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Published on July 22nd, 2011 | by Ultimate OmNoms3
The Footsteps of Simba
Finally settling into our table, we probably spent more than 20 minutes poring over their extensive menu. Their entrees all sounded so impressive- escargots, chicken liver, soup, mussels..
Shared entree: Chicken Livers Peri Peri: farm style livers pan-fried in medium to hot Serengeti home-made peri-peri sauce.
I guess when I ordered the chicken livers, my mind was still in the fine dining world, I was expecting something very clean, well presented. When the dish came I realised I really was somewhere exotic.
We were so shocked to hear Mrudula argue with the waiter. Let me put this out there, Mrudula is not one to be messed with when it comes to her food. Moments later, Mrudula’s mussels came – brought by another waiter behind him. The look on his face was priceless.
Srin here would be our vegetarian expert – being a vegetarian her whole life, I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to look for delicious vegetarian food in mainstream restaurants.
After asking her how it was, the only words she spat “it was average”.
I really hoped after the incident with her entree, Mrudula’s main would make up for it. Luckily enough, the chicken was juicy, the lemon came through but wasn’t overwhelming. But then comes the rest of the dish- the vegetables weren’t nice, the potatoes were disgusting in it’s foil. This is the second thing that annoys me the most on a dish: when the meat is cooked to perfection, but the garnish or the vegetables don’t match.
Steak: Perfection, my first slice, I knew the chef did a good job.
By the time I finished the steak, I was almost stuffed – but I hammered on. Time for the ribs.
First of all, same situation as the Mecca post. I gave up, sleeves up, dug in with my hands – These were the juiciest ribs I’d ever had, beautiful sauce too.
The sauce was ahh-mazingly good. Even though half full from the generous entree, I was happy to dig into this massive main. The meat was soft and fell away from the bone a bit too easily but the rich and sweet sauce was enough to turn my knife and fork on autopilot mode. Although this main came with access to the salad buffet on the side, I was way too stuffed with meat to waddle over to the salad bar.
No desired meat, then a nasty waiter. My impression was that a restaurant would never take their diners or patrons for granted. Clearly Serengeti didn’t see this. It’s such a shame because there’s so much more potential for a place like this. A great place for the family, but really don’t expect much… like how I did.