After we were done with grocery shopping at Waterway Point, we spotted the 1-for-1 promotion banners outside Ji De Chi. Truth be told, I don’t usually eat dessert at Ji De Chi, not because the desserts aren’t good, but because the seats are SO uncomfortable. I think they might have been specially designed to get diners eating quickly and leaving fast as the seats are small and really hard. Nothing like those at Starbucks, where people end up nua-ing for a long time. Anyway, since there is now a 1-for-1 promotion, I felt we just HAD to take advantage of it. LOL. By the way, it’s only for dine-in so don’t ask about takeaways 🙂 In fact, most of the people who popped into the store to inquire actually wanted to get takeaways, but the staff gently advised them that the promotion is only valid for dining in. And the potential customers walked right out. (Perhaps they’d return later)
In the first picture you see above, we had their Mango Puff ($6.20) that tastes so good when eaten warm. It’s just like a steaming hot spring roll that comes with mango within and icing sugar and black sesame seeds on top. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare but it’s worth the wait.
And we also had the Mango Pomelo Sago with Herbal Jelly. The portion size is rather small, with lots of ice and syrup. I’m not sure it’s worth the $6.20 pricetag without the promotion. But as it’s 1-for-1 now, GO TRY IT! And oh, EVERYTHING on their menu is going at 1-for-1. I suspect I’ll be back again before the promotion ends I-dunno-when – I was told it’s Day 1 today.
With regard to these 1-for-1 promotions, I have to admit that they seem to be offers that I absolutely cannot miss and yet it’s probably not that great for the business in the long run. There’s another F&B outlet within Waterway Point that ran a 1-for-1 promotion for their herbal soups previously and we really enjoyed their Buddha-Jumps-Over-The-Wall. But we never returned again after the promotion ended. I guess it’s for two reasons: (1) We’re waiting to return when they run the promotion again – since it happened once, there is a likelihood they might run it again, right? and (2) If you’ve had something at 50% discount previously, it’s unlikely you want to pay full price for the same thing again. Psychologically, it seems like you’re paying twice as much as what you did the first time. Does this make sense to you? 😀 (>_<)
Anyhow, enjoy the 1-for-1 deal while it lasts. Who knows when it’ll be back again.