Sunday, September 5, 2010

Coff & Tea @ Solaris Dutamas


Despite the increasing fame of Solaris Dutamas, one of the first outlets that opened here has continued to languish in obscurity.


The food at Coff & Tea _ a mishmash of Asian and Western sensibilities _ is unremarkable; the Kari Laksa Special features a thick broth brimming with bee hoon, fish balls, hard-boiled eggs & veggies, but it isn't flavorsome enough to return for.


Tried ordering stuff that the menu listed as "special," including this Nasi Goreng Chef Special. The slight twist was that the rice was imbued with tomyam paste, which provided it with a mildly pleasant spicy-sour taste.


Mushroom, egg & chicken sausage omelet. Reminiscent of breakfast buffets at mediocre hotels. Not terrible, but not as soft and fluffy as it could've been.


Mee Mamak Special. Soggy and salty. But then again, I can't quite remember having ever tasted satisfying mee mamak anywhere.


Ginger-flavored tea and teh tarik.


Addenum, Oct. 5: This restaurant has since closed.


Coff & Tea,
Solaris Dutamas.
Tel: 6207-8272
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22 comments:

  1. Breakfast food served for dinner?

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  2. I think only a few outlets are doing well here: Papparich, Bestari, Nathalies, Edo Ichi and possibily that Chinese roast meats place. The rest seems to be languishing indeed.

    Hve you tried the Makan Kitchen? There's also another new one there called Joseph Kitchen.

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  3. Looks ho-hum. As for the soggy mee mamak... I'm sure are decent versions out there, but mostly I got for Maggi mamak; this seems even more Malaysian, if you know what I mean?

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  4. Eeps... it's lunchtime, I'm surfing for inspiration and none of it is speaking the right language!

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  5. michelle: heheh, isn't this mostly supper food? though the line between supper and brekkie does tend to blur after a certain point :D
    boo: yeah, i think switchblade seems to be doing ok too ... though it's sad that the pink sage often seems deserted (maybe the lunch crowd is better). i was considering joseph@kitchen, but my spies said it serves only average western fare? fish & chips, spaghetti aglio olio, chicken with mushroom sauce ... and no alcohol, heh =)
    lfb: maybe we need to discover mee mamak that's made with love! your mission (should u choose to accept it) is to scour the klang valley and taste every mee mamak u can find. report back here :D
    min: ohhhh, my blog is at its nadir on weekends, when i usually post entries of scant mass appeal. look elsewhere for inspiration, my dear! =)

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  6. I ws thinkin of tryin Georgetown "something"..cos it has all the old chinese dishes tht im craving for but no pork ;( so it will take a back seat fr nw. I'm still interested to try tht unpronouncable place.. Kedelhauff??

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  7. Hmm, unfortunately I won't be accepting that mission. Not a fan of mee mamak to start with. But if you're thinking of Maggi mamak, the one by Kapitan in Penang is decent. :)

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  8. Tng: oh ya, those two got hits and misses too. U can probably skip both of them for now :D
    Lfb: Kapitan? That sounds like a nasi kandar place ... Back when I was a student in penang, when my stomach was hardier, I lurrrrved nasi kandar =)

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  9. haha the name Coff & Tea sounds like Cough & Tea to me!

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  10. eiling: *cough, cough* u're right! :D

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  11. It is a nasi kandar place, I think. But I mostly go there for the naans, the tandoori and the briyani. And the occasional Maggi goreng, of course. ;)

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  12. lfb: eh, penang is your regular haunt meh... i was there earlier this year for a 10th-year reunion thingy, and it reminded me of how lovely some parts of the island are (can't say i still love the food there anymore though, heheh)...

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  13. Semi-regular, for work lah. Been there 3-4 times this year already. Will prolly fly there again soon. :)

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  14. lfb: bring back some of penang's duck egg char kuey teow for me next time (char kuey teow tastes just as good when reheated)! :D

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  15. I appreciate your frank comments.
    If the place is no good pls do tell us!
    Thank you.
    Carry on writing!
    Delicious to read.
    Mrs Chua

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  16. lin: no worries. thanks for the encouragement :D

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  17. try the mee mamak in seapark at a stall beside giant paramount. opened during the day only. Opposite fatty gan bak kut teh. they do it with the coconut thingy you find in rojak. oh and thanks for the review on our place....

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  18. balifeel: sounds interesting! thanks for the tip. will definitely keep that in mind.

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  19. seems like soloris has bunch of funky restaurants

    May @ http://amayzing.me

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  20. May: yep, it definitely draws a younger crowd :D

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  21. lisa: yikes! rest in peace, coff & tea...

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