So, we ended up in the area with intentions of visiting one of our favorite spots to eat – Hey! What’s cooking. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to us, it has permanently closed doors. What a bummer. As we aimlessly walked along the designated row of shops, oblivious to the absence of this particular eatery, we were fortunate to encounter a kind-hearted lady next door who graciously enlightened us. In light of her kindness, we decided to seize the opportunity and enjoy a meal at her restaurant instead.
The Heat Kitchen is located within the same row of shops as the popular Hot Bird and Wondermilk. The co-owner was friendly and extended a warm welcome to us. Inviting us inside, she promptly informed us about the lunch set option that was available. In contrast to the typical lunch sets found elsewhere, which often provide a limited selection of main courses and beverages, The Heat Kitchen boasts a remarkable feature whereby every item on their menu is avialble for the lunch set.
We arrived at the restaurant after 1 pm, and at that point, the lunch rush had subsided. As a result, we practically had the entire place to ourselves, apart from one other table occupied by a group of six. This worked well in my favor because the likelihood of me receiving my food earlier than anticipated was high. Since I had skipped breakfast that day, my stomach was audibly growling with hunger by the time I decided to dine at this establishment.
The lunch set functions as follows: you have the freedom to select any dish from their menu that catches your interest. That meal will be accompanied by a portion of salad, an unlimited supply of Lemongrass Pandan drink and dessert. Looking at the provided image, you’d be able to see that they provide the necessary ingredients for the salad, including greens, corn, cherry tomatoes, and various sauces. One aspect I appreciated was the fact that I can personalize and create my own salad. As for the Pandan Lemongrass, the drink itself was refreshing, a good balance of flavors without being excessively sweet. As I’ve always been a fan of this particular drink, I certainly did enjoy it. The dessert was warm soupy, milky sago which was served after we were done with our meal. I liked that it wasn’t too sweet and not too filling.
Gua Pao, RM 23
This dish consist of 3 steamed buns a.k.a mini pao that was soft and dense. Within each bun was a filling that consisted of flavorfully tender braised pork belly, egg, peanut and coriander. I enjoyed biting into the pao as it tasted good. The combination of all the items were yummy. There were a mix of flavors – some sweetness, some spicyness with some tangyness from the lemon zest. I liked it. I liked the texture of the pao, I liked the taste of the filling, I also liked the portion size of the filling. They certainly arent stingy with the amount. Yay.
Mixed Pork Fried Rice, RM 18
The fried rice was tasty too. I was told that this dish was one of their crowd favorites. The rice tasted like a mix between kampung and belacan fried rice, lol. It included crispy pieces of pork lard that added some crunch to an otherwise dense dish. Together with the rice, there was a serving of Siu Yuk. There were 8 thick pieces of it that was a delight to bite into. The sambal was good, we liked it enough to request for more. Eating it with the rice was awesome.
Overall, we enjoyed eating here. If we find ourselves in the area, we wouldn’t mind dropping by for another visit.
Address: 73, Jalan SS 21/1A, Uptown, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 11.30am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 11 pm.
Contact num.: 013 – 244 5272
Signing out now, Ciao.