I've been wanting to treat my family for dinner for some time but never seem to find the time. Actually, maybe it's more because I didn't make the time. Huhuhu
We were supposed to have dinner on the first day of CNY but somehow I didn't relish the prospect of suffering through the horrendous festival traffic jam back to my hometown so the earlier planned dinner at Tanah Aina in Sang Lee was postponed to yesterday evening.
We later decided to try Mohd Chan Abdullah in Bangi. When we arrived at 8pm, the place was quite empty and I should've taken it as an omen somewhat. Not a good sign, although the first floor dining area did fill up later.
Anyways, as Hubby and I (with Son of course) were the first to arrive, we decided to order first and would top-up on the order later when everyone gets there.
Quite limited choice, I have to say.
We ordered a steamed siakap, salted eggs prawn, kam heong lala, butter sotong and baby kailan first.
The first to arrive was the steamed siakap. At first, we thought, wow impressive. Fast service.
But then, that lone siakap got cold and uneaten because it was 20 minutes later that we got our next order!
When one of my sis arrived with her family, we ordered tom yam seafood, pandan chicken, siakap tiga rasa and black pepper beef.
And these were served after that now already cold siakap.
Black pepper beef.
It was after we complained, (again and again) that we were served the rest of our order.
Puny serving of rice. Not even the fragrant type. (I dunno lah, but it tasted like the Cap Rambutan variety only). The staff sent us three plates of rice and then went missing for 10minutes. I guess it took THAT LONG to scoop 9 plates of rice. Seriously. We had to remind again and again that we ordered 12 plates of rice.
Then finally, after much scowling by hubby; we got the rest of our earlier order.
Kam heong lala. What can I say? It's salty. The curry leaves that were in all the dishes pretty much served as garnish. We certainly didn't get the aroma or the teeniest bit of taste of curry leaves at all.
Salted egg prawns.
Some of the drinks. My sisters and their families were unanimous in that, all the drinks were pretty tasteless. The watermelon juice tasted of orange juice, most probably because nobody bothered to wash the blender/juicer.
None of the drinks were finished.
Hubby and Son were better off because they drank mineral water.
Quite a disappointment, really.
I'd only recommend anyone to go to this outlet if one wants to eat cheap.
For all the above, plus drinks and rice for 12 (9 adults); I only paid around RM275.00.
So yeah, only go if you can to be a tightwad but still want to have a number of dishes served.
I don't think you'd want the address or phone number of this outlet from me, right?