Fe fie fo fum…

Around a week ago, we dropped by this place…

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…for dinner. I’m not too sure whether it should be pronounced as /fi-fi/ or /fay-fay/ and I did not even know what zakka was so I googled to check it out. It seems that it is a Japanese thing and according to wikipedia, “zakka has also been described as ‘the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane’.” Hmmmm…interesting! I did ask the girl there and she said that they had not got down to setting up that part of their business yet but it seems like once it is ready, one can expect to see a lot more of stuff like this…

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…or these…

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…and I’m sure Annie-Q would love to grab hold of these to add to her owl collection…

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Other than these and a whole lot of antiques on display, it is actually quite a simple place…

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…nice and cosy, nothing fancy with very pleasantly soft music at just the right volume, not loud as at some places that I’ve been to around here and elsewhere. I understand that they’ve recently renovated the place to include the shop lot next door so it is now twice the size of what it was when they first started. I also heard that they only serve western cuisine in the evenings so if you drop by for lunch, you will have to make do with the usual local delights.

As for the food, the pork cordon bleu (RM13.90)…

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…that my missus had, was very nicely done with the cheese and ham wrapped inside…

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…and all of us were of the general consensus that it was pretty good. I sure would like to have that should I happen to drop by again or perhaps, I would go for the chicken instead.

Melissa’s steak with mushroom sauce (RM14.90)…

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…was a bit too tough and there was a part that was not really well-done and she does not like her beef rare or medium-rare. She loved the sauce though and being a fan of mushrooms, she finished every bit of whatever she could find in it. I tried a bit and personally, I feel that if it is steak that you want, you’d probably find better ones elsewhere…but this one is really cheap though so one will have to choose between cheap but not as nice or nice but not so cheap.

I did not like the grilled pork with BBQ sauce (RM14.90)…

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…that I had, I’m afraid. I had expected something dark brown with that special smoked fragrance but no, it came across like the Chinese sweet and sour sauce but very spicy with a whole lot of Tabasco or something. I wouldn’t want to have that again, that’s for sure. I thought the coleslaw was really very nice though.

Melissa wanted the crispy onion rings (RM5.00)…

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– her favourite and needless to say, she enjoyed those and finished the whole lot in a jiffy.

I also ordered their Hawaiian salad (RM10.00)…

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…and I had expected a whole lot of fruits served with whatever salad dressing but marshmallows!!! This certainly was a first as I had never seen those in salads before…but of course, I did not mind those chunks of ham one bit! I loved that…and yes, there were fruits – pineapple, watermelon and honey dew underneath.

All in all, it certainly did not get me jumping up and down with delight but I would think it would be a good place to go for a bite and to sit and chat with friends and while away the time – it is not as crowded (and noisy) as some other places around here and you would not have to wait or queue and there would be ample parking spaces up front and the things are definitely quite affordable. Go ahead, give it a try!