I took some time before putting up this post. By now, this hidden gem is no longer a secret. Many of you would have already read about this humble cafe from the royalties of the food blogging world like Fat Boy Bakes, A Whiff Of Lemongrass, Cumi dan Ciki, and most recently Eat Drink KL. Like you, I was curious to find out if all the hype was worth the trouble of driving to Bangsar for something I can find at the local Pasar Malam. Boy, was I in for a treat.
The highly recommended Assam Laksa (RM8.90) did not failed its reputation one bit. It kicked ass. The broth was thick and sweet. Not the sugary sweet, but fruity sweet. I suspect it’s pineapple juice. But co-owner Catherine would not divulge her secret ingredient despite our years of friendship. Guess I gotta be contented dining here as her guest whenever I have the craving for some hot sweet and sour soup.
The Nasi Lemak was fluffy and grainy. Qualities I look for in my Nasi Lemak (RM8.50). I like to bite my rice. If I wanted mushy rice, I would have ordered porridge instead. One has got to order this with some fried chicken, be it the regular goreng or the Indonesian sort that comes with addictive lemongrass bits at the top. Both comes with equally crispy paper thin skin and juicy meat on the inside. Just be careful, they might burn as a fresh batch is served up every 10 minutes from the kitchen.
Speaking of the kitchen, if you’re in the mood for some dai-chow kind of noodles, just ask for the menu and order away. Dishes like the yummy Nestum Chicken is a great snack to order too.
Apart from that, I’ve heard that breakfast toast & egg, and their Nasi Dagang is a treat here too. Makes me wonder what can’t this entrepreneurial friend of mine can’t do. Please teach me some of your success secret, Cat!
98 Lorong Maarof
Bangsar Park 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 010-362 5188