we were given a booth at the end of the restaurant, fine with us since we asked for a booth anyway. they say that the other booths were reserved. but from the looks of it, the place seemed kinda empty actually. who were they reserving for?? atok derang kott??
i am surprised to say the least that some of the busboys there aren't malaysian. they sound like they came from the philipines. what happened to all the malaysians that were supposed to be working there? i really wonder. we ordered the rm39.90++ set lunch. it came with an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. it stated there that we can choose from the array of dishes that they have suggested. for the appetizer, we chose the shrimp martini cocktail:
this is really nice actually. it came with 6 large succulent, fresh prawns that were blanched and left swimming in the martini cocktail (non-alcoholic) dressing. the dressing is tomato based and it has cuts of olives, chives, chunks of tomatoes and if i am not mistaked, some onions. the dressing is rather hot but i simply loved it. very light and good for those watching the waist-line.
for the main dish, we took the chicken caesar salad (dressing on the side because i don't want the fat-laden dressing, my sisters do):
i loved the grilled chicken strips that were in this dish. the lettuce leaves however, were not separated properly and the presentation obviously looked like it was done in the dark. but i doubt it was dark in the kitchen as i can see very well from where we were placed that the kitchen was brightly lit. kalau dah malas tu, cakap je la kan. or maybe because we were sharing, and we obviously don't look like we were ready to spend a copious amount of money, they treated us second class (or maybe third)?
there are 2 choices of desserts to choose from. the sisters wanted cookies and cream instead of the rich choc cake. but the waiter said that they were out of c & c. i was ready to settle for the rich choc cake, but yah was adamant and wanted the c & c. she demanded for the manager. when the waiter went away, not even 3 mins later, she came back, poker-faced and said "owh, we have one more c & c left". WTF!!!! tadi kata takde sangat. bila suruh panggil manager, ada la pulak?? penipu sial!
this looks nothing like the one advertised. mmg nampak sangat that they are treating us like we don't have money. the c & c came like it was made to be eaten by the animals!!
yah, ordered the french onion soup (cup) to satisfy her craving for it. well, it is really nice. but as i remembered, the last time i had this when i was in high school, the cup portion was bigger than this. i cannot imagine how inflation could be so overwhelming.
the combo has chicken and beef slices in it. served on a sizzling hot plate with onions and green peppers. the chicken was tender and the gravy was nice. the problem was the beef slices. i doubt it was beef. it tasted like beef but it felt like rubber. it was tough!! terrible!
the set also came with 6 small pieces of tortilla. we had 2 each. but yah was dead hungry that she ordered another side of tortillas which came also in 6 small pieces and costs rm4.50. the whole fajita set costs rm 35.90.
for drinks, nana and i shared a glass of bottomless coke light that costs rm7.90 (it used to be rm 6.90, or was it chilli's that was giving that price??) and yah had plain water, apparently FOC.
everything came up to RM96.70. but the total that we had to pay was RM111.20!!! wanna know why? because of the 5% GST (RM4.84) and 10% service tax (RM9.67). service?? what service?!?!?! when we left, they made us feel like we weren't even there! the service was bad and the food persentation for our table totally differed from other tables, honest!!
don't ever go to TGIF the curve. they have the worst service ever! the best TGIF is in seksyen 14, PJ. i don't know about now, but last time, they had really good busboys there. i hope their standard still remains. as for TGIF the curve, siap sedia la untuk tutup kedai.....