We called Mask around 11.30 am requesting for a table for five people around noon. Much to our surprise a table was available.
When we walked into Mask, there were just two other tables occupied and the rest of the place was deserted. We soon knew wny.
It took more than 30 minutes for someone to just come over to take our order. We did manage to catch the eye of one of the hostesses and she responded with a terse 'wait for a few minutes'.
We ordered for Bean Curd Sheet rolled Veg and we could taste the stale oil in which the dish had been cooked.
The Steamed Shrimp and Tomato Dumplings were totally bland - no taste whatsoever.
The steamed veg dumplings were not particularly good either but the pan fried ones were passable.
All the dumplings came without a serving spoon or serving chopsticks.
The Black Pepper Fried Noodle had the distinct flavour of fresh black pepper but again, unfortunately was too oily.
The Wok Fried Chicken w Chilli Peppers was an utter disappointment - there was not as much of a hint of chilli in the dish and the whole dish was literally floating in a sea of oil.
The height of the whole lunch was when I paid for the same with my credit card and had the credit card and the slip just flipped on the table rather unceremoniously.
Mask, at one point of time, was known for its friendly staff, quick service and great food. Gone are those days. I could well understand the empty tables after our lunch. Of the five of us that had lunch there that afternoon, three of us ended up with an upset tummy that night and the next morning as well.
To sum the whole thing up - bad service, worse food. The only thing that has stayed the same are the prices !!!
We will not be headed towards Mask ever again.