Vaguely appetizing

Still vagueBecause of work commitments, we’ve been eating out a lot, and we haven’t had much luck with the quality of food either.

Being a little adventurous, we decided yesterday evening to drive all the way, 45 minutes and 30 km, in the evening jam, to Changi Village to dine at Charlie’s corner, only to find that Charlie’s corner’s closed on Mondays.

We did however, plonk ourselves down at this ‘Persian and Italian’ restaurant called Pardis, which, because it was labelled ‘Persian and Italian’, looked appealing enough for us to plonk ourselves down at.

However, the Persian part of the restaurant must have had some communication issues with the Italian part because they got three out of our four orders wrong.

They did however, apologise profusely and vow on their grandmother’s grave to compensate us ‘the next time we ate there’. Perhaps suspecting that there mightn’t be a next time, a staff member who looked like he was the proprietor gave us each a glass of his best sparkling grape juice after we had finished eating and asked for the bill, which they took 10% off as well.

A few days before that, and at the southern end of our fine island, we added one more restaurant to the list of eateries we’ve patronized at Vivo City. The Tung Lok Group’s new restaurant there, called Tung Lok something something, boasts a pleasant harbour view, delicate dim sum and waitresses with the weirdest outfits you’ll find in a Chinese restaurant.

I didn’t take any pictures of them though it was weird enough to warrant a few snapshots, but if you’d picture an Ao Dai with one whole side snipped off from the waist down, you’d be about right.

The food was good, though, as was the service from the lop-sided waitresses, who very helpfully explained and described every dish you pointed at in the menu – mostly because the menu really wasn’t helpful.

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Al Vaivén de Mi Carreta (To the Rocking of My Cart) from the album “Distinto Diferente” by Afro Cuban All Stars of which I have the original CD.

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8 thoughts on “Vaguely appetizing”

  1. hahaha…

    how to connect ????? with Live Prawns prepared in two ways?

    perhaps they made the menu so obscure so that the waitresses got more work to do?

  2. hahaha…

    how to connect 彩虹鸳鸯虾 with Live Prawns prepared in two ways?

    perhaps they made the menu so obscure so that the waitresses got more work to do?

  3. hello mr. miyagi, sorry to hear u didn’t manage to try charlie’s. To be frank its not that fantastic – it borders on the slightly overpriced for nothing range (similar to colbar at portsdown). next time you’re at changi, give berano’s grill and bar (or bistro) a try instead. good food at affordable prices.;)

  4. hello mr. miyagi, sorry to hear u didn’t manage to try charlie’s. To be frank its not that fantastic – it borders on the slightly overpriced for nothing range (similar to colbar at portsdown). next time you’re at changi, give berano’s grill and bar (or bistro) a try instead. good food at affordable prices.;)

  5. Think Charlie’s sold itself for a while for their wide range of beers. Then again a beer is a beer is a beer.

    Hmm will go hunting for Berano’s next time. Thanks Changian

    Mr M. SQ no more free interneck on planes 🙁

  6. Think Charlie’s sold itself for a while for their wide range of beers. Then again a beer is a beer is a beer.

    Hmm will go hunting for Berano’s next time. Thanks Changian

    Mr M. SQ no more free interneck on planes 🙁

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