We recently bought a Living Social voucher for a 4 course meal at Meatworks in Citta Mall. The voucher entitles 2 person to a 4 course meal plus drinks - Soup, Starter, Main, Desert and Drinks - for RM53 nett. Pretty good value I thought.
We went on a Tuesday around 1230pm. The place was practically empty. I was like oh-oh... It has a nice and relaxed ambience, with a deli section on the left, although the shelves were rather sparse, and selection was very limited.
When we go for set meals, hubby and i would usually choose different items so we get to sample as many things as we could. Here, they give you two choices of Soup and Starter, and 5 choices of Main. No choice for Desert and Drinks - it was Strawberry Caramel Icecream and Lemon Tea.
I went for the Mushroom Soup and hubs the Oxtail Soup.
My mushroom soup was quite nice.
But the oxtail soup turned out to be sup ekor lembu - hellooo, that's NOT the same.
|Flavourful, but quite oily and we actually wanted Western oxtail soup..|
Our starters were Caesar Salad and Flatbread with Tomato Salsa and Olives Dip. Both were pretty good, although the salad was a tad plain. The essential ingredients - beef bacon bits or anchovies were missing.
For the mains, I went for the Linguine Marinara and hubs upgraded his main to a Sirloin Steak for RM10.
The pasta looked good, but the taste fell far short of expectations. It lacked depth, with a very shallow tomato puree taste. It also did not have the garlicky kick. Very so-so. You get 2 scallops, 2 mid size shrimp, 1 squid ring and 1 mussel.
Hubby's Sirloin steak was supposed to be medium rare but turned out to be well done. I almost wanted to ask them to change it, but hubs said never mind. The meat was well seasoned though. Tasty, just not done the way we wanted.
The sides were nice though. The brown sauce was awesome.
By this time, the place was abit more lively, with about 7 other tables occupied. Most of the customers came in with their vouchers. I spied some good looking burgers.
The dessert again was not what was stated on the menu. Strawberry Caramel Icecream turned out to be Strawberry icecream with a piece of chocolate sponge cake soaked in espresso. The combination didnt work for me. I felt like I was eating some weird tiramisu that didn't quite turn out. What happened to the caramel?!
|Dig at the bottom and you will find a piece of coffee soaked chocolate sponge.|
Maybe I'm a bit picky, but i thought it could have been a very nice meal if they had stick to what they stated on the menu, and cooked the food as requested. It is already doing the other things right - nice ambience, beautiful food presentation. If this offer comes round again, I might give it another go and try the burger items.
And if weird strawberry icecream coffee is served again, I WOULD ask for an exchange.
Total damage : RM10 due to the upgrade.
PS Just in case you are wondering, yes, Meatworks is part of the infamous "Cow" corporation.