Thursday, October 15, 2009

First & Last Time At Three Junctions

Simpang Tiga means Three Junctions.. I never heard or been to this Simpang Tiga restaurant until today when we had a lunch appointment with an insurance agent. We were supposed to meet at 1pm but the three of us turned up 15 minutes late bec we couldn't find the exact spot of this place....



Never the mind, finally we did... and we got ourselves a nice table at a corner. We took a picture of ourselves before we went to order at the front entrance of the restaurant. It was pretty crowded, waiters and waitresses seemed rather busy... After waiting for few minutes and some pointing to the food displayed, we went to take our seats.





Upon returning to the table, I saw Lynn standing at one corner, I asked her what happened, she said she was "kicked out" by a couple of men who told her that they had reserved that table by putting their file on the chair.... (my gosh...no reserved sign meh?)

Never the mind again, we told the waiter we had no place... so... we were ushered to a nice room and I was saying "Wow.. not bad la, a room to ourselves" and we took a few pictures, as usual....




lynn happily posing here and there ..

Ok, all were well until after half hour or so, no sign of food arriving.... oh man!! why so long one.. actually all the food were already cooked.. just putting them on plates and serving us only... why the long delay?? I beh tahan, went out to look see, saw one chinese elderly man waving at me, I ignored him... WHY? Bec he must be thinking I was a waitress... just because I wore baju kurung ah, he must be thinking I was one... cis....

True enough, while I was searching for the waitress who took my order earlier, he came and told me, "Can you come to my table and take order?" Ipretended not to hear and told one waitress beside me that I have been waiting half hour, where is my food??? Immediately I saw his embarassment at the corner of my eye... hahahahhaha... Good!

But of course, no good for me and my gals.... We gave up... no way we were going to wait for our food anymore, no proper service and management to control the customers orders... very bad system... I bet many people just eat and go off un-noticed... really!!

What happened to our lunch? We ended up taking the below.... porridge and economy fried noodles instead.... Don't know whether to be angry or happy... What A Lunch!!


porridge


noodles

35 comments:

  1. claire.. ur silver lining there.. "elderly chinese man!".. ehem ehem.. remember the trip u telling me bout?? lol...

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  2. wah...the food looks very nyonya... i like it!!

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  3. huh..still can remember? cis.. this fella tot i m waitress so strike him off my list already.. sigh... .

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  4. apa nyonya.. indonesian in simpang tiga.. road side stall in the other 2.. so cham.. ended up eating road side.. hahaa...

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  5. Ooiiii..waitress why my flied lice take so long time me hungry already!!!!lol...

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  6. poor u...dah lar people tot u waitress, n up eating at food tall oni...nevermind lok at the bright side; saved a lot of money. :)

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  7. So sorry to hear this; but I think it's funny experience, right?

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  8. cheah: 1st and last... no more going there.. period!


    Miche: yeah lo..1st thing, no place, 2ndly, me a waitress, mari mari.. 3rdly, food never come.. 4thly, no more going there..


    lina: hehe... of course, we laughed over it on the way back.. what a lunch!

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  9. well..if it's bad..usually it will be the last..

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  10. is that your mercedes parked right in front??

    ;)

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  11. lovely baju kurung.....u look so sweet in it. I taught in agama school last time but we didn't have to wear that. I just wonder how I would look in it....probably slim and tall....haha

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  12. Wenn: yes.. poor service.. cannot tahan..

    Doc: how i wish it were mine.. :)


    Marymoh: that was my colleague.. not me.. so u were a teacher last time?

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  13. Ya, service is very important! Even if the food is good, if I have to wait a long time...or worse still, if I have to queue up, forget it! I wonder why people do that...as if there is nothing else to eat!

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  14. hahah so chaam customer become waitress....i agree if there is no service, just leave..obviously they dont want to do business right?! :)

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  15. that is really a very bad experience. Don't go there anymore. Boycott them.

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  16. HI Reana, I was surprised to see the Simpang Tiga Rest at yr place. Here in Kuching, Simpang Tiga is known for the Federal Territory complex and they have a cafeteria downstairs. It's a wise decision for you that is the 1st n the last course. :-)

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  17. Well, save the time... save the hassle... good food too! Good move to get out of that place.

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  18. eh...u haven't visit my new blog yet...partly named by you..haha..

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  19. haha...what an experience..mistakenly thought as a waitress while you are already angry waiting for your food! I also don't have the patience to wait for food.....unless it is a very very very famous shop la. still can consider. heheh

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  20. STP: yeah, i hate it when the order just wouldnt come after waiting for a long time.. i rather go..


    Manglish: no food and mistakenly for a waitress,,,fuming or not?? hahhaa... funny day...


    Superman: guess wont be going anymore.. :)


    Designation: 1st and last.. unless they improve their service...


    Ladyviral: i moved on, yes.. to a side stall ..hahaa..


    Chris: ok ok, i pergi nanti.. like mother naming child.. hahaha..


    SJB: no yummy food la.. hahaha..


    mNhL: no more KIV.. gave up... next time they might ask me to clear their table.. hahaa...


    CathJ: what a lunch!

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  21. Well, at least the road side stall congee and fried noodles look quite delicious also and probably a lot cheaper. Hehe.

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  22. Sounds like pretty bad service! Porridge! :( Goodness. Yeah! Boycott Simpang Tiga. LOL :D

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  23. OMG...i love the fishes cooked with chili..yummmyyyy...the hotter is the better

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  24. All that i want to ask is,, you no need to work meh? So long lunch hour

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  25. LOL, they thought you were the waitress! How embarrassed right?

    I seriously think ignorance is a good move lor :D

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  26. mumsgather: by the time we makan the porridge, we were starving already.. anything also taste nice.. :)


    Tekkaus: maybe we all wrong timing.. lunch time ma..


    Andrik: memang it looks good, but no chance to try.. :(


    Eugene: all i wanna ask too is.. u jeles meh? hahahaa... work sure got one but it had to wait.. :)


    Celine: pretending not to see or hear, he might not be so embarasssed.. me too.. hahhaa.a..

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  27. baju kurung is your company dress code?
    hahaha..

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  28. I hate restaurant with lousy service. I will not go back to this type of restaurant.
    Eh, no picture of you posing in baju kurung ah?

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  29. I walked out of a restaurant once after waiting over 30 minutes just to have our drink order taken and then another 30 minutes waiting for the drinks (soda) to be given to us. I gave up and just left! The sad thing was there were only a couple of tables with customers! Sounds like you made the best of a bad situation.

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  30. dolly: no, only certain days we have to wear...


    Pete: yeah, no going back .. yeah, i hv.. waitress uniform..? hahaha... ok, i show it one day..



    Cheryl, u too? yes, that was what we experienced that day.. we got our plain ice drinks and nothing else after that... :) that is the first and last..

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  31. no wonder you never heard or been to this Simpang Tiga before. Such a bad service, everyone had a bad experince with it, no one want to "advertise" for them or worth to mention it. hahahhahaha

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  32. i see your point, reana.
    no wonder thats the first n last visit.
    service-wise, the time i was there (maybe cz they newly opened back then), it was good. very attentive, clearing the tables as they should, and taking our orders politely.
    though kinda funny to hear them speaking the Indonesian Malay.

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