So it's just as well that after you do a not-so-quick perusal of the place - and end up hungry - there's a place where you can rest your legs and fill your stomach. before the next round, of course. This place reminds me of the ikea canteen/cafe - they share the same informal atmosphere, the bustling of manic children, with rather similar food standards.
What I'm trying to say, really, is that it's not the sort of place you drive a-heck-of-a-long-way for, and it's great for a quick lunch, though not for lingering. but that's okay - because that's not what they set out to do here, and come on: you're here for the shopping. the great thing is you get to park your man/children/other-uninterested-personnel here while you exchange your wallet contents for more cookware - and that's a win in my books.
We sampled a range of their new items, and in general it's not food that I eat very often - a lot of it is fried or heavy on the carbs, but they were adequately tasty. the oriental pizza was one of my favorites that day, and the breaded fish fingers are a good option for children.
I'd keep away from the ramen - the battered chicken got soggy, the soup was a tad salty (but then again, I don't like ramen), and the noodles clumped together (the way they do out the packet if you don't separate them properly). The tempura durian was a little like a fried ice cream, but not drained and FAR too greasy - a pity, because it sure looked impressive.
The food is simple, and more than adequate for the accompainment-to-shopping role it's meant to play. You'll have a decent meal sticking with the simple things (which I think means the fried finger foods).
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Recommended Dish(es): fish fingers,oriental pizza
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