderate as other cafe. Taste wise chicken taste not so fresh and the lamb chop most of the part just pure fat.

What I don't Like:

Since its still new, no credit card or MEPS facility available. Food serving time take so long. I do understand food serving might be delay since its peak hours, but 40 minutes might not be tolerate for me. The serves also in small portion.

Lets see the restaurant!

Espikay Hotel 

Glance at the kitchen

Service counter

Menu book

MONrods Ice Blended (Rm 6.90)

Watermelon Juice (Rm 5.90 

Mushroom Chicken Chop (Rm 12.90)

Cucur Ikan Bilis (Rm 3.90)

Lamb Chop (Rm 13)

Service: Moderate
Cleanliness: Good

*Cash transaction only.

*Small portion food.

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