Cafe Ame Soure is one of those cafes that if you do not dig deeper than the usual on Google, you most probably would not find it, unless if you are from Bukit Jalil. You would hear about it, you would not see it being listed in many blogs and cafe listing websites/blogs and you definitely would not stumble upon it unless you are literally within the row of shops this cafe is located at. How did I find this cafe? Well, lets just say I got bored of the usual listings and coverage of cafes that were pretty mainstream and wanted something low key, understated. So, I played around with words on Google and that is how I found Cafe Ame Soure.
The exterior and decor of this cafe is very distinctive. When I first arrived at the front of this cafe , I was like ” Whhhhaaaaaatttttttttt?.” Yea, true fact. It’s like one of those instances when one thing just does not fit with its surrounding but its distinct enough that it has a pull on you – yea, this cafe was one of those instances.
…. and that was the outside, the inside of this cafe looks like this….
The inside looked equally as opulent. However, while the decor gave an impression of ‘high end’, the people frequenting it did not and by this I mean their attire, their etiquette and the boisterous conversations that were taking place. It is not one that coincides with a grand restaurant, which got me thinking whether it was all intentional or accidental?
Looking at the menu answered my question….
Check out how much the dishes cost? It is similar to that of an ordinary cafe. This means that it was totally intentional. Hence, making this cafe an ‘affordable opulence’. I guess the owner wanted to make this cafe affordable while exuding a feel or grande. Another point to support my thought was that if it truly was a real high end eatery – mine and my partner’s food would arrive at the same time, here however, it did not. Mine arrived about 6 minutes later than his of which by then , half of his food was good because both of us shared the dish. You feel me? So, yea, this was just like any other cafe except for its rich exterior.
Squid Ink Pasta, 28 ringgit
This was pretty good. The squid ink pasta came with a flavor – spicy & sweetish, silkiness and oiliness that was appealing to my mouth. The calamari and cherry tomatoes were cooked nicely and complemented the nice flavor of the pasta. It is worth a try.
Croque Madame Toast, 18 ringgit
So, this was basically a typical breakfast dish you would come across in many cafes. It was made up of bread (Baguette), a sunny side up egg, a thin slice of chicken and cheese sauce. The cheese sauce though, looked more like one of those Cheesedale packaged cheese sliced that was heated up onto the thin slice of chicken, as the imaged above might show you, lol – but it sure did help in giving the dish extra flavor. The cheese + the runny yolk from the egg created a milky taste made the baguette a little softer once it got soaked up, which was good as I am not a fan of crunchy breads. Again, a decent dish. It tasted pretty good.
Would I head here again?
Hmmm, no. I think a once in a lifetime experience would do it for me. The food is good but there is a whole lotta good food in the suburbs nearer to me. To the people in Bukit Jalil, do give this cafe a go, but it would not benefit me in regards to time, money , petrol/fuel to head all the way there again, unless if I was in the area. I’ve been to the real low end, middle end and higher end restaurants/cafes, so going back to something that offers me a glimpse of higher end with middle end food seems pointless, especially if it is out of my way. One time experience would seal the deal for me.
Address: No. 20, Jalil Link Block 2, Jalan Jalil Jaya 2, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mondays,Wednesdays, Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm
Fridays to Sundays, 9.30 am – 10.30 pm.