A lot of the restaurants, as they get more and more busy, I guess they often overlook or replace the quality of their food to cut costs. Or perhaps it was just the inconsistency of the kitchen. Either way, what used to be my favourite places in Richmond has become an abomination with this one last time visit.
To add an extra punch, that estranged strand of hair we found didn't improve the situation much. Remember, it's an asian place. Sending a plate back will only result in a look of disdain and you will still get the same plate back (with the hair removed with someone's bare hand).
We also ordered their recommended pork chop with demi-glaced onion sauce. It looked fantastic in the picture! Since it's popular, sure we would try it!
This is what came out.
At first glance, no, it doesn't look like anything in the picture. And I was expecting a demi-glace sauce to be more brownish and gravy like, not creamy and rose like. Kkkk, it's an asian place, maybe it's fusion right? Their own interpretation. If it tasted good, then all would be forgiven. We still had to bounce back from that last bowl of laksa. Although, this one didn't look promising either. And as we took a bite, our thought was unanimous "people "like" eating this?".....Really? I mean we were in Richmond where hundreds of asian restaurants compete on price and quality to stay on top. You're telling me that this dish that looked and tasted like it was made by a 10 year old girl is your best selling dish?
Needless to say, I am never going back again. Could it be one bad day? Maybe. The inconsistency, though, and that pork chop though, I just couldn't bring myself to forgiveness. So this is my goodbye. The quest for next best laksa ensues.