Aug 7, 2009 By CHRISTINA LOW
EVERYONE is looking for cheaper meals these days. Sets that offer complete meals with drinks and desserts are often the top choice.
Apart from it being quick and affordable, it also saves you the trouble of pondering over a long lunch list that could take up most of your lunch time.
Neighbourhood restaurant: The Magic Wok had been around for the past nine years.
Joining the bandwagon of restaurants that offer quick lunch sets, Magic Wok Restaurant in Damansara Jaya had introduced some interesting lunch sets that are faster and cheaper.
“People want their food fast but not many are fond of crowded coffee shops where finding a proper parking spot during lunch time can be a trying affair,” said Magic Wok director Alicia Foong.
However, visiting an air-conditioned restaurant may be too expensive and many may not be able to afford it daily.
That was when Foong decided to offer “Value Quick Lunch” deals at just RM7.
Filling meal: Every 14th of the month, the restaurant offers its takeaway promotion of Golden Roast Stuffed Chicken.
The sets are simple, customers can choose from Roast Chicken, Ginger Duck, HK Roast Pork, Braised Beef, Mushromm Chicken, Roast Duck, Old Style Char Siew, Shredded Chicken, Curry Chicken, Braised Lamb or Pork Ribs to go with either Rice or Fresh Egg Noodle.
Each set also comes with a drink of the day (Barley or Soyabean), fresh fruits and free flow of Chinese tea.
If you still have the time or space after a hearty lunch, then you can try their host of side dishes like Fish cake Tofu, Wantan Soup, Fried Wantan, Mushroom Chicken Claws, Lou Sui Pork Mix , Fried Shui Gao and Shui Gao Soup priced at just RM6 per serving.
Foong said she was surprised that the lunch deal, which was introduced in March had been a hit with their customers considering it was the first time the restaurant offered noodles.
“Before this, we never thought of selling noodles as we were comfortable selling typical Chinese dishes to go with the plain white rice.
“By serving noodles, our customers get the meal faster and they can take time trying our other side dishes, too,” said Foong who started the restaurant nine years ago.
Tasty creation: The Claypot Tilapia with White Pepper and Mixed Vegetables.
The lunch deal was not only aimed at customers working nearby but also families on weekends.
It is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 11.30am to 2.30pm while on Sundays and public holidays it is from 10am to 3pm.
Foong also highlighting their ongoing take-away promotion.
Every 14th of the month, customers can take home a Golden Roast Stuffed Chicken for only RM30 while on the 28th of every month they can buy the Herbal Roast Duck for RM33 by placing the order a day in advance.
“We started selling stuffed chicken for Christmas two years ago as a substitute to turkey and the promotion was well received.
“However, we did not want to make it a permanent item on the menu, hence we came up with this monthly promotion,” said Foong.
During the review, we also tried the restaurant’s popular favourites like the Claypot Tilapia with White Pepper, Yuen Tai (Braised Pork Trotter), BBQ Tri Combination which consists of Roast Pork (Siew Yuk), Barbecue Pork (Char Siew) and Roast Duck and the Twin Pork Ribs.
·THE MAGIC WOK RESTAURANT 32, Jalan SS22/25 Damansara Jaya, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Tel:03-7729 2288 / 012 393 6928) Business Hours: (Lunch) 12noon - 3pm (Dinner) 6pm -10.30pm.