Thursday, August 12, 2010

Poco Homemade @ Bangsar


A cozy hideout with charming quirks. It's like a hybrid of a home and a cafe.


The menu offers a compact selection of nicely prepared, reasonably priced Japanese fare; if this place plays its cards right, it could garner a well-deserved cult following.


Miso soba soup with egg. Everything in this steaming-hot bowl tasted healthy and nutritious, from the lovely buckwheat noodles to the not-too-salty soup. Also loved how the egg yolk was wonderfully runny.


Homemade chicken roll. Tasted freshly made. Crisply battered and not greasy at all, stuffed with tender, flavorsome meat.


Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake). This, on the other hand, was slightly more oily, but not unbearably so. More like an omelet, really; rather addictive and filled with bits of seafood.


Some kind of yummy marinated seaweed stuff as a side dish.


Tofu cake. Almost like a light mousse, reminiscent of a mild-tasting cheese cake.


Vanilla ice cream & red bean drink, alongside a honey & green tea concoction.






Poco Homemade,
1, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar.
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49 comments:

  1. We've been driving past this place every week wondering what was going to open there, even to the extent of peeking into this place. Heh. Looks really good. Must go.

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  2. Lemongrass: ya, they keep their front door constantly shut, so it's impossible to tell if the restaurant is actually open or closed. but it's actually quite comfort-foodish ... simple but satisfying ... and very cheap!

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  3. There is a new place called mai ramen opened in Jaya One, takin over Simply Fusion. Apparently they make their own ramen. It's pricier than usual & it;s non halal ;)
    I havent tried since I'm not a ramen fan.

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  4. Tng: y'know, I actually keep forgetting the difference between ramen, soba and somen ... the only one I recognize for sure is udon! ya, I generally skip Japanese noodles too! feel sad for simply fusion though, cos they weren't thaaaat bad!

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  5. interesting - will go check out since it's soooo CLOSE my place

    May @ http://amayzing.me

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  6. may: hope u enjoy it! btw, i forgot to mention, it's closed on mondays!

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  7. wow sean, i thought of going tomorrow and you already post it here.. haha.. nice food right?

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  8. nikolaos: ya, the food is surprisingly nice. i would almost believe that the place is operated by japanese owners, but it seems to be run by a young chinese couple :D

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  9. yea.. i heard about that too... thats why must go to try tomorrow...they say the taufu cake is nice... :)

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  10. Nik: yep, if u prefer your cakes and desserts to be not-so-sweet, u'll probably like this one...

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  11. WAH! Tofu cheesecake! I've only tried one of them before in Melbourne and I really loved it. :) Hehe. Now there's a place for me in KL to have tofu cheesecake. :)

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  12. Looks yummy, and most importantly, it's in Bangsar, not the boonies! Will check it out.

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  13. That looks so quiant and cottage-y... reminds me of a beach in Japan during summer... Must. Visit. :D

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  14. Love the ambience... like entering someone's private, well-loved, lived-in space! Hope the menu offers up more than just that.. not exactly sold by the prospect of tofu cheesecake :-P

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  15. michelle: yeah, i can't recall where else in kl i've seen them. i kinda prefer the creamier cheesecakes, but at least this one seemed less sinfully evil :D
    carolyn: parking is free and easy too! and it's open all day day long, even during teatime :D
    lfb: that's true ... when u look at these pics, it's impossible to say what's outside that door and windows. thank goodness this place is in the quieter part of bangsar though, and not the mad streets of telawi! =)
    min: oh yeah, i think u'll find a few other options that might attract u ... chicken katsu don, battered potato cakes, homemade sushi rolls :D

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  16. It DOES really look like it could be on a quiet beach somewhere in coastal Japan. You just keep making me wanna return there.

    (And next you'll be posting about the eats of Europe and making me miss that place pulak. Darn.)

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  17. lfb: well, u're perpetually itching to go sightseeing, rite, so the slightest thing will trigger u. :D actually i have a friend whom u might like. he's constantly trying to travel too. this year, he's been to kazakhstan and iran, and he's hoping to go to nepal in a few months..

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  18. Oh I've got friends in Kazakshstan! And one in Afghanistan too. Gosh, I really should travel more. I'm pretty sure I can find someone I know wherever I go, and if not, I'll just make new plans. :)

    P.S. I so, so, so, SO wanna go Nepal. And Bhutan. (But Devil complains that there's no LV in those places. Ga.)

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  19. lfb: ergkh. i think i can travel with the devil but not with u then. i need my creature comforts too. the only friend i'd expect to make in kazakhstan or afghanistan would be the donkey i'd have to ride on to travel from dusty village to dusty village :P

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  20. hi sean, yeah ...the sunway hotel food not so oily and greasy ...love the word greasy .... love the egg of the miso soba soup ...so nice when u mix it together and drink it or suck the egg directly itself.

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  21. lfb: go back to the 16th century where u belong, u barbarian :P
    vialentino: yeah, next time i gotta remember to ask for two eggs instead! :D

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  22. I'm not a barbarian, I'm adventurous. Though I wouldn't say no to an adventure with a hunky barbarian either. Heh.

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  23. lfb: barbarians don't bathe. i'm not sure i'd be able to hold my breath for the entire time it would take to do the, errrmm, dirty deed with one :P

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  24. Kenny, if you were adventurous, you'd venture out of your safe zone (OKR) for dinner with me!

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  25. lemongrass: brickfields is even more barbaric than old klang road, actually.

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  26. I beg to differ, Mr Yoong. The traffic jams in front of your office could make any person go on a killing rampage.

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  27. lemongrass: don't exaggerate. the worst i've seen an exasperated driver do in front of my office was run out of his car, strip off all his clothes and dance on top of other people's vehicles. oh wait, maybe that was a dream :P

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  28. Sean: Wear a face mask lah. Easy peasy.

    LL: Oh but I do! We've eaten in PJ before. And some other places. I'm sure of it. :P

    Sean: Nice dream. But. Weirdo. :P

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  29. lfb: it sounds like u'd fit right in before the era of indoor plumbing and flush toilets. and u don't really need the internet either, since u prefer writing for a small niche audience :D

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  30. But small niche audiences can only be found via the World Wide Web. I can't live without the Internet! :P

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  31. lfb: then how to go on holiday in kazakhstan, where camels might outnumber computers 1,000,000 to one! :P

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  32. Uhm, help to make that ratio more balance by spending the vacation eating camels?

    (I hear they taste like chicken, if the chicken has been left out in the dessert for a week and the marinated in cement. Eh.)

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  33. lfb: as ever, the best source for this is wiki. this is actually interesting stuff! read on ... Camel meat tastes like coarse beef. It is low in fat, and can thus taste dry. The hump is considered a delicacy and is most favored. The Abu Dhabi Officers' Club serves a camel burger, as this allows the meat to be mixed with beef or lamb fat, improving both the texture and taste. Camel meat is also occasionally found in Australian cuisine, for example, a camel lasagne is available in Alice Springs. The ancient Roman emperor Heliogabalus enjoyed camel's heel.

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  34. Makes me kinda wanna eat ostrich instead.

    (No kiddin' - that really was the first thought to come to my head after reading your Wiki-bit.)

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  35. lfb: ostrich? argh! your unaudacious eating inclinations make me wanna bury my head in the sand like one! (it's nearly the end of the work day, which is when my corniness is at its peak. ahemmm)

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  36. Do ostriches actually bury their heads in the sand? Isn't that just a myth?

    And seriously, "unaudacious"? Ran out of real adjectives, have you? :P

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  37. look very casual...what is the pricing like?thinking to try it!

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  38. Lfb: it's a cool image! I wanna keep on believing that those enormous birds think they can hide from their enemies that way! :D the invention of new words is the true mark of a linguistic genius, is it not =)
    Cindy: prices are pretty low ... Most of the dishes cost slightly above rm10...

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  39. wow this place is so cute! I like the small details that the place looks into like the photo frames, hanger, and the bicycle!

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  40. eiling: yeah, very eye-catching! no need for a lot of pricey furnishing for the place to look great :D

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  41. What a quaint lil place! Very "homemade" indeed and the food looks very comforting ;-)

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  42. pureglutton: yep, no-frills, fuss-free dining! hopefully they'll maintain their standards :D

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  43. Loving the ambience shots and the noodle pic :P

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  44. nickname: although i only realized later that the noodles can't be seen in the noodles pic :D

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  45. Duh! You're right... I should've held the chopsticks higher!

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  46. nickname: live and learn, no regrets! :D

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  47. Hi Sean
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks. ^^
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

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