Monday, November 9, 2009

Marina Barrage + Lau Pa Sat

Sour Cream used to be my favourite
then it became Calibee Spicy
and I dun know when..

.. it became Lays Salt & Vinegar
cos I never liked it when i was munching away
Kettle Chips from my Spinelli days

How come they always know
when I'm cho-bo-ing?
(Cho-bo means Idling in Hokkien)

Umbrellas in the family

Was having my routine moody November
when three idling souls decided to go to

First stop was Gallery Cafe
on 2nd floor of Marina Barrage

I was quite surprised that
it was staffed with an all-Malay crew
The wait staff were not-bad looking, presentable and neat.
However still, as a tourist attraction
who would attend to the Chinese Nationals?
They are also very lacking of smiles.
I'm a bit worried because tourists visit this place.

Cake Set
Comes with a coffee
This Chocolate Cake is pretty tasty
However the choice was limited to
Carrot cake and Chocolate cake
Jeez.. Where's the variety?

Chicken Hot Dog
Val complained that everything was
too tough for the teeth
The lettuce was not fresh, so was the bread
However, I find the presentation acceptable

(Cake Set)
I got this replaced
The first cup came with a lipstick mark
which I find rather disturbing
What if the owner was not Jessica Alba
but some fat momma?
There was no apologies or service recovery.
Also, it was not served with milk
I had to request for it from the bar.
In addition, this is not brewed coffee
its drawn from an espresso machine
whch probably was not serviced and cleaned
for a decently long time
1. The shot is burnt
2. The grope head is not clean
If you do not train your staff to use
an espresso machine,
it would be advisable to use an automated one.
Thumbs down!

Hong Kong Noodle Soup
Edwin complained that the noodles were
horribly cooked, especially the egg.
I didn't try it, but my opinion is
instant noodles cannot go wrong.

Ice Lemon Tea
This is the very first time
I see Edwin only ordering one drink
in any food establishment
Perhaps its not up to standard also.
He commented that it was tasteless.

Iced Cafe Mocha
Val complained that this is probably
the worst Mocha she's ever tasted.
Can't blame her, she works in Starbucks.
So did I.

No complaints for the cake, really!
It was good.

Total Damage for 3 pax: $22.80

[General Ratings]
Food Quality: 5/10 (edible)
Food Portion: 6/10
Food Presentation: 2/10
Beverage Quality: 3/10
Ambience: 10/10
Service: 3/10
Return Factor: 0/10 (could be one of the place to avoid)

If you know the management of this establishment,
Do inform them that their cafe is in danger!
Service Recovery will be nice
Contact me at -
Give me a chance to write a proper review!
Or try to poison me to shut me up forever, HAHHA!

More food reviews at:

I caught a little baby bumblebee
Yes.. I do miss OPHIX!

Edwin's quite a sucker for Man Utd, yes?

Yes, this handsome man
is my cousin, Gavin Ye

Learn to fly..

When I was young,
my dad brought me to Marina Bay to fly kite as well..

The elder sister told the owner
that her younger sister loves
the butterflies on her kite

And the kind lady let her hold the strings
to the flying butterflies
Lovely =)

We have a Japanese family here..

Releasing the fireflies..

Err.. Actually they are not UFOs
Just bubble stains from the Japanese lady
Yes! Soapy water on my EF 17-40mm f/4L
Feel my pain T_T

There! Free of UFOs!

I think the jersey is unsightly..
Seriously, what the hell is Ban Kean 10?

Porn [M18]

Speedlight up!

I'm sorry 580EX II blinded the baby
for a short moment after the flash,
but I did try to reduce the damage
by using a diffusal, really!

So cute, she posed for the camera! =D

Would you believe if this shot
is not heavily post-processed?

This is indubitably my
favourite shot of the day.
Edwin urged me to duplicate a shot of him
in this pose and background.
And perhaps he really didn't know -

Fuck! Over-exposed shot!
Beautiful moment captured, though.

Another of my favourite

I want to be Batman
when I grow up..

Supper was at Lau Pa Sat
Boon Tat Street BBQ Seafood

Gong Gong
As much as the chilli sauce is lacking
in calamansi lime
I quite enjoyed it

All three of us agreed that
this dish is absolutely delicious
The gravy was tasty and the lala is fresh.
Thumbs up!

Pineapple Rice
Not too moist, not too dry
Just nicely cooked rice
Floss and pineapple was sufficient
Small bits of shrimps were found with the rice

We also ordered Satay to go with our seafood!

Quite sexy
I hope she eats the spoon.
Haven't called for an ambulence
since Tianfu sliced his arm in Year 2000.

Pretty scary eyes!
Maximum Unglam too
But Lover Boy's gotta his Pinay
waiting for him =)

Lastly, sharing some shots
Cousin Gavin took..

Have a good November, people! =D

1 comment:

icecreamneko said...

The cakes came from Bakers Inn.