Not long ago I popped into Petaling Jaya for the weekend to meet up with my friend who stays at Aman Suria. Not far away from his house (walking distance in fact) is Betty’s Midwest Kitchen, a restaurant serving American styled food specializing in Midwest cuisine ranging from soups, sandwiches, to pork chops and burgers.
I didn’t know about Betty’s because it was only opened about 6 months ago and I was at Singapore all the while. But I am quite surprised with the popularity it managed to achieve in such a short period. I believe the bloggers who shared their dining experience at Betty’s is a contributing factor.
Jucy Lucy is a hamburger that uses a grilled pattie consisting of both beef and pork. Hidden within the thick patty is a melted cheese core that flows out if you cut it early. But it is recommended to leave the hamburger to rest and cool down for a while even after it has been served to to avoid burning your tongue.
Jucy Lucy is priced at RM13.50 and it comes with a substantial amount of fries. While the hamburger’s name suggests a juicy experience, it was rather quite the opposite. I felt the patty was a little too dry for my liking and it didn’t hold up together really well. A crumbling patty in a burger makes it difficult to enjoy or even eaten properly.
But luckily they provide fork and spoon so it didn’t turn out to be a big mess. That aside, the seasoning was well done and the overall flavor could be a pleasant surprise for people who are trying it for the first time. It has this refreshing taste, which I believe comes from one of the leafy ingredients present in the meat patty.
Pulled-pork Burger @ RM12 using patty made using slow roasted and shredded pork and braised in Betty’s very own special sauce. Comes with coleslaw and fries.
And Pan-Fried Pork Chop with Orange Cream @ RM20 – a generous slab of juicy pork chop slowly pan fried then served with creamy and zesty orange sauce. Never mind the poor presentation because it was delicious. Also available with country gravy (traditional thick brown gravy) at the same price and all pork chops are served with mashed potato and peas.
Betty’s Midwest Kitchen is worth a visit especially if you’re keen to try something new in Western cuisine, as I found their menu and cooking styles to be unique and different from the usual Westren food restaurant.
The ambiance feels homey and welcoming but only during non peak hours, as it could get really crowded during peak hours due to its limited space. While I did not encounter any problem with their service, I did read some complaints that surfaced in other blogs. So my advice is to go early to avoid any unhappy situations.
Betty’s Midwest Kitchen – America On A Plate (WWW)
A-G-40 Jalan PJU 1/43
Aman Suria Damansara,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7880 0196
GPS Coordinates: N3 07.314 E101 35.703