Monday, 27 May 2019

Eh, Where is My Rice?


My last visit to Rice & Pot Empire@Damansara Uptown was early this year. I decided to revisit because I remembered the food was to my liking.

Best of all, this time I can have carbs! So I ordered the The Ultimate Pork Indulgence in tomato pork bone soup with Pow Rice (whatever that is).


The rice was nowhere in sight. I waited a little bit more and just as I was about to summon the server, I decided to check my soup.


Aiks! The rice was in the soup all along. So is this what is known as "pow rice"? Rice mixed into soup? I wouldn't know.

So on my next visit, I made sure to write on the order chit to "serve the rice in a separate bowl". That should do the trick.

I added an order for the vegetable of the day.


Alamak...yau mak.... Such a small portion and at RM4.80, this is so not worth it.


I like the pork patty that is part of the meal.

The rice, as requested was served in a separate bowl.


But I realized that it was already doused with soup and "drained". Haiz.... next time I must say I want the rice neat, no soup. I am very OCD when it comes to rice. I must have it "clean", with no chap (gravy). So this spoiled my lunch a bit.


Then I went over again another day to try the Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan with a pork patty added on.


It was a very small portion. Too small. And too oily.


I won't be having this again.

26 comments:

  1. This is strange to see rice being submerged inside the gravy! I would eat that way sometimes but not being served that way. Haiks...

    On the mention of you being an OCD aunty, I just crowned my wife and her few aunties for being voted as Queen of OCD with 1st, 2nd & 3rd runner ups! I am so tempted to write a post just comparing the sufferings of mine for being surrounded by very chronic OCD aunties. Luckily my wife is just a mild OCD person which is incurable. What do they have in common? Collecting containers! Muahahahaha

    How to write an OCD post?

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    1. Oh, do write an OCD post. I'd like to hear what you want to say about OCD aunties...and what constitutes OCD in your opinion, kekeke! :D

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    2. TM : Them too??!!! hee..hee... Yes, yes, please write a post on your OCD aunties. I want to read!

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    3. Kris : Hey, we are not alone lah! wahahaha!!!

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  2. Oh first time seeing rice served in soup.

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  3. Oh dear, I've just been handed membership to your OCD group...for collecting containers....wakakakaka! :D I'm ok with rice in soup...I do that all the time at home but if you had asked for the rice separately, I would think they'd give you plain rice instead of rice doused with a bit of the soup! >_< P/S: What are those little golden piggies for...to take home? Hehehe! ;D

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    1. hah..hah...hah.... Those little golden piggies were placed at the cashier counter. I thought they were so cute!

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  4. Oh, I see! I am OCD about a lot of things too. One of them is when dining with friends that all food is dished from serving spoons not individual spoons/ forks. I can't eat from the same dish if someone has dipped their own fork into it!

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    1. Ah! I am the same too. Not hygienic to have other people's saliva in a shared dish >.<

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  5. I m ok with rice in soup...though the rice might soaked up after awhile. Now I learned a new term 'pow rice'...lol!

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  6. The server could have forgotten or not used to serving rice separately from the soup. I too prefer the rice not submerged in soup. Were the gold piggies for sale?

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    1. I think so too. Next time I have to be very specific hee..hee... Those piggies are decorations they put at the cashier counter.

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  7. I suspect the word pow is 泡 which means steep or infused or soak so pow rice would mean soaked rice or rice infused with soup. I guess must order this pow rice without rice and then add on white plain rice after your order of soup is served in order to get white plain rice.

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    1. You must be right, or else the rice won;t be soaked like that. Hmm..I must follow your suggestion. LOL!

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  8. i don't have a rice OCD - but i do have a steak OCD - it should come clean too, without any gravy either :D

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    1. It looks like each one of us has their own form of OCD. LOL!

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  9. I don' think i would enjoy rice submerged in soup too, i want that pork patty!

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  10. Cute piggies.

    Lol. They should explain their dishes to customers. I never expect rice in soup. If noodle, it is normal.

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    1. Maybe I should have asked "what is pow rice?". LOL!

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  11. Rice in soup is definitely a no-no for me. Doesn't appeal to me, the things here.

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    1. Yup, it's just OK only. Not a place I would come back to often.

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  12. That was porridge, not rice lah, LOL

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