on 26th Sept (sunday), 5 of us staying at the Royal Paradise Hotel made reservations at this restaurant on the 25th floor of the hotel. it is advertised as one of the top ten chinese restaurants in Phuket, specialising in suckling pig and peking duck.. and we were in the mood for some pork! here's what happened:
7:30 - arrived and took our seats
7:45 - received drinks menu after going and asking for one
8:00 - received drinks and food menu, only after insisting on being given a menu!
8:05 - informed that peking duck was no longer available, since everyone around us were tucking away happily into their ducks. we placed an order for scallops
8:20 - soup served, one small bowl each. immediately consumed
8:30 - suckling pig arrives. its half cold, not properly heated coming out of the freezer, and the skin is rubbery, and the meat still sweating from melting ice. the waiter hovers, asks us if it is ok. we say NO. he says, he will replace it, and removes pig. we say bring the other dishes.. our shrimps, vegetables and scallops. he says yes.
8:50 - the next table, who arrived well after us, happily gorging themselves with their 5 dishes, ordered after us. we sit and twiddle our thumbs, and ask for the dishes to be served immediately. no response from the waiters.
8:55 - i walk to the kitchen, and notice nothing much is happening there... and am told the chef is on leave, and the assistant chef is doing his best.. and there are only 3 occupied tables by this time.. the rest have left with full tummies
9:00 - we walk out, head down to another restaurant and have dinner
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