I’ve been away for quite a while. Yup … job obligations. No choice. But that’s what everyone says, right? I actually miss doing this. I miss the rantings and bitching of culinary preferences among us ‘reviewers’ or better known as ‘foodies’. So here I am again, now that what I have to do is all done and the next one is not until June 2010.

For my new article, I could probably summarize it into a single sentence but then again, where’s the fun in that? So I shall elaborate further ….. here’s how it goes…..

I was at Cineleisure Damansara to catch a movie. The movie was a major letdown but let’s not go there … As I was saying …. I went there for a movie and usually followed by dinner like I always do (well, I do live just around the corner and cooking isn’t exactly my best traits so eating out are some of my best options …). Yup. I chose Mr Teppanyaki because I must have walked past it a million times but I just never went in. So here I am, finally … deciding to check it out.

Time check …. 6:45pm. The place was deserted. Probably too early for dinner, I told myself … and proceeded to find a place to sit. I sat next to the chef’s workstation to get a good view of him cooking and of course … for opportunities to capture a few shots.

Ordering food was a breeze, as long as you don’t speak. All you need to do is to point out what you want on the menu. Don’t get me wrong, you can ask but chances are, you don’t get your answer as the waiter can hardly speak properly. Or it’s probably just me. I ordered Lamb Teppanyaki, which is twice as expensive as the price of a Beef Teppanyaki (I wonder why). Anyway, I asked the waitress if the Beef Teppanyaki comes in dinner sets.

She stared at me …
I looked back at her …
She glanced at the chef …
The chef looked back at the waitress …
And finally both of them just stared blankly at me …
I gave up.

Yup, I could almost hear the deafening sound of silence at that moment. Anyway, they started cooking and what comes next didn’t exactly surprise me. There were 2 chefs (I am assuming they are, since they’re dressed as one) and if I am not mistaken, one was teaching the other to cook. Yup …. right in front of us. And trust me, it’s Cooking 101 …. Live! They went on for a while and finally served our orders.

Time check … 7:05pm. Great! My movie starts in 10 minutes and I am still getting a focus on my camera. Very quickly, I got a couple of shots and started digging in. Lamb Teppanyaki. Beef Teppanyaki. Tasted pretty much the same. Yet I paid almost double for the Lamb compared to the beef. Tempted to ask about it but decided not to. Not to be mean but I really doubt there’s anyone with the authority to provide me with a satisfactory answer.

I made a conscious decision on the spot. Never …. to step into this outlet. Ever … again. Was my decision a little harsh. I think … not.

Having said all of the above, it is still after all …. my opinion. Ever heard of …. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure? So, it’s up to your own judgment, eventually. If you’re up for a little challenge, by all means …. Cineleisure Damansara or now known as E@Curve is where you want to be.

Here’s more of the same views (if you fancy a little more reading) …
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  1. ai wei Said,

    i love teppanyaki but dislike the smell that stick on me after walking out from their shop
    .-= ai wei´s last blog ..Triple celebrations @ Max @ iHaus =-.


  2. uLi Said,

    Looks great and yummy =)
    .-= uLi´s last blog ..My Bro’s Birthday =-.


  3. thenomadGourmand Said,

    Aw, poor thing. wasnt a good experience at all!
    Cineleisure lacks makan plcs, alws go there for movie but end up eatin my own made sandwiches! LOL.

    Popeyes jz opened recently but I dont fancy it so No for me. I want to try Senjyu but nd to budget budget a bit.
    Ah well…
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..Ceviche and Mole – authentic Mexican at Frontera, Jaya One =-.


  4. cumidanciki Said,

    have not been here.. but welcome back! hope all is well for u in 2010!
    .-= cumidanciki´s last blog ..A New Home for Cumi & Ciki! =-.


  5. TheMizzEve Said,

    The food looks totally *yummies* but i always walk pass and see not many customers are inside there so never tried. >.<
    .-= TheMizzEve´s last blog ..my baby brother.. my hero! =-.


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