You know, I think I better keep talking about food. At least for this week. After all, I have 2 drafts (including this one) at my disposal, and I think I better not attempt something else when I am otherwise distracted chasing Sword Art Online (anime).
When I was moving house, I remember someone commented that I should celebrate when I was done with moving and cleaning.
I guess this was me celebrating it, because I had this lunch after I dropped the keys and access card into the old place’s mailbox.
The restaurant is called Muse Dining Bar. I came here before (and wrote about it) once during weekdays lunch with my friends and the place was packed full. This time I came on a public holiday at almost after lunch hours so the place seemed deserted.
Last time, I ordered from the Set Lunch menu, because it was considerably cheaper. Unfortunately set lunch is only available on weekdays (working days). So I had to pay the full price for items off the a la carte menu.
This happened more than a week ago, I can’t really recall the price. I think the spaghetti was RM24.90 (or was it RM25.90?) and the latte was RM11.90. With 10% service charge and 6% GST on top of the 110%, the meal was upwards of RM40. Ouch!!!!
To be honest, I did not expect dining a la carte here to be so… costly. The difference with the set lunch prices (RM20-25) was so… huge. I guess if I had looked at their menu before entering, I would not even have entered. Just saying 🙄 .
Well, I suppose this place aspires to be a classy place. I mean, even the restaurant name, the full name is Muse Dining Bar by R.Emuang. I don’t know who this dude is (I presume he is the owner or the chef), but usually by someone is used to create the impression of a classy restaurant. Eg: Cut by Wolfgang Puck, or Maze by Gordon Ramsay. Maybe R.Emuang is an accomplished chef. You guys heard of him?
Also, I feel kind of conflicted for feeling that RM40+ for a weekend lunch to be expensive. Is this the normal price point for a decent weekend lunch in KL? Am I getting more and more… Penang? Noooooo!!!!!
Still, this is a very good plate of pasta. Here, closer up…
Roasted pork belly + chorizo = win. Nothing else needs to be said, right?
Yeah, I think this aglio olio is better than the cheapo one that I like. But then the cheapo one is RM10 cheaper than this one. So I guess I’ll stick to the cheapo one and only come here when I really, really, really feel like getting a treat for myself.
Or when I have girlfriend. 🙄