You walk into a small but cosy restaurant run by a small family and you get to feel that you would be well taken care of. Here is a medium small kind of eatery that wins your heart with a lovely name like Ruby. Ruby reminds me of the nice lady in the book "Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Album.
The young man(Mr. Tie) knows what he is doing and his wife and assistant is ever so pleasant. He does not get perturbed unnecessarily and is ever so polite and well trained in commercial dealings.
The room is quiet and the diners polite . And it is seldom that you get this kind of atmosphere. Everything seems to be under good control and even the customers are respectful towards each other. Word must have gotten around that eating should be done quietly and not chaotically. I dislike eating in a place with customers shout at each other across a twelve person round table and waitresses coming out of the kitchen shouting in high decibels " hot! hot!".
There is this special atmosphere I like about Ruby Restaurant and one can even imagine the soft song "Love is a Many Splendoured Thing" floating in the air. But the family conversation we were having obliterated any music in the room actually.
this young man came from the Methodist Secondary School. I taught him in the 80's and besides his mother is a first cousin. But it is not family relations that got me the good food. The restaurant does offer good food all the time. Be rest assured that all customers are treated equally well.
their pandan leaf wrapped chicken is great. Just order one or two for each person.
The Ruby Toufoo is nice.
And don't forget the bitter gourd which is nicely stir fried and not too oily.
The dishes will remind you of your mother's great cooking!!