RedCarrot is designed as a “higher end” dining experience by SugarBun (the fast food franchise). Naturally, the concept of fine dining for a fast food establishment is rather different from boutique restaurants and such, and I wouldn’t use that adjective to describe RedCarrot at all (despite owning stock in SugarBun). ;)
The ambiance is really quite warm and inviting and the place is air-conditioned. It tends to attract a different set of clientèle despite being located just above the SugarBun in Pedada. There’s no screaming hyperactive children running about with minimal parental control on the upper tier. ;)
The place is quite conducive to conversation but the food isn’t anything to write home about, so I hardly ever go there despite it being just a two minute drive from my place. Autumn lives near me too, and the only reason we went there tonight was coz we’ve both already eaten dinner and wanted to get out of the oppressive heat without ADHD inflicted rug rats stressing us out.
We get more than our RSA (Recommended Stress Allowance) from our office already, so that’s enough stress vitamins and nutrients for healthy daily intake without adding to it at night. :) RedCarrot serves a lot of carrot based drinks – this is Autumn peering at the Red Carrot + Beetroot (RM 5.80) and Red Carrot + Lemon (RM 5.80) that we ordered, trying to figure out which is which.
We shared one of their flagship dishes – the Fish Fillet “RedCarrot” Style (RM 13.90). “RedCarrot style” apparently means dousing the fish fillet with Thai chilli sauce and having a lot of red carrots (what else) on the side. It’s served with French Fries which tastes suspiciously like SugarBun French Fries (and in all probability is SugarBun French Fries since it’s under the same banner). It’s pretty good though.
This is the Fruit Platter (RM 5) which comes with sliced green apples, starfruit, and honeydew. Autumn eats a lot of fruit, but I don’t. I have been getting excessive RSA intake lately and that, combined with the less than optimal fiber intake in the guidelines of the US RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) has resulted in a prolonged bout of constipation. You don’t even want to know about my hemorrhoids. ;)
RedCarrot is a pretty nice place to chill out and relax. The crowd it draws tends to be couples so it’s a more subdued and quiet place to have supper at. The food is nothing to write home about but the ambiance more than makes up for it.
…and I noticed that Autumn has a very interesting skill (?) of being able to eat fruits with seeds and then inconspicuously spitting it out onto a fork (!) of all places.
I am suitably impressed.