So, I just happened to have to conduct a workshop for students in Ayer Tawar. It was a two-hour slot, and mind you, I'm not the kind who would travel far just to do something that won't take up much time. After the workshop, I was like, heck yeah I'm free and it's a weekend, I might as well look for something worth this trip.
Knowing Ayer Tawar has this famous shop known for its red wine mi sua, so yeah. Why not? Google and Waze helped and we arrived - My mom and I. I know mom wanted to try it very much.
Supposed Red Ruby has a reputation in Ayer Tawar since it's at the top of the search result. But
Now, onto my thoughts;
There were two Red Rubys on the same row. One at the corner, open-air kind of restaurant. The other one was just a few shops away, air-conditioned. We obviously chose the latter. Warm weather sucks.
Well I guess they weren't expecting customers?? The air-cons were all off. So, the moment we stepped in, it was warm and stuffy. They only switched on the air-con near us after we quickly seated ourselves.
We were also greeted by flies. Disgusting.
Anyway, we ordered a pot of tea, it arrived about 5 minutes later.
As for the red wine mi sua, it arrived about 15 minutes later.
The waitress was attentive and fast, by the way.
It's either my mom and I are small portion eater, or the people here eat a lot. Because the portion for two was really big, mom reckoned it would feed four, actually.
There's something lacking in the dish, though. Mom said that it would have tasted better if more wine was added.
The toilet was a horror to me, tho. It's a shared toilet, and the smell was not pleasant. The tissue roll was also noticeably once wet but already left dried to be used again.
Ample, actually. Just that it's not under the shade, but it's not a big problem.
Environment & Comfort
Only one star, due to the air-con, flies, and toilet.
It did not leave us a positive or memorable impact.
For the pot of tea, and super big portion for two, it was only about RM 16.
For being fast, and attentive. But the waitress only took orders, and that was it. When another customer came, she suggested various dishes. It could have been an unfair treatment, but I wouldn't mind much since mom and I only wanted to try the red wine mi sua and nothing else.
Will I dine here again?