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07 Sep 2010 • 1 review • 0 follower
I didn't know about this place but was recently given a vocher for buy 1 get 1 free for the crab, so we went there to give it a try.
Upon arriving, we were first asked to be served drink. The waitress told us that they have home brewed chrysanthemum. So we ordered two glasses. To our surprise, the chrysanthemum hot drink appeared like plain hot water. It looks almost colorless like water and tasted blend. They called them homebrewed??
Although from the restaurant wall we can see that it is famous for their curry crab, but our voucher can only go for the chilli and black pepper crab. So we asked the waitress if we can order a black pepper and then a chilli crab. To our surprise, they told us we need to top up $10 more. Therefore, we decided to go with only black pepper.
We also ordered La la (clam), fried kailan, fried toufu and pork rib to go along with our dinner. None of the food was tasty and their presentation was poor. Even when the first dish arrived, no body bordered to serve us rice or even asked if we wanted rice until we asked them. This was very poor service when the restaurant was not fully packed. What's more, they were charging us 10% service charge??
Food serving size was really pathetic. Extremely small and stingy. One plate of few la la in soup costs $16. One honey pork rib cost $12. The pork rib was not fresh and tasted awful and soggy and pathetically small that one can chew it at one go.
We thought this was not so bad until we were served the black pepper crab. That was the worst thing that can ever happened. I was expecting those large sri lankan crab that they served for their curry crab. To our surprise, those crab are those small type. Worst still, one of the crab was not fresh. It tasted awful and meat was soggy as if it had been dead for days. To me, it seems like the restaurant is trying to salvage all the food and not wasting it. They will put it in and cook for their customer especially when we are dining 1 portion for free. Although, we were eating for Buy 1 and get 1 free, we felt cheated and not worth it at all. The type of serving is what you will get at coffee shop approx $30/1kg. I think the crab is only about 1kg and we actually pay $30 for that. So it's not like we eat 1 sri lankan crab and get another free. We felt we paid for everything.
What's more, the crab did not taste any fantastic even though we saw many rave reviews on the wall about its curry crab. It tasted overly sweet with not enough black pepper. Worst still, the dead crab and the not fresh meat spoilt the entire dish completely.
The china waitresses were not attentive at all and not acceding to our requests. We wanted to order coffee pork rib as shown in their menu but was told it was no longer avauilable for many months(If that's the case, they should have removed it completely). We wanted a fish dish but was told none was available until we persistently asked if they could cook some fried ginger fish slices, then they went in to check.
With such overly priced dishes and still charging service charge and GST, it's not worth eating here. What's more with the type of food served especially when we showed them the voucher, it made me felt like they deliberately trying to cheat us. This will be my last time going to this restuarant. If not for the voucher, I wouldn't have wasted my money dining here.
While I made my way out of the restaurant, I was surprised to see better furnished restaurant serving better food. What's more no service charge. I regretted not dining next door instead.