Wokow is located along Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, within the same row of shops that was home to Devis Corner and is home to Goodness Greens Cafe and D’Legends Bar. Same row, just a little further down.
I have driven past this eatery several times and the whole purple theme they had going on as well as their tagline ‘Your Asean Steet Wok’ got me all curious. Since I had some free time on my hands, I decided to pay Wokow a visit.
It literally feels like you are sitting in one of those industrial containers? This concept used to be popular few years ago, as evident from the sudden boom in ‘container cafes’. As of recent years though, the craze seemed to have died down and almost forgotten. So, I suppose seeing it here, after a long time, would certainly fit Wokow into the ‘something different’ category.
I liked how it looked. It is simple and ‘approachable’? Approachable in the sense that you can come in a fancy attire, work attire or even fresh-from-home short pants and slippers attire – you would still feel welcomed. Whether you are with company or alone, no one judges and all is welcome. The eatery oozes spaciousness. A good 3/4 of the eatery is made up of tables and chairs, with plenty of distance from one another. There is no having to cramp your way through tight spots to reach your table. Thank god 🙂 Customer service was awesome. The lady that attended to me was friendly and attentive. She took time to guide me through the ordering process and gave plenty of suggestions, much appreciated.
Orders are made at the counter. It involves a 3 step process.
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STEP 1: is to pick your choice of Noodles: Egg Noodle, Udon Noodle, Pad Thai, Bihun (9 ringgit per item) OR Rice: White Rice, Brown Rice (9 ringgit per item) OR Vege Box: Cabbage, Carrots, Spring Onions, Broccoli, Shitake Mushrooms, Sawi (8 ringgit per box).
STEP 2: is to choose your Mains. Meat: Chicken Breast, Beef, Prawn, Squid (2.50 ringgit per item). Vegetables: Broccoli, Shitake Mushrooms, Pak Choi, Tofu, Pepper Mix, Pineapple, Sawi, Baby Corn, Bean Sprouts, Red Onions, Shimeji Mushrooms (1.50 ringgit per item).
STEP 3: is to choose your Flavor: Malaysia Dynamite ( sweet and spicy Malaysian sambal), The Tiram Express (oyster sauce), Kung Fu Kick (Wokow’s special hot sauce), Pearl of Penang (the famous Penang Loh Mee), Black Fire (simple black pepper and garlic), Jade Dragon (creamy and coco-nutty Thai Green curry), Spicy Siam (Wokow’s spicy and tangy Tom Yum).
Noodle Combo 1: Bihun + Squid + Brocolli + Kung Fu Kick, 13 ringgit
First of all, the portions here are generous. Lots of noodles. You certainly wont see me complaining though, I skipped lunch today and this was totally in my favor. The bihun was delicious. I’d certainly give this combo another go. I certainly did pick the right FLAVOR for this one, Kung Fu Kick. Kung Fu Kick, as mentioned above is a Wokow’s special hot sauce. It was a little spicy and a little sweet, a perfect blend of both. The awesome flavor plus squids, brocolli, carrots, a yummy dish indeed.
Noodle Combo 2: Pad Thai + Chicken Breast + Bean Sprouts + Spicy Siam, 13 ringgit
This dish too came in a generous portion. Loved everything about it expect for the flavor. Fault is mine though, I chose the wrong one. I almost always have my Pad Thai with a spicy sweetish sauce but I decided to be adventurous this time and opt for Spicy Siam, which basically tasted Tom Yum -ish. I most probably would have liked Spicy Siam with Bihun as oppose to Pad Thai. Maybe it is the thickness of the noodles, maybe the difference in texture, I dont know – perhaps it simply is how I am programmed, lol. A creature of habit. I like my Pad Thai sweetish and that is that. My friend on the other hand – enjoyed this dish. So yea, it all comes down to individual preferences. Perhaps I shall go with Kung Fu Kick the next time I order Pad Thai. Yup.
Would I head back here?
I certainly would. I enjoyed the food here and since I am a regular at TTDI, I’d certainly drop by again.
Address: 16, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.
Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.