So, Cravings is located right next to Yatra (Yatra @ Ativo Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara – Tasty Indian food ). I would not have noticed it if I had not accidentally walk into it thinking it was Yatra, lol. However, during my short ‘sit-in’, i managed to look into the menu and thought it seemed interesting, worth coming back to and so I did.
The cafe’s layout is pretty much the same as its neighbour, Yatra. Vertically long with with plenty of seatings – small table, bigger table, the usual chairs or soft 2 seater sofas – you name, whatever that fancies you. They also have outdoor seating with some high and low tables. It was pretty much almost fully filled with people when I paid Cravings a visit for lunch. Mostly filled with the folks working nearby but no less jovial and boisterous. Customer service was quick and efficient, food arrived pretty quickly despite large number of customers.
Tomyam Vermicelli, 22 ringgit
This was delicious. Flavorful, spicy in a way that only a Tomyum can pull, the kind that eventually leads your nose to start running. Oooo and the forehead sweating, lol. Yup, it would not be tomyum is it does not work you up that way. The bowl comes with plenty of tomyum soup and noodles + prawns, calamari, mussels, mushrooms. It is a pretty big portion though, so do keep an empty stomach if you intend to indulge. Yuumm!
Not A Fried Rice, 18 ringgit + Grilled Chicken Thigh, 9 ringgit
Okay, its description in the Menu states “Wok-fried couliflower coarse with onion, mix vegetables and egg.” I am a fan of couliflower fried rice , when I go to restaurants – I order them and at home – i cook them. Of all the restaurants I have been too, I have never come across and couliflower fried rice that comes with large pieces of couliflower like the ones served to me here. There is a reason why it is usually served in tiny bits, so that the not-so-pleasant aftertaste that couliflowers leave would not be the main thing you’d taste throughout the dish. I disliked this dish, never going to order it again. Never. The fact that the softer outer layer of the couliflower is attached to the harder inner part of it ( which usually is discarded or cut into way smaller pieces) and that too in larger pieces made it all the more crunchier – not in a likable manner though. It literally felt like I was eating a plain couliflower. Grosss! However, good thing that I ordered the Tomyum. The soup added the much, much needed flavor to this dish. It made it okay.
Would I head here again?
Despite the couliflower blunder, I actually would return again. I looked at the other tables and judging from their contented reactions to whatever they have ordered and my positive experience with the Tomyum, I think I would certainly return again. Definitely staying away from that couliflower dish. Yuck.
Address: Lot B-G-3A, Block B No. 1, Jaqlan PJU 9/1, Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, CIao.