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A Disappointment At Kuala Sepetang

OUT OF IPOH but into Taiping.  We stopped at Kuala Sepetang for lunch.  My kids had not been there before though I have been many times.  It was a weekend and to our surprise, the small fishing village was booming with people, tourists like us, I guess.  Wrong timing but no choice, they have to work from home during weekdays, only time off is weekend. 

Food was definitely not tasty at all during such peak hours.  We managed to get a place and ordered a few dishes.  But it was quite disappointing, the taste was not there and we even got shortchanged for the number of crabs.  We ordered 3 but when the dish was served, I counted and recounted, there were only 2 crabs cooked for us.  I sounded it to three servers and only the third one had a feedback for us.  He checked the bill, it was written three and was charged RM59.... and he told us to mention it at the cashier when we finished our food.
While waiting for the food, we looked at the murky waters...
And fishing boats....
The bustling crowd... got SOP in front... just scan and go... 
The mini size crabs... how not to go unnoticed...
Easily can see that there are not 3 here... 
The pomfret is fresh though... Rm36 for this...
Small shrimps deep fried but no tasty at all...
And some greens... nothing to shout about... 
Four dishes plus rice came to RM112...
The missing one crab were deducted RM20....
I guess we won't be going there again for a long long time...



Comments

  1. I guess everyone wants to go out after stay-at-home for about 4 months. I think better to avoid crowded places. Luckily you realized they served u two instead of 3 crabs and got rm20 deducted from the whole bill.

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  2. Great that you discovered the missing crab. :D

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  3. RM20 a crab is cheap!!! I paid a fortune for mine that day, uncooked!!! The white pomfret is cheap too!

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  4. ok la, at least they deducted RM20 for u on the missing crab. But it has spoil the reputation for being dishonest when serving dishes. Should not go there for the second time.

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  5. Good thing you noticed and counted the crab and complained to the servers. Don't know whether it was intentional or unintentional. To avoid the crowd, it is better to go on weekdays but sometimes it is unavoidable.

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  6. Actually, the food does not even look tasty. But good scenery while you ate.

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  7. We have to audit our orders especially when the restaurant is busy, mistakes can happen. It is good they acknowledge the shortfall and compensated you. Hopefully you and your kids can visit at a better time.

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  8. We went for seafood eating last week. Bought few white pomfrets and cooked one last night. Very fresh.

    All dishes you guys have ngam me.

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  9. Good that you are observant to find out that there are only 2 crabs instead of 3 and they compensated you. That is the reason why my mom always insist hving homecooked food during cny for the same reason that quality will drop when it is crowded.

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