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Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Secret Place At The Red Inn Hotpot, Ipoh

LOOKS MORE LIKE A SECRET PLACE...

When my friends invited us to go "survey" a new place in old town, my sister and I were all for it.  Steamboat or hot pot, whatever they call it these days.  Located at the corner of Jalan Sultan Yussuf, the name of the place is called Red Inn Hotpot.... and it definitely did not look like an inn at all!  From outside, there is just a wooden plain door, not painted red or anything.... if any other passerby, this corner shop lot looks like an abandoned shop lot.  I should have taken the photo of this "un-impressive" entrance... and it was totally different when we entered... everything looks impressive!
We ordered these... 
With two types of soup... tomatoes and herbal soup...
We prefer the latter....
Like the way they decorated this...
ooopss....someone's hand is getting ready.... 
Free flow of condiments 
Not too bad... 
Something different though the price is a bit steep... 
Can come back for other entre next time... 


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sarcastic Remark Dampened Our Dinner

BEING SARCASTIC....

The first time I ate in this shop, it was in the early 2000s.  During that time, the boss was a slim, young and quite good looking "bald" man.  Very distinguished looking, people would wonder why a young man would want to shave all his hair and not leaving a single strand.  And now many years later, this boss has changed his physical appearance except for the hairless scalp.  His weight has doubled tremendously and I am not surprised whatsoever.  The business is so good till today, drawing in crowds even though negative comments have surfaced in Facebook complaining about his "attitude."  Some can take it while others might not be able to...

Incident happened on this particular night... someone ordered steamed clams.. and the boss answered, "tonight we do not have clams."... and it is only natural at that moment of time, the customer gave an expression of being  disappointed... "Oh, don't have ah..... "  to which the boss responded sarcastically, "You want me to serve you un-fresh clams, is it?  You want that??"  We were taken aback by his not-so-friendly and serious remark... if he meant it as a joke, then it is a different matter.... I guess we ladies cannot take that... LOL....

We had their famous claypot glass noodles with prawns.... 
Fried Fish.... 
Fish balls which cost RM2 each... 
And "Siew Loong Choy"
The meal that cost us RM100 over, cannot really remember cos someone picked the tab.. 
After the sarcastic dinner, we went to Take A Break to laugh it off... 


Monday, September 16, 2019

Dining At Richard Rivalee Restaurant, Penang

SECOND DINNER IN PENANG....
We were looking forward to having a Nyonya dinner on the second night.  Heard from reviews that the food was great here at Richard Rivalee, the name of the designer cum chef.  So we made reservations for dinner at 6pm, tables are quite limited due to the small space of a shop lot.  However this place is now moved to a bigger lot at Jalan Datuk Keramat.  The Chef personally came out to welcome the guests, such as us... and others as well... I think he had his hands full that time, he lingered with the guests and there was also another friendly lady who kept apologising for the late servings.  Anyway, we did not really mind for our stomach were not really hungry that time due to to the overstuffed hawker food during the earlier part of the day.
We dined here before they moved to a bigger restaurant.... 

Richard Rivalee restaurant...
The real man himself is a friendly host... 
The decors inside the restaurant... 
Nyonya styled... 
Tables are limited, I think only 4-5 outside here...
Appetizers to start off with... 
Fragrant Sambal Belacan to go with cucumbers...
Joo Hoo Char... my favorite... to go with lettuce...
Stuffed Fish with Sambal Belacan...
Nyonya styled fried chicken....
And some greens to go with the rest... Spicy and...
Non spicy...
Pea flower rice.... 
Big servings actually...
This set dinner cost around RM105
And the diners before we left...