Sorry’s not good enough…

Last weekend, after the sunset church service on Saturday evening, we went for a late dinner here.


I don’t really fancy this place especially at night as it is kind of dark and the horrendous decor with all those twinkling lights and tinsel plus the tacky plastic flowers all around certainly do not contribute in any way towards creating a nice and comfortable ambiance for a pleasant dining experience…but bless my lucky stars – at least, that night, they were not playing those kutu rocker songs that I had heard them playing on the previous occasions I was there …and instead, they had some nice slow Malay songs, albeit a bit too loud, I would say.

Melissa and I had dropped by twice, once before she left for New Zealand and another time a year later when she was home for the holidays and on both occasions, we had their set lunches and she had not had the chance to try anything on their à la carte menu. This time around, my missus wasted no time in ordering the ayam penyet (RM18.90), literally translated as clobbered chicken, for herself…


…as she had that the other time she was here and she liked it a lot.

The price has gone up by RM2.00 since but that was around 2-3 years ago so I guess that is kind of expected. I do think, however, that at that price, they should be able to give something a little bit more substantial for the ulam

AP - ulam

…that accompanied the dish but of course, it did not change the fact that it was very deliciously done and I wonder what went into the omelette on top as it was really very good. All of us loved that very much.

I ordered the kapitan chicken with rice for myself but a while later, the waiter came to tell me that they were out of that and I had to order something else. Sigh!!! I did not know what else to choose so I just settled for the chicken curry…


…with nasi bryani


…which, with a price tag of RM16.90, was, by no means, cheap either. Melissa tried the rice and she thought the one she had here was nicer…and the meat in the curry was tough and on the whole, it wasn’t anything to shout about either.

My girl wanted the nasi bryani with mutton curry for herself…and after everything else was served including this roti canai pisang (RM10.90)…


…there was still no sign of it so I called the waiter to ask what was taking them so long. He went to the kitchen to check and then came back to tell us that they were out of mutton curry as well and Melissa would have to order something else instead. Tsk! Tsk! In the end, she had the ayam penyet too as she liked what she had sampled from her mother’s plate.

The roti canai here is reputed to be the biggest in the country and the banana one that we had…

RCP - banana

…was very well-done and I would say that we did like it a lot…despite the price.

When it was time to leave, I went personally to the counter to settle the bill. Seeing how things had been going, I had to be sure they did not forget to cancel the deleted orders from the bill. There was a lady and a kid who insisted on doing the calculations and making a mess out of everything plus the waiter…and there was quite a hassle between the three before they came out with the total – RM69.50 (inclusive of one iced teh tarek, RM3.90 – the iced water that my missus and I had came free). I paid RM70.50 and the lady gave me 50 sen in return – of course, I pointed out how much I had paid them and insisted that I was given RM1.00 in return. My patience was running out by then…and it sure took a lot of effort on my part not to burst out in a violent rage and with that kind of service, I would not think of leaving a tip, that’s for sure…and seeing how they did things and what had transpired, one can jolly well guess whether or not I would heading back there again, never mind how nice the food may be.

Once Melissa had finished her “late arrival”, we dashed out of the place to the strains of Datuk Siti singing about a love that is not normal (Bukan cinta biasa) blaring into our ears…