Saturday, August 02, 2008

Asia Cafe @ 1 Utama

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The lower ground floor of 1 Utama; between the midpoint of the new and old wing is home to a few restaurants and cafes for quick bites in an oriental environment.
One of them is the Asia Cafe which seems to attract a crowd to their daily specials.
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The interior was fashioned ala the old coffee shop style with the wooden tables and chairs/benches and the lamps hung from the ceiling; emitting the dim lighting to the entire shop.
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They offer a nice selection of drinks; from herbal tea to simple Chinese tea to a few named local desserts.

This is the chrysanthemum with pear (RM3.50)
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A rather refreshing drink in such a unique combination. I am sure it is meant for cooling effects as well.

Soursop snow; with 3 colorful blends of jelly-like sago adorning the dessert which was served with sweet soursop (RM5.90)
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It was a little plain and small in serving; and there is nothing much special about this.

Swaying away from their named specialties (Sang Har Meen), this Tomyam Goong was also on their menu.
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Served in spicy tomyam soup with seafood and oyster mushrooms, this blends well with the plate of white rice.
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The tomyam was a little below expectation though.

Another thing worth mentioning was the fact that this restaurant/cafe was pretty slow in serving.
The deep-fried salted calamari which was ordered as the appetizer came in after the main course.
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The taste was rather unappetizing as well.

I am not sure whether I will pay another visit though; as this is only my first visit and I did not try their special Sang Har Meen which they boasted in their main menu.
Perhaps another time...any thoughts from the rest of you?

1 comment:

  1. had the tomyam set meal once, it was so so. had the chicken chop too, i think it is better than the tomyam. only ate there twice, like nothing significant there tht really attracts me

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