Wednesday, November 17, 2010

O Cafe

"Organic Goes Chic" is the tagline of this vegetarian restaurant, which promises nourishing recipes to help maintain good health (hmmmmm).

Veggie popiah roll. An acquired taste, though the ingredients seemed irreproachably fresh in all their raw glory. Too bad the beetroot sauce was kinda cloying.

Rice with "fish" fillet. Decent enough if you can't have real fish, but ultimately forgettable. By the way, it's probably worth noting that the restaurant's tableware _ including cutlery, bowls & kitchen cutting boards _ is all made of the non-toxic natural fibers of rice husks.

"Bak kut teh" with mee sua. The broth had a pleasant herbal flavor, nicely soaked up by the noodles. But without meat, it's purely a pale shadow of genuine bak kut teh.

Hot lemon tea & soybean beetroot juice.


O Cafe,
Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang.
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23 comments:

  1. I agree with you about bak kut teh being vegetarian. I tried to make vegetarian BKT and it turned out weird. The broth tasted too star-aniseedy. :(

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  2. I love the Nutritional Facts chart. Wheee!

    (But BKT without the meat... Errr...)

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  3. Ah. So "O" is for organic. I was wondering.... :p

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  4. michelle: heheh, maybe just use less star anise? wonder whether there's a way to give the broth a porky flavor without using pork, hmmm....
    lfb: i'm skeptical though. i didn't feel like i got my daily nutritional requirement of love, delight and joy from that meal :P
    j: ahhh, u're thinking of some other Big "O" on this sleepy holiday morning, eh. alas, that O-word wouldn't be the right one to describe the food here :D

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  5. @Sean: Ouch. I guess that's why we always keep looking out for the next odes of Love, Delight and Joy, eh? Hehe.

    @J: Which other "O" do you mean? "O for 'Orrific"? :P

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  6. the veggie popiah rolls looked really good with the array of colours. At least the food looks interesting. again, it sounds too healthy for me. hehe

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  7. Lfb: Ahhh, but some things, we shouldn't look for too hard. As a wise woman once sang, the greatest Love of all is easy to achieve ... Learning to love yourself isssss the greatest Love of all :D
    Eiling: yeah, I guess we all should eat at these vegetarian restaurants sometimes, at least to balance out the other dinners :D

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  8. For some reason I've got Ewan McGregor crooning in my ears now... (Or is that Nicole Kidman? Can't be sure.)

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  9. lfb: was that in the movie at all? it's whitney laaaar :P

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  10. Haha, I know. But Kidman and McGregor sang many similar love-some songs. Same same lar. :P

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  11. lfb: ohhh i'm getting excited about baz luhrmann's 'the great gatsby' ... wish it could be a musical though! (but i guess leo dicaprio and carey mulligan can't really sing, heheh)

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  12. Who cares lah - it's Leo and Carey Mulligan!!! Okay, I guess her name doesn't quite roll off the tongue yet, but I like her. Sweet and evil and smart. :D

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  13. lfb: u've watched her in her oscar-nominated role in 'an education'? thought she was ok, but am still not a fan. oh, and after 'never let me go' died at the box office and failed to muster critical support, i guess carey and keira can kiss their oscar hopes farewell this year too...

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  14. I have yet to catch her in 'Never Let Me Go' (one of my fave novels I read this year, though it was published awhile back) but want to. Methoughts she was quirkily wonderful in 'An Education'.

    I think Keira can bloom. Maybe she'll astonish in that other movie about infidelity. At least the actors are all pretty. Hee.

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  15. Lfb: andrewwwww! I'm feeling less confident that he'll snag a supporting actor nomination for 'the social network' though. He's just too... in your words, pretty :D

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  16. Yup. Pretty seems to only work in the actress category. Pity.

    I've yet to watch 'The Social Network' though. Is it even in Malaysia yet?

    And we did try to catch 'Adele: Rise of the Mummy' last night when we detoured to Pavilion to avoid the rain+jam, but only left a midnight show. And HP7 was sold out, naturally. So we hopped/skipped to F88 for some Pacific Coffee instead.

    Hooray for people watching on a rainy evening from the comforts of a couch! :)

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  17. lfb: 'the social network' only opens in m'sian theaters next month ... BUT it's out at dvd stores already. reasonably clear copies.
    i'm also feeling less confident now that it can win best picture. while i admire the movie, i wasn't moved. come to think of it, the films that i found most involving this year were the animated ones: 'how to train your dragon' and 'toy story 3' :D
    ooh, that 'rise of the mummy' movie is also out at dvd shops already :D and, ermm, isn't there already a pacific coffee at pavilion ... no need to hop across the road wat :P

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  18. Oh dear. I may not be able to wait that long then. Eh.

    That's what I hear - it's not a moving movie, but then, I don't think that's what it is meant to be. May hurt its chances of winning, but a nomination is almost certain.

    And mummies are better on the big screen. And oh we initially hopped over to F88 so Devil can check out Uniqlo finally. As was informed by dear friends earlier, the KL outlet is very underwhelming. Methinks I'll pick up my Uniqlo threads from HK instead when I head there next month.

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  19. lfb: ya, with 10 slots open for best picture, any middling movie can get in :D i just think 'the social network' is more like a very good hbo movie. solid, enlightening and well-made on all fronts, but more suitable for the small screen. and every best picture winner needs a few lump-in-the-throat scenes, which this one kinda lacks.
    oh, the friend with whom i watched hp7 is a big uniqlo fan. he bought rm900 worth of clothes there earlier this week, and then wore a complete uniqlo ensemble yesterday. but me being me, i couldn't tell what made those clothes uniquely uniqlo. sigh...

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  20. Ah but not every HBO movie has Andrew Garfield, right? :D

    And uhm, I think what is unique about Uniqlo is that it's NOT. Why young Japanese folks love it is cos it's cheap, good quality but does not shout a certain brand image, rather can be mixed and matched easily with other pieces.

    Dun ask me why I know this. Just blame Devil. :P

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  21. lfb: it'll be interesting to see who gets the supporting actor nomination: andrew or justin timberlake :D hmmmm, the devil wears uniqlo too? the devil wears everything! (except maybe seed) :D

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  22. Devil Wears Uniqlo... to bed. We sorta use some of the pieces like singlets and boxers as our bedwear. :P

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  23. lfb: bedwear? why do u need bedwear :P

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