Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Rasa Malaya

Last Saturday was a really hot day, the temperature sky-rocketed to 40 degrees celsius and the last thing you wanted to worry about is cooking over a hot stove for dinner.

My friend called up proposing to eat out at this malaysian restaurant in Doncaster that we've never been before. It is right opposite Tai Pan Restaurant.

We went and the place was quite full of people. The restaurant was decorated with lots of Chinese New Year stuff but I've come to savour the food, not the decors. Even the waitress were dressed like Singapore Airlines stewardess! It was very hot inside and we were seated in the hottest corner of the restaurant.

I could see 3 air-conditioners in the place but none were working and we were sweating like pigs! How were we going to enjoy our meals?

The foods arrived..one of my friends had nasi lemak which tasted quite ordinary, nothing spectacular.

Terese ordered Hor Fun and it looked quite horrible, it tasted OK and she gives it 1 thumb up. No point on presentation though.


Another friend and I ordered Hokkien noodle. This is one of my favourite dishes but they've ruined it! It wasn't very tasty at all and I'm giving 2 thumbs down!

Overall we didn't enjoy our meals at this restaurant, the broken air-conditioners had a lot to do with it. I don't think I'll be coming back here any day soon!

16 comments:

cK said...

food doesn't look tasty la. Its funny actually. All the malaysians restaurant look reallyyyy classy in US.

Mei said...

Unlike you, I'm tasting authentic Malaysian food at the moment! Hahahaha... :D

Wuching said...

chin kian: tell me about it; they look horrible!

mei: ur evil!

Che-Cheh said...

The Hor Fun really look scary. Hahahaha

Jeremy C said...

u poor thing :( but i have to say, nothing beats kampua in sibu...hehe!

Anonymous said...

I like Hookien noodle served in Wah Kee Restaurant, Clayton....give it a try.

Wuching said...

che-cheh: i'm scared out of my wits!

jeremy: yes! gimme kampua any day! mmm...

anonymous: thankz mate, i will!

Jacky said...

But I don't know why kampua stalls usually do not survive a week of operation outside of Sibu/Sarawak :)

Wuching said...

jacky: perhaps its due to the fact that the taste for kampua is an acquired taste, only sibu ppl can appreciate it maybe because of the msg of just sentimental reason i don't know, for ppl not from sibu & never tasted kampua b4, i can understand why they won't like it; its just noodle laced with pigs lard, msg & soya/chilli sauce & shallots, that's it! how could something like that be exciting?! anyway, i've talked too much!

Amelia said...

Ni tungli Sibu, ngui chiang ni siak kampua (Foochow)

Wuching said...

amelia: eh lay! ni ya eh lay chiang ngui siak kompia, tian miang ngu & liu lien! kan sia kan sia! :)

robin said...

hey..
i am from kuching, but i still love kampua !!! and i agree with che-cheh, the hor-fun looks weird...

Amelia said...

Eh lay! Ngui eh chi ni siak pa pa
:)

Wuching said...

robin: u like kampua coz its similar to kolo mee & coz ur sarawakian..have u known any non-sarawakians to like kampua or kolo mee?

amelia: kan sia ni! :)

Loong said...

You know what I had rojak at that restaurant before ... and they put apple slices in it! Not only that I found a little sticker (saying what type of apple it was) on the outside layer of the apple ... luckily did not ingest it. Anyway, like you found out, the restaurant is nothing special!

Wuching said...

loong: apple in rojaks is just not rojak! sticker summore! tiu! lucky u didn't get sick or else you'd have to sue them!