Okay, so my friends love RATA. Apparently the food is good and the booze are pretty fine too. These guys live in Subang Jaya and we all know there are plenty of food options in the area but RATA seem to be their favorite, that speaks volume. I’ve been wanting to give it a try but always end up delaying because its in SS 15. I assumed it would be located in the congested part of it, which I am not a fan of but to my surprise – it wasn’t. RATA is located on the quieter side. Yay!
So, off I went to RATA for lunch. I like the interior. The overall feel, the wall mural, the lighting. I dig it but you know what would have made it all even better? If only all three of the folks working there including the bartender smiled. For some reason, they were all ‘very serious.’ Why does it matter, right? All I should care about is the food but it would have made the whole experience 10 times better with a simple smile.
Nasi Lemak Ayam Percik, 19.90 ringgit + Pesto Chicken Sandwich, 19.90 ringgit
The Pesto Chicken Sandwich arrived first. It was good but I wasn’t really a fan of it. There was nothing wrong with the sandwich but simply a matter of preference. This dish was more of a club sandwich, the kind that are usually served at hotels and etc. More often than not, it usually is dry. When it comes to pesto, I like my sandwiches wet, like the ones I am regularly served at cafes. They usually stuff lots of pesto to an extend that you’d kbow you are eating a pesto sandwich… yes, those are the kinds I like. So, this one wasn’t really my cup of tea. My friend on the other hand, liked it alot.
So, as you can see .. one half of the sandwich comes with a light pesto spread and the other half in orange, is a spread of mango chutney – if I am not mistaken. Overall, it tasted nice. The combination of the chutney and pesto presented an appealing taste and add in the chicken bits, it made up a good sandwich. However, if you are a purist, you may not like this as the taste of pesto is rather muted down here.
Now, the Nasi Lemak I enjoyed. It was ‘sedap’. The sambal was nice, it wasn’t hot and spicy but taste good. I liked it to an extend that I requested for an extra serving. As for the chicken, you’d get a whole thigh piece. Based on its taste alone, I’d say that it is Rempah Chicken with Perchik sauce drizzled all over it. The taste taste of spices was evident. You’d immediately be able to tell that it has ‘rempah.’ Overall, this was a delicious dish. I enjoyed this a whole lot.
Address: 25, SS 15/5a, Seksyen 15, Subang Jaya
Opening hours: Everyday. Mondays to Thursdays, 11 am – 10 pm. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 11 am – 12 am.
Signing out now, Ciao.