Friday, 30 August 2019

Fitlicious@Damansara Uptown : Not Quite Fit To Serve Yet


Remember Kahuna Poke? It sadly closed down and one working weekend I walked past the space they vacated and noted that a new cafe had opened for business.


Fitlicious : Clean-Healthy-Delicious. Sounds good to me! So I went to the shop front to see what they were all about.


Overnight oats and some other funny stuff. So I walked away and googled them at the office. Apparently, there is an outlet in Subang Jaya and they serve salads and other healthy food.


So one weekday afternoon I walked in expecting to eat some salad. But although I noted that they had ingredients, the young man (who looked like a K-pop star wannabe) informed me that they ran out of ingredients or something like that. He wasn't very conversant in English, so I told him I would come back another day. 


And so I did. Everything looked the same as before (except for the posters) from the furniture down to the service counter and even their bowls. It looks like they took over Kahuna Poke's premises lock stock and barrel. 


I took a look at the menu which was pasted on the glass screen.


It looks like they are also serving poke bowls.


I chose the Poke Salmon but the service staff told me that he would have to prepare it (the salmon) and that would take time. So to save the hassle, I chose chicken (the other options were Poke Prawn, Poke Dory Fish (ugh!) and Poke Vegetables).


Well, to my regret, the chicken turned out to be shredded chicken breast. Too late. I chose multigrain rice as my base and for the vegetables - broccoli, cucumber, carrots and onions. For topping it was seaweed and hot and spicy sauce. 


I was also asked which dried herbs I wanted sprinkled on my ingredients. I declined as I feel dried herbs are not suitable to go with poke bowl.


The presentation and taste is nowhere near their predecessor (I can't help comparing) and I think this young team needs a lot of help. Ordering could be made less haphazard by providing order chits.


I mixed everything all up and I'm afraid, no, I did not enjoy my meal. I say give these guys a few months to settle down and get a grip of their game. 

I will be back and I trust that they will improve. They better do.

15 comments:

  1. Oh dear, looks like this new eatery is so ill prepared. How do they expect to survive? Most likely by next year, this plot would be occupied by another shop.

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    1. I was informed that this is their soft opening. I hope they buck up when they are officially in business. I feel that they should have given more thought to giving a good impression at this initial stage.

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  2. Hope they get fit soon to serve. Hahaha

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    1. Hope so to or else they won't have a chance to stay open.

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  3. Over there too? Not conversant in English!!! I thought it is only here we have that kind of problem! :(

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  4. Oh dear, your poke bowl looks really sad compared to the previous one (if that one can't survive, I don't know how this one will). Give them a few months?...I'm afraid eateries nowadays don't have that luxury of time...they better hit the ground running, otherwise they'll be gone in a matter of months! Dried herbs with fresh poke bowl...I think they're on the wrong track already! >_<

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    1. This is their so-called soft opening and I feel that if they are not 100% equipped to start business, they should not open so soon and give such a weak impression.

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  5. I can see that you do give chance as you said you will be back.

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    1. I feel everyone deserves a chance to improve.

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  6. Your Poke Bowl doesn't look like Poke Bowl at all, sad to say that it looked like a mixture of leftover food in a bowl >_<

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  7. Too bad the food is diasppointing.

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  8. I am usually attracted to healthy places. What a shame it wasn't so great.

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