Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Lemon Tree Restaurant in Johor Bahru, Taman Melodies (Second Visit)
Jeffery, the boss, personally serving customers with warmth and sincerity. This is a candid shot, I took with telephoto lens.
Dropped by Lemon Tree again because I like old style Western food places that reminds me of my school boy days. Back then, such joints were "aspirational" food that we can only afford with weeks of pocket money savings.
Lemon Tree also has the ambiance of quieter 1970s Singapore when I was a teen. It's even named after our favourite jingle of the era, Lemon Tree.
The Peter, Paul and Mary classic oldie, not the modern version.
We had spaghetti, chicken chop and lava cake at our first visit, so this time we tried other items on Lemon Tree's menu.
We started with a mushroom soup (RM5.50). At Lemon Tree, Jeffery the owner chef, uses 5 types of fresh mushrooms to make the soup. So, we can enjoy 5 slightly different mushroom textures and flavours in the creamy soup, if we pay attention.
Our main course was this 9 inch Island Seafood Pizza (RM19.80).
It was fresh prawns, canned tuna, fresh squid rings, pineapple cubes, onion slices, diced capsicum and cucumber laid on a thick soft crust pizza base and baked with Thousand Island sauce and lots of Mozzarella cheese.
The pizza was a blend of sweet, tangy, and savoury flavours. The pizza base made with flour and yeast at the shop was thick, spongy, and not overly crispy or dry. The pizza had soft, creamy, crunchy and chewy textures from all the different ingredients. It was not greasy, which I appreciate.
Lemon Tree's sandwich (RM8.50) with chicken ham, cheese, eggs and lettuce between buttered toasts. Served with a heap of fries. Old school, simple and very nice!
->> Lemon Tree is a charming little hide out for simple and nice Western meals at reasonable prices.
Restaurant name: Lemon Tree Restaurant
Address: 18, Jalan Bedara, Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru
Hours: 12:00 noon to 11:00pm (Closed on Monday)
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert, alcohol served
Date visited: 26 Feb 2014, 25 Mar 2014
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