After a long and tiring week at work, I was in desperate need for a change of scenery. I needed a breather. So, I decided to head out of the city for lunch. Specifically, about 30 minutes away from PJ, into Batu 14, Puchong. I do not think I’ve ventured into this particular side before but it provided me exactly what I was looking for – a change of scenery.
The area itself is more laid back. Sure, cars are everywhere and all but this gives you more ‘kampung’ vibe as oppose to city vibe. It is a little old school. There are several ‘rumah papan’ here and in the midst of that is Haus 7.
Parking: Ample space available. Haus 7 shares the space with 2 other houses and in the middle of it is an empty space big enough for about 10 – 12 cars to park. 👇👇👇 or some folks just end up parking opposite the road.
I like Haus 7. If I were to open a restaurant, I’d like it to be something like this. Located in the outskirts of town, away from the city, it oozes calmness. Small, cosy and surrounded by greens. As it is located almost by the road side, you’d be able to hear the traffic. Surprisingly, it did not come across as sound pollution or an irritant. Rather soothing actually.
Customer service was great. They were friendly and attentive. Depending on how packed Haus 7 gets, food may arrive a little late, such was the case with us. I did not mind the wait though, 15-20 minutes did not seem that long as I was busy talking away and enjoying the scenery. They also did apologize profusely. So, it was all good.
*** If you plan to visit Haus 7, please do check their FB and/or Insta page before you do so. They sometimes are closed for private events, caterings and may not be open to public.
Petai Fried Rice, RM 16.80 + Perchik Chicken Rice, RM 18.80
Food was good, worth the wait. The Petai Fried Rice came with lots of petai. Yay! I love it but I usually stay away from them because I almost always end up producing really smelly farts but considering I was done for the day with work – eff itlah. The dish was simple, the fried rice was a bit on the spicier side, tasty nonetheless with lots of petai and shrimp, with a side of fried egg and cucumber, tomatoes. Me like.
The Perchik Chicken Rice was yummy too. When it first arrived at my table, the aroma of the perchik sauce was very similar to the chili paste that usually accompanies chicken rice … and so, I was all “huh, that’s different.” However, as I tasted it, it was perchik sauce, thick and sweet. Perchik chicken are usually grilled but if I am not mistaken, perhaps it is lightly fried here? Besides a slight difference in texture, everything else was the same. It was overall a yummy dish.
Address: Lot 7446 H, Jalan Kampong Batu 14, Puchong.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 am – 5 pm. Mondays Closed.
FB Link: https://m.facebook.com/Haus7cafe/
Signing out now, Ciao.