As you wish…

No, my father did not come along with us last Friday evening – we just felt like dropping by here for dinner as we actually enjoy the food the guy dishes out and his wife is a very nice, soft-spoken and motherly lady and that sure helps make somebody feel comfortable especially when we do have a few things we would want them to take note of.

Of course, we did not have any problem with the cangkuk manis fried with egg…

Y2K Cafe cangkuk manis fried with egg

…that we had – there is neither wheat nor soy sauce used in the cooking and there is no meat in the dish either. It being a Friday in Lent that evening, we were abstaining from meat. We have had experiences at some other places where we specifically requested for a vegetable to be fried with nothing else other than some garlic and the dish that came out looked like it had some dark sauce in it and we did not know what had gone into the cooking and at one other time, there was the traditional Foochow red wine in it.

The steel-pot tofu dish…

Y2K Cafe tofu

…would have soy sauce and also some meat in it normally but according to our wishes, they excluded those and we were delighted that even without them, it tasted really very nice.

It seemed that normally they would use wheat flour to coat the meat or seafood and deep fry but since we requested for tapioca flour instead, that was what they used for the salty crispy/crusty (kiam sor) prawns…

Y2K Cafe kiam sor hay

…and it was so crispy we could eat it all, head and tail and everything.

No, it’s not that we’re very fussy or trying to be difficult or what but those of you who have been following my blog regularly would probably know that my girl is gluten-sensitive/intolerant so we would try our best to avoid all the things she should not eat and as I have mentioned earlier in the post, we abstain from meat on Fridays in the season of Lent, something that we have observed from small…and we like how they would take note of everything and do as we wish.

I forgot to tell them to cook for 2 so I guess the servings that day were for 3 people and we had prawns – those sure do not come cheap…and together with our rice and drinks, the total came up to RM60.10 but of course, the nice lady waived the 10 sen in the bill.

Y2K Cafe (2.294220, 111.825753) is located in the Tunku Osman area, round the corner from that block of shops where branches of AmBank & RHB Bank are located. The back entrance actually faces the side (right, not the main one) entrance/exit of Methodist Secondary School.

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Author: suituapui

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

11 thoughts on “As you wish…”

  1. So nice of them to customise all the dishes according to your wishes. With thoughtful eateries like this, Melissa would be able to enjoy the food without having to worry about gluten inside the dishes.

    Yes, so far we find they are quite obliging except on some occasions when maybe, the chef forgot or did not notice the special instructions. Some places, they will just tell us what is wheat and soy sauce free and we can order those dishes.

  2. I agree that it was very nice of them to customize the dishes for you!

    Indeed. It is not so bad here as rice is the staple and some noodles are made from rice flour. Would be a problem where you are where most would eat bread, pasta and so on.

  3. Is it quite common for eateries in Sibu to cater to the customers need?

    Vegan foods incl cakes do not come cheap. Any foods that are free from wheat are not cheap either.

    You’re telling me!!! We found a place here with some gluten free products. If you think those organic products are expensive, these gluten free ones are a whole lot more so. Luckily we do not have to depend of those – lots of things around here that are all right.

    I guess if you are a regular and know the people well enough, they would not mind since they do not cook in bulk. I’ve noticed places where they cook the orders table by table, not if everybody is ordering that same dish , they will cook all at one go. I guess this will allow some kind of quality control.

  4. Th food looks good especially the steel pot tofu dish. They are so kind to cook according to your wish. Plus point for them.

    Yes, the food is nice so we sure do not mind going back again and again.

  5. The food looked good and the cook was very accommodating. That is a good service and worth for money I said.

    Yes, and the place is air-conditioned, usually not very crowded and the food is served in no time at all, no need to wait too long.

  6. What happens if Melissa termakan food that contain gluten?

    She’ll have acne-like rashes all over her back, lots of gas, erratic bowel movement, migraine, racing heartbeat to over 100 etc…etc…etc…and may feel quite sick.

  7. The prawns are tempting…

    Very nice, we’ll try some other recipes next time – butter prawns, maybe. Never had the ones here.

  8. The prawn looks crunchy and was like fresh caught from the sea.
    Some restaurant or places doesn’t like what we had ordered them to cook. Not because we are fussy eater but we try to customize some dishes so some of our family members or friend can enjoy the meal right?

    I think they do not mind it here. I overheard the lady talking to someone on the phone. Obviously, that someone was ordering some dishes for dinner and left a whole lot of instructions. I heard that they did not want the stalks in the sweet potato leaves, just the leaves…and the lady did not seem unhappy at all and still went on talking calmly and nicely.

  9. It’s great when the restaurant is obliging and cares about the customer’s special needs. Must be good for business as they become well known.

    It has its regulars – they say it’s a bit more expensive than some but I do not mind – nice food, nice people and dine in comfort, quiet as it is not so crowded and air-conditioned. No point paying less but having to settle for less on all counts.

  10. oh, i almost forgot it’s lent already … i’m no longer a catholic, so i don’t participate in lent, but i wish you a good season of fasting, reflection, abstinence, etc 🙂

    Yes, it is. No, I’m not one of the very religious kind but yes, I do go to church and abstain on Fridays especially during Lent – something we’ve been doing since small but looking at the prices of fish these days, it would be a greater sacrifice not to eat fish and have meat instead. Past 60 already so I do not need to fast anymore. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

  11. I like it when prawns are fried like that and we can eat the whole thing without having to peel the shells.

    That’s chitosan, lots of health benefits…if one is not allergic to the crustaceans.

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