At least I’ve tried…

I was delighted when I heard that this Kuching burger and sandwich franchise…

…would open an outlet in Sibu because I do enjoy sandwiches though not really a fan of burgers.

The outlet is round the corner from my house, very close by so on the second day after its official opening, my sister asked if we wanted to go and check out the place. Of course, we did and off we all went at around 11.00 a.m., not quite lunchtime yet.

The ladies went to place the orders…

…while I quickly grabbed one of the tables and sat there waiting. It was very crowded but there were still a couple of tables available.

I looked at the prices on the display board and could not believe my eyes when I saw that they ranged from RM13.00 to RM18.00. Never mind, I thought to myself. At least they were cheaper than those burgers at the international franchises in the peninsula (and some people thought they were not all that nice even) and hopefully, they would be nice enough to merit that kind of price tags.

My missus and my sister had this Big & Hawt set (RM24.00 each)…

– their grilled beef patty with beef pepperoni, topped with onion jam, grilled bell peppers and onions, sliced cheddar cheese and Noms burger sauce, all sandwiched in their signature oblong brioche.

My girl had their chili beef fries set (RM20.00)…

– cheesy loaded fries with chili beef (non-spicy) topped with shredded cheese and melted to perfection.

I went for the grilled Mac & Cheese sandwich with chicken slice set (RM22.00)…

– their creamy Mac & Cheese topped with smoked chicken slices, mozzarella, cheddar cheese and grilled tomato, sandwiched between house-made sandwich bread, grilled to perfection.

Yes, I thought mine was very nice and I sure enjoyed it! I guess the rest felt the same about what they had as I did not hear them complain.

My girl insisted on picking up the tab and I had the shock of my life when I saw the total – it was a whooping RM106.00 altogether. Goodness gracious me!!! We could have gone to one of those classier cafés or restaurants and enjoy some of their best dishes with that kind of money. None of them was in the region of those prices that I saw on display. My girl said that they were higher because they asked for the sets which included some fries and a drink – and there was an extra surcharge of RM4.00 because they asked for the mango-peach…

…instead of what they would usually give with each set!

By the time we were done, it was already past noon and a long queue had already formed at the counter. I had just got up from my seat when a Malay lady plonked herself down on the chair beside me vacated by my missus the instant she stood up and walked away. Perhaps they were all quite familiar with this kind of places and were accustomed to the prices, unlike me! Well, at least I’ve tried but with my measly pension, I certainly would think twice about going back there again.

NOMS Sibu (2.317578, 111.847704)…

…is located at No. 79, Jalan Deshon among the shops to the left of the Jalan Selemo traffic lights junction.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “At least I’ve tried…”

  1. I am not really a fan of burgers too. Having said that, I do admit once in a long time I do crave for it. I find that what you all had looks so good, very tempting. By the way, is it very cheesy? Cos I don’t like mine too cheesy… 😊😊. I agree with that price, it is better to go and enjoy all those nice dishes instead of burgers and sandwiches.

  2. Good to learn they opened an outlet in Sibu. Tried its Mac&cheese sandwich before, ordered from food truck. Not bad, must take it while it is warm!!!

    Food was good, no problem with what we had. Did not have the burgers though – they were out of buns. New kid on the block, teething problems. It is the prices – outrageously expensive for nothing more than sandwiches and burgerss. I don’t have that kind of money to throw away on such things! Are people SO rich these days? How come I am so poor, barely surviving on my measly pension? Sobssss!!!!

  3. I love sandwiches! Prices at such places tend to be on the high side and I would reserve them for the once in a while indulgence. I love chili beef fries but I find mac & cheese too cheesy for me.

    1. No carbs, no sandwiches and burgers for you now, right? I must cut down on carbs too…and cheese ( dairy products) and no red meat – that was why I had chicken.

    1. I would prefer to go elsewhere, spend that much but on dishes more worth it, more value for money than just sandwiches and burgers! I think one can get a very nice “Big Breakfast” at some places for that kind of money!

  4. I am a big sandwich fan, too. Although, I mostly love a hearty sourdough as a base.

    There are places serving sourdough here but I have never dropped by to check them out. I usually go to the cheap or more affordable places.

  5. That chili beef fries looks amazing! I am glad I saw something a bit different today, you barely go to restaurants like this.

    No, I’m not into such franchise places, more for the young & trendy – will go once in a blue moon as my girl enjoys this kind of food. I certainly would think twice about going to this one again though – the prices are shocking, to say the least!

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