What shall we have for lunch today … rice bowl?? Yesss! but where??
So, our friend from TTDI recently told us of this eatery – Jeda and the Indonesian inspired food it offers. When she told us of its location, which is basically above Legends Bar … we all thought the same thing “Eh, we’ve been there before kan?”
Fast forward a week later, after a meeting in Bandar Utama, we decided to cross over to TTDI and check Jeda out. Sure enough, we have been here before. What use to be Amore Espresso Bar is now Jeda.
Jeda is an Indonesian word that roughly translate to resting and relaxing. It also happens to reflect the owners name. This eatery is run by a young couple – JE being Jessica, the Indonesian wife and cook, takes care of everything food related and DA, short for David, the Malaysian hubby who handles the front. So, there you go JE + DA = JEDA.
As soon as we arrived, we were greeted and seated. David was welcoming, friendly and humble. He took us through the Menu and recommended several items that suited our preferences. Between ordering and waiting for the food to arrive, we all spent some time conversing, exchanging stories about Indonesia, mainly Jakarta as at some point in our lives, all of us have lived there. It was fun 🙂
What’s the Mattah, 15 ringgit + Ayam Geprek Jeda, 15 ringgit + Eggplant Balado, 6 ringgit
Food sure was good. As soon as we had a taste, we kept going in for more. Lunch turned out to be pretty awesome today. Both of the main dishes we ordered had a generous portion of fried chicken fillet in them, plenty enough to last till the end. What was was different was the ‘sambal’ used – one had sambal Mattah and the other, sambal bawang. I could not choose which one I liked more between the two, I suppose it is a matter of preference but I can see why these dishes are popular. Yummy!! Rather than the usual steamed rice, we upgraded to Jeda rice, which was fragrant and included ingredients like lime leaves, shallots and ginger flower. Imagine the aroma it exudes and the flavors too …Yum! Loved it.
The Eggplant Balado is something we decided to ordered on a whim, simply because we loveeeeee them eggplants. It was real good yawww and had a moist yet chewy combination. Unlike most other eateries where it either ends up too soggy or too hard and chewy, the eggplants served here were just right.
Address: 24A, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs – Saturday, 12 pm – 9.30 pm. Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.