Side by side…

Well, it’s not actually side by side…but two different types of cuisine, Baba-nyonya and Thai together at one place . This place has been in business for quite a while now but I had not been there as the reviews that I read in some other blogs had not been very flattering. Anyway, the other day, I decided to drop by and give it a try…

Baba and Siam 1

The decor, the ambience and all are all very nice…

Baba & Siam 2

…and I was impressed that they played very tasteful piped-in songs that included Burt Bacharach’s “Make it easy in yourself” – that certainly was a welcome change from what they play at other places! None of those Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga stuff! Ewek!!! Hahahahahaha!!!

The first waiter who attended to my table, however, was not conversant in English and he had to get another one to replace him and take our orders. I would think that if they want it to be an upper-scale or classier joint, they should employ people who can speak English at least, besides Mandarin and Malay.

As for the food, we had this plate of pineapple fried rice…

Baba & Siam pineapple fried rice

…and what they called Chinatown chicken salad…

Baba & Siam Chinatown chicken salad

The prices were reasonable, considering the huge servings that were enough for two persons at least – around RM12 for the former which was definitely cheaper and nicer than what I had at the other place that I would not bother to go ever again, and RM8 for the latter. However, though they were nice enough, it did not get me jumping up and down with delight…and dying to go back there again as soon as possible.

All in all, I think it would be a pleasant place for dinner, hang around and chat…or to celebrate some special occasion.