Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The One Monochromatic Bite

Monochromatic. Defined as; a painting or drawing executed in shades of a single color, or the techniques used to create such a work.





Never mind if you don't know what I'm trying to say. Allow me to explain further with some illustrations.











This was a gift received by dad from a friend who came all the way from Japan to Malaysia for a long vacation. Never mind who, when or why. Just look at that beautifully designed tin. Just look!











The tin saturated with colors makes you wanna open it up and wallop the cookies a.s.a.p! Though it's a bit girly (referring to the dominating pinkish magenta) and is sort of nostalgic (mickey mouse! *screams*), it doesn't really matter because what's more important is it's content.





So i opened it. Without mum's permission. As always.












Oh my goodness! Look at them little cookies! *scampers off to get the camera!*











It's not like i've never seen butter cookies before but it's my first seeing such pretty cookies! It's worth feeding my camera. And make you guys feel the drool comin'. Heheheheeheh....











As you can see, my hair-towel was still on. I have reached the jollifying level of excitement that i totally ignored how i looked in the pictures. Who cares when the celebrated ones are the cookies right?





Alright.. enough with all the cam whoring. It's time to NOMNOMNOM!





I took a bite and...OH! The taste!








Was not as 'colourful' as i thought. 100% stoned. That's literally what i mean about 'The One Monochromatic Bite'.





This actually wasn't my first experience. It happened once before when i went to WongKok for lunch with mum.











Lovely coloured menu that sort of give the impression of a colourful meal ahead, no? Giving you a roller coaster ride to the land of the jolly? Or maybe it's just me being too drawn away by the design lah.




Anyway, this is one of the MANY restaurants that will not get my second visit unless... they decide to give out free food. Lol. Otherwise, these are my solid reasons why i wouldn't put my ass back in there.





Reason #1 : Lousy service.









Those who came in AFTER us actually got to dine in before we do. What?
It was just me and my mum, while that group was a family of four. They were served first, we were left behind.. counting heartbeats. What??
We called for the waiter. He asked us to wait. We called the waitress. She asked us to wait. Wait until every other family of fours gets their meals first is it?? WHAT???




I have got a poor stomach with the potential of getting a gastric. Seriously, i really felt like a hole forming on my stomach walls=.= Those cucumber heads had us waiting for 40minutes before SOMEONE actually TOOK OUR ORDERS. Plus idon'tknowhowlong minutes before the meal came. I must have digested my own stomach while waiting.





Reason #2: Taste of food is not up to it's price.





Their so-called recommended dish was the cheese-baked rice which, i find, has no specialty at all. Layer one, a BLANKET of melted cheese which you can literally unroll it. Layer two, one piece of bbq-ed pork. Layer three, buttered white rice.


What? Just freakin' normal white rice? Aren't they supposed to use the finer quality of rice instead of white rice - something like what 'Food&Tea' used to have to make their cheese baked rice? It's so freakin' damn $$$ and all i get is just white rice??? Can't they like at least make the cheese melt INTO the rice layer? Cu. Cum. Ber. Heads.


Double thumbs down for the rice man. They should just cheese bake their head and serve as pulut...





Reason #3 : Deceptive names of food.





What will you be having in mind with the 'Ham Rolls' title? Probably some ham wrapped round some solid bacon or whatever halal meat of your choice right? By looking at the picture, you'll confirm your thoughts.


Well you're wrong. It's just a thin outer layer of ham with fish paste on the inside. =.= Not to mention, this dish was obviously quite pricey as well. So misleading right?


Fish paste is actually almost equavalent to those of a fishball. One fishball is roughly about 30cents at most. That dish was like 250 freakin' times more in price! $$$!





Reason #4: Not very appetizing in appearance.





Like dog food right? Right??? Another $$$ dish that has nothing but toasted bread, cereal, black pepper hotdogs, cheese paste and some other stupid paste. Crappifying!




I have NEVER felt so disatisfied with food before. Until WongKok came into my life. =.=! You may say that WongKok's pricing is of an average standard thus the food tastes very average. Agree with that statement and proudly declare yourself a nonsensical cucumber head. I can pay a lot lesser to get BETTER food that are labelled to be ABOVE AVERAGE.





I thought i'd give up visiting any other new cafes in town until i went into this dessert shop.









Mango Snow Ice. Yum!









Chocolate Snow Ice with Banana topped with Condensed Milk. Double yums!









Feel the drool comin' once more? It's not a 'false alarm' like WongKok's. See how it 'saturates' me color??









Even though to me it feels like i'm paying so much just for some iced stuff, I'd say the price is quite reasonable, considering the portion (one portion enough for two girls unless you're simply as greedy as me) and the rich natural flavours of ze fruit - even the ice tasted like manggo (serious!).




They have got other flavours like strawberries, raspberry, green tea etc. But sadly, no durian. :(









It is one perfect remedy to any 'Monochromatic Bite'. Check it out and tell me what you think.

7 comments:

MKL said...

Mabel, that was so delicious of you. The photos, the comments. I wanna eat ice with you, ken o kenot? :P

WenYi said...

lol...the pics are great mabel, esp the one with the spoonful of ice-cream! i really admire ur photography skills :D

laila said...

you pretty pretty girl!!

Kelvin said...

Wah, tat restaurant is really so bad?

Really, bad service plus bad food sometimes make ur day bad too :(

CathJ said...

Now I know what thats mean hehehhehe..

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Mabel, love your humour.....have fun, and happy holidays.....enjoyed looking at the pics here....your mom sure don't look too happy, ha ha, Lee.

allie said...

really? like, those cookies are real? SO CUTE! i love the detail, they make me excited for Christmas cookie tins!

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