California Steakhouse & Steamboat, Tanjung Malim, Perak

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
1. Chef Shuid preparing salad

After having spent 22 long years in the kitchens of some of the top hotels and resorts around Malaysia, Chef Hj. Shuid bin Hj. Othman decided that it was time to be his own boss. Nine years ago, along with his wife, Nor Haslina, Chef Shuid opened his first Western restaurant in Tanjung Malim, Perak, despite being a Penangite.

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
2. interior of the shop

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
3. figurines, framed photos and more

This restaurant in the new student township of Taman Universiti, Tanjung Malim, was opened three years ago, after relocating to this area. The first attractions of the steakhouse and steamboat would be the many decorative items. It’s a gallery by itself with thousands of items to catch one’s eye.

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
4. a corner of the eatery

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
5. wall

According to Chef Shuid, these are knick-knacks from his personal collection, and although he had wanted his restaurant to spot an Arabic concept initially, obviously it didn’t work out! Nevertheless, Chef Shuid loves to see the smiles on the faces of his patrons and their children as they admire his collections while waiting to be served.

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
6. grilled chicken fillet

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
7. grilled mutton balls

Chef Shuid said that unlike the many Western-style cafés and eateries mushrooming all over town, his food presentation is as authentic as one could get. He said, “There’s nothing fanciful about my food presentation as I prefer to let the taste do the talking.”

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
8. ice cream dessert

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
9. the open concept kitchen

One thing that needs improving is its open-concept kitchen. It is in need of better ventilation as no diner wants to smell of food himself after a meal here.

California Steakhouse and Steamboat
10. frontage of California Steakhouse & Steamboat

California Steakhouse & Steamboat
Add: 31, Jalan U1, Taman Universiti, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.
Tel: +6012-4797584

Business hours: 12 noon – 11pm daily (closed on Fridays)

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One thought on “California Steakhouse & Steamboat, Tanjung Malim, Perak

  1. Well, I would consider 4/10 for ambience as u’ll confuse with the theme.
    If U consider sending the foods to the table as service, I would rate 1/10. No greeting even we’re the only customer & just watch us take a seat. The waiter (maybe the owner) just gave us the menu & order chit w/o instruction & went back to the counter. Nobody ask after the foods were served. Another waiter just sit on the floor in front of the restaurant.
    For the food maybe 4/10 for the small portion (we ordered rib eye, chic chop & salmon). My friend even found bones in her salmon steak.
    I’m sure will not be back here, such a very bad exp.

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