My wife and I went to the R&G Lounge yesterday for lunch. We ordered the salmon and avocado spring roll, salt & pepper calamari, seafood & bean curd soup, and the "three treasures" entree...veggies stuffed with shrimp paste. The "three treasures" entre sounded alot like Yong Tow Foo, one of my favorite dishes during our time in Malaysia, so we were looking forward to it.
The dining room had about 3 couples in it when we arrived. Our first three courses arrived in reasonable time, but then a number of other tables filled up and they all were into their 3rd course and still no "three treasures" entre for us. The waitress apologized at least three times for the delay, but still no entre. The food that did arrive was of exceptionally low quality. The salmon and avocado spring rolls had about 1/4 of the filling of the ones in the picture in the menu. The salt & pepper calamari was so salty it was inedible and we asked them to take it away...no sign of any pepper on it at all. The soup broth had no flavor, it tasted like water. By this time we were so annoyed with the lousy food and crummy service we cancelled the "three treasures" entre and asked for the check. (I've never cancelled a late entre before) The waitress offered a discount coupon for the next time, to which I replied "there isn't going to be a next time"...and we left. The only good point about the R&G Lounge was the tea....it was quite good.
Needing to rally back with some reliable chow, we walked on down to Scoma's on the wharf and had an excellent dungeness caesar and a side of cherrystone clams on the half shell.
Next time we want Chinese we'll stick with China Village on Solano.
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