Ever since I’ve read about these folk recently, I knew I needed to pay them a visit. Banana leaf waffle? Need I say more. Talk about creative juices flowing ….
The cafe looks nice, bright and cheerful. The folks working there, especially the auntie, was friendly and attentive. They took the time to explain their dishes – what’s different, what’s popular. It sure was a pleasant experience here.
Banana Leaf Waffle, 25 ringgit
This Banana Leaf Waffle was out of this world. When you first hear of this waffle, you’d most probably think that this would be the usual waffle served on a banana leaf. Right? I certainly though so the first time too but nope, that is not it at all. Yes, it is served on a banana leaf but each ingredient on it reflects a ‘banana leaf’ experience. Lets start with the waffle – it is made out of Vadai flour. Each bite you take has a spice flavor to it and it was airy, fluffy and crunchy. Then you’d have a side of coconut chutney, mint chutney, yogurt and mango puree. I sure was impressed with their chutneys, it sure was authentic. No milder, toned down version here. It was packed with flavors. I never thought I’d eat a waffle with chutney but this one here worked real well together. It sure was finger lickin’ good and oo do not forget their homemade coconut ice cream. I ate it on its own because I truly enjoyed having the waffle with the chutney. It was lovely, thick, sweet and the coconut flavor was prevalent in every mouthful.
Chicken Rendang with Rice, 15 ringgit
Once we were done with the waffle, as we were both still hungry, we decided to order a rice bowl for early dinner. Yummy 🙂 I like that the rice was real soft and moist, once you mixed everything up – it literally becomes one pile of gooeyness. The chicken came in generous portion, nice chewy cubes of meat. I usually like my gravy packed with flavors and spices, the gravy here was a tad milder than what I am used to but it was yummy nonetheless. They also included some steamed carrots and couliflowers which was an awesome addition to the dish. It gave the dish some crunch amidst the gooey.
Would I head here again?
I certainly would. I look forwards to trying out their other desserts.
Address: 49 G, Petaling Jaya Avenue, Jalan PJS 1/50, Taman Petaling Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12 pm – 8 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.