Madam Kwan's @ Vivo City18:37
My sister and I finally decided to have our dinner with grandma at Madam Kwans's! I was afraid that there would be a queue as they just opened not long ago and so I went there first to get a seat for us. It was about 6.30 p.m then and it was quite crowded. I was second at the queue, waited for about 10 minutes only and it's our turn.
When I went in, it was not as full as I had imagined. There were still a few empty tables, out of those maybe 2-3 were under reserved. It was fine, I didnt wait for too long for my queue.
The place (it is really spacious!)
Before I start on the food, let's talk about the service. Service crew was quite bad. No smile on their faces at all. I mean, no smile but you act a little friendly, we might be okay. This one is no smile not friendly, nothing. There were quite a number of staffs, however I could see that only 3 of them were able to take order for us. The rest are merely to serve food and clean up.
The service side was really poor. Many of the customers were having a hard time getting the attention, and we had to wait for our turns in taking orders while seeign the rest of the staffs stood there and do nothing.
We ordered 3 mains and share among us. Beef hor fun $14.90, this is really delicious!! They were very generous in terms of the beef and the hor fun was really well-cooked and soft. Highly recommended! I don't think it is considered too pricey because firstly, it is BEEF, anything with beef is priced higher (everywhere) and moreover their beef slices were generous and delicious!
Nasi lemak $13.90. The rice is so fragrant! The sambal ikan bilis on the side was simply awesome! It was a pity that the serving for the sambal ikan bilis is too little :( The curry chicken on the side was HUGE. They gave us breast meat, I am not sure whether we are able to change to other parts though. The curry chicken was just normal, in fact I find that the breast meat was too dry and tough.
I would say this dish is nice, however it is no doubt a little pricey. Although the chicken meat they gave was big, but I guess you can get the exact same side dish for less than $5 outside. But then again, this is a restaurant, and the rice was really like no others. It is really up to individual as to whether it is worth it or not =)
Nasi Bojari, the tri-coloured rice ($18.90). This Bojari rice is so cool! But, yes, I guess you were very shocked to see the price. To be honest, the price was really priced quite high. I would not mind to pay that kind of price if the assam prawn were given more (cause it's decliciousssssss) and the beef rendang maybe another 2 pieces and more of the rendang sauce. The chicken thigh was huge too, but still tender.
Did I mention that the rendang was awesome? I guess the next time I go there I may want to order a la carte rendang!
Both sissy and grandma eating happily <3 <3 <3
To summarise, I would say Madam Kwan serves really nice food but also at a quite high end price for the food that they serve. Would I still go? I would! The food was really nice! But probably not so fast and not very ofter cause of the price.