One of those nights where we went to Al Salam Rotana Hotel to celebrate two colleagues' birthday, one on that same night with the other one at 12am midnight.
For me, this is the first time I went into this hotel. Really nice set up at their reception desk area.
Upon reaching the restaurant, we told them that we needed a table(s) for eight of us. The restaurant staff told us to proceed outside of the hotel.
What? No air-conditioned comfort. The air-conditioned area was reserved for customers who are willing to part with at least 100 Sudanese Dinar (2.30 Sudanese Dinar = US$1.00). For others who are spending less, please proceed to sit outside and feel the Khartoum heat. That's what it meant to me.
We had the external dining area all to ourselves with a giant spotlight shining its light down on us.
The menu has lot of choices for us to choose but for a famous hotel I reckon that the menu should have more choices. I saw the Two Eggs any Style served with hash brown potatoes at 19 Sudanese Dinar. Eyes went big hehehe.
Eyeballs dropped out when I saw Nasi Goreng at 42 Sudanese Dinar.
We were served with some fresh breads together with some butters. Next question came, "Who ordered this?". Nobody said yes and the next question came up, "How much will this cost us?" Didn't take a look at the bill at the end of the day.
They were willing to when you I said that I would tell them to hold the food until you all agree to pose.
The hotel's signature sandwich.
Three colleagues ordered the Cheeseburger that came without cheese hahahahaha. Upon voicing it to the waiter, he brought three slices of those cheese where you could get it from the supermarket shelves.
My Grilled Beef which came quite naked without much sauce. I think it was about 36 Sudanese Dinar and it's quality and taste was way far off those food served at the famous western dining outlets in Malaysia. The portion is so little.
One of my colleagues' Grilled Chicken.
This is a Mutton Curry served with white rice. Quite a big serving and this dish did went through my brain to process but didn't receive the green light to order.
This was a Salmon fish.
This is the cheesecake topped up with blackberries. Do you call this a blackberry cheesecake?
Our total bill at the end of the day was more than 700 Sudanese Dinar. Shocking indeed!
The night scenery where the shot was taken from the car park area.
Tags: Al Salam Rotana Hotel, Khartoum, Mutton Curry, Cheeseburger, Grilled Beef, Grilled Chicken, Blackberry Cheesecake, Nasi Goreng
Labels: Life in Sudan