off on the second leg of their round-the-world-in-as-many-days-as-we-wi
on 7th dec (wed night), we had our 4-people gathering in the form of a good ol' singaporean hawker style dinner @ gluttons bay, at the KA's request since she will be deprived of such food and culture for awhile.
after slight discussion, barbecued seafood was decided upon. nic and i made our way to the brightly lit stall. alarm bells rang in my head when i saw the signage 'BOON TAT STREET SEAFOOD'. i ignored disturbing memories of being served stale food at their outlet at chinatown, telling myself that perhaps this one would be different, because they're part of gluttons bay. afterall, a different crew manages different outlets, no?
they are one and the same. maybe physically different human beings, but the same stale food was served. obviously they operate the same fuctup way. urgh. the squid tasted pretty good at first, though a few pieces were on the soggy side. the sambal was tasty, though we fatally overlooked the lake of oil swamping the dish. subsequently, i believe this was the dish that gave both nic and i food poisoning the following day. check out the swimming pool of oil on the leaf... without going into gross details here, i'll just say that i recognise that oil.
the barbecued stingray was just about average. the vegetables were atrocious! cardboard-like and nothing like the fresh display they put up at the stall.
i will not be eating at ANY boon tat street seafood outlet ANYWHERE, EVER AGAIN.
despite that, we had a really, really good time. we also made up for the crap food by buying $1 ice cream cones from the ah pek's station (really named such). the atap chee ice cream rocks! didn't take any pictures of it because i was too busy eating it.
parting was a little easier this time. :) i think we're getting better at this... and i know she'll be back again very soon.
see you next year, agent rawkus!