Sunday, March 30, 2008

Why like that?

Short post ahead.

Like most Bruneians, the kiasu-ness in me wanted to have the chance to say,
"Oh Giant you mean. Ya, been there already."

so we (as in Bobby, SL and I) went there last weekend just to check out the place naively thought that since it's already a week since its grand opening....

Silly me... or us.

Ended up stuck in the traffic and we got lucky, found a parking space in just 15 minutes!

Intan was telling me that her friend left home at 1pm, found a parking and went in and shopped at 3pm, finally left the place at 9pm!!!

Crazy not!

Again, the kiasu-ness or like ma big brother said, it is the kalew blood in me, I was drawn to all those $0.99 hot promos.

Like this one,

But little did I notice what the real deal was about... Until I paid it at the cashier.

"Eh? How come like that one? I thought 99 cents? Why $1.39 pulang....?"

Till a friend pointed out, "No lah, have to pay above $50 baru got that price one".

My bad.
My own fault for not paying attention to the rest of the words printed on the flyer.

Anyone encountered the same thing as me?

Okay, here's another one... This time on Bobby.

Does the picture of the kolomee looks attractive to you? I bet it does.

Yummy egg noodles, pak choi and roast chicken "kolo" with their secret sauce. Yup, Bobby thought so too.


When it was being served to our table....

*kweng kweng kweng*

(I think I can do better than this...)

Does it looks the same to you as displayed in the menu?

I understand the fact that most of the time what served on the plate might differs from what we saw on the menu display sign boards.. But this one.... Too much... too kua-chang liao kua? (Meaning, kelebihan yo)

Note to self: Stay away from eating outlets or restaurant which just open not long to avoid disappointment.


teddY said...

Yay my first time to be the first to comment. I am so honoured, muahaha :) anyway sorry for leaving such a late comment, I've been owing you a couple of it since eons ago. I was busy lately, paiseh paiseh.

Sorry to hear about the overcharging thing... I hated when brouchers attempt to mislead customers by offering unbelievably low prices (with a "*" behind the price), and then displaying the terms and conditions with an infinitesimally small font at the bottom (or sometimes, behind! they're just so cunning and unscrupulous) so that you won't notice it. Gee. My mom got it a few times, and now she vows never to look at the brouchers. She would rather ask the sales person :)

The plate of noodle is seriously horrendous! Although I do expect the actual dish to look different from the ones in the menu, look at the width of the noodles! They're so fat and thick as if they've spent their lives soaking in water before being served. And the charsiew is nowhere to be seen. And where did all the gravy go? I only see one miserable blotch in the middle of the entangled mess.

I hope nobody will come and flame you for criticising other people's food! I think those people have probably nothing better to do than to waste time writing those low-life remarks :) don't be intimated Nonnie! You're writing about the truth, and there's nothing wrong with it.

Have a great week ahead! said...

Wah! The kolomee is a blatant case of misrepresentation la! Can ask for money back or not??

Nonnie King said...

Teddy : Erm.... That is actually a Halal restaurant so no charsiew. Only roast chicken that was suppose to look like charsiew I guess?

Still, they did a really bad job and I thought it was just pasta mixed with some soy sauce.

I didn't put the name of the restaurant so no one will come and flame me, yet. I hope? But like you said, I was just stating the truth and the rest is up to the readers judgmental.

Brother Reeds : You say can or not leh? Its like a fast food joint and we'd paid for it before served. Sigh. Wouldn't order that if we knew that it'll turn up like that.

And... why is your name ip address of a router?

Anonymous said...

Waaaa! So different form the picture lah teh kolomee. I managed to get some cheap stuff at giant which was on promo on the day only. I bought something for my school kids for $1.99 each and told my friend about it. When she went there.. $4.99 tia! Imagine those working there have to change the price tags every single day and the system! Can pengsan lah!

Anonymous said...



The giant thr so popular??
I dun think we have a problem Penang though.
Kiasuism starting in Brunei as well?

N we dun really have to buy 50 and above to get a certain price...

Hahaha.. the kolomee~~!!
It happens....
Very seldom we get what we see in ads...

Nonnie King said...

Anonymous : Steady lah you, manage to buy things for school kids. I don't even have the mood to shop after seeing the crowd.

And yes, I salute the staffs who work there.

Jessie : A lor, because of the price. They're having a promotion so everyday also people mountain people sea.

I know very seldom we get what we see in the menu, but the kolomee is just too much liao.

Sad hor.

Scubabum said...

Hmm.. i was gonna go to giant today and for dinner too... after reading this article.. it makes me think twice of having dinner there... better eat Lowsan kolo mee then... :P

Patricia said...

the kolo mee thingy really big difference.. Totally.. let's report them Nonnie.. haha.. JOKE..!! =p

Thanis said...

I didn't even get to eat at Giant. Went to KFC.. they say "sorry we out of chicken"


Then order burger n coke.. they say "we are out of coke"

Ci ma kan .. I terus dun eat ... go Ilotus makan instead.

Nonnie King said...

Scubabum : Lowsan kolo mee is definitely a better bargain compare to that over-priced kolomee.

Patricia : But who to report to wor?

Thanis : KFC out of Chicken? Its like Coffee Bean out of coffee, Excapade out of seaweed and salmon!

Some more coke also don't have... *speechless*

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