24 May 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
I came after hearing about their "exploding custard buns". And after looking through the menu, we decided to have a full dinner here instead of just dimsum.
Upon entry, the service crew (if you could call them that) looked obviously unmotivated and were pretty lazy. I mean, they weren't bad, they didn't have bad attitude, but they were just very dull and lifeless. I can only imagine what kind of person their "boss" (pun intended) was like.
To be fair to the restaurant, I wouldn't talk about their lousy concept on the whole. On to the food.
I was very disappointed that we were unable to order dimsum as we weren't told that dimsum is not available during dinnertime, and neither were there any notices/signs that mentioned anything about it. Feeling cheated, I decided to make do with the mains and went ahead to order a Spring Onion La Mian for myself while my friend ordered claypot rice. We also ordered a seafood fried rice to share.
First, the food took wayyyyyyyy too long to arrive. When the claypot rice arrived, it smelt decent, so my friend dug in and immediately gave a disappointed look. The taste wasn't that bad, but the texture of the rice was really bad. It was just barely more solid than a paste. Sticky and unappetizing. Oh well, at least it tasted fine.
The fried rice arrived next and again, the rice had that sticky texture. This time round though, it was really bland. I couldn't even think about anything nice to say about this. Obviously, we didn't finish it.
When my spring onion la mian finally arrived, I was stunned. I mean, the looks itself was already very unappealing. The noodles were overcooked and had a slight stench to it. I took a spoonful of it and decided it was enough. We did not want to waste our time here any longer. However, we were not after a free meal, so we paid anyway and left.
All in all, by all means, don't dine here unless you're looking to get the worst dining experience ever at a chinese restaurant. A lively atmosphere is a must-have for a chinese restaurant, and this place doesn't even offer that. Moreover, the food was absolutely terrible. Everything was just sticky and feels disgusting in your mouth. You have been warned. Their dimsum might be better, but I would not step into this restaurant again. If you're at Vivocity, I recommend that you dine at The King Louis instead (which is one of my favourite restaurants, but that's for another review).