PJ Oldtown isn’t an area I’d associate with cafes. Sure, there are plenty of food offerings, restaurants in the area but let’s be honest, cafes are few. So, when I read about Tingkap Cafe online, it certainly piqued my interest.
This eatery is less than a month old, officially opened since 4th of February. It is muslim operated, halal. For those of you who fancy vintage themed cafes, you’d enjoy yourselves here. I certainly did with the ol’ school charm it exuded.
They also have prepacked items like – Nasi Lemak, Nasi Dagang, Bihun Goreng and etc. All were sold out by 12.45 pm. So, if you intend to try those, be sure to drop by earlier.
Mee Kari, RM 9.50 + Roti Jala with Chicken Curry, RM 5.50 + 10 sticks of Chicken Satay, RM 15
Food was simple yet tasty. The Mee Kari arrived first. Oooooo, I liked the chicken curry, thick and packed with flavor. The dish also included yellow mee, chicken, egg, taugeh, tauhu, egg and fried onions for garnish. Eating it after giving it a good mix was awesome. I liked it.
The Roti Jala with Chicken Curry consist 5 pieces of mini roti jala with a side of curry that also included 3,4 pieces of chicken with carrots. You can literally fit one whole piece of roti jala in your mouth which meant that it was consumed rather quickly. For some weird reason, I liked eating it by itself, lol. So there was no dipping it into the curry for me. Nope. Foe me, it was right from the plate and into my mouth. The Chicken Curry was the same one used for the Mee Kari, if I am not mistaken. I enjoyed having that by itself with the chicken and the satay too.
The Chicken Satay was pretty good. Each stick cost RM 1.50 and we decided on 10 sticks, to be shared between the two of us. Took a while to arrive at our table though because they ran out of it halfway through. It took a wait of 25 minutes to finally receive our dish as they had to wait for new stock to arrive and then cook it. When it was finally served though, they did apologize for the delay. The satay itself was nice. It had a sweetened outer layer with chewey meat that was perfect to dip into the accompanied peanut sauce and eaten. The size of meat on each sticks differ. Usually, when I order satay, in most cases, the size of meat on each stick resembles one another. Here, some had good size on them while the others had small, thin pieces. There were 2 sticks whereby the fats in the middle were bigger in size than the actual meat. As someone who usually skips eating the fats and only focus on the meat, that was a downer but other than that, it was all good.
Would I head back here? Yes, sure. If I find myself in this side of town, I would not mind dropping by for another visit. I am looking forward to giving their Nasi Dagang a try.
Address: No. 52, Jalan 1/14, PJ Old Town, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8 am – 5 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.