Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sasa's Cafe and Fine Food

Hello Fellow Nom Seekers!

Sasa's was disappointing at best.  We rocked up for lunch on a public holiday, being one of the few places opened and given the steady stream of people coming and going, it looked like it would be a safe bet.  *sigh*

It started off promisingly. The wee macchiato was so cute:


The decaf latte was fine.  No objections there.


The spiced chai was stock standard.


The menu itself was exhaustive.  I estimated there was at least 40 odd menu items taking you through from the breakfast offerings to main affairs along the lines of slow roast meats, and with a side trip of pasta and baked goods along the way.  Maybe Sasa's was trying to be too many things to too many different people that it ended up serving nothing really well.

Case in point, the seafood skewers I ordered.  They were $20 and on paper, it sounded really good.  It also looked pretty appealing when it came to the table.  But too bad on closer inspection, the mussels were still bearded and very very chewy.  I ate it because I didn't want it to go to waste but I did not really enjoy the taste of it.  It didn't really have any taste and it was slightly disconcerting to have my seafood skewer padded out with bits of pineapple and zucchini.  It was not something which I would pay $20 for again.



My sister ordered the salt and pepper calamari with aioli in the entree size.  Once again, it sounded good in theory but the execution left a lot to be desired.  The calamari was so oily that the batter was no longer crispy because it was so grease-sodden.  It was also missing the salt and pepper component.  She left most of it.


My cousin ordered the vegetarian breakfast with gluten free bread.  It was probably the pick of the bunch but that is not saying much.  The feedback was that the beans were homemade and tasted reasonable.  The hash brown which is that sorry piece of fried thing between the tomato and the beans was purply-black in the interior.  When my cousin queried the waitress as to the origin of a purply-black blob within her hash brown, the waitress disappeared into the kitchen to ask the chef.  She came back to advise the purply-black thing was 'some ingredient they put in with the potato'.  So we were none the wiser and I'm guessing the kitchen staff had no idea what ended up in the hash brown mixture either.  

In summary, I would not be going back.  Considering that everyone had elements of their meal that was inedible, it doesn't really have any redeeming qualities other than it is open on public holidays.  

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Until next time...

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