Departure Lounge is now my favourite coffee place.
Although pricey, their coffee is well worth it. My personal favourite would be their cafe latte (RM8.00). It comes with all sorts of coffee art – depending which barista is on duty.
The interior is nice and they have a rack of travel books for customers’ reading. If you’re planning to travel to any countries, you can head to Departure Lounge to read their travel books here while enjoying your coffee.
The drawback of this place is their food. It comes in very small portion at an expensive rate. Their all day breakfast is good but as mentioned, pricey and small (3 item breakfast costs RM8.90). If you’re planning to have mushrooms as part of your breakfast set, make sure you ask for fresh mushrooms. Canned mushrooms tasted horrible.
There are two outlets namely in Damansara Utama (Uptown) and Solaris Mont Kiara
House of Fish Ball is a Chinese restaurant which serves, among otheres, Teo Chew fishballs and fish cakes. This place is fondly known as the “No Piggy Place” because it claims that it doesn’t serve pork.
I was told that there are a number of branches for this restaurant. My usual branch would be the one at Uptown Damansara.
My favourite meal is not only their homemade noodles but also their lime juice. It comes in a clear glass with a piece of pickled lime sour plum on the bottom. Once mixed, the drink becomes brownish!
It’s so good that you can actually but a container of it.
Once you’re done with your meal, they have numerous desserts for you to choose.
The other thing that really interests me is thing particular gadget which can trap flies. It has two rotating cylinder which some how attract flies. The flies are thereafter trapped in a clear casing. I wonder how it works.
[Edit: Video of the creator of the gadget. Thanks Henry for the link]
YHK Yong Tow Foo is one of the famous Yong Tow Foo restaurants in the Klang Valley. Their main shop is located at Pudu. This review would only be on their Damansara Utama branch.
The only thing that attracts me here is their chee cheung fun. If you order the ‘big’ version of it, you’ll get a bowl of noodles in the shape of Mount Kinabalu. Their chee cheung fun has a soft and springy texture and its served with a generous serving of sweet sauce.
Big & Small
Unfortunately, their selection of yong tow foo is poor and is unhygienically displayed. So far so good, no diarrhea.
The drinks on the other hand is nothing to shout about save for one drink which appears to look like orange juice with barley extracts on the bottom. When I first saw it, I thought it was orange juice with barley. But it’s actually barley water. It tasted good!
One of my newest makan hangout is Kedai Kopi D.U (Edit: Now known as Mang Chuan Kik). My favourite stall would be the the stall which serves pork noodles. The taste of their noodles and soup are quite distinct.
Other than pork noodles, the said stall serves pan mee (home made noodles).
I would highly recommend that the dry version be ordered so that one can enjoy the noodles and soup separately.