well... it was a dinner for 2.
it was my turn to host and pick a restaurant. so came on openrice to check for some highly recommended ones. end up picking Munch.
it was an ordinary wednesday night, 8pm. I did book a table but seems like it wasn't really a necessary move. The moment I arrived, feels pretty good, but could be better if I had asked for a table beside the windows during the booking. O well, plenty of spaces between each table giving us some good privacy for our little gossip.
I arrived before she did, so I tried to check out the dishes mentioned by other writers on Openrice, however, couldn't really find them on the menu, wondering if they have revised it lately. She came a bit late and did the exact same move and of course, getting the same result.
So we just randomly picked our dishes from the menu. we ordered a starter, don't really remember the name, goose liver with potato and pumpkin. disappointing dish as goose liver seems to be a bit un-fresh, well, the side dish taste quite "special" especially "new" tasting experience, not to mention good or bad.
We ordered two main dishes.
1. pumpkin rice with chicken.
2. a combination of steak, shrimp and flounder.
Pumpkin rice arrived before the the steak, looks very pretty and tasty with a lot of pumpkin sauce on top of the rice. however, it ended up being the most disappointing dish of the night. the sauce is pretty good, however, the rice itself is very chewy. it is not those rice we normally eat in other restaurants. I am not sure about this but I think they use mexican rice which are bigger in terms of size when compared to the traditional chinese restaurant rice. well. it definitely is not the best choice of lazy people like us. disappointing.
The steak was not as good as expected. perhaps its my mistake ordering a 50% done one. should had asked for a more rare one. This time, its not only her complaining about the shrimp being not very fresh, even a pig like me can give the same comment. o well, a good thing is the flounder was up to some standard, the only thing that did not disappoint us as much. or is it because we had already lowered our standard and didn't expect as much? who knows. anyway, I found the flounder acceptable.
Didn't order any dessert as the other dishes was not really up to expectation. so we just stayed for a long chat. It was a really a good place to chat, loved the brightness there, not too bright while not too dark, right on.
one thing to mention is that they love to put pumpkin in their dishes, 3 dishes that we ordered, all of them came with pumpkin. she is a pumpkin lover so am I, those mashed pumpkin (side dish) end up being the best thing we put in our stomach for the night.
$480.00. well, perhaps we were expecting a bit too much ahead of time. anyway, I guess its time to search for a better restaurant.
anything with mashed pumpkin as a side dish. the main course might be disappointing but you still got a good side dish at least.
Date of Visit: Jan 20, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD240(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 2