Faded…

My girl saw a photograph shared by a fellow-teacher online and she thought it looked really good.

Of course, I wasted no time at all and took her there for their chicken carbonara (RM16.00)…

Chicken carbonara

…which turned out to be way too rich and creamy so she did not enjoy it all that much. She felt what she had here a few days earlier was a whole lot nicer and according to her, that one was the best she had had in town so far.

I was quite keen on going there too as I saw them promoting this on their Facebook page – their braised beef short ribs (RM26.00)…

Braised beef short ribs

…which was very nice, very tasty with the delightful mushroom gravy but though it wasn’t tough, quite tender, in fact, it was not fall-off-the-bone. I certainly would love it a lot more if it had been so. Probably it was because we were early, soon after they opened for the day, and I had to wait a VERY long time for the dish to be served. It probably would have been nicer if they had cooked it a little bit longer.

My missus wanted the grilled chicken chop (RM15.00)…

Grilled chicken chop

…and I was pretty sure she would not be able to finish the meat, two huge slabs of that and yes, I was right. She could have ordered the set lunch and get one slab only but she did not want any of their garlic rice that day. Probably it was because I had an overdose of their grilled or deep fried stuff when we were there once for dinner so I was quite put off by the smell of the oil wafting through the air when those dishes were served.

Service was not as cheerful and friendly as before – we actually had to wait a long time for the drinks to be served and we only got them after my girl and the mum’s orders were served and I had to ask what was holding them up. Yes, it was still very crowded – obviously, if one is into affordable (not cheap) western fare, this is the place to go to but personally, I feel the novelty of the place seems to have faded like those cute t-shirts the members of the staff were wearing.

With the 6% tax charged, the total came up to RM73.55, inclusive of drinks and I could not help feeling that the three of us could go some place else and have something a whole lot nicer with that kind of money.

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 “Faded…”

  1. Beef short ribs at RM 26 is a good price. Yes, sometimes it is tiring to have to wait so long for the dishes to be served.

    The beef was all right but for those two small chunks, I couldn’t help thinking I could go some place else and have something a lot cheaper and a whole lot nicer.

    I was quite put off by the not-so-good and friendly service and the waiting time but I went to another place the other day – we had to wait a whole lot longer plus the food wasn’t great and very expensive. Of course we do not intend to go back there ever again. Will blog about it soon.

  2. Any desserts after this yummy meal? I cannot take carbonara until this day, too creamy for me but I like the looks of the grilled chicken chop.

    No, they do not serve dessert here. I’m generally not into these western pasta dishes, my girl is the one who likes them, young people. Give me my kampua mee any day!

    The mere smell of the cooking oil from the grilled chicken chop made me want to throw up and when poking it with the fork, you can see the oil too. Not for me, thank you very much.

  3. You know well that I am not into this type of cuisine. With that price, I guess you will get a satisfying and filling dinner at Payung.

    DEFINITELY!!! Their lamb curry is much cheaper and there is more meat (and potatoes) in a bowl plus I would enjoy the taste a whole lot more.

  4. Ah yes, the carbonara does look pretty rich from your pic.

    The mere sight of it would put me off already, so very creamy and rich – not for me, thank you.

  5. There is a fine balance between tasty and too rich. I often find I can’t get through more than a few forkfuls of something creamy.

    That was what happened with my girl that day – she had to struggle on after a while and of course, she did not really enjoy it.

  6. Too early, staffs have yet to wake up properly. LOL

    Maybe, but 11 something already. They open at 11, not early! Even then, already a lot of people. An hour later, customers would have to queue and wait for a table. This sure is a popular place but not really my favourite.

  7. I watched a Youtube video where the Italian chef said that there should not be any cream in carbonara, just eggs. I notice that most carbonara here have a lot of sauce.

    Oh? This one here is definitely all cream. Yucks!!!

  8. If too creamy, I would not like it too, I thought the chicken chop looks good from the photo.

    Pretty sure you would not. The chicken chop was all right once, I had it before but no, I don’t think I would want to have it again.

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