Hall of FAME or SHAME?-Caterers please take note.Always ensure that your food are of top quality.Tastewise is subject to different tastebuds BUT QUALITY is essential.Example:make sure it is fully cooked,not raw and ensure its freshness,not stale.Events such as weddings have a great impact on 1st impression.It will list… the name of organiser (bride/groom family) into a hall of FAME or hall of SHAME.
As compared to restaurants,they can improved with subsequent visits,but catering will leave an everlasting imprint in history.Take note.To me,once u take the order,u are holding an “amanah” (promise to be fulfill).Cos the consumer trusted you to provide them the bestest service and food.Cos on the actual day,no one can predict the success of the event but caterers can..by being extra passionate abt the food that are being served.It speaks out the integrity of your company.I’m sorry if I have to be harsh on the reviews.Someone has got to do the “dirty” job.Or else, our catering quality will never improve.
And most of the time,caterers get away with it.But the shame has to be carried by the organiser’s family.
Read this with an open mind… It’s time we elevate the standards of our HALAL food.Is this the best that we can do? I believe QUALITY is an essence in everything especially food.
Ok,Im ready to crash a wedding!!! Who says u cannot wear Baju Kurung with boots?
As I reached the venue, I checked out the food being catered….
Names taken from the pamphlets …. Dalca (vegetables curry stew with mutton fats/bones)
I think this is Daging rendang kicap (Meat in rendang and soya sauce).
Udang masak merah (Prawns in red gravy-tomato and chillies)
Does this look like seafood mee hoon? I did not try…
Pacri Nenas -Pickled Pineapples (sweet)
Kueh-kueh (Malay pastries)
Verdict: When I was eating on site, the red chicken was too sweet for me. It taste more like bottled chilli sauce type of sweetness.Meat was kinda chewy tough.I noticed older generation has to put it away (especially those wearing dentures..). Prawns was uncooked.The shell is still intact with the meat. Freshness wise…hmm… The Kuehs are ok. So far, I like the ice-cream best.Its not Ben and Jerry’s but hey,at least it cools me down, Im not sure whether its the blistering hot weather or something else is boiling from within… *disappointment.RATING: I wanted to give a 2 out of 5 stars. But since,everyone chuck their “goody bags” (same food but takeaways) on me, I brought home and give it another chance.Im sorry to say that, the mutton was extra tough.No prawns was given (luckily) but the biggest disappointment was the red chicken was uncooked in some parts, and I detect unpleasant smell…again freshness is dubious.So I had to lower that to 1 star.
Disclaimer: Food featured are subject to my personal taste. I hold no responsibility for your body’s gastronomical adventure.All food shown are either from Halal-certified or Muslim owned establishments(with no liquour/alcoholic beverages).I will try my utmost best to update and maintain the relevant information shown,insya-Allah…but your body,your responsibility.Do ensure that the Halal-certificates are up-to-date,renewed (not expired) and displayed promptly before ordering/consuming. If in doubt,always ask the staff with a smile.
Remember: Use ur senses especially your heart.But mainly, ask your iman (faith).
Don’t assume: A headdress/scarf lady is not equal to HALAL. “No pork no lard” signage is not equal to HALAL. A crescent moon and star symbol is not equal to HALAL. Not all Mediterranean (e.g Turkish kebab), Malaysian, Indonesian cuisines (especially Nasi Padang food) is HALAL. Whatever franchise that is HALAL in Malaysia,Indonesia or in any muslim country does not mean it is HALAL in Singapore or anywhere else. Your body,your responsibility, check its HALAL authenticity.More on disclaimer?
Thank you for your kind attention.