27 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower
A colleague and I decided to go to the Arab Street area for lunch and then after looking at the menu of this place, we went in.
The interiors are rather unkempt and rather dirty, and that should have been our sign to walk out. It started to rain heavily and we decided to stay and eat. The menu that was handed to us was tattered.
We ordered the mixed appetizer (which according to the menu was SGD 17 for hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, 2 salads and 2 pieces of pita bread) and a falafel sandwich to share. The owner did not ask us which salads we wanted.
After about 40 minutes of waiting, we got a falafel sandwich, which was actually a wrap with far too little dressing. It was tasteless and dry. The waiter also gave us 3 sachets of tomato ketchup, most probably to help it go down.
The owner who had taken our order came about 50 minutes later with a tray that had 3 falafels, a little baba ghanoush and some hummus. She came back with one pita bread. When we asked her for the salad, she said we ordered the one without the salad and it was the "other" appetizer platter. There was only one on the menu we had been handed. Then she said, "Oh, but you looked at the old menu. Our menu has changed." I asked her if that was our fault that we ordered from a menu that we were handed." Then she said, "I could give you the salad, but I have no vegetables and it is raining, so I can't get any now. I have only one tomato." So we asked her if it was fair that there was a bunch of things missing from what we've ordered, but we're still charged SGD 17. She said, 'No no, this is only SGD 12." Then she realised how upset we were and kept coming back to our table with all sweetness (totally fake ofcourse) offering us ice water since we didn't order drinks.
The pita was like a large dry phulka, nothing like the pita or lavash one would expect. The hummus was very dry. The baba ghanoush was what made it possible to finish the pita.
Bad food, an unwelcoming decor and an unpleasant service attitude has ensured that we will never go back.