Change my name…

This place was formerly known as Sri Tanjung, going all the way back to 2010 when I first blogged about it. Now, it has changed its name to…

Warong Cafe, front

…and I did ask the girl why. She said that her sister was the one running the shop then and the license was under her name. However, she has taken over and has obtained a new license in her own right, and hence the new name for the shop…

Warong Cafe, plaque

I did not ask her why there is this redundancy – warung/warong in Indonesian is a tempat/kedai makan, an eatery and a café would fall into that same category. After all, in the words of William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and in this case, what matters most would be the quality of the food available.

They have a nice elaborate menu now…

Warong Cafe, menu

…but no, I would not get my hopes up too high. I asked for the roti jala that I saw listed on their banner in front of the shop but they told me it was not available. There! Don’t say I did not warn you!

We used to frequent this place before but only on Saturdays because that was the only day in the week when we could have their very nice nasi kerabu. To our delight, we were informed that under the new management, they will have it every day and of course, we wasted no time at all in dropping by for it…

Warong Cafe nasi kerabu

…soon after it reopened and resumed business.

The set with the fish, the so-called ikan celup tepung in their menu…

Warong Cafe ikan celup tepung

…was RM6.00 and that day, they also had the set with ayam percik. There was another option in their menu, daging bakar and out of curiosity, I asked what that was, only to be told that it was not available. Hmmmm!!!

Well, at least, it tasted great, just as good as the ones we had here before and now, they also have this cili sumbat (stuffed chili)…

Warong Cafe cili sumbat

…that I like a lot. They did not use to have that in the past.

I bought their laksa Penang (RM5.00) home for my girl to try but no, we did not think it was all that great and we all agreed that it paled in comparison with the one I would buy from Mak Met’s place at Bandong in the morning (RM3.00)…

Mak Met's laksa Penang
*Archive photo*

That one is much nicer and my girl enjoys it very much even though it no longer has that much mashed fish in the gravy anymore, compared to those good ol’ days when it was only RM2.50 a pack.

I saw a plate of ayam penyet being served and it looked very good – I think I will try that the next time I drop by here.

WARONG CAFE (2.318841, 111.831732) is located among the shops in between Jalan Tapang and Jalan Tapang Timur towards the end of Jalan Kampung Nangka – RTM Sibu is located right across the road on the right. It faces the open space where the Sibu inter-town bus terminal was a long time ago and the stalls at Taman Harmoni were operating temporarily here while the hawker centre was under renovation.

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