toms sibu

I returned to Tom’s Too for lunch a couple of days ago with a friend. She hasn’t been there before and I wanted her to try the food here. It’s just my second time eating here too and I was eager to check out more of their offerings.

charles

Tom’s Too has a range of Italian sodas and I asked Charles (one of the best waiters there – speaks good English and friendly) to show me what they were made of. It’s apparently just syrup from a wide range of flavors mixed with soda water.

butterscotch soda

I had the Butterscotch Italian Soda (RM 8.90) which came in a clear, sparkling liquid. It *did* indeed taste like butterscotch, and reminds me of the old flavored soda fountains of old. I’m kidding, I wasn’t even born when those were around. ;)

toms freeze

My friend has Tom’s Freeze (RM 9.90) – a house specialty concoction that features lychees as its main ingredient. She said it was good. I don’t know, I don’t like lychees. You know those old Chinese banquet dinners that serves lychees with peaches in ice as dessert? I only ate the peaches.

chicken cordon bleu

We both shared the recommendations for mains – she has the Chicken Cordon Bleu (RM 27.50) which was quite good. The chicken was done well and has a slice of ham inside and lots of oozing cheese.

chicken cordon blue

They used breast meat – Chicken Cordon Bleu is supposed to use boneless breast meat – not exactly my favorite cut from our favorite poultry but I rather enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure I ate more than my fair share.

lamb shanks

The other main we had was the Lamb Shank (RM 32.50). I’ve beard people telling me that it wasn’t so great – complains ranged from it being too tough to not having mashed potatoes to go with it but I found it delicious. The meat is tender on the inside and my only regret it…

lamb shank

…not ordering a side of mashed sweet potatoes. Arthur did that – it’s not on the menu but apparently you can ask for it from the chef. I shall endeavor to do that next time. The gravy is slightly sweet so I’m sure it’ll go very well with mashed sweet potatoes.

oreo cheesecake

Dessert was a slice of Oreo cheesecake (RM 11.90) from their counter deli. It’s pretty good for Sibu standards, but I wouldn’t write home about it, I’ve had better.

toms

A great meal nevertheless and we ended up talking (or I ended up talking) so much that it was nearly 3 pm when we were done. The meal cost about RM 100 and my friend insisted on picking up the bill. Thanks for lunch! :)

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25 Responses to “Tom’s Too”

  1. Hoooooooohhh!!!! You were stealing a shot at the girl’s back, her smooth silky skin! Love your angle in your pic of the soda… LOL!!!!!

    P.S. No photo of the cheap and tacky plastic flowers from Supersave upstairs? Muahahahaha!!!!

    • Haha! I didn’t even realize that until you mentioned it. #liesmentell

      Anyway, there were no flowers on the table, so can’t comment on that. I quite like the food, prefer it to Maple Leaf. :D

  2. i have a bottle of monin syrup for mixing cocktails at home. you can get it in tesco. it’s very famous and tasty. :-)

    • Nice! I’ve been browsing around to get to know more about it too and it seems that it’s French in origin, so I’m not sure why they call it an Italian soda. :)

      • the reason is that the italian soda was originally made with Torani brand syrup, which is what people commonly use for flavoring drinks here in the US, including various Starbucks drinks. Torani was originally created by an Italian couple in San Francisco, so the Italian soda is only somewhat Italian!

        • Interesting! :)

          Hey, thanks for clearing that up Jacky! Very informative indeed!

          Cheers for that, learn something new everyday. :D

  3. Cordon bleu not using boneless? Aiyo =/
    I like the lychee drink, the way it looks seems tasty. =)

    • Yup, they use boneless chicken breast. :)

      The thing you see is the ham and cheese inside the cordon chicken bleu.

      I meant I don’t like breast meat – I prefer dark meat like drumsticks and thighs. :D

  4. the price is almost like KL’s standard also.. haha.. :)

    • Haha! Yeah, that was what I said too! :)

      …there are a couple of restaurants here which are considered on the higher end of the dining spectrum in Sibu.

  5. is this in kuching?

    • Nope, it’s in Sibu bro.

      However the original Tom’s is from Kuching.

      This is by the same people, a sister restaurant in Kuching called…Tom’s Too.

      I quite like the wordplay in the name. :D

  6. it’s slightly pricier than ordinary cafe in penang! but the food *looks* good

    • Yeah, it’s priced higher than most Sibu cafes too. I think this would be among the top few in terms of food pricing.

      However, I do like the food. :D

  7. The butterscotch soda looks awesome. :)

    • I love the taste of butterscotch and I wanted to see if the Italian soda is clear or opaque.

      Interesting taste, it’s sparkling and clear but you can taste the butterscotch in it. :D

  8. HB, I like your meal very much. Chicken Cordon Bleu is one I cooked at home for entertainment with my friends. Lamb shanks is good with potato gratine or grill potato pancake.

    • Nice! You can cook chicken cordon bleu. :D

      Lamb shank with grilled potato pancake eh? Like a crepe? I think that sounds awesome. :)

  9. Ahhh all nice Sibu food! Hope I have the chance to go there soon!

    • Well, they’re not Sibu food per se – our food is kampua, kompia and stuff like that – things I crave for the most. :)

      This is a restaurant/cafe that opened up in Sibu. One of the best “Western” places in town, although the prices are comparable to KL. :D

  10. i want to lick my monitor for the butterscoth italian soda ;[

    • It is pretty good! :)

      I like butterscotch, love the taste, and it’s pretty impressive that it only comes out * slightly* opaque – it’s a mostly clear, sparkling drink.

  11. Aww…craving for the lamb shank now!!

  12. I was eager to check out more of their offerings.

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