Today, we decided to go out for dinner as I wasn’t up to cooking at home. We recently moved to a new area and so were keen to try out some of the restaurants nearby to find some good options for eating out.
We usually don’t like eating out at malls as the food is normally below average but there are a number of Asian restaurants in the Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre that looked like good bets. We decided to try one of these: Kampung Story. As you can guess from the title of this post, it did not go well.
The prices were very cheap – at around $10.80 AUD per meal but to be honest I wouldn’t have minded paying a bit more for a decent meal.
The meals were horrible. Really, really bad. So bad that afterwards I had to eat something else, anything else, to get the taste out of my mouth.
I ordered a dish called chicken with sambal sauce. I hadn’t heard of that dish before but I assume it was sambal chicken, which is a usual option at Malaysian restaurants. But the dish that came a few minutes later was nothing like sambal chicken. I associate sambal chicken to a dish with fried chicken in sambal paste, rice and veges. A quick Google search of “sambal chicken” shows these:
Google images shows these:
Kampung Story served me this:
Also super yuck.
When we first got to the restaurant we were very happy to see they offered Teh Tarik – Malaysian tea – as we had loved this tea in Singapore and Hong Kong. So after the failure with the main meals we thought a sip of tea is just what we need to take away the yucky taste. But oh horror, the tea was even worse! How is that even possible?! They made tea that tasted bitter and undrinkable. After 2 sips I could take no more. And I love tea, I am a self confessed tea lover. Well, this cup was just not good enough to even be called tea.
Never going back there again!