Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MacDonald's Singapore new system… Fail!

I seriously feel like boycotting McD in SG until they revamp this bloody order-then-collect system! ๐Ÿ˜ก 

More training is needed for staff to better equip them with the knowledge on what to do! 

In no order or importance:
- Label trays or take-away packages with the receipt/collection number. Because the one to assemble the food order is different from the one who call out the number for collection. I've seen staff having to re-check the orders to verify which number it belongs to.

- Person preparing drinks should see if it's a sole drinks order and serve the drink right away. Many times I've spotted a grumpy person standing near the counter, waiting ages for that ONE cup of drink.

- What's up with the numbering system?! Person in front of me is number 267 and me behind her is 159? Huh?! Sure, numbers are not in sequence but they should at least make sense! Some blur person may thought they've missed their order or someone may be frustrated to see a much bigger number collecting first! 

- Staff preparing food to help pack/gather orders when there's a backlog. Food ready to be served 10mins ago are STILL THERE. Shouldn't their alarm bells start to ring? Where's their sense of urgency?! But they just work on…

- Label drinks that have been dispensed. Many times I see the persons assembling orders having to double-check what drink that is. It's not easy to tell Coke and Lemon Tea apart, I must say. 

Seriously, all this checking back-and-forth is time consuming and exhausting. Staff need to communicate more and practice better initiative to help other sections out. They rigidly remain in their specific station when they could help dispensing the order or something. Especially when there's an obvious backlog. 

And us as customers, we don't patronise a fast food outlet to be made to WAIT very long, especially when we could have gotten our food at half the time with the previous system.

Worse, because of the failed system, we got served food that's soggy (fries made to wait too long), burger less warm with greens all wilted and drinks with ice all melted. Even worse if you order the frappรฉ. You can see that the bottom part is already watery. Eugh!! 

The fact that all new and revamped outlets have a layout that would have made implementation of the previous system impossible so I really hope they buck up and make this system work for them… and US. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Today, on the way to work; my colleague informed me that the juniors are back at site again. Pfft.

If they informed us earlier, we could have ordered Lean Bento yesterday! Then it crossed my mind that it will be a very looong time (if ever) that it'll just be us 3 seniors for the day. So I suggest that we eat out for lunch. Somewhere 'far'.

By 'far' well, the furthest that we dare to go is really the Bugis area. There's a bus from our place. Best part is, we still have not decided.

Where do we dine at for lunch??

I pointed out Peachy's in the Secret Hideout to my colleagues and then we also saw The Ramen Stall. In unison, we seem to decide right there, that we want to dine at The Ramen Stall.

Thankfully, some folks were boarding the bus right then so we hurriedly alight.

But then… The Ramen Stall was closed. ๐Ÿ˜ž So the next best option was Peachy's.

It's open, thankfully. The place is rather small and can seat ard 40, maybe 50 pax at most. Interior seems rather cluttered. Almost dingy.

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Drinks menu.

A bit or warning, though. Drinks served will vary from what you see in the pictures.

Melon and strawberries in your Mojito? More like melon or strawberry SYRUP. That's why prices can be kept low, at less than $6.

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Food menu

We were pleasantly surprised when we looked at the menu. The food here is reasonably priced or what? Mainly in the range of $8-$10 for the mains.

And when we saw food being served to others, we realised that their portion is huge too!

But you can see they're more or less the same things, spread over 3 variations of being served with either Spaghetti, Fries or Omurice. Plus some additional spaghetti varieties.

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout


In the foreground is my Melon Mojito. In the background is my collegue's Minty Mojito.

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Buffalo Wings

I recall that some folks were raving about their buffalo wings and it was well recommended.

And yes, one of the better Buffalo Wings that I had. Addictive!

Reasonably priced, too! 5 wings for only $8. And since they cut the wings it looked like the 3 of us had to deal with 10 pieces instead!

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Cheesy Chicken Cutlet Omu

Since the first time I discovered their menu, months back- I knew that I've always wanted to try out their Omu (Japanese omelette-wrapped rice).

I also want something cheesy. And nowadays, I've been very much into chicken. Fried chicken, in fact.

So it was easy to choose the Cheesy Chicken Cutlet with Omu, only $8.50! ๐Ÿ˜

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Just look at all that cheese!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

No sliced cheese here. They obviously use grated mozzarella and cheddar. And baked to melty perfection!

And that hefty dollop of coleslaw. The omelette was peeking out on the right of the picture.

The rice was so delightful! I wannt try cooking it myself!!

So, so very satisfied! ๐Ÿ‘

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

My colleague Roza also had the Cheesy Chicken Cutlet but with spaghetti instead ($9.50).

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout

Another colleague, Sri had the Cheesy Chicken Chop with fries ($9).

A nice note: have fun stretching all that gooey cheese!!! Yumz!

Peachy's In The Secret Hideout
803 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198771
Tel: +65 81007284

Opening Hours:
12:00pm - 10:30pm