Thursday, 2 November 2006

Bad carbonarra

Yesterday was a good day, why? I guess it was because I ate my favourite carbonara pasta twice, once for lunch and again another time during dinner. Well during lunchtime, the rest of my colleagues decided that we should try out the Italian restaurant at the Street Mall in Cyberjaya. My comments? The food was not even worth taking a photo of and the prices were incredibly high. What do you get for RM20? A plate filled with pasta and some salty carbonara sauce that did lack cheese and had extremely little portions of mushrooms and bacon. Enough about that crap though, don’t even consider coming to Cyberjaya and finding any sort of decent food around here.

The second carbonara dish that I ate was at Modesto’s in Desa Sri Hartamas. Having been there a couple of months back, the place had a total makeover. Where the restaurant used to be is now turn into Chinois and where the bar used to be is now remodeled to the new Modesto’s with a fancier set of furniture and design. Unfortunately with all those changes, the level of service you would expect from a place that high class would be decent but to me, they were totally appalling. For one thing, the waiters were extremely blur, it took them a while to get a cup of water and let alone bring our orders. They had to carry the dishes around hoping that a table would recognize their order and then wait for the customers to shout out, “I think that is ours”, before going to that table and giving them.

I should have just said that everything was mine, since I was rather hungry then. The next beef I have with them is that their main waiter, who was this rather old looking Chinese man, (I presumed that he was the manager or something of high rank) had totally no manners whatsoever. We could be extremely polite to him and even thanking him plenty of times but not even a word of “You’re welcome” or “Hope you enjoy your meal” or any sort of response. The only respond you can make out from his extremely soft voice would be, we offer a 20% discount to all Citibank card users here.

But hey, as a Chinese I guess that you would probably have money floating all over your mind and head all the time. So forget being polite, forget having manners, just flash cash about and everyone will grovel at your feet. Oh my, where are we going, honestly?

By the way, the carbonara I had at Modesto’s was really good but the helpings aren’t as big or great as that you would get from Fasta Pasta or Itallianies from 1Utama and the Curve.

1 Comment:

dinghy said...

The *only* place in Cyberjaya that you should be eating is at the Ericsson cafeteria. Well, and Penang House is reasonable I guess.