By the side of the road…

We would pass by this place, located by the side of the road, when we go on our way to my girl’s school in the jungle and likewise, we would be passing by again on the way back. In short, we would pass by at least 4 times a week, sometimes more.

However, we had not stopped by for a while now, not since October last year, I think, even though it would be so very convenient to do so compared to a lot of other places in town and the last time my missus and I were here was on New Year’s Day with Peter & Andy.

Well, last Friday, on the way back, I asked my girl if she was keen and of course, she was! She had the fish and chips with tartar sauce…

Wow Wow West fish & chips

…and got two huge slabs and we had to tapao one as she could only manage one. No, it was not because it wasn’t nice – as a matter of fact, we thought the crusty tasty batter was so very good that it made up for the kind of bland taste of the fish, dory! They did it pretty well here and the texture was like fish, not jelly like at some places and that will put me off instantly.

I had that same fish fillet with thousand island dressing and garlic rice…

Wow Wow West fish fillet garlic rice

…in my lunch set that came with a free drink. I loved the rice and was contemplating on buying some home. In the end, I decided not to – we can always come here again and enjoy it piping hot from the kitchen.

The mum stuck faithfully to their grilled chicken and rice lunch set…

Grilled chciken & rice

– well, she had that before so it must be good or she would not want to have it again, I’m sure.

We also had their mashed potatoes and we did like it so we had another go at it…

Mashed potatoes
*The ladies had helped themselves already by the time I got round to taking the photograph.*

…that day and yes, we enjoyed it especially with the very nice mushroom sauce that came with it.

I also ordered their calamari rings…

Calamari rings

…which we had in our platter on our previous visit and I did think at that point in time that my girl would love it and yes, I was right.

I forgot to get the cashier’s receipt from the girl but I remember that the total came up to over RM52.00 (inclusive of 6% SST) and I just gave her RM55.00 and asked her to keep the change. I always like how their faces would light up  everytime I do that and I wonder why…especially when it is not all that much. Perhaps nobody else ever does that?

Incidentally, it looks like this coffee shop in the block next to this one is no longer open. No, there is no sign or notice and there seems to be some evidence of a fire of some sort.

WOW WOW WEST Sibu (2.296407, 111.885216) is 24 & 26, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman – on your left along the road leading to the Sibu Airport, past the traffic lights junction where you would turn left to go to the Sibu General Hospital but before the next junction where you would turn right to go into Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “By the side of the road…”

  1. RM52 for all that is pretty cheap. I don’t usually eat dory but when I do, I love it being prepared that way. Yums!

    Yes, we do not go for dory either. The fish fillet dishes at the Chinese places all use dory, cheap – some are ok, not all.

  2. I had grilled chicken with rice at my neighbourhood stall recently too.

    Yes, I saw that – SGD5.90 with fried rice. This one was around SGD3 only with garlic rice and comes with a free drink…at a kind-of classier cafe.

  3. Wow Wow West, the name reminds me of a TV drama series long time ago called Wild Wild West if my memory serves me right. The calamari rings looks great to me and I would love to have it too.

    Yes, the days of black and white TV. The food is all right, nice western with attractive price tags (cheap) – I guess that is what draws the crowd. As for the taste, after having gone for it a few times, it does not excite me as much anymore.

  4. Very generous of you! Normally cafes charge 10 plus 6 over here.. so if they do, I take back all change they give… 🙂

    That would be the 10% service charge but I am not sure if that will go to the employer or the employee. Nothing in black and white…and I really hate it because you will have to pay even though the service sucks big time! Worse thing is when they also charge it at self service fast food restaurants.

    Here, I saw a sign 6% service tax so I guess that would be the SST but no, they do not charge the 10%.

  5. Looks like a really nice family lunch. If the food is good and service is decent, I would give a tip too. And it does feel good when you see the other person so happy 🙂

    Yes, after all, it’s only money, can’t bring with us when we go. Sure makes life more meaningful when we can bring a little joy into others’ lives.

  6. A jellyish middle is an immediate turn off for me too.

    Yes, we may get that in some dory used at some places and worse, it may even have a smell. That is why usually, when they say they use dory, I will not order.

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