Muum Maam

Muum Maam

When it comes to online reviews, I’m a firm believer that you should always ignore the most glowing and the most negative ones. Thus, when I read a review of Muum Maam, where the guy changed his rating from four stars to one (due to a poor experience) I was intrigued more than anything. Nonetheless, I suggested to a friend we should go there, as all of the other reviews were extremely positive.

The food was beautiful. We ordered just three meals and we thought they were all very good.

  • Massaman coconut curry of veal ossobucco and potato with traditional condiments
  • Crispy pork belly and snake beans stir -fried with Phrik Khing chilli paste
  • Fried rice with prawns, chicken and toasted coconut
  • As we chatted over dinner, we agreed the pork belly was very tasty, and the Massaman curry was pretty amazing. “I’ve never had a Massaman veal curry before”, my friend commented, noting beef is the more common variety served in Sydney, at least.

    The service could be better, as we encountered a waiter with a bit of ‘tude.

    As we left the restaurant, and headed off for a post-dinner glass of wine, and debrief, the conclusion was clear : we thought it was very good. “We didn’t eat much, but I feel very full” was the top-line summary of our experience from my friend.

    The Office Singer

    I had a slightly embarrassing moment at work today. It was around lunchtime, and I was walking into our communal kitchen with the aim of filling up my water bottle. Unconsciously I was also singing out loud one of my all-time favourite songs. “If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right” is a great song by 1970s singer, Millie Jackson. But it’s possibly not the most appropriate thing to be saying out loud when you’re walking into a communal kitchen, only to discover your colleague is already in there heating up something in the microwave.

    “I’m an office singer”, I told him. “Don’t worry” he told me, “I’m an office talker. I’m constantly talking to myself, and as people walk by, they think I’m talking to them”. By “office singer”, I mean I will often sing out loud. Music has always been a really important part of my life, and there’s nothing more I love than to sing along to a favourite tune. I’m GUESSING it could be really annoying to others, but all of the feedback I’ve received has been really positive. People have told me it’s a really good sign that I’m happy, and that it brings a really positive vibe to the workplace. Of course it could get really annoying, but so far it hasn’t been too bad, even if I do need to be careful about my selection of songs. I mean, I probably shouldn’t sing this one by Lily Allen, should I?

    I won’t go on and talk about my own experience of talking to myself, shall I?