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16 Oct 2012
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Review: DIET (Do I Eat Today?) Cafe
We finally made it to DIET Cafe after all the raves in the blogsphere, phew! Capt'n Hook called in advance to check where is their exact location which actually got us rounding the business centre twice due to unclear directions. Anyway, this shoplot is located in the centre part which faces a little green patch. Parking is easy on weekend evenings but Siew Siew our efficient server informed us that it gets difficult during the day where double parking is rather rampant here.
I had wanted to sit nearer to the entrance where it was brighter but it was too close to a couple who were smoking at the first table. Seriously that was my only complaint about this cafe... as in having a smoking section inside the air-conditioned area without any partition or exhaust fan to extract the smoke out. We sat the furthest inside which is not far away from the entrance anyway, dimly lit (that explained why my pics looked so terrible) and still could smell the cigarette smoke. Perhaps I have an extra sensitive nose for ciggie smoke, totally not cool.
Anyway the decor is kinda chic but yet there were some soft touches of country style knick knacks and flowers. According to Siew Siew, during the day, the cafe looked different due to the lighting and the mood changes towards cosy and could be themed as romantic as night falls. Seriously, this cafe really looked very out of place in Cheras Business Centre lol, not only the decor but the food served as well. Was glad though that so far business has been good for them as it's very hard for us from southern Kuala Lumpur to enjoy such food and environment within short distance.
We scanned through the drinks menu and they have an impressive list of drinks and mocktails made of fresh fruits and vegetables. Prices are very reasonable too. Soft drinks here are not exorbitant unlike most restaurants.
Amongst the drinks we have were Herbal Ginger (RM10) which I can't comment since I didn't get to try. Since I was feeling a little heaty, this thick cucumber and mint in Moisturiser (RM8) did the trick to cooling down the body.
We have actually ordered a whole lot more of items from the food menu but because it was Easter Sunday, the cafe was packed to the brim during the day, hence a lot of the items we have wanted were sold out :( Poor Siew Siew was so apologetic as Capt'n Hook gotten frustrated and asked her to let us know what they have instead.
For starters we have a Sauteed Butter Mushroom (RM10) that is served with toasted French bread slices. Loved the fact that fresh button mushroom is used and there were fair amount of sauce in the bowl for us to mop it up with the bread.
Then we have a Bacon Cheese Roll (RM10) which is essentially beef bacon rolled in cheese served with a little salad. Not impressive as the beef bacon is tough and according to Capt'n Hook, it has a beefy/gamey taste.
As they have ran out of seafood risotto, we both opted for Mushroom Risotto (RM18). The risotto is cooked to perfection and creamy to boot with a rich mushroom flavour. It was served with parmesan chips, lovely.
BoiBoi ordered a Classic Club Sandwich (RM16) which came really huge which I doubt I could finish but our boy gobbled down the entire sandwich except for a small piece of bread. Turkey ham, chicken slices and egg can't go wrong with him since they're all his fave especially eggs! Over here you can pick your choice of bread which we have opted panini bread. This sandwich is served with thin kumara (orange sweet potato) crisps. Nicely deep fried and not oily at all.
Capt'n Hook had ordered Olio Seafood Spaghetti (RM24) for MIL but she didn't eat it, so we nibbled on some and I find the spaghetti was done al dente, tasted good too. She had wanted some mashed potatoes which Siew Siew gladly made it happened as it was not in the menu. This was supposed to be in the Bangers and Mash which they have ran out. The mash, I like cos they used real potatoes, not instant stuff, served with an onion sauce. I find the sauce nice to go with the mash but MIL complained it was too sweet. Well, she's a Hakka and not used to having sweetish taste in her savoury dishes. The sweetness is the natural goodness from caramalised onions.
Well, to make up for the shortcomings in shortage of dishes, Siew Siew served us complimentary desserts, not one but all 3 items! BoiBoi asked for ice cream which they just have vanilla flavour served with a berry compote. The Apple Crumble is served in a crispy filo pastry shell filled with soft cubed apples topped with small bits of browned crumbles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a pool of vanilla custard sauce. Yummy!
We were also served a Bread and Butter Pudding. The pudding came looking like a piece of cake in a pool of vanilla custard sauce topped with plump raisins and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I loved this as the pudding is really rich and buttery but not a good thing after a full meal. Luckily it was shared heh.
Seriously the prices are pretty reasonable and the best part was having it right in Cheras! I can't wait to check out their breakfasts here since there were so many rave reviews. There were so many more items too to try out and explore.
Hope to be there again soon ;-)
27 Jalan 3/101C
Cheras Business Centre
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Fri: 10.00am - 12.00am (midnight)
Sat-Sun: 8.00am - 12.00am (midnight)