We felt like trying some place new today and opted for this new eatery – barely 2 weeks old. Since the three of us had to drop by the TTDI Market to get some veg and meat, The Other Half was a good choice as it was located opposite the market, barely a 5 minutes walk away.
The cafe looked pretty nice. Very spaced out and bright. The sunlight from the glass panels come directly in and provides an inviting feel. They also have a section on the outside for smokers and those who simply fancy sitting out and enjoy the view.
Customer service was good. As soon as you enter, they welcome you with a smile and lead you to your table. If you ask, they are more then ready to recommend something that fits your needs.
Sweet & Sour Soft Shell Crab Burger, 35 ringgit
The burger tasted pretty nice to me. It was cruncy and came in a generous portion. However, this was a dish my friend ordered and he wasnt impressed much. Apparently, the main reason why soft shell crab lovers order soft shell crab burger is for the patty, it offers a distinct taste. For my friend, the taste wasnt there. He thinks it is because of :
– An overload of batter
– The soft shell crab was not that fresh.
I would not know. I am not really a fan of soft shell crab. Would not know how it was suppose to spesifically taste. For me, it tasted pretty good, like any other burgers with loads of crunchiness but for my friend, who is a fan, was not impressed. So, it is up to you to draw a conclusion, guys.
The Other Half Baked Eggs, 26 ringgit
I initially ordered the South America Style Prawn Curry (29ringgit), but was told that this dish was not ready yet. Too bad, it would have been a delicious dish and I would have written a positive review but that is not the case here. Since the Prawn Curry dish was unavailable, I opted for the Baked Eggs. This dish looked really good, presentation wise. Got my tongue wagging, lol. Had high hopes and as soon as I tasted it – that high hope got deflated. As you can see (image 1) it looked yummy. Then I digged in and saw what was inside (image 2 – eggs & 3 – baked beans). In the Menu, it sounded all fancy (Smoked Cannellini Baked Beans, Eggs and Puff Pastry served with Chilli & Garlic Toast) but upon tasting it – I was dissapointed. Fancy stuff aside, it was basically eggs, baked beans, puff pastry that was layered pretty thin, with a side of toast – Should not cost me 26 ringgit yawww!!!! This dish for me was a rip off. The Prawn Curry would have cost me 29 ringgit – that is acceptable but this, for 26 ringgit? Come on, man. The eggs and the beans did not make a good pair, it did not compliment each other well. Good thing was that since my friend decided to treat me – I did not have to pay but I felt bad nonetheless, 26 ringgit gone, just like that, for a dish that should not even worth that much.
Would I head here again?
I do not know. Most probably not. I am originally from TTDI, so I have no problems hanging out here but The Other Half is pretty costly. I did however take the effort to go the the restaurant downstairs to see if they serve dishes that has a similar price range and guess what – they do, lol. So, I guess I cant really blame The Other Half for being costly, they are just doing what they think is right and since the surroundings offer similar price range, there is no reason for them to offer dishes at a cheaper price in hopes to make profit. However, there are certain things that makes sense even if the price is hiked but The Other Half Baked Beans is not one of those dishes. This dish did not make sense to cost me 26 ringgit. It is a nice place to hang out though, big and well spread with good customer service. A nice place to bring your laptop and do your work at. It is comfortable and welcoming. If you are based in TTDI, you can give this eatery a try. Perhaps their other dishes taste good. Who knows. The three of us arent based there so we wouldnt take the trouble to head to The Other Half again.
Address: Unit 2-1, Level 2, Green Terrace, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Everyday. Mondays to Fridays, 7.30 am – 5.30 pm, Weekends, 9 am – 5.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.