Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Revisiting Asia Cafe, Subang Jaya



Last Saturday, I managed to persuade Splashie Boy to make a detour to Subang Jaya to try out the food at Asia Cafe for lunch. It was a breeze to get parking with the long weekend. We spied the pizza place when we did a quick tour around which Splashie Boy decided to order. Prices are extremely reasonable with regular pizzas ranging from RM15 to RM12 depending on which type you order. They also have calzones which they make funny shapes with. He ordered a vegetarian pizza(RM12) which came with an extremely nice and thin crust. Definitely a winner because of it's crispy crust but we didn't like the toppings they put on top as the combination of eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini and capsicum was a bit bland.


I wanted something different and decided to try out the Vietnamese Lemongrass Barbeque Chicken(RM5.90) which was near where we sat. It's pretty okay as it was a change from the usual barbequed chicken you can get from the Chinese stalls. The other recommendations you all mentioned were not opened since it was lunchtime i.e. the fried mushrooms, crabs, grilled fish and etc.



We ordered the huge fruit juices they have - a small mug comes up to RM4+. I decided to try out the Hong Kong dessert stall and ordered a honeydew mochi(RM3.90). Everything is pre-made and chilled. The mochi has a fresh honeydew ball inside it which was cold.


Also ordered the mango pancake(RM3.90) which from a distance looked like durians as the pancake was very yellow. It's filled with fresh whipped cream and a chunk of mango. It was not too bad but lacked much taste since it was chilled. Besides these they also have different kinds of mochi, durian pancake and soya bean curd with fruit toppings.

Pizza Brava, Vietnamese Barbeque Lemongrass Chicken, Hong Kong Desserts
Asia Cafe
SS15, Subang Jaya

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review

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11 comments:

tigerjoe said...

I reckon the vegetarian pizza could have done with olives and pineapples for some ooomph.

Have you ever tried fried rice with dried olives and pineapple?

boo_licious said...

tigerjoe - yeah that sounds yummy as I love olives and pineapple. Not tried fried rice with dried olives but we love it with pineapple.

Sue said...

Yay you made it there again :) Yes, the pizza's good cos of the thin and crunchy crust. I've never tried the desserts though. I think fewer stalls are open in the daytime compared to the night.

Honey Star said...

Asia Cafe! gosh..everyone is talkin about this place. Will try to persuade someone to makan there this weekend.

The chicken looks so juicy!

myCoffee said...

Ya, sounds like everyone is raving about this place. I stay in SJ all my life but yet have only been to it once... "pai seh"

tekko said...

Any idea how to get there if I drive from Puchong?

boo_licious said...

sue - night time we don't wander there as it's quite far from my place in KL. Yup the pizza is nice.

honey star - I thought the chicken was ok only so don't be deceived by it's looks.

mycoffee - I normally don't like big food courts but heard so much abt Asia Cafe so decide to try it out.

tulan - er, I'm very bad at map drawing. The landmarks you can use are Taylors and Inti Colleges as the place is just next to it. No location maps to the places but there is one on the web for Metropolitan College which is within the vicinity but it's not that detailed.

fatboybakes said...

hey boo, do you have a recipe for that pancake skin? a lot of hotels serve that same thing, with various fillings. recently had the durian pancake in shang palace, it was okay. i reckon if i know how to make the skin, i oso can make the pancake.

boo_licious said...

fatboybakes - I reckon you can use any pancake recipe as long as it's the thin type. It's not the American type which uses SR flour for the slight rise. Suspect they add colouring to the batter as it was so unnaturally yellow.

It's been ages since I ate the Mandarin Oriental's Durian Pancake as corporate luncheons don't feature it a lot since it's "smelly" but I suspect you can recreate it just by buying durian and shucking the seeds.

fatboybakes said...

yar boo, i've seen the pancake recipe somewhere, its not your ordinary pancakes, that's for sure. you think its fried ah? the durian cream very easy to make la, just seed it, puree and mash with whipped cream.

boo_licious said...

fried? It's definitely cooked in a frying pan as I saw the lady cook it just like an ordinary pancake. Yeah, the puree is very simple.

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