Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Food Foundry, Section 17

*Photos for this post is REALLY BAD. I have some problem with the ISO settings on my camera T_T

Food Foundry, a long standing restaurant in the most bizarre location- nestled in a low-cost flats area (Happy Mansion), spanning across three shop lot at the ground floor.
 I have been wanting to visit this place for a long time, and my dad agreed to bring me and my mum there on a Saturday night =) Thanks dad!
Food Foundry is a garden concept cafe with pretty decorations, garden furniture such as ratan chairs and rocking chairs around, giving the restaurant a very homey and welcoming atmosphere. 
Pretty butterflies! The environment was really lovely, especially at night with the low, dim yellow light which gives a very charming and garden-like ambience. 

 Their simple, no frill menu on a wooden clip board
Even though it was really crowded, our orders arrived in a jiffy.
 Caesar Salad RM13
 Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes, poached eggs, croutons, mozzarella cheese with caesar dressing
I find the way Food Foundry do the plating was really unique. Instead of tossing all the leafy green and dressing together, Food Foundry poked all the greens on a stick!
 However, we realize that the portion was actually pretty scanty =/ For RM13, I don't think it was worth the money. The dressing was tangy, the croutons was crunchy and aromatic, but the poached egg was overcooked. The texture of the egg resembles a hard-boiled egg.

 Smoked Salmon Pasta
This was my mum's order. The spaghetti was topped with a generous amount of smoked salmon, mushroom and squid.The pasta was cooked till el-dente. The cream sauce was quite decent and each bite was infused with the aromatic smell of herbs. The consistency was just nice too, not too cloying nor too watery. This would be the best dish we had on that night.
 Chicken Cajun Burger RM16
Grilled chicken breast burger , served with a side of fries, coleslaw and chilli
 Let's start off with the good points. The burger was really well presented. I really liked the chili. The chili was really flavourful & spicy, just the way I like it. It goes really well with the fries, and also good to eat on its own.
 However, the burger was...dry. Really dry. Perhaps I was supposed to pour the chili and coleslaw into the burger as it was really too dry. The bun was lightly toasted and buttered with a layer of mayo slathered on both side but it doesn't help relief the dryness.
 Duck Confit RM23
Roasted Duck served with a side of mashed potatoes and beans
 Dad's order.
Portion was small, the duck had an unpleasant pungent smell. I don't like the sweet sauce served along with the duck. The whole combination was just weird. =(

After having our dinner, we decided to give Food Foundry's one last chance by tackling their forte- MILLE CREPE
Food Foundry has retained its long-standing reputation for serving the best mille crepe in town. Most of the diners around us had at least one mille crepe on their table. I even overheard one man telling his children he ordered ALL of the mille crepe displayed at the counter!

Mocha Nut Mille Crepe- RM11

I'm glad to say, that Food Foundry Mille Crepe did not disappoint me at all =) The Mille Crepe was soft & fluffy with the right amount of sweetness. It wasn't overly cloying of cream.The aromatic coffee taste was quite subtle, with a hint of sweet chocolate in each bite to balance out the taste. The walnuts gives an extra crunch to the cake, which is a contrast to the melt-in-your-mouth mille crepe =)
I'd say I actually prefer Food Foundry's Mille Crepe over Nadeje's, as the mille crepe here is denser and less creamier. (The ratio of crepe to cream for Nadeje is 1:2, whereas for Food Foundry it is 2:1)

Verdict: I'd only come here for their Mille Crepe. Food served here are overrated, pricey, and not on par with its counterparts nearby =/  Food Foundry is nestled in the low-cost flats area, so I'd expect the price to be lower as the rental of the shop must be cheaper but turns out I'm too delusional  =(

My dad wasn't satisfy after the meal and he drove us to my burgerlab at seapark for supper LOL. But that didn't happen too as it was too crowded booo =(

BG-8, Happy Mansion,
Jalan 17/13,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opens daily from 11am – 10pm.
Tel :03-79553885
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