A few years back when G was studying in Melbourne, he often told me how much he liked Nando’s. It was pretty much the regular hangout spot with his mates.
The year he came back to Singapore, 2009, Nando’s opened their first restaurant in Bugis. Needless to say how happy he was. After a while waiting for the hype which expectedly happened to any new shop coming to Singapore to be over, we had our first Nando’s experience ever in Singapore. It didn’t turn out to be as great as expected. Perhaps, our expectations were too high, but the chicken wasn’t as fantastic as how I had imagined it to be.
As a result, that was the one and only meal at Nando’s that we had. Never came back.
Our second week here in Auckland, on one of the Fridays that we couldn’t decide what to eat, we gave Nando’s another chance. This time it did make a difference. Or was it because we were already drop dead hungry? Or the Nando’s in Auckland was simply better?
I don’t know man.
The truth is the draft of this post has stayed in my inbox for so long that I have even forgotten what the original purpose of it is. I shall rest my case here.