I’ve always regarded Chinta Ria quite fondly; mostly because that big old buddha and the chintzy name works for me. So when Sassy Reds opened at the new westfield;
well, the shop is fitted out to look like an old school asian joint. So points there. Its not a bad fitout but non of the fitouts at PSM westfields is terrible. The stylin is appropriate.
I had gone and had meals there – in particular the laksa.: In fact, mostly the laksa… Unlike most other laksas around;this one is a gooey sauce which is quite scrumptious. Not quite a laksa, not sure what it is, but I like it; and people I’ve brought to Sassy’s all really like it. The sauce is really thick, it goes well with the noodles – the chicken/bit of basil/piece of snow pea +chicken or peas if you have it with the laksa are all really good to eat.
and for months, that’s all I would eat here so I regarded it quite highly.
one day, I decided to mix it up a bit and had this. Its a standard hawker/malaysian dish. Shouldn’t be hard to mess up. But its bad. My reaction to it: are as prescribed. I want the laksa my mate had instead.
It was meagre – there was hardly much, and for a $12 dish. A complete rip off. They should be ashamed. The noodles were dry like they’d been left out too long (during busy lunch service?!), tasted like cardboard, and pretty much everything you see was bad. I ate it and went across to gourmet snags to get something else to fill me up. a $22 lunch. So I think Simon Goh’s the proprieter? Well, you jolly well should be ashamed. And the chef should be fired. Awful. For a malaysian place to charge that much and for it to be so bad…
So now, I don’t think well of Sassy’s Red. I’ll give my money to someone else.
and the nasi goreng (thing in the wrapper?)… it was middling as well.