We came here for dinner because one of our good friends who’s really into Groupon deals bought like TEN groupons from this restaurant. Why? Because they advertised their “Four-course meal” as being worth something like $50+ dollars. Guess what’s in the four courses!
1) A garden salad or soup (from-a-can)
2) a main course,
3) a scoop of ice cream (chocolate or vanilla),
4) and free flow coffee/tea (those on warmer pads like in McDonalds?).
And you’d think the mains would be mind-blowing or something but they were simple dishes like those you find in Hans. In other words, definitely not worth $50+. I think that’s irresponsible marketing. But you can see what we ordered first:
The garden salad they served Mf. Honestly it wasn’t too bad.
Fried frozen chicken drumlets – they serve these to everyone. You can buy them frozen in NTUC and bake them/fry them yourself! The breading is rather nice but I don’t like the layer of fat between the breading and the meat.
We had the chicken spaghetti in a cream sauce, which was super oily and had suspect chicken parts.
The remnants of the chicken spaghetti – look at that pool of oil!
We also had the fish and chips, which you would think was un-screwuppable but they managed to do it! The fish was really quite bad, I’m not sure where they sourced it from but it was even a little mushy and rather inedible.
The grilled chicken thigh wasn’t so bad because they at least managed to add some nice charred bits to the chicken which was remniscient of a good outdoor barbeque.
Chocolate ice cream.
According to them, this meal is worth $150+. I wouldn’t even pay half of that for it. So I’m rather disgruntled at them for cheating all these well-meaning, bargain-hunting singaporeans into thinking they are getting some sort of fabulous four-course feast, when in actuality it’s the kind of sad add-a-soup-and-a-drink-for-$5-more-only! sort of four-course meal. In general I never purchase groupon deals like that (nor am I all that much into groupons in the first place) but this deal was really unscrupulous. Gah. I feel like getting their name out there because of groupons will win them waaay more anti-fans than fans because of the groupon menu, which sucked. Talk about myopic business planning.