Some time in March 2020 at the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO), EDKL launched the Faith for the Future Cash Vouchers : In Support of Malaysian Restaurants.
I thought it was a very cool initiative and I was keen to give my support. I checked the list of restaurants and noted that one of my favorite porkie noodle shops is in the list. So I bought a RM25.00 voucher.
Then I forgot all about it until I walked past Rice & Pot Empire. Eh, I bought a cash voucher didn't I?
So I checked my email and luckily I did because my voucher was expiring on 25 July 2020.
I made my way there today, voucher in hand to enjoy my porkie noodle. After I placed my order, I showed the server my voucher but he was unaware of the arrangement and asked me to check with the cashier.
Alas, the cashier appeared to be blur as well. He told me "This voucher cannot use". Why, I asked. "Because the Grabfood promotion no more already". What Grabfood? This is EDKL. I already paid RM25.00 for it. Can you please check with your boss? (At this point I was about to launch into Incredible Hulk mode but I exercised restraint as I always do).
The guy snapped a photo of my voucher and I made sure he also snapped the expiry date so that nobody can tell me "no more already".
I got me a glass of cold pu erh tea (it might as well have been whisky to calm my nerves). Very refreshing. At about this time, the cashier came to my table to tell me that my voucher was good to go. Great. Or else I will hassle Sean heh...heh...
Now I could sit back and enjoy The Ultimate Pork Indulgence with Tomato Soup. This bowl is fully loaded with goodies.
On an earlier visit before the MCO I snapped some pics and the post stayed in my draft folder. So I will just dig out the photos.
Today, I noticed that the very delicious condiment of dried prawns and choy poh was absent from all the tables. Perhaps this is part of the SOP for hygiene purposes. However, I noticed a sauce plate of the condiment placed on the utensils container.
It was already there when I was seated, so I did not touch it. I could have asked for a fresh serving but I did not. Suffice to say, I had a very satisfying meal.
Yes, I redeemed my voucher and got the 10% discount as well. Happy me!
After the heavy meal, I had to take a walk before I went back to office. I discovered that Prawn Noodle King has consolidated their shop with Koay Teow King. It makes sense to save on rental and other overheads. Besides they are under the same management.
And guess what? There is a new eatery opening opposite Alliance Bank.
Besides "Penang", "Ipoh" will catch anyone's attention. Let's hope this is a good one.
This is me and my cat getting all kissy kissy with each other hee...hee...