So here we were, back at March Azalea, after a 6 months absence. This used to be one of our favorite eateries for rice bowls. Food is delicious, the cafe is nice and cozy, customer service is awesome and the owner is super friendly – what more does one need, right? All that matters is that you feel welcomed, service is great and food is finger lickin’ good.
After 6 months, is it still, though?
YES ! Everything is still the same, if not better. Yay! Now I know why I kept coming back for more, lol. Every now and then you need a reminder, this certainly did for me.
They are doing well, definitely. Almost all the tables were occupied for lunch. It is no wonder why when the food is good. Certainly a whole lot livelier. They have been in business for a little more than a year and when I visited them in the past, it was gaining momentum gradually. ood to see that they are doing well now 🙂
Portuguese Curry Chicken, 19.80 ringgit + Salmon Belly Egg rice, 14.80 ringgit
Food was delicious. The Portuguese Curry Chicken arrived first at our table. It was kindda like unwrapping a present. As you can see from the first image, the chicken thigh is a rather big piece and it covered/shielded whatever that was underneath. The whole process of removing the chicken and discovering what was underneath was exciting. Basically, what the dish consisted of was a large piece of chicken thigh + corn + broccoli + mashed potato + rice + curry/gravy. The gravy was very nice, thick and buttery with plenty of flavor. It worked well with the rest of the items on the plate. The corn and broccoli were steamed – it was soft, yet crunchy. The rice is soft and rather moist, which was worked wonders here. I usually am not a fan of soft, gooey rice, unless it is sushi but in this situation, with the gravy, steamed vegetables and the chicken – it worked. Certainly a favorite.
The Salmon Belly Egg Rice tasted rather unique, unusual. The distinct taste of the salmon was evident from the start to the end of the dish. Add in the chicken floss and you’d get something sweet. Then , the Bonito flakes? which in essence is tuna and has its own unusual flavor. The provides gooeyness and acts like a glue – holding all the items together once it is all mixed up. Imagine the variety of flavors you’d get from this rice bowl alone? Many. If you fancy something different, yet wholesome and filling, do give this particular dish a try – it was delicious.
Would I head back here?
Of course. Food was delicious. I’d definitely return.
Address: No. 40, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman OUG.
Opening hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 12 pm – 10 pm. Fri & Sat, 12 pm – 11 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.