Much Ado About Mar-shay

Since our visit to Marché in Singapore, hubbs and I have been craving the Bundaberg Root Beer sold there. I have also been craving for the calamari, grilled chicken breast and the swiss cross buns, more so because during our second visit there, I was not feeling well and thus, did not manage to eat much.

So when we were planning our one-day trip to Damansara at The Curve last weekend, I straightaway decided that a meal at Marché would HAVE to be factored in. Somehow.

Now how did Marché The Curve compare to Marché VivoCity?

It was a disappointment. Really. For starters, the one item we were looking forward to, the Bundaberg Root Beer, was nowhere to be seen. We did see the bottles on display though, but that was a really mean decoy because the restaurant supervisor told us that those were empty bottles! Dang…

Marché The Curve used a paper card system instead of the ATM card-like system employed in Singapore. The paper card was way bigger and harder to handle compared to the convenience of the ATM card-like system.

No calamari, and even though the grilled chicken breast was on the menu, I was told that they were out of it that night. The swiss cross buns was not soft, and felt unfresh. it was sticky on the outside and dry on the inside. Of course it could be masked if I dipped it into the soup, but that’s another story altogether.

The mushroom soup was okay, but not as thick as I would have liked it to be. I did like the dried bread cubes which I sprinkled liberally in my soup though. That certainly added some texture to the soup. The grilled sausages were all right, but felt like they were fresh from a freezer. The ones in Singapore tasted meatier and more authentic in comparison. I did like the veal sausage though, and that one went down really well with Ethan too.

That being said, the two items that get the giddy thumbs up from me are:

The sautéed mushrooms. Well done, tasted not too mushy and went down really well. It cost only RM8++, and was worth every sen of it. My BIL commented that some evaporated milk could have been added into it.

The crépè with ice cream. I ordered the mango and banana crépè, which was served with chocolate ice cream, and drizzled with chocolate and raspberry sauce. Sinful, yes… and delicious too. Unfortunately the ice cream that it came with was not the Movenpïck kind. I was told that I had to pay an additional RM8 or so, if I chose to have a scoop of Movenpïck ice cream added.

And what about our root beer craving? Well, we saw bottles of it on sale in Cold Storage, so we grabbed a few then and there. 🙂 Don’t need no Marché to serve us ’em root beer, huh?

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16 Responses to Much Ado About Mar-shay

  1. misti says:

    good morning giddy tiger! me no angry. me safe as a moo, at this moment ie. hehe.
    so you got your Bundaberg Root Beer finally. can understand how far a craving can go! hahha.

    The Giddy Tiger says: I’m glad to hear that, Misti. Yeah, hubbs and I enjoyed a bottle last night 🙂

  2. ParisB says:

    Lurve Bundaberg but I like the ginger ale. Never tried the root beer but now must try. Marche always disappoints me – expensive overrated hawker centre 😛

    The Giddy Tiger says: You know, I almost bought a bottle of the ginger ale too…. and yes, that’s a good way of putting Marche…:)

  3. Pinkelle says:

    Never tried Marche here but I didn’t think too much of it even when I tried it in Spore. Bundaberg’s named after a little town called Bundaberg in the Land Down Under!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Oh, that’s nice to know…I bet the folks in Bundaberg drink root beer every day huh?

  4. domestic rat says:

    Has Marche Sg changed to the ATM-card system already? Wow! it goes to show how long since I stepped into Marche. it used to be a fav hangout place during uni days.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yep, the card is real handy…

  5. ehon says:

    why i never heard of bundaberd root beer gei? must try liao!! 😀

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hey, leave some for me, yeah?

  6. nyonyapenang says:

    i have never been to the one in Singapore, but had heard rave reviews.

    The Giddy Tiger says: You should pay it a visit…I wished they would open one in Penang.

  7. narrowband says:

    The first time (incidentally, also the last time) I went to Marche was not for the food. We thought it’d be a good try. Turned out so-so. I really gotta try the one down in Sg.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, that one’s good. See you there sometime? 🙂

  8. rinnah says:

    Same restaurants in Singapore somehow taste better than the ones in Malaysia. *sigh*

    The Giddy Tiger says: Tony Roma’s is another example, I would say.

  9. Hmm… am going to SG soon, will definitely go and try the Marche outlet there.

    Thanks for the info,

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, and tell me about it ok?

  10. How did Ethan like that cow? Did he go for a ride?

    I must remember that root beer. Been known to drink a good root beer in my day.

    The Giddy Tiger says: No he didn’t…but I saw some other kids on it. Hah…must remember to take him the next time! 🙂

  11. michelle says:

    Is the root beer that good? I must go to Cold Storage to get a bottle. I am also a fan of root beer.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yes it is. I am going to check out the Cold Storage in Penang to see if they have any available.

  12. jazzmint says: teruk one, for display oni…cheh…..stupid lah they all. that’s why i never go kl marche :P. wahh cold storage got sell, i’ve only seen gingerbeer so far LOL…must go check them out

    The Giddy Tiger says: Luckily I bought mine liao… hehehe…

  13. may says:

    I thought it was a big deal too when it first opened and there was such a long queue to get inside. but when I finally dined there, I didn’t think much of it either. the rootbeer is so overpriced! (but it’s still one of the best… *grin*)

    The Giddy Tiger says: That’s why we bought it off the shelves instead! 😀

  14. zara's mama says:

    Marche’s price I think is a bit too high.. good that you found your rootbeer at cheaper alternative. 😛

    The Giddy Tiger says: I still have one bottle in the fridge waiting for me to finish it.

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