Love grows (where my rosemary goes)…

Dining in is out of the question here at this point in time so that was why we did not go anywhere to celebrate my missus’ birthday the other day, Thursday, like what we would do in previous years.

We did not feel like cooking up a storm so other than the mee sua (longevity noodles) in traditional Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup that we had for brunch that morning, we did not cook anything else that day.

I browsed through the Facebook pages to see if there was anything of interest and this…

…caught my eye. I thought that looked really good so I quickly contacted them

…to place my order.

I asked for the family grilled platter (RM118.80)…

…as there seemed to be quite a lot so I was quite sure there would be enough for all of us to enjoy.

We got two pieces of the lamb and two of the beef…

…that we cut into smaller slices so everybody could get to eat and there would be enough to go round.

Initially, everyone was grumbling that the beef was tough – I tried it and I thought it was all right, not like the New Zealand ones that we bought and cooked ourselves. I did think it was kind of dry though and did not taste all that great. The lamb, on the other hand, was fine, tender and tasty.

However, when I got to the beef at the bottom, soaking in the sauce, I found it to be very tender and bursting with flavours. It certainly outshone the lamb but I would give top marks to the rosemary chicken…

I tried it first and found it to be so very delicious it simply swept me off my feet.

I have never thought much about grilled chicken chops or whatever chicken anywhere but this one sure puts it in a brand new light. Should I happen to drop by here to eat…someday, I sure would want to order it if it comes in a dish on its own. I encouraged everyone to have a go at it and they all agreed that it was very good and all of it was gone in no time at all.

My girl wanted this 3-in-1 Korean fried chicken wings set (RM50.80)…

…with 6 pieces of the soy garlic ones, 6 of the Korean sweet & spicy and 6 of the cheesy wings and of course, I did not have a problem with that – whatever she wants, she’ll get!

Everyone loved all three and they could not decide which one was their favourite. As for me, I thought they were all nice but just like those at the Korean franchises here, I did not think they were anything to die for.

I went to collect my orders at around 5.30 p.m. and was home by 6.00 p.m. We asked my sister to join us and she was there already when we got back so we started eating right away. I should have checked before leaving the place because once we got home, I found that they had missed out the potato salad that was supposed to be in the family platter. If I had known it would be an all-meat dinner, I would have prepared a salad or a coleslaw or something.

They certainly were very generous with the sauces though – peanut and black pepper. The former was nice, not quite like the ones at the satay stalls but we liked it a lot and the latter was very nice too, definitely not something straight from the bottle like the ones at the stalls selling some pseudo-Western cuisine.

NICA+ or NICA PLUS (2.296883,111.825859) as it is called, is located on the ground floor of the block of shops to the right of the Old Sing Kwong Supermarket (Kin Orient Plaza) along Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg, directly below the KIMCHEE KOREAN BAR.BQ restaurant on the first floor.