Thursday, March 23, 2017

Food Anatomy : not so good food

I was there last Friday. I ordered the Nasi Lemak cube and also the Laksa Pasta cube as recommended by that friendly lady manning the counter at that time. She said that the Laksa Pasta cube is her favourite and is definitely worth trying. I decided to go with just 2 cubes for $5.00, it is priced as $2.50 each. She took it out from the display counter and sending them into the microwave. She then placed them on the plate and she seemed to have a hard time when placing the Laksa Pasta cube as the pasta kept falling out. When she handed it to me, the Laksa Pasta did not seem to look as pretty as it supposed to look, in fact, it was a little messy. 

While walking back to the table, I had already taken notice of the unpleasant smell and it was somewhat further confirmed when taking the pictures. I took a small bite of the prawn patty and I threw it out immediately as it tasted sour, which is a likely indication that it has turned bad. When collecting the salted egg chicken wings from Two Wings, located just next to it, I went to the counter and talked with the same lady. I pointed at the Laksa Pasta cube and said, "I think the otah of the Laksa Pasta has already turned bad as it tasted sourish." She looked a little puzzled at that moment. I only found out much later that layer is supposed to be a prawn patty. Even so, it actually tasted like a prawn otah. 

She did not quite believe it initially as she replied, "It is supposed to have a sourish taste." I walked away with my salted egg chicken wings but I returned a little while later with the remaining of the Laksa Pasta cube. The same lady was holding a plate with a piece of Laksa Pasta cube on it. It was good that she bothered to taste it herself. When I handed the plate to her, she asked, "Do you want to exchange it?" I replied, "No, it is alright. Please be careful as it might cause food poisoning." She did not confirm that the Laksa Pasta cube has turned bad but she said, "It might be due to the hot weather." 

The Nasi Lemak consists of a few different layers that are made up of coconut rice, egg omelette and otah then topped with sambal chilli. Even though it was microwaved before serving it but the coconut rice was hard and dry. I guess it must have left it for too long. Though it is pretty to look at but the taste is just not quite there yet. Apart from its creativity, it seemed to be more gimmicky and not quite economical as well. I would rather pay a little more for a packet of Nasi Lemak that consists of the same items and probably with a chicken wing for about $3. 

I do not think this concept is marketable and it probably would not be around for too long.

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