After spending most of the day sitting on my sorry ass, watching TV, I did go out for a somewhat nice dinner with the family on Sunday. At first we wanted to head over to Publika to hunt for noms, but the dad said that’s too far away. So we ended up at Great Eastern Mall, where I suggested my friend’s restaurant.
I have personally been here quite a few times before, eating for free. This was actually the first time I brought my family here. My friend was not around that day, but I got him to reserve a table for me, and the floor staff recognized me, so we got a personal waitress standing by our table almost all the time. Talk about favoritism, huh? But don’t judge, if you are running a restaurant, I’m sure you will totally serve your family and friends unfairly better services/larger portion of food too.
It is for that precise reason, I am going to disappoint you by NOT blogging about this restaurant. I mean, the food was great, but I’m worried that a touch of nepotism might have affected the portions I got. I don’t want you to look at my pictures, go there and order the same things, and then get disappointed subsequently.
Okay, maybe just one picture. I think they pre-wrap their Pandan Chicken, so there’s no way to give me a bigger than usual serving.
We also ordered their Asam Siakap (Barramundi in Sour Plum sauce), Mixed Vegetables, and Kailan in Oyster Sauce.
I don’t want to show you the pictures with misleading portions, but I can tell you my family’s comments:
- The asam fish was great and packed a punch.
- The vegetables were nicely cooked, not too oily.
- The rice was nicely cooked too, they separated well upon bite, unlike some lumpy versions in other restaurants. At RM 2.50 per serving, it is a tad expensive though.
Of course, we did not eat for free. This meal with 4 dishes, 4 rice, a watermelon juice and plenty of sky juice (plain water) came up to RM 112. But I think it was a good dinner overall…
If you really want to read an independent review of this restaurant, you can go here instead.
So after dinner, we went downstairs to Cold Storage (supermarket) for some high-end grocery shopping. I tell you, seriously, the first thing I did was head over to the pet food section to see if I could spot a woman buying Angel’s Salmon Sashimi and Feline Greenies for her cat and see how my fellow blogger actually looks like, but no such luck for me. There was no one at the pet food section. 🙁
Anyway, I’m not going to show you aisles after aisles of grocery and stuff. That would be boring. But I am going to show you a product labeling that I thought was somewhat amusing and completely baffling.
Here. Can you see why I was completely baffled with this? Please leave your thoughts about this in the comments too. I want to know how many of my readers are actually “same channel” as me…