Walking down the strait street from the bus station we pass by all the closed down bars from the 50’s. Stopping by talking to a former bar owner reaching out from his balcony “I used to have this bar here below, it was very small… all the way here there was bars. Many girls in the bars. Then when the British left it all closed down one by one, now I’m to old for bars!” he said with a big smile
Archive for November, 2008
It’s not healthy, it’s not very strong and it’s not making you look attractive by the bar – But it sure is the king of all mudslides! Ultimate mudslide served only at TGI Friday’s in Sliema.
- 30 ml vodka
- 30 ml Kahlua® coffee liqueur
- 30 ml Bailey’s® Irish cream
- 60 ml cream
- 60 ml milk
- 1 banana
- 3 ice cubes
- grated chocolate
Place all ingredients, except grated chocolate, in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and sprinkle with grated chocolate. (http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink2597.html)
Just walked by the newly opened Vecchia Napoli in Balutta bay – Looks very promising, anyone tried it?
Great night out with some good friends at TemptASIAN, the roof top of the Palace Hotel in Sliema. The food is generally very good, the sushi is extraordinary but the service lacks unfortunately a bit
Pan roasted duck with thai pasta
Felt like acrime eating the nicely decorated carrot!
These drunken sailors were sitting at the table next to us…
We had a real sushi weekend trying both lovely salmon sashimi, white fish nigris and something very smelly. Sushi seems to be all the talk these days, there are soon more sushi take away places than Turkish kebab’s.
Good Sushi places have one thing in common, the chefs are Asian. In other words, understand your limits and do the food your best at. Why am I talking about this? Because I had a terrible Sushi experience Saturday, being served something that looked and smelled nothing like sushi.
Therefore we’ve made Maltalunch beginners 2-step good guide to sushi!
We received a reader story from Allan who has been to Niki beach a couple of times:
“I have eaten at Nikki Beach twice.The first time, I booked a table for 19:00, got there slightly earlier with the intention of tasting the mixed sea food dish, which all my friends had praised.
After waiting for around 25 minutes, they finally gave us some menus. By then the restaurant was filling up fast, so it took them another 20 minutes till they came to take our order. My friend and I ordered the mixed seafood platter, and ordered some steaks as mains. I asked for my steak to be served blue to rare, while my friend asked for it to be served rare.
After another 10 minutes or so, the waiter informed us that the mixed seafood platters had finished as they had been ordered by other patrons.
We obviously were livid at this point, as we were there early for that specific reason, and people who had sat down after us, were being served with the plate we ordered.Then came the main course…I admit I was happy with my steak, there was enough blood in it to give a mini transfusion, however my friend wasn’t as lucky. She cut the side of the steak to see it fully cooked.When she complained, the waiter took the plate back and apologised. Within a minute, the owner and manager of the place came back to our table and showed us that in the middle of the steak there was some blood…
Obviously my friend refused to eat it claiming that a rare steak isn’t just rare in the middle of the steak and fully cooked all around! He therefore proceeded to cut around the steak, leaving her with something resembling a jack frost burger!!The second time I went, I was in the neighbourhood and joined some friends of mine who happened to be eating there. They ordered fish pasta dishes.
The food didn’t take too long to arrive this time (around 40 minutes), however they asked for salt, and it took around 5 minutes to come back with it, (with the pasta going cold).To add insult to injury, the salt in the shakers were replaced by sugar, (probably some pesky kid).
Unfortunately the sugar obviously ruined all their dishes, however it took them a short while to notice what exactly was tasting funny or off.When they complained to the owner, he told them that it wasn’t his fault and offered to give them a small discount on the price. The total bill with wine and food was meant to cost around 100 euros, of which my friends thought it fair to pay 50 euro (since the drinks and wine was fine).
He once again showed good hosting skills by swearing at them and asking them to never show up at the restaurant. I sure as hell can’t wait for someone else to take over the restaurant, as the chefs do a great job, only for their patrons to leave with a bitter taste in their mouth (or sweet in this case). “