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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Why do you run? Forrest!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

It reminds me of the movie Forrest Gump, which I've watched for a good 3 times, I think, whenever I walked pass it. Yet, I've never stepped my feet inside Bubba Gump since it started operation at The Curve. Cynically, I thought to myself: here comes another restaurant with those marketing gimmicks :- those places where you think you will be re-living doses of scenes from the movie by dining there - and the food will not great.

With Viv, the enthusiastic part timer
Well, i took my first step inside Bubba Gump and my first bite in there with a few friends last night as my baby sister started her part-time job waiting tables there and I thought it's an obligation for her sister to pay her a visit. The environment was quite cosy and pleasant and I would say the food is not great though but OK. We had the Boat Thrash - a mixture of fried shrimp, fish fillet and fries for starter, 1 BBQ combo of mixed beef ribs + chicken and 1 Scampi - linguini with seafood as main courses. We spent a good RM200+ for 5 pax. Honestly, I wouldn't run back to dine there if given the choice.

But having said that, Bubba Gump does have its attraction. It does remind you of Forrest Gump once you are in there. The TV replayed scenes from Forrest Gump over and over again. That's one. And it has an interesting way to place an order. I was not briefed on this when I got there and no one attended to me despite me raising my hands for a few times! When my frustrations starts to boil, Jaz (who just reached) said to me "You did not turn the plate!" I was like "What plate??" These are the plates..
Apparently, we have to flip it to "STOP FORREST STOP" if we want to ask for service. I was like "Ohh now I see.....No wonder no one "layan" me just now!" LOL!

Forrest Gump is a good movie. It inspires me.

My mama always said, "You gotta put the past behind you before you can move on. And I think that's what my running is all about."


Angie said...

love this restaurant though the food is so so and quite pricey... after dining in the restaurant mex n i re-watched the movie hehe

Larina said...

You guys love the food? I'm ok only coz I'm not a shrimp fan. Hahaha