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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sumomo Okonomiyaki
44A Prinsep Street, #01-01
6884 4742

I'm currently a big fan of okonomiyaki so this place piques my interest after reading much glowing reviews about its specialties (okonomiyaki, of course!) and service.

The Grilled Corn ($8+) was very good! Sweet, not too buttery and a little charred, I can have this everyday. But all of us agreed it was too expensive. The menu printed "Only at $8 for real corn bites!". ONLY $8? I can easily buy 2 cobs of corn from NTUC for 1/8 of that price. Oh well, at least, it was nice and I didn't regret ordering that.

When I ordered the Ebi-tama ($14+), I had no idea it would cause so much trouble. If you know me well, you'd have known that I don't eat mayonnaise. And I made that clear to the waitress while ordering. Even so, she served me one with mayo and said "she forgot". I sent it back and when she put another one in front of me, I realised that she merely scrapped the mayo off and there were still little patches on it. Hence, I requested to see the manager who was downstairs. The waitress came back awhile later and said the manager was too busy to see me. So she had the chef to make a new one for me and told me not to tell her manager what happened! We were so shocked to hear that. Apparently, she didn't even tell her manager I wanted to see her. Putting myself in the manager's shoes, I would want to know of such an incident. So in the end, I did tell the manager about it and she apologized profusely. She even brought the waitress to our table to apologize, which was uncalled for to us since it was a very uncomfortable moment. I think the waitress's eyes were shooting daggers at us!
The Modan-Yaki ($24+) was a combination of okonomiyaki and yakisoba, mixed in with pork, squid, octopus and shrimps. Like the Ebi-tama, it was good and decent but not that great either to justify the price tag. Nevertheless, it was a hearty and healthy meal.

The manager who seems to be the lady owner was very polite after we told her about the incident. Even though there was a gross service lapse, she didn't waive the service charge which I think would be a good gesture of service recovery. I'm not sure I'll go back since the waitress may well remember us for a long time to come. I don't want to risk my food being handled by her again!

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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