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To be honest, I'm not much of a fan of Asian food here in Sweden. They are unfortunately too Swedish-fied for my taste. So far only Waipo has been surprisingly good as far as Chinese food goes.. So says my tastebuds ;)
Anyhow pre Valentine dinner, we went on a double date with a girlfriend of mine, Ms KimChi and her sambo.
We had to have an early section from 17:30 - 20:00 (which is quite early for dinner) but as the place is fully booked, we were pretty lucky to get the slot. We were running late, so, had to grab a cab to get to the place in time.. We arrived at around 17:45. Not too late, right?!?
Anyhow, the place looks pretty nice and dim but looks promising as it looks really busy.
We started with cocktails.. For me, it's mocktail.. ;( Service was quick at the start, we were seated with drinks menu. Once they took our drink orders, they left and we were looking around trying to figure out when we'll be getting our food menu?
Anyhow the drinks came and soon, our food menu. Miss Kim Chi was excited and suggested we try the first tasting menu which was 645KR/person with 6 dishes, rice, 'roti' and dessert. She was here the last time and was extremely excited with the soft shell crabs and crispy pork. So, of course the whole table ordered it =D
All in all, it is not really that fabulous. The soft shell crab and the crispy pork were definitely the stand out dishes, but the rest were just so - so or below par.. even the mocktail. For the price, unfortunately, I would expect a lot more.. Hairy bean sprouts? You could choke on those darn bean sprout hair.. Those should have been removed not left as it is.
Service was quite rushed as well as they were trying to get rid of us by 8pm. hmmm...
|The little menu list we got on the table, reminding us what our tasting menu consist of. I thought was quite a nice touch!|
|1st dish - Cha Plu Leaf with Smoked Salmon, roasted peanuts and trout roe|
|We each had a piece. So cute as the leaf is in a heart shape. Perfect for Valentine! Not sure what cha plu leaf is, but I know it as betel leaf. Quite tasty and slight crisp with the vegs in there..|
|2nd dish - Sashimi Vietnamese Style with asian herbs and black rice vinegar dressings|
|Even before we had tuck into our 1st dish, the 2nd dish was on the table waiting for us... It was all a bit rushed =P 2nd dish was okay....|
|4th dish - Crispy pork with palm sugar caramel. Crispy fried braised pork rice vinegar and roasted onion. The meat was actually really tasty. Crispy on the outside and moist in the inside and best thing is we each got to eat at least two!|
|Seriously, look how long the bean sprouts are.. Those should have been plucked and removed. Sorry to say the hairy bean sprouts were the only thing I remembered about this dish|
|Ms Kim Chi Whisky Sour looks pretty cute though!|
|By around 8pm, there were quite a few empty tables|
Which of course surprised me that we were still rushed to pay by the waiter as well... hmm...
Anyhow.. last dish was the dessert
|Hola Hola B - Thai style marinated fruits, sweet peas, lime, vanilla coconut stock and guava promegranate sorbet|
Okay, enough complains from me for a day. Our dinner dates were of course fabulous as per always! And later, we went off somewhere for a friend's farewell party.. *sobs*
|Here's a few of us looking fabulous as per always =P|