This eatery is the latest addition to KL downtown, specifically along Jalan Tun H.S. Lee. It can get a lil confusing for you guys, especially if you dont hang around the area much. So, I shall make it easier for you guys – Timothy is located just a few doors away from LOKL.
Parking, as you would have guessed, was a nightmare. Just down the road from this row of shops, there is an open car park but since the road in this area only moves one way/ direction, this meant that I had to take a long drive around KL, just to end up at this open car park. Due to the fact that I visited this eatery on a weekday, during lunch time, do imagine the traffic. Uggghh! Oooh, and the open car park charges you a rate of 5.50 per hour. It was steeply priced but reasonably foreseeable considering the area.
The plan was to eat within the hour so that it would cost me 5.50 but for some reason, it ended up getting extended to 1 hour 30 mins which meant I had to pay 11 ringgit for parking. So, if you intend to head here during lunchtime, on a weekday – best to take Grab instead of driving. Looking around for parking – the time and money spent, it simply isnt worth it.
So anyways, why did I end up spending longer time at Timothy than planned? Well, lets just say that this new eatery is still tryna get the hang of things. If you intend on visiting during lunch hours, then be prepared to wait. I had to wait 40 minutes for my meal. They did apologize but still, it was a looooong wait. The restaurant was packed, at its full capacity during lunch time, filled mostly with the office crowd. Every table was occupied. I was there around 12.30 pm and waited for my food till around 1.15 pm? By the time my food arrived though, the office crowd started reducing and customers that came in after 1.20 pm, received their food pretty fast. So, bottom line is, if you intend on visiting Timothy on a weekday, try visiting them after lunch hours – 1.30 pm onwards? If you do not mind the wait, then by all means, lunch time is fine.
If you like old buildings, the feel it exudes, the ambiance, then – this eatery would make you happy because it seemed like they retained the whole lot in its original form, except for some minor furnishings here and there.
During lunchtime, as mentioned above, it was full house. So, do expect a boisterous environment. Lots of chit chats, conversations, laughter. Despite the packed environment, they came and took my orders fast. I didn’t have to wait around for a long time to get their attention.
Set Lunches: Signature Thunder Rice, 18 ringgit + Gayithri Pasta, 20 ringgit
The both of us didnt know what to order, all the 7 items on their Menu sounded good. So, we asked for recommendations and was suggested the Thunder Rice and Gayithri Pasta.
The Thunder Rice was wholesome. It actually is a vegetarian dish with an option to add on chicken, 6 ringgit or salmon, 8 ringgit. In all the rush, we kindda forgot to add on the meat while placing our order and when we finally remembered, we decided to forego it anyways due to the lengthy time it took for the dish to arrive at our table. For a vegetarian option, it wasnt bad at all. It was quite delicious. I did not feel like I was missing out on anything, especially in the absence of meat.
The dish came with brown rice + tofu + tempeh + lotus roots + crackers + salad + cucumber + carrots with a side of Hakka Herb Tea Broth. The dish was surprisingly yummy. The broth had a nice green-ish color to it, with bits and pieces of shredded vegetables, it was nice to have it with the brown rice. The taste and the texture was good. Add in the crunchy tempeh, which came accompanied with some peanuts was awesome. It was lovely.
The Set Lunches came with a side of Sago Gula Melaka and Chrysanthemum Tea each. The tea was a great drink to consume around lunch time, especially when it’s scorching hot outside. It is fresh and cooling. The Sago Gula Melaka was yummy. Many eateries like serving them overwhelmingly sweet for some reason, here though, it was less sweet. A nice change. I only wished they gave me more of it, lol. Perhaps fill the bowl full of it, ey? One can only dream.
I was intrigued as soon as I heard “Gayithri”. An Indian name for a pasta dish? Something different it was. The dish apparently comprised of penne pasta and Indian Spiced Butter Chicken. As mentioned previously, it was something different. Imagine having pasta with chicken curry. Yup, that was what this dish offers you. There were generous portion of tender, flavorful boneless chicken pieces, there were lots of gravy too, more than enough to spread around the penne and to last you till the end. It was a good dish. If I could change one thing, it would be the penne. I think I would have liked it better served with spaghetti.
Would I head back here?
Maybe, perhaps in a few months, once they have everything sorted out and most probably on a weekend, not a weekday.
Address: No. 24, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
Opening hours: Everyday : 10 am – 6 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.