06 Aug 2011 • 85 reviews • 2 followers
First of all, exploring Orchard Central to find shops is a challenge. There is a striking resemblance of the layout between Orchard Central & Central Mall, offering unfriendly navigation & bad visibility of shops.
This was the shortest queue of all the food outlets located on level 8 so we went for this. Me and my BFF (just let me use this term for once :p) ordered:
1) Stuffed Chix Wings (2 pcs) - $7.90
2) Thai Fried Pineapple Rice with Seafood - $9.90
3) Clear Tom Yum Soup - $6.90
4) Lemon Grass Juice with Soda - $4.90
5) Mixed Berries Soda - $4.90
I had already gotten quite hungry after trying to locate eateries within this complex, so was hoping the food came faster. We ended up waiting close to a good 40mins. The soup was first to come (after the drinks). Does re-heating of some soup take 40mins??!! Lucky the soup was pretty good - hot with generous portions of seafood swimming in there. I guess this was best of the lot, compared to what that was to come.
The next was the stuffed chicken wings. I did not like this as it was not 'gareng' enough and it was not well marinated. There was a 'frozen' aftertaste and smell and I don't really like that.
The pineapple fried rice was not good either. It had a very pre-mix kind of aftertaste. No 'wo-hei' for fried rice and had a very 'instant food' kind of taste and feel. If 7-11 sold Thai pineapple seafood fried rice, it would taste like this.
The food here is disappointing folks. If I have to wait this long for simple and basic Thai fare like these, it had better taste better. I've tasted simple & cheaper Thai fare elsewhere and some are really good.
Service was ok, nothing fantastic but not the worst I've experienced. On a separate note, I read another HGW review that mentioned of roaches. I have to say that, while I did not see any crawling around me, I did see remnants of roaches on the floor.