Roar…

Nope, that’s not the name of the place, not as in that Katy Perry’s song but actually, it’s…

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…and we’ve been there twice before here and here and we went there again last Saturday night as after the sunset evening service at the cathedral here, I asked Melissa what she wanted to eat and she said she was thinking of having some pasta carbonara after seeing Jamie cooking something like that on tv that afternoon…and she could remember I had that before and it was pretty good.

Of course, she ordered their spaghetti carbonara (RM15.90)…

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…which came very quickly. I was somewhat surprised that she wanted that as she really isn’t into the creamy sauce and is usually more into bolognaise. True enough, halfway through, I noticed that she was struggling already and I knew that the richness of the sauce had got the better of her so I offered to finish off the rest for her and she happily gave me what was left of it. The serving was kind of huge though – should be enough for two to share.

We ordered their very nice mushroom soup in a bread bowl (RM8.00)…

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…and it was just as nice as always.

Melissa did say that she was torn between ordering the pasta dish or their mixed grill so you can jolly well guess what I had that night (RM30.90)…

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…so that she could have some of the goodies on the plate as well.

She wanted the calamari Ceasar’s salad (RM14.90)…

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…and we had that too even though personally, I would prefer the one with smoked turkey ham. This took a rather long time before it was served and I was wondering why – I am pretty sure it isn’t so hard to chop up some vegetables, squeeze the dressing over it and fry a few bits of calamari to put on top. As a matter of fact, I would expect the soup and the salad to be served first but they all came in no particular order…according to the whims and fancies of the people in the kitchen. Perhaps we were already very full by then but we did not think the salad was all that great and we certainly would not want to order that ever again – it was nowhere near the very nice and a whole lot cheaper one that we had here…and there wasn’t any hardboiled egg in it either.

Then we had to wait  a very long time for my missus’ order – the so-called special of the day, the sambal chicken chop  (RM16.90)…

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Well, it is, after all, a fusion café but I would think that if it had been that day’s special, they would have got everything ready and it would be served in no time at all but obviously, I was wrong. I did not get to try it as I was already too full by then (and not in a very good mood anymore) so I did not bother to do that.

But other than the sad fact that a couple of the dishes were a long time coming, service was all right…except for how they took a long time in calculating the total on the bill despite having had a calculator at hand and would have given me the wrong change had I not pointed it out to them. What pissed me off was how they were discussing it among themselves and could not seem to work things out at all and they simply ignored me when I kept telling them this was what I paid and this was the change they should give me. Young upstarts!!! You think I cannot count or what? I sure do not need that miserable calculator to work out a simple sum like that. Tsk! Tsk!

Well, the food’s not bad – maybe that’s why business at this place is quite good…but if you’re thinking of dropping by, I would suggest that you go early when there will not be anybody around…so you will not need to wait too long for your orders to be served.