Seeing that we had a work related meeting in the area, this would be a good time to pay Graze Eatery a visit. A friend of mine mentioned this cafe and how pleasant her visits were, so I took note of it and figured I’d drop by when I was in the area next.
The cafe was rather charming. There were artistic pieces, books and an interior with an eye pleasing color tone. If you are looking for a good spot to pass time at on this side of town, this cafe could be it. It is under the radar and has a rather calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Pumpkin Soup, RM 13
This dish was a good starter. The pumpkin soup was delicious. It had a somewhat thickened texture, with hints of sweetness. The portion size was generous, including the 6,7 crouton it came with. I would not mind ordering another bowl of this soup when I visit next.
Japanese Garlic Fried Rice with Chicken Karaage, RM 18
I did not expect to see Garlic Fried Rice served here. Usually only available at Japanese restaurants, seeing it here was a pleasant surprise. As I am a fan of this dish, it was a no brainer that I ordered it. The rice was soft and gooey, had a pretty good flavor to it. Together with 6,7 pieces of boneless, crunchy chicken karaage, it made up a tasty dish.
Pesto Grilled Chicken Pasta, RM 20
This dish was yummy too but the taste of pesto was not that evident. In its place however, was a rather earthy and green, vegetable taste. As weirdly as it sounds, I liked it. It probably resembles the end result of a homemade pesto pasta, except mine certainly would not taste as good. The dish also included a generous amount of crushed pine nuts in addition a good amount of vegetables like broccoli, carrot and couliflower. Graze Eatery is literally one of the few cafes that provided me a pasta dish with a proper serving of vegetables – yet another reason I liked this dish. Then, there were the 3 long pieces of grilled chicken. Plenty of soft, tender meat to last the whole dish. A satisfying dish indeed.
Overall, I enjoyed my time at Graze Eatery. Would I head back here? Yes but not as often as I would like. It took me 30 minutes to get here. Given the distance it takes me, this would be a once in a blue moon affair.
Address: No. 89, Jalan PJU 1A/42B, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 8 am – 4 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.