I really can’t say…

…that it is good and I can’t say that it’s not either.

The first time I heard about it, I headed to the shop…


…right away around lunchtime but was told by the lady there that they only start at around 3.00 p.m.Β The second time I tried, I saw no sign of activity at the stall so I assumed that they were not open and I went elsewhere.

I was here that night on the eve of Chinese New Year’s Eve to collect my orders and guess who I chanced upon! My blogger-friend from Sibu whose family I know so very well and yet, I never had the opportunity to make the acquaintance with her. The father asked me if I had tried this place out…


…and he said it was pretty good…and cheap too. That was why on my way home, I decided to stop by the place – among the shops behind the Sunday market area opposite a new supermarket there and tapao something for supper.

I can’t say that I’m all that impressed by the name – in fact, I can’t for the dear life of me make out what that means. If it’s the west of Singapore, that would be food from around Jurong but I don’t think that is it. I guess it refers to western food or dishes available in Singapore at one time as I think I heard somebody say that the chef/cook worked there once before. Anyway, in the words of William Shakespeare, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…and the test of the pudding is in the eating!

I bought these two items on the menu…

*Probably the typesetter placed the o and the l too close and it ended up looking like a d…or somebody could not read somebody’s handwriting…*

…and took them home.

The Napolitana Chicken Pasta…


…was very nice and you can see how generous they were with those chunks of chicken but I thought it wasn’t all that different from bolognese.

The Skipper Delight…


…was quite good too but I did not like the fish – I think it was Dory, those frozen fish fillet from the supermarkets and I always found it kind of bland and even jelly-like. I wouldn’t mind if they use some better fish, give a smaller slice and charge a bit more as in fact, I quite like the pasta and the creamy sauce – anytime better than what we had here. Besides, I must give them the benefit of the doubt as I bought it home and that might have adversely affected the quality of the grilled fish, I wouldn’t know.

So at this point in time, I guess it is best to reserve my judgement until such and such a time when I will get the chance to go and eat there and maybe, sample more of the items on their menu.

I did not quite make out what the lady was saying as I was not really paying attention but if I am not wrong, for takeaways, you will have to fork out RM1.00 each for the plastic containers used. Anybody thinking of buying home, best to bring your own tupperware…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

20 thoughts on “I really can’t say…”

  1. Can i assume that you have hunted down all the cafes in town? haha

    Not really. Lots more. But some I would get feedback from friends, good or not good….and if they give fave reviews, I would try to go and check it out quickly…like this one, for instance.

  2. nah… i think Melissa cheh cheh can cook better!

    Yes, maybe at many many more times the price – she uses all the expensive ingredients. 😦 We’re talking cheap and nice here, real cheap!

  3. Looks like they are generous with the meat in their first dish…yes, better take own tiffin carrier if being charged a ringgit…

    …with the container, it’s less than AUD$3.00. One plate of kampua in Melbourne, can get 3 plates of this here. Sure makes a lot more sense to come here, right? Wink! Wink! πŸ˜€

  4. Both looks equally good but sad to say I am not a fan of Western food.

    You’re not? I’m not either….but kids do. Wouldn’t mind taking Melissa to go and enjoy if it is really really nice…and I don’t mind having that for a change sometimes. You would do the same for your kids, I’m sure….and even pay exorbitant prices some more – at least, this one here is cheap.

  5. They charge for the containers but usually few cents. Not up to RM1 unless they are durable and hard type.

    I prefer salmon than dory. πŸ˜‰

    Yup, they use the hard plastic ones. At those prices, don;t expect salmon… I’m not too crazy about that either, prefer snow fish/cod.

    1. Where is this Kuching cafe? Must try, see have the Kuching food quality or not. Lol.

      Pedada – that area where they have the Sunday market every weekend, you turn left and drive into the road on the right of that area and go straight in. It’s the first one in the block of shops opposite a new supermarket block.

  6. Kuching cafe? Thought you head over to Kuching, so this’s “Kuching” cafe in sibu?

    Yup…and they say the Kuching kolo mee is nice. Yet to go and try. All the rest in Sibu FAIL big time – kampua mee made to look like kolo mee, and of course, the taste is like kampua mee. Not the same.

  7. ooo, there’s a restaurant that opened here recently called “kuching noodles house” … it’s made me curious cos i wonder what exactly it serves and what it has to do with kuching πŸ™‚

    They probably sell Kuching kolo mee and Sarawak laksa, though how good theirs may be will depend on the eating. They also have these overseas – overseas prices, and not necessarily all that nice.

  8. Yes, most of the food stalls in coffee shop here are charging extra for the food container for takeaway.

    They should. Hopefully, that would encourage everyone to bring their own, good for the environment and not so wasteful. A lot of people will just simply throw away the containers.

  9. Super cheap pasta. I think it’ same good initiative to charge extra for the containers too. Discourage the plastic use. Much like paying for plastic bags in some supermarkets.

    They’ve banned the use of polystyrene containers here. At least the plastic ones can be reused again and again – they charge 50 sen for the paper ones but those are not durable – will spoil even before you reach home. I’m all for charging – may encourage people to bring their own like in the old days, we used to bring our own tiffin carriers to tapao food from the shops.

  10. nice to meet you in person, arthur πŸ™‚ btw you’re being too kind with the review. i did not like the grilled fish at all. so is the black pepper seafood spaghetti. you’re totally spot on regarding the the fish: it’s indeed dory. i tend not to blog about not very nice eateries…so there you go. πŸ™‚ however the beef burger was simple and awesome. hope to see you again soon!

    Hah!!! Your dad said it was nice! Ok, so the dory’s out…and I never like black pepper anything. Beef burger? Ummmm….maybe I will just give the place a miss after all, never mind how cheap it may be. I’ve gone to try the kolo mee – I’d just stick to RTM Cafe and its more-like-kolo mee kampua, cheaper and a lot nicer.

  11. hmmmm…i think i will still stick to my kampua. πŸ˜›

    Over here too, some stall if they see we bring our own tupperware, they will reduce 50 cents or RM1. Usually i will bring my own tupperware to ta pow the food.

    That’s good. I must dig out my tiffin carriers – I used them when I was still working to tapao food from the chap fan stalls – no time to cook.

  12. Chicken pasta looks delightful. A very comforting look and feel to it!

    Yes, I quite liked that. Yet to go back and try some other items on their menu.

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