Because there’s an awesome deal on Fave by Groupon, whereby you can get a $25 cash voucher for just $10, we returned to Green Signature at Waterway Point for dinner yesterday evening. After we got ourselves seated around a table, one of their staff came over with two small dishes – peanuts and some pickled vegetables – and placed them on our table. We immediately told her we didn’t want them. I’d suspected it’s not complimentary, yet I didn’t know how much it’d cost. So when I was settling the bill at the cashier’s, I asked. And was told that each small appetizer dish costs $2.50, so I’d have to pay $5 for these two items which no one ordered, if we hadn’t said ‘no’. Wow. I can imagine how much this ‘initiative’ would add to the company’s bottom line if all the customers (or, at least, a large majority) went ahead and accepted them (either thinking nothing of the fee, or assuming it’s free of charge). However, I suspect that it’ll leave a sour taste in one’s mouth when you see the extra $5++ on your bill at the end of your meal, if you’d thought the restaurant was offering you something ‘on the house’.
On Green Signature’s FB page, it’s easy to spot ‘complaints’ regarding the $5 appetizers:
That said, service was good! Like when we were dining at Chicken Hotpot in CompassOne, there’s was a middle-aged lady who was so sweet to us at Green Signature. I think her nametag read ‘Ah Moi’ or something like that.
We had a (large) serving of ‘Hotplate with Assorted Mushroom Green Tea Flat Mee’, that costs $14.90++. There’s egg between the noodles and the hotplate, so it was delightful. Ask for some pickled green chili and some red chili sauce as well. It’s really yummy. At Green Signature, we’ve already decided that mock meat dishes are not as good as those which involve only vegetables and mushrooms. 😀 You can’t go wrong when you avoid meat + mock meat.
This time round, I had the Pumpkin and Peanut Porridge ($8.90). See? If my porridge already contains peanuts, why would I want to pay an additional $2.50 for another appetizer dish of the same peanuts? Really doesn’t make sense to me. The porridge tastes very good when eaten with the mushrooms from the noodle dish above. 😀 They complement each other well.
We also had the Honey Lemon Citron Tea ($3.80); not too bad, just a little too diluted with lots of ice and probably too much water. But for people who don’t like their drinks to be too sweet, this is perfect.
I think we’ll be back again, whenever there’s a good promotion going on. Otherwise, yes, prices can be a little steep for what is essentially vegetarian / vegan food. If you’re popping by soon, why not get their Fave voucher ($10 for $25 cash voucher)?
Green Signature is located at #01-29 of Waterway Point, where Zakka Modern Thai was previously.