All of the items arrived relatively quickly, with beverages being delivered first.
The Hong Kong Milk Tea was overly strong of a brew and thoroughly lacked ice. Compared to last year's portion, it seemed as if the ice used to float the plastic jug had been completely halved. This was a similar case with the Red Bean Ice, except that in addition to being deprived of ice, it also suffered from shrinkage and a loss of red bean. Needless to say, this resulted in extreme disappointment, especially having had great experiences with the same drinks last summer.
Moving onto the main dishes, I suppose it's safe to say that neither dish was worth ordering twice. Crispy Pork Chop Ramen was, in fact, not ramen-like at all. It was a dry noodle dish with a tiny amount of sesame sauce poured over pale yellow noodles accompanied by a meager portion of baby bok choy and black fungus salad. A partially-cooked "ramen" egg and three unthinkably thin pieces of "katsu" were the remaining elements of the other pathetic-looking plate. (Katsuobushi and mayo were a nice touch, but there wasn't much beyond that.)
Six rectangular pieces of layered french toast arrived at our table some five minutes after ordering, each measuring about two inches in width/length and one inch in height. I opted to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an additional fee, not knowing that the scoop would be smaller than the standard tennis ball-size.
My first bite was a mixture of crispy sweetness followed by gooey, chewy carbiness. As it turned out, each piece consisted of two layers of crustless white bread with a thin layer of sugar syrup sandwiched between. Extremely delectable and super indulgent, the warm bites were exceptional when consumed with small spoonfuls of ice cream. Thankfully, the French Toast was one of the better dishes of the day, and allowed us to terminate lunch hour on a positive note.
Two excessively filling slabs of Oreo-containing goodness hit my tastebuds first. Next was the cooling sensation of the smooth, frigid ice cream enveloped inside.