Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Earth Food II

Remember Earth Food? When we first visited it in January (man, time flies!), it occupied the venue that now houses Haven Cafe at Ampang Hilir.

Fast-forward 10 months, Earth Food has moved into another bungalow near Haven after a tenancy spat, setting the stage for a showdown of organic outlets on this street.
Earlier entry on Earth Food: Jan. 17. Entries on Haven Cafe: July 24 & Sept. 2.

Free-range duck confit with garlic potatoes. Both Earth Food & Haven have their merits, but Earth Food's menu feels wider, bursting with pages of breakfast platters, salads, soups, stone-oven pizzas, pastas, main courses & desserts.

Fish & chips, using organically fed tilapia. The recipes are reassuringly familiar & well-executed; naturally, the primary lure is food free of antibiotics & preservatives, obtained from ecologically responsible sources.

Coq au vin. Tender chicken thigh, slow-cooked in wine sauce & served with spaghetti.

Veggie interlude: brussel sprouts with walnuts. Earth Food will soon launch an herb & veggie garden, where families can plant produce & even adopt a tree.

Organic grass-fed beef burger. Would be even better with some egg on top.

Prefer unprocessed meat? Try char-grilled filet mignon with cafe de paris sauce, flavorsome & juicy. Alas, it's the priciest item on the menu, costing about RM80, but a filling meal can still be had here for under RM50 if customers order simpler fare. Senior citizens aged above 60 can dine in at half price.

French toast with poached egg. Earth Food is currently a work in progress, so construction & refurbishment are ongoing in its sprawling garden compound _ in the weeks ahead, customers can expect to find facilities for yoga & pilates, a store for mothers & babies, as well as an eco-car wash (!).

Quinoa noodles with saba mackerel, for assam laksa that's satisfyingly thick & tangy.

Scones, available from morning through night. Last orders are at 9:30 p.m. daily.

Cheese cake, less cloying & guilt-inducing than most versions, but still scrumptious.

Another advantage of Earth Food: organic wine is offered at prices below RM100.

In the end, we hope & believe there'll be room for both Earth Food & Haven to thrive.

Don't loaf around _ head here soon for freshly baked bread by Origene Bakery.

Groceries are also available, from cereals to juices. Run with passion & pride, Earth Food really is a one-stop center for the health-conscious.

EarthFood + Family,
289, Jalan Ampang Hilir (on the street that runs behind Great Eastern Mall),
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4251-5551
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  1. oh my my..this certainly looks like it's worth a visit!!
    Is parking ok? Do they have WIFI?

  2. Rebecca: oh yes, lotsa free parking within their compound, maybe enough for more than 20 cars. And fast wi-fi too, I think, cos we were watching YouTube clips here :D

  3. We were here on Monday. I love their Jewish coffee cake and the roast pumpkin soup is a big fav here.

  4. i would ask my mom to bring me here. she loves organic meat!

  5. Tilapia Fish & Chips? Not the most common choices of fish ... was it good?

  6. We went back for tea and had some really nice Jewish coffee cake (recommended by Boo above). Their pumpkin soup that we had the first visit was fab too. :D

  7. Everything looks like a must-try, but that beef patty looks like it has the texture of a fish cake. On a side note...what's an eco car wash like? lol

  8. does sound like a very nice concept, and that poach egg, yums

  9. It's been a while since I had beef with cafe de paris sauce. Was the organic tilapia as fishy?

  10. Are they open for lunch?...

  11. Boo_licious: phew, am happy to hear you approve of this place, heheh! yay, it sounds like many of us will keep coming back here in the months ahead :D
    Michelle: oooo, since you're still really young, i assume your mom doesn't qualify for the senior citizen's discount yet. but if you have any relatives above 60 years old, bring them here for 50 percent off the full price for meals =)

  12. Timing: yeah, it actually tasted pretty similar to garoupa. it tasted moist and fresh, though i think the most ideal fish would have been cod fish, heheh :D
    Kenny: and for us malaccans, we should make it a point to check out their gula melaka-&-coconut pizza, which will be available once their stone oven is ready to make pizzas! =)

  13. Dropsofcontentment: yeah, the patty was minced and ground a little too finely, so it lacked the pleasant coarseness that we prefer in our burgers. and i'm only guessing, but i think an eco-car wash would use natural, environmentally friendly cleaning agents, heheh :D
    KY: yeah, i sure hope this place does well. it'd be nice to have similar outlets mushrooming elsewhere in KL =)

  14. Bangsar-Babe: yeah, that's one of my favorite sauces for steaks too (way nicer than mushroom or black pepper sauces, heh). the tilapia was fine, without any foul fishiness or muddiness :D
    Ulric: yeps, open for brekkie, lunch, tea & dinner! i think the breakfast menu is available until 6pm =)

  15. I dun care if I am not Malaccan...I will still order the Gula Melaka and Coconut pizza :P

    Ooo...great opening hours...Mon to Sun also rite?

  16. Chargrilled fillet mignon looks good. Looks like its worth the RM80 tag.

    Good point with the 50% for senior citizens. reckon my parents and in laws will be super delighted.

  17. Ulric: oh yep, open daily, even on recent public holidays like hari raya aidiladha :D
    Missyblurkit: yeah, prices for really good food are getting painful these days. But yeah, the discount for senior citizens is a thoughtful touch indeed! =)

  18. wow organic wine? I've never seen a bottle like that. wonder how it tastes like?!

  19. eiling: oh, it actually tastes like a decent shiraz cabernet that would cost around RM100. easy drinking =)

  20. I was there on quite pack..but food is nice especially the beef..Will b there again

  21. wayne: glad to hear you enjoyed the food! :D

  22. Is it still opening?thanks.

  23. Winnie: unfortunately not...