Thursday, January 07, 2016

FAMILIAR 'KOPITIAM' FAVES AT CAFE AROMA

 

Hankering for typical ‘kopitiam’ fare in the 5-star comfort? Make your way to Dorsett Grand Subang’s Cafe Aroma where familiar ‘kopitiam’ favourites are served every Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 10 pm.
Trust Sous Chef Shabani Md. Akhir has curated a simple menu of evergreen coffee shop delights and a selection of hot and cold beverages worth dawdling over. Start with a cup of Hailam Cham (RM6), Barley Lemon (RM6) or Kopi ‘O’ (RM6) among others.
No visit to the ‘kopitiam’ is ever complete with Roti Bakar served with butter & kaya (RM6). Grilled to order, you have a choice of plain, wholemeal, brown bread or Roti Apollo.
Another droolworthy staple is Nasi Lemak Bungkus with Squid (RM9). This popular Malaysia fave comes wrapped in banana leaf and waxed brown paper to keep things authentic. We love the zingy sambal and the fragrant santan-rich rice; two crucial components of good nasi lemak.
The show-stealer in the menu has to be the ho-hum looking Mee Rebus Mak Limah (RM12). Even cynical old me was impressed after the first spoonful of gravy – in this instance, the full-bodied mildly spiced gravy really pushes the dish to respectable heights.
Coming in a close second is the suitably zesty Nyonya Curry Laksa (RM25) with all the attendant condiments. More nostalgic memories are captured in the piping hot serving of Claypot Loh Shi Fun (RM15).
 
‘Hae koh’ (prawn paste) is a must to boost the tangy Penang Asam Laksa (RM18). Granted it can’t beat the real deal from the island but heck, Klang Valley peeps hankering for some stimulating fishy and appetite-whetting tamarind noodle broth can’t afford to be too choosy.
 
Surprisingly, the thick slices of egg-coated Hong Kong Style French Toast (RM12) are better than anticipated. I like the melty cheese and chicken ham filling and the chef has ensured the fried bread isn’t overly greasy.
Prefer simpler snacks to munch on? Then you can’t go wrong with local tea snacks like Housemade Egg Curry Puff (RM12) and Deep-fried Spring Rolls (RM12).

For reservations at Café Aroma, please call 03-5031 6060 ext. 1919.

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