Saturday, May 19, 2007
This would have been a perfectly normal writeup on Sticky Rice, a Thai food joint that has outlets in AMK hub and Serangoon Gardens, except that it has pretty much turned into a complain from dissatisfied customer post due to their inexcusable service as well as the banning of photography taking in the restaurant. For starters, one senior waiter shouted across the dining area that no photography was allowed when he saw me taking photographs. Wouldn't it have been better if he had walked up to me and told me in a quiet tone? After that incident, the other senior waiter put on a black face whilst waiting for us to make our orders. Ironically it was the temporary wait staff who exhibited better service.
Food wise, the Phad Thai was not too bad, but a little on the oily side, meaning that you have to consume it before it turns cold or else you will be left with a lump of almost unpalatable glass noodles. The pineapple fried rice was quite fragrant but came across as rather bland. Again, it was a tad too oily. For desserts we had the sticky rice mango and sticky rice durian. I guess I still have some getting use to because I simply couldn't stomach the warm durian and mango puree. Also, the durian was sour but the chef denied that it was spoilt. He was nice enough to waive it off the bill for us though.
Honestly speaking, a review with pictures is just a bunch of words that don't make sense, so please forgive me. To conclude, the food at Sticky Rice is actually decent, with reasonable pricing to boot, but the service is a total turn off. I'm not sure about the AMK hub branch, but if the Serangoon Gardens branch is anything to go by, I'm better off elsewhere.
Service:5/10 (6.5/10 for the temp wait staff)
Value for money:6.5/10
Address: 5 Kensington Park Road & Level 1 AMK Hub