Thursday, 7 September 2017

A Very Heavy Brunch


One morning my brother dropped by the office. It was only 10:30 am but the two of us went over to a new eatery at The Starling for a bite to eat.

The menu looked promising (I mean the photos were gorgeous) and we decided to give it a go.


I am a black-coffee-no-sugar fan, so that's what I had while my brother had his usual latte.


I take it that the barista is not the artsy fartsy type, hence the missing coffee art.


My brother had the spaghetti bolognese, serve in a huge plate. I wonder why they do that. It takes up so much space and makes the food look so little.


I had a little bit to taste and I thought it was OK. My brother could not resist the nachos, and he ordered it for us to share.


Whoa! This is good for 3 or 4 persons. Definitely a little heavy for brunch but who cares?


It was very good. The chips were super crispy and crunchy with lots of flavor from the melted cheese. But I had an issue with the darker colored cheese which I suspect is cheese sauce. The smell was too strong for me. But still, I ate and ate and ate.


The nachos were served with some sort of sauce. Looks like spaghetti sauce but it's not. My brother was halfway through with his pasta but my chicken sandwich was still not served.


My brother had to prompt the server, after which it quickly came to the table. I suspect that the sandwich was sitting in the kitchen and no one took the initiative to get it served.


This is supposed to be Cajun chicken served in ciabatta if I remember correctly. 


It came with a serving of potato wedges which were already cold (which confirmed my suspicion)..


Very unfortunately, my sandwich had a very soggy bottom. And I simply could not eat the bread.


Besides, I was quite stuffed from munching the nachos (which was way tastier than the sandwich). So I discarded the bread and ate only the filing.

The chicken was quite bland and there was some discoloration on the avocado slices. I don't know what salad leaves were used but it had a very green taste, like eating raw sawi/chye sim (mustard green).


I'm glad my brother ordered the nachos. Or else I would be starving.

34 comments:

  1. The nachos look good. Your sandwich too but oh dear! Why was the bottom soggy. Must be sitting in the kitchen for a long time. Freshly-made sandwiches would not be soggy even if the filling is not 100% dry. The greens must be really wet - they did not dry for use obviously. Fail big time!

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    1. No more sandwiches from here! I will come back for other things.

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  2. wow! I would love to eat the nachos and it would last me for days. since you can stand the cheese in the nachos, eating any cheese cakes would be a breeze for you because the cheese in cakes is not as strong as the nachos.

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    1. It was a huge serving :) My brother and I ate to our heart's satisfaction! No, I can't accept cheese smell in cake. I have to mask it with vanilla.

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  3. Looks like a carb overload! I'd fall asleep for the rest of the afternoon after that feast ;-)

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    1. Strangely I was not sleepy. Must have been the coffee that kept me awake!

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  4. Could that green tasting veggie be spinach? Ya, the sandwich doesn't look very appetising especially the avocado which looked past its prime :(

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    1. Maybe it was spinach. I won't order sandwiches again at this place for sure!

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  5. The nachos look good and definitely your brother made a good choice of ordering it. Otherwise, you would be starving for not eating brunch, huh? Hahaha!

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    1. Yup, happy that I had nachos because I love it!

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  6. Maybe one of the day, I drop by your office to go lunch, lol...

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  7. May be I should navigate the place (starling) and looking for you at one of their eateries :) It seems that you are a regular patron there.

    BTW, the nachos look irresistible hehe.

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  8. After minus-ing the bread, you have eaten very little in fact.. the nachos indeed look very irresistible!

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  9. Oh dear. Soggy bread. Not my cup of tea. I like nachos with spicy sauce dipping. Great movie snack for me. ^^

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    1. I must make nachos at home again. Fresh from the oven oh...la..la..

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  10. Breaking News! 2 Uptown Pirates attacked the Vine for very heavy branches! Breakfast branched to lunch till supper at one shot. You sapu clean the plate of nachos so fast like Hurricane Irma! No, you are the Hurricane Hong who swept across Ritz Carlton in Japanese Slippers! Muahahaha

    Hey, I am a brunch glutton too, so please adopt me and I promise to clean your kitchen & water your plants too.

    #HurricaneHong #MakanPagiSampaiEsok #LanunBeradik

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    1. hah..hah... as usual you crack me up! Lucky I wasn't drinking coffee while reading your comment or else sure will choke :D

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  11. oops, sounds like some fine-tuning is needed for the kitchen and floor staff here! wish they served wine here ... cos vine would be a great name for a wine bar! :D

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    1. Yes, the services staff looked very inexperienced. Ooops no wine. I think this place is meant to be halal :)

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  12. Looks like a very high carbo brunch to me, hehehe!

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  13. Sejak Starling ada ni....mmg Starling ajelah tempat tuju ye LL! Untunglah ada mall dekat.
    Tak pernahlah makan Nachos tu. Kesiankan i hihi...

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    1. LL tiap2 hari ronda kat sana. Lain kali Hainom pergi lah ke restoran yang ada nachos. Mintak Pak Jilap belanja :)

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  14. I love the look of the Nachos. Like you, I will munch non-stop. Too bad about the sandwich!

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    1. No more sandwiches from this cafe. If I want good sandwiches, must make it at home hah..hah..

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  15. Nachos, nachos..ai nak nachos juga..

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    1. Sedap tau! Budak2 mesti minat benda ni :)

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  16. The main reason I'm not a fan of sandwich or burger because I don't like soggy bun/bread, and end up I'll give up the bread and eat only the filling like you. So wasted I know so I rarely order them >_<

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    1. Sandwich probably not worth ordering unless they do it really well, since we can also make for ourselves at home.

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  17. Olá,
    amei teu blog e as maravilhosas comidas. Amo tudo que vai queijo. Como muito pouco pois estou sempre de dieta.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

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    1. Olá! Obrigado por visitar meu blog. Eu também estou sempre com uma dieta!

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