Last week, after catching the special screening of Bridesmaid, a couple of us decided to drop by this rather nice looking food court Asia Cafe over at Kota Damansara. I was told there is another similar food court by the same name in PJ which was way more popular. Anyway this was my first time here to sample some of their local delicacies.
|Asia Cafe Kota Damansara|
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47810
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47810
We reached Asia Cafe quite late in the night, around 11pm to be exact. The environment at first glance was pretty clean and tidy with a comfortable coffee shop ambience. However, I was surprised there were hardly anyone there. It's either we were too late, or the crowd prefer the neighboring shops. I was told by a fellow blogger that this place was pretty new, hence the smaller crowd. Check out below on some photos I took of the decor and stall placements.
|A unique touch of having this street sign inside the food court itself|
|We have rows of stalls selling local delicacies|
What I noticed almost immediately upon entering Asia Cafe was that the stalls were manned by foreign workers and not the stall owners themselves. I guess this is a new trend among coffee shops in KL, whereby the owners themselves no longer need to cook nor man their stalls. Instead they hire workers to cook, which in my opinion is an okay idea, but the quality of the dishes really deteriorates. As there were four of us that night, four hungry guys to be exact, we ordered quite a few dishes. Check them all out below.
|#1 Wanton Mee - RM4.50|
|#2 Char Kuey Teow - RM5|
|#3 Sweet and sour pork rice with egg - RM7.50|
|#4 Assorted "loh bak" - RM9|
|#5 BBQ Chicken Wings = RM4|
|Kian Fai's huge glass of Iced Milo|
|My honey dew milk tea which had more milk than honey dew. I did not really like the way they made this.|
My dish of the sweet and sour pork rice was pretty good, but as for the other dishes, I would rate it mediocre at best. I think in food preparation, it is best if the stall is manned and the dishes whipped up by the owners themselves. Once they delegate it to workers to prepare the local delicacies, the food becomes "just like any other food", forgettable and mediocre. I wouldn't say it's bad, just not memorable.
|The guys (Benjamin and I)|
|More of us (Kian Fai, Henry Lee and Jayren)|
Asia Cafe Kota Damansara could have been great, however my first impression of this food court wasn't really memorable. Probably I would come back again during daytime to check out the crowd. It was a good night catching up with fellow blogger friends anyway.
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