Today, I wanted to try something out of Kuala Lumpur, away from the city, perhaps a cafe located on the outskirts. There is something fun, an anticipation you feel when you drive a way from the city in search of something – be it a cafe/restaurant, hotel or simply paradise. The road gets less busier, the view gets better and the whole journey becomes a whole lot pleasant.
With that intention in mind, I browsed the net and came across KKB, a barely 3 month old cafe, located in Puchong. Away from the commercial area, this cafe has taken a spot among a row of shops located in a relatively down to earth neighborhood, situated close to a primary school, terrace houses and apartments.
The cafe consist of a single story shop lot and has an ‘open’ concept. It is designed in a way that enables you to look all the way to the back from the front,with clear visibility. This kind of concept sort of enhances the space of the cafe and allows for a perception of space, a lot of space. Long story short – the cafe design enables a relatively small cafe to look big, spacious. I enjoyed myself very much. For a city chick like myself, this totally gave me the ‘kampung’ feel I was anticipating. Look at the menu instance – how many places do you come across that provides you good food for a cheap price? Just a handful. How many cafes that a decorated with our classic Singer sewing machines? Just a handful. The the old school Singer sewing machine has been around for ages, seeing it here feels nostalgic. many of the people that frequent this cafe are regulars from this neighborhood. A number of them head here after their morning runs and as a hang out spot after sending their kids to school.
Nasi Lemak, 2 ringgit
This was the typical Nasi Lemak bungkus (packed in banana leaf) you would find in many local eateries – the santan rice, half of a boiled egg, cucumbers, peanuts and anchovies sambal. It tasted equally as good but then again – you can hardly go wrong with nasi lemak bungkus. It was little enough a dish that it did not overwhelm the tummy. I shared this dish with a friend, which meant it allowed us 4,5 spoons each between us. Just enough to taste but good enough to have more. left us salivating while waiting for the other dishes that we’ve ordered to arrive.
Sandwich Bakar Tuna, 4 ringgit & Roti Bakar Egg Mayo, 4 ringgit
I asked them what is their popular dish and believe it or not – apparently it was their roti bakar (toast bread). This got me thinking – are you for real? Literally every one can make a decent roti bakar, it is that simple but it nevertheless left me curious as to why this could possibly a star. It must be one heck of a roti bakar if many of their customers fancy it. Since it piqued my interest – I decided to give it a try and boy do I know now why it is popular. It was sooooooooooooo delicious. The bread + the butter (if anyone figures what butter this is, please tell me!I love it) It was simply divine. Between the egg mayo and tuna, I would suggest getting the egg mayo. The tuna was decent. I do not think the tuna + butter and bread combo works. I would give it a miss. The egg mayo however was soooo yummy. It was a combination of bread + butter + egg + mayo = mouth wateringly yummy! This is one dish I would not mind ordering on repeat. I know it sounds way too simple a dish to be bragged about , I myself was skeptical – but trust me , it is worth every penny.
Maggi Goreng + Egg, 5 ringgit
This maggi goreng taste exactly like the ones we get when we make those packet noodles we buy from a grocery store. Yup – the Maggi Goreng flavoured noodles, those exact ones are these. The only difference is that rather than having the hassle of having to boil water, wait for 5 to 8 minutes for the noodles to soften and then adding the flavors and mixing it up – you get it served to you on a plate with an egg for a price as low as 5 ringgit. I would order it again if I was hungry for some home cooked noodles.
Would I head here again?
I definitely would. I loved the ambiance, the food and the people. Definitely a place worth going back to.