James B •
18 Aug 2012 • 14 reviews • 1 follower
I arrived with my buddy on a weekday, a Wednesday I think. It was 11.15am. We were the FIRST pair of customers. Whole restaurant emply.
Settled down, looked at the Menu. Limited range, perhaps only three types of pastas and say 4 types of meat/steak dishes. Limited indeed but well, no crime for restaurants to have compact menu, if one wants range, can always go elsewhere.
At 11.15am for an early lunch, steak wasn't palatable to me. I feel like eating spaghetti. Lunch set was spaghetti something but "black pepper" sauce. I'd prefer something more familiar, tomato based sauce. I asked the waiter if he can change the sauce from black pepper to tomato based. He flipped the menu and said, then you need to order this one, a tomato based spaghetti BUT for 2 person. I looked around the restaurant to be sure; it's just the two of us. Surely, I wouldn't be inconveniencing the "busy" Chef by asking for him to scoop out tomato sauce instead of black pepper one?
I told the waiter that the tomato based pasta is for 2 person. He said that's correct. So I once again asked him if he can change the black pepper to tomato, he said "no". Then I asked, can I then order the tomato one but put less spaghetti so that it's only for one portion hence no wastage. He said cannot. My buddy and I just smiled, stood up and left with a "thank you". We weren't upset. However this waiter said "so sorry Sir, hope you understand..." If he would have kept his mouth shut, I would. But he didn't and so I said "Well, honestly I cannot understand.... no common sense lah".
We walked across to the Hong Kong cafe. We achieved our objective of having a nice lunch to catch up and eating food. No need to get upset over silly things, not worth it.