When I work on Saturdays there is an incentive. Date night! That's simply because I am too tired to cook. I used to come home at 3pm or 4pm and start baking. Then a little later I start dinner. Not anymore. I have no energy. Getting older I suppose.
I don't like to venture too far. KL? No way. Not even Medan Damansara or Bangsar. I am not going to sit in the car and jam all the way through with the happening crowd. Even though I am not driving.
I like to go somewhere nearby no matter how boring that sounds. And I always end up at a place that needs no introduction.
The menu has been revamped and the ribs now come with salad and mashed potatoes. Potatoes? Can you eat potatoes? That's carbs you know! Sure, sure. Saturday is my cheat day heh..heh..so I can eat anything I want.
As usual, the BBQ Ribs for my partner.
I decided to give the Cacao Ribs another go. The first time I had it, though I appreciated the unique flavor, I was none too keen to have it again.
And you know what? It tasted really good this time. I would say it's an acquired taste and it has grown on me. In fact I had it again on another visit.
Those white bits on the ribs are popcorn. I just felt that there was way too little of it to make any impact.
My carbs! Mashed potatoes. Lovely. It's chunky and buttery, just the way I like it.
And of course since it is cheat night, I must have more than just potatoes. So. A serving of pasta was in order.
The Shrooms Aglio Olio. The serving size is not as big as previously and one person can comfortably finish this if having the pasta on its own. No harm topping it with some fried chicken wings or pork belly to share.
And to add some freshness to our meaty meal, we ordered a side of salad.
That rounded up our evening beautifully. I noted that Ampersand is a lot livelier and busier than it used to be. I'm glad that more and more people are coming to enjoy the good food. That can only mean one thing, that this little place will stay in business unlike a few in this area that have called it a day.