Okay, this would be a short post. My phone battery started dying on me and as a result, I could not take pictures of the cafe – the exterior and interior. Sorry 🙂 What I did manage to snap though was pictures of the food – which was delicious and affordably priced. Between the 3 of us, we ordered 3 dishes and 2 drinks, which only cost us 32 ringgit. It was a very good deal.
The eatery is in the Boulevard area, on Level 1. It is located outdoor, together with a bunch of other eateries offering a variety of cuisines. We walked up the stretch, simply to check out our options and we finally decided on Expressoul – a gastrobar.
During lunch, they do get full/crowded and when they do, their customer service starts suffering. You’d need to be patient when trying to get their attention to take your order. It can take a while. Once your orders are taken, it is all good from then on. Food arrived pretty fast despite the crowd.
Petai Fried Rice, 8.50 ringgit
This Petai Fried Rice was delicious. Believe it or not, within 5 minutes after it arrived at our table, it was gone. We certainly ate through it like a hurricane. Oklah, maybe it was also because we were hungry but the fried rice sure tasted awesome. It looked simple but the flavors were good. There were quite a bit of those crunchy ‘petais’, the sambal/belacan taste was evident. The rice as a whole, had good sweet and spicy mix to it.
Char Kuay Teow, 8.50 ringgit
The Char Koay Teow was the second dish we ordered. It was good too, had a ‘kopitiam’ dish feel to it. The flavors were good, there were generous amount of prawns and the texture was awesome – not too dry, not too wet. Nice.
Char Siew/Chicken Rice, 9 ringgit + Taugeh, 1.45 ringgit
Now, this dish would have been awesome if I could actually taste the char siew. The char siew was sliced unbelievably thin. I’ve eaten plenty of char siew rice elsewhere that came with the same price tag and never have I seen one cut this thin. This kindda sucked because from the very little I tasted – it was actually nice. The chicken slices were bigger – thank god, lol. There were basically 5 chicken pieces and 5 super thin char siew slices. Mixing everything together with the chili paste and soup was yummy. I enjoyed it despite not liking the thinly sliced char siew.
Would I head back here?
Yup, I would. Certainly wouldnt mind giving that Petai Fried Rice another go too. Yummm.
Address: V03-01-03, Level 1, Boulevard, Sunway Velocity
Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 2 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.