I finally got around to giving this 4/5 month old eatery a try. Felt like trying out a new location, something with not the usual cafe like atmosphere and this eatery fitted the bill. Located within a 3/4 story flats of some sort? It did not resemble office blocks, looked and felt more like a place people stay but quite a lot of it is occupied by offices/businesses. Definitely one of those mini apartment/flats right? Certainly a contrast to the norm and exactly what I’m looking for.
Getting here was easy. Just follow Waze, lol , and it will lead you right to it. Once you are there, keep a look out for a orange/reddish banner on the Ground floor (as shown in the image above) and park where is appropriate. There are plenty of free parking spots available, so no worries there – and then make your way up.
The cafe exuded a homely and welcoming feel. There are plenty of personal touches around and it felt really nice, inviting. It offers you some sort of cocoon from the outside world, if that makes sense.
Their dishes have an Asian influence to it, mainly Chinese/Taiwanese and Japanese, besides some local ones. Touch of Love also offers some unique combination like Ikan Bilis + Hot Dog Bowl, Otak-Otak Spaghetti among others. Quite a fascinating Menu they have.
Otak – Otak Spaghetti, 14.90 ringgit
This was their most popular dish under their Spaghetti section. It basically comprised of spaghetti + Otak-otak pieces scattered all over + bulls eye egg + greens. Otak-otak and spaghetti was a combination I never imagined having on a dish, together, but there is a first time for everything. The egg was semi well done, which meant that the yolk was runny. This was awesome because when you mix it all up, it made the spaghetti all sticky and gooey – yum yum! The otak-otak on its own tasted yummy and when you add it to the spaghetti, it made the whole dish ‘local’ – a dish with some Malaysian twist. Loved it.
Pork Sausage Rice, 12.90 ringgit
So, under the rice category, their most popular dish was Mom’s Recipe Nasi Lemak. I decided to pass on that because I did not feel like Nasi Lemak today and instead opted for the next popular dish – Pork Sausage Rice. The sausages used here was Taiwanese Sausages? Apparently that by itself was a very special dish?, which of course with me being blur and all meant that I knew nothing of it, lol. Upon tasting it though, now I understand why it is famous in its own right. It was delicious. Both sweet and crunchy, it certainly offers that much needed ‘kick’ to elevate a nice dish to a really good dish. The Pork Sausage Rice as a whole, was exactly that – a really good dish. With an omelette on the top and then rice, gravy and plenty of Taiwanese pork sausages all over – definitely a great dish for a laid back lunch.
Banana French Toast with Ice Cream, 12.90 ringgit
Man, this was da bomb. Definitely a perfect dish to conclude my time here at Touch of Love. This was basically dessert, lol, and is part of their ‘Toast’ section. Basically, what you’d get on the plate is 2 mini pieces of french toast + 2 slices of caramelized bananas + chocolate sauce + sliced almonds + a cup of Vanilla ice cream on the side. This was really good and made a perfect dessert, with just the right amount of sweetness and crunchyness.
Would I head here again?
I most definitely will. I had a pleasant experiences here. Food was good, service was awesome. Nothing more to ask for.
Address: No. 138, Jalan Choo Cheng Khay, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Thursday, 11 am – 7 pm. Fridays, 11 am – 10 pm. Saturdays, 12 pm – 12 am. Sundays, 12 pm – 7 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.