Today I ventured once again to the foodcourt under the Dendy and tried my luck with the Sumo Salad.
Having no desire design my own salad I ordered one of their “favourite” recipes, in this case the Romesco Beef and Chorizzo.
It turns out this takes a great deal of time to make. And I was given no warning of this when I ordered it and no communication as the wait went on. I could have gone and had a poke in JB HiFi, but instead I stood and watched strange old ladies be rude to the staff.
After about 8 minutes there were questions.
“Chick peas or snow peas?” Well both are fine in their place but never having eaten this dish before how am I supposed to be the judge of that? Snow peas are more expensive so I went with them.
“Salt and Pepper?” Does it need salt and pepper? If I’m being asked maybe it does?
It turns out that with the soft cheese in this dish it is more than salty enough, and the Romesco sauce had plenty of pepper. So adding more was a mistake.
And then we come to the red onion, a current scourge of modish fast food.
A little bit of red onion is a wonderful thing.
But it’s the “little bit” which makes a little bit of red onion such an excellent relish. Very few people will ever buy a red onion just to bite hunks out of it.
So why ask me to eat such enormous hunks of it?
It was also full of hard to identify crunchy things with the unmistakeable taste of processed food.
This one cost me $9.45 and my overwhelming thought when eating it was of all the other really good places in Civic I could have bought my lunch for less money.
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)