Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi @ Pholio Cafe, Mutiara Damansara

A rather new cafe has opened up in the vicinity of Mutiara Damansara. Pholio Cafe's the name, with a sports themed interior, serving one of the nicer nasi lemak kukus tradisi on their menu, on top of other western fares. I was there the other day to savour their offerings, and it was pretty good. Check out what we had below.

Pholio Cafe @ Mutiara Damansara
Pholio Cafe @ Mutiara Damansara

Pholio Cafe, Mutiara Damansara
Address: Jalan PJU 7/16, Mutiara Damansara, 
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-7731 9088
Hours:  Open daily except for Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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Selangor football greats
Selangor football greats

Entering Pholio Cafe, we were greeted by football jerseys, some contemporary decor with a comfy ambiance. I was told the co-owners of this cafe happens to be one of the Selangor football greats,  Shahril Arsat, hence the football themed decor. The tables and chairs outside the cafe is made of oil drums and wood, something we don't see often. The decoration inside the cafe is was filled with football paraphernalia, trophies, and books. 

Simple and comfortable place to chill and dine in
Simple and comfortable place to chill and dine in
Tastefully decorated
Tastefully decorated
Must-try at Pholio Cafe would be their Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi
Must-try at Pholio Cafe would be their Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi

We were recommended to try Pholio Cafe's specialty dish that afternoon, the Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi. A traditional recipe, the rice used have been soaked in coconut milk for hours before steamed for another couple of hours, resulting in soft, fluffy and fragrant rice that is not sticky at all. We could feel the hard work being put into each dish. 

Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi - RM8.90
Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi - RM6.90
Spot the nasi lemak
Spot the nasi lemak

The dish came with its accompanied fiery hot sambal and one generous piece of deep fried chicken. Love the sambal, which I couldn't have enough of, and somehow I feel they should have provided more. The chicken itself is nicely marinated with herbs and spices, being crunchy on the outside, yet juicy and succulent inside. Great stuff here. 

Grilled Chicken Chop - RM18.90
Grilled Chicken Chop - RM18.90

Pholio Cafe has rather limited choice, as they have just opened, but their western fares makes up the bulk of their offerings. We tried out the Grilled Chicken Chop, and it was surprisingly delicious. The dish was served on a rather large plate with fries (I was told normally there will be potato wedges instead), coleslaw and baked vegetables. Choose from either black pepper sauce or mushroom sauce and indulge in the very tasty, well flavoured grilled chicken thigh. Another highly recommended dish. 

Grilled Chicken Sandwich Wrap - RM8.90
Grilled Chicken Sandwich Wrap - RM8.90

For those who prefer healthier options, Pholio Cafe offers Sandwich Wraps with a variety of flavours from spicy tuna, grilled chicken, turkey ham, steak to grilled chicken breast. We tried it, choosing the tortilla bread from a choice of wholemeal, croissant and tortilla wrap. Not bad, served with fries on the side. 

Spicy Seafood Aglio Pho-lio - RM18.90
Spicy Seafood Aglio Pho-lio - RM18.90
Yummy pasta dishes at Pholio Cafe
Yummy pasta dishes at Pholio Cafe

Those looking for pasta dishes won't be disappointed with Pholio Cafe's offerings. We tried out their Spicy Seafood Olio Pho-lio that day, and it did not disappoint. Generous amount of seafood were to  be found, atop some delectable spaghetti, nicely flavoured. On top of all these savoury dishes, Pholio Cafe served some really nice Mocha Frappucino and drinks too, so the next time you're in the vicinity of Mutiara Damansara, do remember to drop by Pholio Cafe for a good meal with friends and family!


suituapui said...

Of course, for me, it has to be the nasi lemak kukus. Malaysia boleh! :D

FiSh said...

oh yums! the sandwich wrap is cheap and generously portioned. not bad :P

AyuArjuna BiGoshh said...


sedapnya nasi lemak tu...

anyway I like the deco..cun giler

cre8tone said...

Looks nice the deco.. And the food as well! Great one!

Wilson Ng said...

always love the tag line pasti sedap. it means they are confident their food is damn good

Miriam said...

The food sure looks good. I always love nasi lemak kukus because it is fluffier and fragrant

Wendy Pua said...

i love fusion food!
nasi lemak kukus looks yummy!
going to try soon!

cindyrina said...

damn! my favourite! I love nasi lemak. Thats look delicious

Emily said...

Ah, local food will always be my favourite. It reminds me of home.

Betty's Journey said...

The nasi lemak look nice and I want try it. i heard the food is nice and cheap.

sslow said...

Has this one thing with steamed rice.
Affordable and nice.

Yuki Low said...

This restaurant very hit ar, alot people checked in. I'm gonna check in soon. XD

Miera Nadhirah said...

the nasi lemak is to die for... and the grill chicken is just as amazing

Bearhy Hui Ying said...

looks so yummy!!!! the nasi lemak looks so nice!!!

Unknown said...

Why. So cool with the interior. And not to mention the tast looking Nasi Lemak Kukus. Nyummy~!

Selina Wing said...

They have their own special Nasi Lemak Kukus. I will check but it is far.. :D I see their deco is very good

Sharon Lee said...

I love Nasi Lemak! It was so appetizing would love to try their sambal since you say it was really good =D

GengQian said...

looks so nice and like one of its kind. will drop by soon because i'm a nasi lemak lover!

Sunshine Kelly said...

The nasi lemak and the Spicy Seafood Aglio Pho-lio look tempting, I might visit the cafe to try out since its nearby my office also.

Ivy Kam said...

I love their Nasi Lemak Kukus so much, will come back for more :)

Xin A Day said...

The Nasi Lemak Kukus looks so nice~
I'm so hungry now ><

Unknown said...

The Nasi Lemak Kukus looks so tempting! But where's the beautiful sunshine egg? XD

Leona Lim said...

thanks for recommending, this is seriously by far the best nasi lemak i ever had

Mermaid said...

Sedapnye NAsi Lemak! My favorite breakfast!