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Makan Time @ Kota Damansara – Yummmm (Pork free)

Last week, a couple of us decided to take a short trip out of town for a couple of days. Before getting onto the North – South Expressway, we had our lunch at Makan Time in Kota Damansara. It was certainly an area I’ve never been to prior to this. Almost all my visits to Kota Damansara are limited to Sunway Giza Mall as well as the restaurants in the surrounding area. I’ve never ventured beyond that.

The restaurant is located in Taman Perindustrian Sungai Buloh. As its name suggest, do expect SMEs, factories, repair shops and etc. here. If you are looking for a HIDDEN CAFE, I think Makan Time may be it. It is rather unassuming. It does not stand out, it is located in the inner ring of this industrial area .. an area I most probably will drive past but not enter. Most of the shop lots in the area were closed and then, there tucked in a quiet corner is Makan Time.

During the time of our visit, Makan Time was full on the inside, so we ended up sitting outside. With the rain and a fan running right above us, the heat was not a worry at all. Despite being full, we were attended to rather quickly. Our waiter was attentive and helpful, gave us good suggestions based on our likes and dislikes.


Asam Laksa, RM 11

Laksa noodles with broth + condiments

The Asam Laksa came in 2 separate bowls. One bowl contained a milky broth with Laksa noodles and the other consisted of the usual Laksa condiments – mint leaves, shredded cucumber, shredded fish and fried bean curd (fuchuk). It is not the usual Asam Laksa I’ve taste most of my life. Before adding in the condiments, the noodles with milky broth tasted more like a Kelantanese Laksa with almost a zero taste of the distinct asam laksa flavor. After adding in the condiments, the flavors slowly started becoming evident. This is what I’d call a “dainty” Asam Laksa because it is not “kaw kaw”. The ‘asam’ part was dialed down. You’d be able to taste it but it was rather mild. It was nevertheless delicious and a lot of ingredients in one bowl.

Hainanese Chicken Chop, RM 18

Hainanese Chicken Chop

Ho my gawddddd, this was one delicious chicken chop. For realssss. My friend has been craving for this particular dish and was excited to give it a try here. Upon asking, we were told that the Hainanese Chicken Chop was a crowd favorite and we decided to give it a try. You get a juicy piece of boneless chicken with a crispy, seasoned top coat. Yummy! On top of the chicken chop, you’d get a good portion of corns, carrots and peas. Below it all, there was a serving of potato wedges, a bullseye egg, some cherry tomatoes with some slightly sweet-ish, tasty gravy. Man, it was delicious. I have not had a good piece of chicken chop in a looooooooong time. Loved it.

Roti Kahwin Kaya Butter, RM 4.50

I love toast with Kaya and butter but this was not my cup of tea. The kaya used here was no ordinary kaya – it was DUCK EGG kaya. Soooooo not my cup of tea. The infusion of duck egg into the equation was overpowering and it lingered and lingered for a loooong time. One mouth was all I could ingest. It certainly is not everyones’ cup of tea.

Overall, I had a great time at Makan Time. Both the dishes I tried was yummy (minus the toast bread 😁). Customer service was great despite it being full house. Best of all, the good food here are all affordably priced. I’d be back here soon. Looking forward to trying their Nasi Kerabu.

Address: E 43a G, Jalan Teknology 3/9, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 3 pm. Sunday Closed

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Contact num.: 013 – 232 9366

Signing out now, Ciao.


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