How did the name REM.I'NIS came about?
- indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.
|synonyms:||remember (with pleasure), cast one's mind back to, think back to, look back on, be nostalgic about, hark back to, recall, recollect, reflect on, call to mind, review; exchange memories, take a trip down memory lane, indulge in reminiscence, dwell on the past
- Simply because we want to be remembered for our comfort food
What inspired you to open REM.INIS?
For the love of food and as a tribute to both our grandmothers, both equally unbeatable in the kitchen.
Why made you choose TEX-MEX cuisine instead of other cuisine and what exactly is TEX-MEX?
Tex-Mex = (Texan - Mexican) cuisine is arguable to many, especially in America itself.Simply said, its a fusion between two very feisty cuisine...Mexican and Texan food. It was a risk to bring in something out of the ordinary especially to our Muslim Community. We knew that its something the tongue is not custom to but we wanted to bring in more Halal Variety.
Where did you learn about TEX-MEX Cuisine?
We did not exactly learn about the cuisine itself specifically but we grasp the knowledge through years of working experience. One was trained in European,Western,Italian and French Cuisine while the other was trained in Mediterranean, Spanish and European Cuisine. We compromised and combined our knowledge and that lead us to TEX-MEX
Why open in a coffee shop?
Its more practical in so many ways. As a first time entrepreneur its only wise to handle what you can, build a strong foundation and grow from there. There is absolutely nothing wrong starting small.There is a greater sense of achievement and accomplishment to see it grow.
What is your plan for REM.I'NIS in 5 years time?
5 Years is a long time and its never predictable, circumstances and situations will always come in the way, therefore we think having a goal is important. The Goal is to make sure REM.I'NIS still stands and standing strong.
Is there anything else REM.I'NIS wants to be known for asides being a HALAL TEX-MEX Cuisine?
Most definitely,we want our customers to be treated well,enjoy their every visit, to reminisce about our comfort food, leave with their tummies satisfied and know that they are making a difference not only in our Malay Community.
Make a difference in the Community, How so?
We decided that for every charity event, we try our best to do our part, may it be food, goods or even % of what we made.
Halal Tex-Mex stall turning 1 year old April 2017 is located at the heart of North East would like to continue operating.
Year 2016 October, we faced a number of challenges in our lives, which involved a critical road accident as well as numerous visits to the Dr to prevent miscarriage. The Stall has been our main source of income and with that, we had to use our savings for hospital and medication bills.With all the bills, along with the shop and house rental, we fell behind.
Its not that we are not doing well, however, with the lack of man power, as it has always been just us as husband and wife, while one is unable to work due to the accident, one has to work alone despite being on bed rest.It became too overwhelming for 1 person to take on all the load at the same time.
We have worked too hard from day one to cease operations.Besides that, this has been our passion as husband and wife to open up something we can call our own while doing what we love, which is comfort food. We love seeking our customers leaving happy with clean plates and spreading so much love for us to their Friends and Families.
It has always been one of our missions to contribute a percentage of our profits to charity organizations, homes for the elderly as well orphanages and to help our community, both Muslim and non Muslim. Let us continue to fulfill our mission, reach our goals and make our dreams come true. We want to stick around as long as we can, but only with your sincere support we are able to do so.