There’s this steak, pasta, salad, everything “western” restaurant (a very common concept in Malaysia), called George & Dragon that’s really popular in Johor Bahru.
The first time I ate there wasn’t too bad an experience. But today, while at the Johor Premium Outlet, I saw a George & Dragon restaurant and decided to give it another shot.
What a mistake. Stay away from this place. The mushroom soup is runny. And would make Heinz look like it’s a gourmet experience. The grilled black pepper sirloin and chicken combo I had which costs RM68, was really disgusting. The sirloin was really dry and lean. The waiter didn’t even ask me about the done-ness.
The sauce was just starchy tasteless goo. I’ve tasted better snot.
Never coming back here. To top off the experience, the service was pretty clueless.
The saving grace? Hmm. Well they have plain water. And wifi.
To Singaporeans looking for a good meal in JB via second link (because Woodlands is so crowded and jammed up). You can look up Claytisfy. Pardon the silly name but the clay pot rice is one hot delicious meal. I arrived in Johor Bahru when it was a cool rainy evening. And clay pot seemed like the perfect thing to have.
The restaurant only has 3 main varieties to offer. Clay pot chicken rice or clay pot sliced pork with salted fish or the claytisfy’s own signature chicken in clay pot. And flip the menu over you’ll see about 4 different vegetables to help your digestion of those carbs.
The food takes 15-20 minutes to prepare, so don’t arrive hungry and grumpily impatient. The food is relatively good for JB standard, where coffee shops and restaurants thrive on Sg inbound very non-discerning taste buds. A lot of the bullshit JB restaurants put out there is utter crap. Seriously.
So if you’re passing by JB or Bukit Indah area next time. Do check out Claytisfy. Address: no 24, Jalan Indah 8/15, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia.
Verdict: They do one thing, and do it well. Everything is well flavored and clay pot rice is grainy and technically ‘al dente’ (the way claypot cooked rice should be. Ask them to throw in the salted fish when they help you mix the rice (before serving). It needs that bit of saltiness and strong flavor, IMHO. Generous helping of chicken in the rice. And they say the medium pot serves 2 person. But these 2 persons had better be really hungry big-eaters.