My good friend Badet and her hubby Jeff went to 168 last week and tried Gyu Gohan, a food outlet that serves sizzling food ala Pepper Lunch but at lower prices. You can read Badet's post about it here.
Her post got me curious so when bf and I went to 168 yesterday, I wanted to try Gyu Gohan. Since I would be ordering only one dish (bf wanted noodles from another establishment) and Badet had just reviewed the place, I decided to not review Gyu Gohan or bother taking photos.
But the dismal quality of the food I got made me change my mind about writing a review. Still too dumb to take pictures though.
I ordered Sesame Pork (P79). I don't have any pictures but you can check Badet's post to see what it was supposed to look like.
When I got my food, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. The pork strips looked all-white. Did they just serve me nothing but fat? I thought, but I second-guessed myself since what resto would serve their customers fat strips to go with their rice?
I waited and hanged on to a tiny hope that I was mistaken and that the white things I was staring at would magically turn meat-brown after a few minutes on the hot plate. But nope. Still white. Still fat. Pure unadulterated fat. All of them.
When it comes to food, I'm pretty much forgiving. I once ordered sashimi in Teriyaki Boy, only to be served sushi. I informed the waiter but he asked me nicely if I could just settle with it since wrong orders would be deducted from their salary. No problem, I agreed, no hard feelings. Every now and then I would request for the cook to not put onions in my food (pizza, sisig, etc) but my food would be served onions and all. I don't complain. The cooks and the waiters are very busy and probably forgot my request.
But this stunt by Gyu Gohan really pissed me off because it was done deliberately. I was the only one who ordered that time; besides, what kind of a person could possibly miss the fact that he was serving nothing but strips of fat to the customer?
I told Badet what happened and she joked that perhaps I got the nasty food because I ordered the cheapest item on the menu. I think she's right. Gyu Gohan probably thinks it's hilarious to feed the cheapskates crap that they are about to throw away.