I have never actually celebrated Chap Goh Meh before. Can you believe it that I did not know Chap Goh Meh is also Chinese Valentine's Day? That means we have 2 Valentine's Day in February. Anyway, both of us singles went to celebrate it through dinner at The Red Olive which happen to have its first opening day today and offers 20% discount to diners on that special day.
I orderd the Green Surprise (RM 8.80) which consists of Cucumber, Apple and some other green fruit which I could no longer remember but i definitely can remember how fantastic the drink was though my friend said it smells of cucumber a lot, so probably those who dislikes cucumbers should refrain from ordering this.
My friend ordered the Lime Mint Fizz (RM 8.80) which look great too. I did not try it though.
My main dish was the Pan Seared Sea Bass Fillet (RM 31.80) which was so tasty. The skin was very crispy till I thought it was fried but it was not. Very healthy and awesome! Totally a must-try here. Even better was the mashed potatoes which was very unlike the ones you eat at KFC or other shops like Am Sande. The best part is that they do not give us the super creamy coleslaw or over-mayonaise flooding the salad which usually spoils the original taste of the salad. I love the garlic sauce that came with it, probably mixed with a lot of olive oil and parsley. The blanched vegetables if broccolis, carrots and cucumber was made mediterranean style. The entire combo was amazing, and a bit like the one I had at Henry Cook.
My friend ordered a less healthier option which was the Chicken Cordon Bleu (RM 19.80). The ham and cheese were neatly wrapped in between the deep fried chicken. The batter was perfect and the result not too salty. The crisp was incredible, and does not taste like there was too much oil used.
All that was a very wonderful summary of how Red Olive is, and the First Day of Opening Eating experience was the most amazing I have ever had. I never imagined a new restaurant which was opened for 1 day only to serve such great food! The price is reasonable too, except the salmon which is slightly more expensive. The drinks are great to go with the artistric ambience which is perfect for hanging out for drinks and cakes too. Just the only downside is the location upstairs where some lazy people might not notice, especially since there are no big brands or franchise clothing outlets upstairs which would draw people up to notice the restaurant.
The service of the waitress is amazing, probably because it was the first day and they felt enthusiastic to welcome new customers.
The bill went up to RM 60.90 after 20% discount for each item. How cool was our Chap Goh Meh 2015? With great ambience and delicious affordable food in laidback and artistic ambience, what else could one ask for?
All in all, we really felt more "Alive" after dining there. Alive with Olive kind of rhymes too.
Very neatly and perfectly made
Refreshing and cooling
Superb.Tender. Crispy skin.
Tasty mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables mediterranean style
chicken cordon bleu,panseared seabass
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Mar 05, 2015
Spending per head: Approximately RM61Other Ratings:
Value for Money 5