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Friday, 13 November 2015

Bert's Cafe, Shah Alam

Recent food hunt brought me to this cozy cafe nestled in Taman Cahaya, a quiet residential area in Shah Alam. A place that is tricky to locate, but a quick search on google maps or Waze could do the trick!

Bert's is a family-owned cafe, where all dishes are crafted with love and passed down by generations. Bert's operation is currently lead by Sarah and her husband, with the help of her mum and family members in various roles including the kitchen line.
I was smitten by Bert's interior as soon as I set foot into Bert's. Colourful quirky poster, coloutful buntings, vibrant backdrop, with lots of sunlight penetrating the glass walls. Bert's would be a delight to Instagrammers with so many creative corners in house!

The owners of Bert's are closely related to the founders of Wondermilk, thus the similarity in cheerful vibes and positive lovely atmosphere can be detected in Bert's.
Why Bert's? Bert's is the name of the brainchild of this cafe, which is Sarah's brother : Robert. His dream finally came through with the opening of Bert's in January 2014.

 Almost everything in the restaurant is hand made by Sarah's talented family members - from the mason jar light bulbs, to the creative pipe line 'bookshelf', even some of the tables were hand made!
From left: Iced Latte RM11, Iced Shaken Passionfruit Tea RM8 & Iced Shaken Strawberry Tea RM8.
Bert's serves up an array of drinks: from coffee, to tea, to mocktails, chocolate drink, sodas and more. Bert's uses Coffex beans (Arabica & Robusta) for their coffee as for now.
Butter Milk Chicken
Bert's best-seller. Generous chunks of tender fried chicken served with creamy butter milk sauce. My favourite dish at Bert's! The butter milk was really creamy and flavourful! And the best part is Bert's is really generous on the chunks of tender fried chicken. Yumm

Moi RM9.90
Rice porridge with anchovies, dried chili, salted raddish, salted egg and soy sauce. A Northern Peninsular Malaysia local delight. Not your typical porridge, the Moi has a savoury & spicy kick with a tinge of sweetness to it. I find the porridge rather enjoyable, with the contrasting texture of the crispy anchovies.
Nasi Lemak RM14.90
With honey-spiced fried chicken, sambal ikan bilis (fried anchovies), sliced cucumber, hard boiled egg.
The sambal was on the sweeter side.
Mee Kuah RM13.90
Yellow noodles in sweet potato based gravy with sliced beef, shrimp, egg and vegetables.
Bifstik RM14.90
"Bergedil" green pea soup. Served with garlic toast or white rice.
Garlic Bread

Kari "Kapten" RM13.90
Chicken in spicy tomato based gravy and coconut milk. Served with garlic toast or white rice.
The Kari "Kapten" is not a curry, despite having the word "Kari" in its name. Not to be mistaken as Kapitan Curry, the Kari "Kapten" has been a long Hari Raya traditional food for Sarah and her family. A secret recipe passed down from generation.
The Kari "Kapten" has a thick consistency and leaned more towards the sweet and sour side.

Spicy Squid Spaghetti RM12.90
Spaghetti and squid cooked with green chili padi & shredded carrots. 
Warning: Really spicy! Do request for a less spicier version if you can't take spiciness! 
Roti Jala RM7.90
AKA Net bread, if directly translated. Roti Jala is basically a Malaysian version of the French crepe, served with beef curry.
Cucur Udang RM7.90
Deep-fried prawn fritters served with homemade spicy chili & garam masala sauce. An chewy and addictive snack to go with your main.
Sago Gula Melaka RM5.90
Chilled sago in evaporated milk and Gula Melaka
Condensed milk used instead of coconut milk, hence I felt that the dessert was somewhat lacking. Nevertheless, the Sago Gula Melaka was a refreshing & enjoyable dessert which wasn't too heavy for the palate.
S'mores RM9.90
Crushed and buttered digestive biscuit crumbs with chocolate and roasted marshmallow, drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Ristretto Sundae RM9.90
A shot of ristretto poured over crushed meringue with vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream, topped with crushed peanuts & chocolate syrup.
I find the sweetness alright and not overly overwhelming, it balances off perfectly with the bitterness of the Ristretto. Though I thought the whipped cream was tad cloying.
Meringue Sundae RM10.90 
Crushed meringue with vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream, topped with fruits, chocolate syrup and crushed nuts.
A caffeine-free & a slightly sweeter version of the Ristretto Sundae. A delight to the sweet-tooth in you.

Verdict: A very cozy place to spend the weekend or a dessert date with friends and family, with homey and reasonably priced food! Ample parking available too :)

Bert's Cafe
36, Jalan Selasih K U12/K,
Seksyen U12 Taman Cahaya Alam, 
40170 Shah Alam, Malaysia

Business Hours:
12pm-11pm Tuesdays - Sundays
Closed on Mondays

Contact Number: 03-3358 3766

Friday, 6 November 2015

Toridoki, Desa Sri Hartamas

A new Japanese restaurant is in town! Tori Doki, a Japanese restaurant specializing in Yakitori has invaded Sri Hartamas since July 2015.

Hailing all the way from Japan, Tori Doki is already well-established among the locals in Japan, with two branches located in central Tokyo. The current branch in Sri Hartamas is currently Tori Doki's first branch overseas!
What is Yakitori? Yakitori basically translates as grilled chicken skewers and are made from chicken meat of all different parts - breast, thighs, skin, liver, soft bone, heart and others innards. The chicken skewers are then grilled over the charcoal fire till perfection.
Tori Doki strives to serve authentic & quality yakitori in KL. All yakitori are prepared fresh daily to ensure the quality of food served is uphold.
At Tori Doki, customers can experience an authentic Japanese dining experience - I was greeted by the staffs Japanese style, with energetic shouts from the kitchen crew and a polite bow followed by "Irrasshaimase" (Welcome! In Japanese) by the kimono-clads server. Patrons can choose to dine in at the bar area, or the traditional tatami seating

Once you're seated , you'll be handed a cold wet towel & a FOC appetizer! How great is that :)
Otoshi (Appetizer of the Day): Yasai Shiraae FOC
The Otoshi served here at Toridoki rotates daily. I was served with Yasai Shiraae, a simple yet memorable cold vegetable salad dish with homemade peanut sauce dressing.
Konsai Salad
Root's vegetable salad.: Roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, lotus root, broccoli drizzled with tangy caesar sauce. Topped with shredded cheese, grated fresh upon serving.

I have to admit, the Konsai Salad served here was one of the most enjoyable salad I've ever had. All my favourite roasted roots vegetables in a dish!
Nagaimo Garlic Butter RM12
Japanese yam with garlic & butter fried till golden crunch perfection. Tad oily, but nevertheless a wonderful dish to snack on.
Sunagimo Ahijyo RM18
Chicken gizzard cooked with eight kinds of vegetables and olive oil served in hot plate. Served with a side of toasted french baguette.
Teba Age RM10 
Deep fried chicken wings marinated with soy sauce.
Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside! I loved how well-flavoured the chicken wings were! Savoury with a slightly sweet touch, with a lovely crunchy texture.
Various grilled skewers.
From top: Toridoki RM8, Negima RM5 and Tsukune RM11

My favourite would be the Tori Doki: Tori Doki's signature yakitori. Chicken breast wrapped with chicken thigh, grilled till perfection. Juicy, tender with an irresistible smoky BBQ taste. Contrary to popular beliefs that breast meat tends to have a drier texture, the Tori Doki was surprisingly really tender & juicy.

The Tsukune (meatball) is made by blending different parts of chicken meat and marinating with sweet sauce. Negima features grilled chicken thigh & leek. The yakitori were all executed very well, probably one of the best yakitoris in town!
Tori Maruyaki RM45
Roasted whole chicken marinated with red wine, salt, pepper, sesame oil for 24 hours. Served with Bamboo Salt, Chili Sauce & Ponzu sauce.
Another signature dish in Tori Doki - The chicken was so tender & flavourful I could just eat it on its own without any condiments! Do allow 45 minutes to 1 hour cooking time. Fret not, as you can drop them a call in advance to reduce your wait time.
The friendly server will "dissect" the chicken for you, so just sit back, relax, and enjoy the "show" :)
Dashimaki Tamago RM14
Japanese omelette. A simple yet delightful dish that is prepared fresh upon ordering.
Cheese Yaki Onigiri RM12
Grilled Oigiri (Rice Balls) stuffed with Camembert cheese. Topped with generous amount of cheese powder & bonito flakes. Imagine sinking your teeth into the slightly crisps crust of the grilled rice ball, infused with savoury soy sauce, then fluffy layer of rice & creamy, hot melted Camembert cheese. Mhhhhmmmm

Alternatively, you can opt for the regular Yaki Onigiri for RM10.
Houjicha Pudding RM10
A refreshing dessert that is not too heavy on the palate, not too sweet nor cloying, with a hint of aromatic houjicha taste to balance it off. Yum!

Verdict: Really good yakitori & unconventional Japanese dishes! Service was top notch and the atmosphere was pleasant too :)

No 40, Jalan 24 / 70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business Hours:
Daily 5:30pm - 12am
(11:00pm food last order)
(11:30pm drinks last order)

​Contact Number: +60-3-6206-4676 / +60-12-937-3754

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