Been such a long time since I last went to this grand old restaurant for meals. Actually I didn't even noticed it moved. Ok, that would sound silly (*can hear resounding "what?!"s from a few of you*) since it is quite a big establishment but honest I did make several turns around the area looking for it. A sad case indeed. Finally found it and not a minute too early as the others have just arrived and no one the wiser of my earlier predicament. =)
End lot of One Bangsar. Parking was not a breeze as space in its compound was limited with less-than-helpful parking attendants. Indoors, we were asked to proceed upstairs. Downstairs was the event hall where a wedding reception was in full swing.'There's something very wrong with the lighting,' 3 of us exclaimed almost simultaneously when we stepped into the big hall while the other 2 just gaped at the greens surrounding the hall, 'Err..looks kind of odd-ler'. I really do not know how to describe the lighting. Is there such a thing as 'unappetising lights'?
Nevertheless greedy us ordered 6 dishes to go with steamed white rice. 6 excluding the appetiser and free fresh fruits platter:-
Savoury Peanuts, Anchovies & Longbeans Appetiser. Very tasty but were disappointed we were unable to get a refill because according to the hostess who took our order, the cook has gone back! 0_o? I only had this portion as the others were faster. Actually, it's more of because I was busy taking pictures. =(Stir Fried Crab Meat. Looked and tasted more like ommelette which is to be eaten wrapped in fresh lettuce.Thai Style Chicken. It's fried chicken served atop Sweet Sour Mango Salad.Stir-fried Angled Luffa with Beancurd.Salad Prawns.Pomfret Cooked 2-ways. One side steamed (according to the hostess but looked more stir-fried, right?) while the other fried in batter.We didn't finish the fried portion as it tasted funny. The hostess informed that the chef's feedback to our comment was that we were not used to the spices used in the batter.
Stir-fried Kailan with Salted Fish.Mixed Fruit Platter. This was given free. Why? 1) Small issue:- upset about not getting another serving of the appetiser and 2) Much bigger issue:- Only knew of its unavailability at the end of our meal although we ordered it as soon as we tasted it AND been asking every passing waiter/waittress about its non-arrival from then on.Did the fruit placate these demanding customers? A bit-lar but we were still 'discussing' this when we went for desserts.