07 February 2010

A Bit of a Disappointment… and No Dinner!



A new restaurant had opened up near where we live. Chris and I had been wanting to try it out. It’s supposed to be a Malaysian/Singaporean canteen. Chris was hoping that he could finally have access to some authentic Malaysian desserts –e.g. cendol, bubur cha cha, etc. I had been hoping for some mouth-watering laksa and beef rendang.


What I had - Nasi lemak with lemongrass porkDSC05830

What Chris had NOTHING

Good thing we had bubble tea just before and we were a bit full from that. Chris had ordered the char kway teow. Which never came, even after 30 minutes of waiting. The customers at a couple of other tables, who had come in after we did, had finished eating, paid, and left. Other tables’ food were coming in fast and furious. Chris and I patiently waited. We followed up, after a reasonable time. Again, after another reasonable wait. And again. Until I’d already finished my nasi lemak, which was consumed rather slowly. Then we decided to cancel his order and leave.

Verdict: Unsatisfactory service. The place is essentially a cha chaan teng trying to carve a niche by offering Southeast Asian dishes, Hong Kong style. We’ve had far better food. There was none of the desserts we were hoping for. No incentive to go back.

16 COMMENTS:

KatieBug said...

Judging by the cucumber, boiled egg and plain rice, I don't see where he missed anything. Doesn't look very appetizing to me. Sorry, it didn't turn out for u 2.

Wanda said...

That's disappointing. And your hopes were so high - espeically the convenience of it being so close to you.

Thanks for introducing all these new dishes to us though (well, me anyway.)
:)

*Jess* said...

that is disappointing :(

blueviolet said...

Now that's just a crying shame!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh no! How could they do that? Your food looked yummy though. Darn it! Now I am SO hungry!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Sounds like a job for Chef Ramsay! Sorry you had such a bad experience. When you think of all the trouble you go to to get out in the first place, dress nicely, find parking, have someone watch the kiddies. What a shame.

Dandy said...

Your dish looked really good! I would have to pass B all the anchovies though.

I don't understand why his food didn't come. I don't get it. That makes me so mad!

I do like the food education I got today though!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I would definitely complain to the management and then not recommend them to anyone.

So Chris went home and fixed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich??

Serline said...

All those dishes and desserts are my favourite. Better luck next time!

Aunt LoLo said...

Aw, man! I'm sorry. :-(

Kimberly said...

Oh no! Disappointing is right. Bummer. :(

Booklover1212 said...

Very disappointing! I have no patience for service like that!

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Nezzy said...

Sometimes life just isn't fair!

Have a great Sunday and please feed that Chris!!!

pam said...

We have been in that situation and it is so maddening!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Awww that stinks.

josie said...

Gosh! bad service indeed imagine making the customers wait, not good for business. no recommendations for them. LOL..

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