Not my problem…

I don’t know why people would grumble in my face that the food at a certain place in particular is so expensive. I did blog about this before so I shall not speak on it any further. After all, it is not my problem – they are the one with the problem so they can go and deal with it and frankly, what the hell do I care! Tsk! Tsk!

Anyway, there was this somebody that day who said the same thing and no, I did not bother to respond at all – I already have it up to here with cheapskates like her. Well, she went on to sing praises of one Malay place here where they have this eat-all-you-can buffet lunch for RM7.90 with a free flow of drinks. Of course, I simply had to go and check it out.

We got there past noon at around 12.15, before 12.30 and because of where we parked the car, we went in from one side of the shop and the floor was soaking wet! “Hati hati, ya! Basah! Nanti jatuh!” the lady doing the washing at the sink there said laughingly, like she was poking fun at this fat old man. Now you know it was wet…and obviously, it was because of you so shouldn’t you go and get a mop to mop it dry? Tsk! Tsk!

We went to look at the food – there was so very little of everything left except one dish of not-so-very-nice-looking pumpkin. As for the rest, I did not think there was enough for the three of us if we were to take a spoonful each of each of the dishes…and we all agreed that they did not even look nice. Personally, we would rather go here for their RM6.00 eat-all-you-can buffet and spend the extra RM1.90 on a drink. After all, all they had in the drink dispensers were some pale-looking over-diluted cordials, nothing to get excited about.

Nobody said a word to us – we would have told them there wasn’t much of everything left and if there wasn’t going to be any refill, they could at least suggest that we took a seat and we could order from their regular menu. No, we came and we left – not a word was spoken…other than that lady and her cheeky remark about the wet floor.

In the end, we adjourned here…

Outright Coffee 1

…at the end of the block, some 50-100 metres away…

Outright Coffee 2

…and had our lunch there…

Outright Coffee 3

…in the nice ambiance with air-conditioned comfort (we opted to sit inside this time) and great friendly service.

My girl had the banana mango milkshake (RM15.50) that I had on one of our previous visits while I had their banana caramel milkshake (RM13.90)…

Banana caramel milkshake

…which according to the boss, was one of their best sellers. My missus said she did not want anything and she would be fine with the complimentary drinking water but anyway, we got this pink passion soda drink…

Pink passion soda drink

…on the house – for purchases over RM30.00. It certainly was A LOT bigger that last time around and despite our bill surpassing RM60, we did not get two – only one. Hmmm…perhaps the next time, we shall split our orders and pay separately.

I was still full from the breakfast I had that morning so I just had a beef and potato pie (RM9.00)…

Beef and potato pie

…which I did buy from their bakery at the back once and it was indeed very very nice…

Beef and potato pie

I noticed, however, that it was RM1.00 more expensive than at their bakery so I mentioned to the boss that they should at least do something about the presentation to merit that extra ringgit…instead of just serving it in a plate like that.

My missus had their barbecue chicken with rice (RM15.90)…

BBQ chicken with rice

…with mushroom sauce and though the meat looked a little charred, she loved it very much. I guess it would be something like satay – very much nicer when a bit burnt, just a bit.

My daughter’s  barbecued chicken with fruit salad and baked wedges (RM15.90)…

BBQ chicken with fruit salad and baked wedges 1

…with rosemary sauce was done to perfection…

BBQ chicken

…and yes, she too enjoyed her order in no small measure.

Well, if the aforementioned Ms Cheapskate had not had the shock of her life looking at the prices of our individual orders, the total came up to RM69.30 altogether…and no, I am not saying that was cheap but considering that we did derive so much pleasure from everything, I would say it was money well spent – value for money…and we went home completely satisfied and happy and no, we do not spend like this all that often, only once in a while , usually on weekends when my girl has come home after a dreary week at her school in the jungle. We probably would not have enjoyed our lunch half as much had we gone for the RM7.90 eat-all-you-can buffet lunch that Ms Cheapskate spoke so highly of.

OUTRIGHT COFFEE (2.290978, 111.820996) is located at 24B , Jalan Lau King Howe, at the end of the first block of shops immediately behind the Lay King Howe Memorial Museum.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

9 thoughts on “Not my problem…”

  1. At RM6 or RM7.90 for eat all you can, I really wonder what is in the menu. The economy rice I have everyday for lunch already touched RM9 minimum for 4 dishes.

    I love Mel’s barbecued chicken with fruit salad and baked wedges served with rosemary sauce. Looks so good I can imagine eating it now.

    The food at the RM6.00 one was ok, not bad…not far different from simple meals one would cook at home, dunno the RM7.90 – we couldn’t really tell as there was so little left.

    The food here is good, love the pies. Choices are somewhat limited though – it’s actually a coffee place.

  2. Beef and potato pie looked good. And the bbq chicken. I love rosemary in grilled chicken, they smell and taste great. But my home planted rosemary aren’t doing well lately. Sigh.

    Mine too, died a natural death real soon – not cheap, around RM20 or more a pot. I would never go back to the shop and buy anymore – all that I bought died and my friends too! They said maybe those herbs need air-conditioning.

  3. Both BBQ sets looks good but I will get Mel’s set as I love the fruit salad. The little green plants looks beautiful.

    The ones floating on the water? I thought they look real nice too. Can get them easily from the drains in some parts of town here. – if I am not wrong, they collect those to feed pigs.

  4. We eat out once a week on a weekend, too. The house chef needs a break from cooking 6.5 days a week & we go places where we get to enjoy our food.

    Same here, only when my girl comes home. Weekdays, we would eat what is left of the rations my missus cooks for my girl to bring to her school in the jungle…or cook some simple dishes just for the two of us. We do need a bit of pampering sometimes, no need to scrimp and save so much and be miserable – can’t bring it with me when I go.

  5. Exactly, what other people think is none of your business. 😉 That’s my philosophy anyway when people want to share their opinion of me.

    Yes, it’s my life and I choose how I would want to live it…and they can choose to live theirs in whichever way they want too, just don’t drag me into theirs and blame me for what has got nothing to do with me..

  6. We are not meant to be slaves to $$$ so if the food is worth the price, why consider it expensive? Some food with low prices aren’t even worth the low price due to the bad quality or bad hygiene.

    Indeed! Typical! People like her want the best of everything but will not want to pay what it’s worth – best if it comes free! We’ve eaten at VERY expensive places but of course, she never complained as she was not the one paying, somebody else’s treat.

  7. can smell smoke coming out….. sabar…… sabar……

    The BBQ Chicken rice looks nice. Good presentation.

    Call the fire brigade, quick! LOL!!! Yes, food here is good, presentation is ok. I heard the chef worked at a leading hotel in town before.

  8. The beef and potato pie looks good, even though I don’t eat beef, I can skimp on anything else but not food, even though money is hard to earn, but we earn money to spend it, we should pamper ourselves once in a while and please please, do not save on food, life is short

    Indeed! I will not simply spend…but for sure, I will not scrimp and save either till I deprive myself of the nice things around. At the end of the day, it’s only money, can’t take with us when we go.

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