Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, The Curve – A Belated Birthday Celebration

My sister wanted to celebrate my eldest son belated birthday (belated due to his school examination week, can’t celebrate that time) and instead of having it at his favorite Japanese food restaurants, I wanted him to try something different. I suggested that he try the food at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant opened its’ first outlet in 1996 on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. The theme of the restaurant is based on the 1994 box office blockbuster movie, Forrest Gump, staring Tom Hanks and Sally Field. This franchise restaurant provides a casual dining environment and they serve good varieties of nice western food! I like the old wood style setting of the restaurant. The foods that we ordered are Run Across America, BBQ Chicken Salad, BBQ Beef Back Ribs, Calamari Rings and Bubba Bake Seafood Rice. The Run Across America Sampler (RM43.90) is a huge appetizer consisting of Bubba's Far Out Dip and Chips, Chilly Shrimp, spicy Chicken Strips, Hush Pups, and Mama Blue's Fried Shrimp. The Bubba’s Far Out Dip and Chips is actually tortilla chips with dipping sauce. My kids love the Mama Blue’s Fried Shrimp. The shrimp cock tail is served cold with cubes of ice. It might take Asians like us a little time to acquire the taste. I love the natural sweetness of the cool prawns! The Spicy chicken strips are a little too sour. The spinach and potato salad is good too! This is a good family dish to order if you want to sample the food that is available in the menu. The BBQ Chicken Salad (RM24.95) is very flavorful with the chunks of chicken meat added. We ate all of it rather quickly. Nice! The BBQ Beef Back Ribs (RM 62.90) main course serving is quite large and it is served with fun fries. The BBQ sauce they use has a nice hickory smoke smell. Thumbs up for this dish! The Calamari Rings (RM17.90) is my daughter’s favorite. She and my eldest son ate the most! I love the taste of the Bubba Bake Seafood Rice (RM28.90). It is one of the best ones I ever tasted. The rice is creamy and the aroma really makes you wanted to eat more! I am still wondering what herbs they used to cook this dish. The dish might look small but it is actually very filling! It was a good night out for my family and my kids enjoyed the food very much. The total bill for 5 adults and 3 kids came up to be RM237.05.

PS : The Most Memorable Quote from Forrest Gump Movie, “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Restaurant, The Curve, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Lot, 145, 1st Floor, Jalan PJU 7/3, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel : 03 77109862 Fax 03 77109864, Website : http://www.bubbagump.com/ Here are the random pictures that my little daughter helped to take.

BBQ Beef Back Ribs and Baked Seafood Rice Run across America Sampler Appetizer view from different angles Calamari Rings and BBQ Chicken Salad Put this sign 'Run Forrest Run' if you don't need the waiters service and 'Stop Forrest Stop' if you want them to attend to you!
This is how the waiters carry the drinks. There are groves at the bottom of the glass for them to fix it to the top of another glass.
Nice decors and lots of sauces on the shelfs. I would love to have these collections.
Pictures from Forrest Gump younger days and the most happiest moment when he married his childhood sweet heart, Jenny. Forrest and bride talking to his Army superior that he rescued in Vietnam. His army superior also helped him to invest the money he made from shrimp trawling in Apple Computer shares.
Forrest wedding photos and in army uniform with his sweetheart, Jenny.
More of Forrest Gump wedding photos and childhood sweetheart, Jenny

26 comments:

CheaHS@n said...

Pete, Did your read the quote correctly by Forrest Gump ~ “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, collect your fave box of choc on your out”. So based on this quote did you get that box of choc on your way out after paying the bill? haha. Wow ho liao looks delicious..TQ

manglish said...

waaa...more and more things to eat in malaysia heheh :)

Mei Teng said...

This one sure reminded me of the movie! :)

ladyviral said...

Oh I love bubba gump!

Their Run Across America Sampler is yummy~ Oh you didn't eat their Bubba’s Far Out Dip and Tortilla Chips? OH it is good! I love it alot!

Dinner at Bubba Gump here's the link I posted about it :P.

Bubba Gump Outing and this when I had Bubba Gump for the first time!

mNhL said...

Is there another branch at Sunway Pyramid? I have heard a friend telling me they serve awesome Onion Rings. But I'm not sure of the name, but he also said something related to Forrest Gump movie.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Hi Pete,

The food looks delicious. And, Happy Belated Birthday to your eldest son. How old is he anyway?

smallkucing said...

Why daughter "help" to take photos ah? Coz the dad busy "helping" himself to the food is it :p *Just joking*.

Nice place.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Wow all the droolicious food... btw the the way they hold the glasses don't look so hygenic to me because the bottom of the glasses touches the table or other places :X

wenn said...

i like the signs, stop forrest stop..very cute..

Life Ramblings said...

what a sumptuous spread. Happy belated birthday to your son.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a very nice place to eat with your family. The food sounds so delicious! The surroundings look great.

Christine said...

Interesting having a California restaurant chain in Malaysia (other than McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken). The portions look delicious and huge.

mommy to chumsy said...

ahh...this is one of our fav restaurants. love the shrimps. boy am i hungry now.

xin said...

wow yr lil daughter also helped to take photos now? :D

fufu said...

calamari rings huuh?? nice!!! this kind of food quite expensive in europe ><

Kikey Loo said...

the rib put on "newspaper"?

Ayie said...

I still have to visit bubba gump, the only location I saw was there in san francisco, too far from here =(

Pete said...

Bro Cheah : Really ho liao if you like western food! Nice

Manglish : Lots of restaurant mushrooming in KL....good for a foodie like me!

Mei Teng : This is one of my favourite movies!

ladyviral : I think I ate some tortilla chips too that day....busy taking care of my little toddler boy, forgot to write about it! LOL!

mNhL : I am not sure whether they have a branch there.

Willie : Thks, he is 13

smallkucing : Ha ha, she is my special assistant! LOL!

Housewife : Agree....might not be hygenic.

wenn : Agree!

Life Ramblings : A very nice meal. THks

Cheryl : Very nice setting and a good place for a family meal!

Christine : A good change from the usual KFC and McD....too many arounds already!

Mommy : Kids love this place!

Xin : Now she is my blog partner...ha ha ha!

fufu : Agree, but sotong in Mal is very cheap!

Kikey : It is specially printed food papers, very authentic look!

Ayie : There are many fast food chain in US...I guess it will take sometime to expand their business to other areas...because US is a huge country!

~dolly~ said...

i want to eat that salad!
delivery pls.. hehehe..

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are u the cloudcrowd pete from housewife's blog?

Annie Q said...

Bubba Gump, this is the one at The Curve?? Everytime pass by this place, but never try it. I should try it next time, the food looks yummy!

Happy belated birthday to your son.

Pete said...

Dolly : The salad is good!

Annie Q : Thks Annie, quite an experience to eat here! Good family restaurant!

cleffairy said...

Why they put the dishes on newspaper? LOL... they wan save money on paper towel ah? LOL.

Pete said...

Hi Cleff : Ha ha, I think the pre printed newspaper, good quality ones, ....not recycle lah!

suituapui said...

Belated birthday greetings to your son...

Pete said...

STP : Thks

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