Fe fie fo fum…

Around a week ago, we dropped by this place…


…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…


…or these…


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


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


…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)…


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


…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)…

S with MS

…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)…

GO with BBQS

…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)…


– 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)…


…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!

Author: suituapui

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30 thoughts on “Fe fie fo fum…”

  1. What a special name, haha xD

    Those little cute stuff are so attractive!

    Yes, they’re very nice. Melissa would love to have those owls too…but too bad they were not for sale.

  2. I would love to have these western food, but cannot now, because I am having a bad sore throat.

    Melissa loves western, Italian included…and Japanese so we would go for those once in a while or try and cook our own.

  3. Cute owls. They are for sale?

    haha. I never had marshmallows for salads. Wouldnt mind trying it.

    Nope. I asked them that same question. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I liked the marshmallows…but my daughter didn’t fancy them much.

  4. Marshmallow in salad? No thank you! You know, many years ago, I thought marshmallow is a fruit ๐Ÿ˜€

    …and ham in a fruit salad though I did not mind that in the least. Hehehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Haha… Have not eaten anything, so any foods will be tempted, lol….

      Go, go and eat something nice… Lots in Singapore, but I hear these days, they’re cooked by those China dolls and are not worth having anymore. I wouldn’t know, haven’t been to Singapore for a long long time.

  5. Nice ambience with those little cute stuff. Oh ya, I love pleasant soft music, soothing to the ears and makes you enjoy the food. Among all, I like your missus’s order. Opps!!!..interesting , marshmallows in salad.

    It was fine, made no difference to the taste of the salad…just that I had never seen it done that way before.

  6. With such a positive review from a renowned blogger…. it will be saturated in no time……… ๐Ÿ˜›

    One out of three, positive? Service was good though, ability to speak Mandarin required…and food was served very fast. I like!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Looks like a nice place and those decoration items are so lovely. The Hawaiian salad looks interesting and the ham, yum! Marshmallows? Interesting twist to it. The mushroom sauce on Melissa’ steak is what I would like too. Thanks for sharing.

    The marshmallows stuck out like a sore thumb, so out of place but they tasted all right. Can’t even remember that last time I had those…and they usually had that horrendous essence smell but these were good, no smell at all…quite tasteless, in fact but nice and chewy.

  8. Zakka! I didn’t even know that word existed until you wrote about it!
    Learn something new everyday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It usually love all BBQ sauce but from your description I’ll give the “fusion BBQ” sauce a pass.

    I didn’t either – I was wondering what on earth that was too! Ya…if they had used those bottled smoked BBQ sauce, it would have been a whole lot nicer!

  9. The place looks very presentable and nice… wouldn’t mind trying out the grilled pork with sesame seeds toppings.. the steak looks “too fattening” for me.. heehhe…

    Sesame seeds? Where? I think it was coated with bread crumbs – the cordon bleu that my missus had.

  10. woah i’m intrigued by the salad with marshmallow in it! ๐Ÿ˜€ i’m still a kiddo at heart ๐Ÿ˜›

    I ate most of it! My daughter wasn’t all that crazy about them nor the fruits – she loved the onion rings!

  11. Oh the owls are adorable! Last year, I knitted an owl for my daughters friend. Her friend loved that gift.

    Marshmallows in a fruit salad along with ham? Hmm, interesting indeed, but I think I’d pass on that dish.

    Yes, love those owls – they’re so nice. The salad was good…despite the marshmallows and as for the ham, I certainly wouldn’t complain. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. First time seeing marshmallows in a salad too…. a bit weird, but hey who knows it might work.

    Great for families with kids… That should keep them very happy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Well done steak is always going to be on the tough side, I like my cow still mooing when it hits the table. The cordon bleu does look pretty good.

    I wouldn’t like that eating beef here – we do not get any fresh ones, all frozen, imported…and definitely not air flown. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  14. well they certainly have zakka here… lol… jazzing up something ordinary… too bad like you said, the steak is not good or your sauce is not great. From the photos, it looks ok and I like how they drenched the meat with sauces… instead of those skimpy ones. But again I dont know about Marshmallow in salad…I ll stick to having my sweetness in my desserts… hehe
    for the prices.. I think this place is very reasonable…

    Yes, I would say it is cheap for a nice, comfortable cafe…and depending on what you order, some of the items may be pretty good too. I wouldn’t order that salad anymore, that’s for sure, should I drop by there again. Don’t mind the chunks of ham though… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. It should pronounce as “fay fay”? Fearles chinese name is Fe with a ‘tail” on top too, exactly the same! hahahhahahhaha

    Awwwwww!! The owls look very cute, i am sure it is handmade. Next time i should go and visit them once they set up their zakka store and I want grab 4 owls, from big to small. hahahahha. Love their simple interior design and love their tiffany colourโ€™s wall.

    Hopefully, by the time you come home to Sibu, they would have set up the shop. ๐Ÿ˜€ Fay also means fat…as in ta fay meaning tua pui, right? But Fearles is soooo thin! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Cute restaurant name. Those owls deco are nice!
    Pork cordon bleu looks not bad and the portion is quite big.
    I don’t really fancy marshmallows :-p

    Mainly for kids, I think. Not something that would get me jumping up and down with delight. The portions are fine – not too big, just right.

  17. I got to know Zakka when I am a huge fan of Japanese art and their handmade craft items. I noticed they always have owls on their display.

    I wonder why…

  18. There is a cafe in Ipoh called Zakka loft. The shop showcase a lot of handmade items, and they are meant for sale. Love the pork cordon bleu. They are certainly very generous with the cheese.

    Yes, the girl did tell me that when they’ve set up the Zakka part of the shop, there’ll be all those things for sale. My daughter would be delighted!

  19. Those owls are cool and the rack/display is nice…wish I had that in my kitchen. The mushroom sauce sounds really creamy

    Ya, love those owls. Can’t wait for them to start selling them.

  20. What so Hawaiian about that salad? I wouldn’t pay 10 bucks for that?! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I only like the Owl Family!!! LOL!

    Me too. Ya…it was just fruits with squirts of mayo – I guess the RM10 was for the marshmallows and the ham – now, ham is expensive here…

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