Need to liquid drain myself so I dropped by this cafe for a nosh, legs crossing all the time walking up the flights of stairs in case of leak then it will be real he ha in a children's cafe.
Fancied eating healthy these day so when I saw mixed mushrooms with brown rice as the 1st item on the menu, I did not hold back and placed an order together with a small skinny latte.
Rice dish arrived first before the drink which is never a good sign, the "Ping" cuisine is very much the order of the day. From what I heard, the chefs used to work in hotels, they must have been outcasts. In front of me was a big heap of red rice, not brown, on a small plate. There were also a small pile of chopped up chinese mushrooms, no sauce, just a few cress on top. Unless I am missing something here, I did order brown rice but since the red rice is grossly overcooked to an inch of their life, what was the point of complaining? I did have a fantasy that the dish was like a risotto made with brown rice, just like any other greedy diner would. Truthfully, I did not expect that they would have boiled the mushrooms in MSG-loaded chicken stock, they must have a different pre-conception from mine how healthy eating is. So they put together, boiled red rice, boiled mushrooms and cress and viola, a dish! If that is how you get your 5-a-day roughage, I rather eat the carpet.
To called what was served a skimmed latter or coffee will be an insult to the beans, an understatement of an understatement, a creme de la clam chowder. Coffee was bland, dull and not fresh. You get a blotch of cocoa powder on top which is supposed to be snoppy, if I had wanted milk coffee with chocolate, I would have asked for a cappuccino, full stop. Even the guys at the Golden Arches can do better.
Will I go back again? I can't help thinking of shooting somebody just by thinking of the rubbish that were served to me.
Maybe the water, but I wasn't given one.
Date of Visit: Jun 02, 2009 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 1