Decided to try out a new stall during my lunch time. There are a number of Muslim stalls at Teban Gardens and I just randomly picked this stall. I thought there was only one lady queuing for her food at this stall. Somehow, I had some craving for fried maggie and thus, I ordered that for my lunch. I found a seat just in front of the stall and sat there as I waited for my fried maggie. However, I soon realized that the guy preparing the food somehow couldn't quite cope. The lady in front of me ordered two plates of mee goreng. She waited very long for her food too. Then, I found out that another guy also placed a few orders before the lady. I waited for almost 15 minutes and wanted to cancel my order but the guy preparing the food told me that he was already boiling the instant noodles. Thus, I got no choice but to continue waiting. I observed the way he prepared the food, didn't seem to be very hygienic. He didn't wash his hands after collecting money and proceeded to cut the cucumbers and other ingredients. When my fried maggie was finally ready, I went back to join my colleagues for lunch. They had almost finished their food.
Presentation of the fried maggie ($3.50) was nice. However, to my great disappointment, it was very very salty. He poured the packet of flavouring that came with the instant noodle into the noodles and probably he didn't stir it well. The packet contained monosodium glutamate, high level of sodium. I finished the egg but could only finished less than half the plate of noodles as it was too salty. Thus, a very unsatisfying lunch on that day.
Date of Visit: Oct 07, 2013 Other Ratings: