Tom’s Diner…

I mentioned in an earlier post that my godson/ex-student, Andrew and his wife, Michelle, came home from Christchurch, New Zealand for a few days and they were so nice as to invite me out and treat me to  lunch while they were in town.

We went to this newly-opened cafe at the Delta Mall which is not very far from my house…

Tom's Too

Actually, Tom’s is a very established eatery in Kuching and has been around for a few years now. I cannot recall having eaten there but I did drop by once or twice for the cakes – reputed to be the best in the city and a cousin of mine loves the food there too.

I  am actually quite surprised that they have chosen to open an outlet here in Sibu, considering that this is not a very happening place compared to say, Miri perhaps.

This is the section outside…

Tom's Too - exterior

…which was not surprisingly, quite deserted as it was kind of hot that afternoon. I did not take a photograph of the place inside as there were other diners and was afraid that they might not be too pleased about it.

I had this terrayaki chicken dish…

Tom's Too- terrayaki chicken

…which came with rice and some cabbage by the side. The chicken was very nice – tender and the sauce was pretty good. Unfortunately, the cabbage was disappointing as it was hard and felt like it was uncooked – I do not think that was supposed to be some kind of salad as it did not taste anything like that. If I’m not mistaken, that dish cost RM12.50 and at that price, they should be able to serve the softer and more fragrant Bario rice which would have been a lot nicer. All in all, I think I would very much prefer the terrayaki chicken set here.

Michelle had the fish and chips…

Tom's Too - fish and chips

…and she said that the fish was good – they used snapper for that, I was told but the batter was disappointing. As a matter of fact, I was quite surprised that she wanted that at all as I’m sure they can get it everywhere in New Zealand and theirs would be a lot nicer than what we have to offer over here. I did not sample any so I would not be in  a position to make any comparisons but so far, here in Sibu, I think this place has the best fish and chips in town. Do enlighten me if you know of any others that are better.

Andrew had their chicken chop…

Tom's Too chicken chop

…and again, I did not get to try so I cannot make any comment on it.

Some of my students have dined here too and they also agreed that the food was nothing much to shout about but they were full of praises of their cakes. The ones I had in Kuching were really great but I’ve yet to try the ones here. But I did hear more recently that the lamb shank and the lasagne are good…and also the carrot cake. Sigh!!! I guess I would just have to drop by the place again one of these days to sample. Anybody else wants to treat me to lunch? Hehehehehe!!!!