Cajun On Wheels (C.O.W for short) is a relatively new eatery situated at the extended wing of Plaza Singapura. The bright sign boards and abbreviated alphabets below made it easy to spot from miles away. I was intrigued by the word “cow” and thought it was a place specialising in beef.
I was wrong. While there are burgers with beef patty available, C.O.W’s main focus is seafood. Crabs, lobsters, shrimp, fish and the usual shellfish fare.
The menu is messy and hard to read. After awhile you’ll be confused and unsure why you stepped into this eatery in the first place.
I took a long time deciding what to order. Wanted to get the Naughty Platter, which came with either rice or aglio olio. I was then told that the aglio olio was out of stock, so I asked if I could swop the rice for fries as I didn’t fancy rice. To my disappointment, they said I couldn’t.
Finally settled for Sailor’s feast, which comes with prawns, fish fillet, spam fries and french fries. Also comes with two house sauces, sambal mayo and chilli tomato salsa.
There were only 5 pieces of spam fries. And the fish? Tiny. I was under the impression that it was going to be a fillet (the menu stated fish fillet what!) as in, a long piece of fish like what you’ll get at Manhattan or Fish and Co or Long John’s Silver. The prawns were overly battered as well.
The only great thing about this place was the two house sauces, especially the chilli tomato salsa. Went well with all the fried stuff. I slurped the tomato salsa till the very last drop. Yums.
Overall, C.O.W was a disappointing experience. It’s a very overpriced atas version of Long John’s Silver. For the price, I think I’m better off having LJS.
68 Orchard Road, #03-92, S(238839)
Daily 11am to 10pm
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