Friday, March 2, 2012

Duduk @ Solaris Dutamas

Sit down, make yourself at home & take your time to choose from Duduk Cafe's selection of Asian & Western specialties.

"Bubur lambuk" isn't something we see often (outside of Ramadan buffets), so we had to have it here. Comfort food for carb-lovers _ thick, nourishing porridge, piping-hot & brimming with beef & veggies. But less pepper might make this better.

Duduk's burgers feature patties prepared in the cafe's own kitchen. The beef version is juicy, but a tad too gamy for our liking. Chicken & fish burgers are also available.

"Deja Vuu" cakes in cups (not exactly cupcakes). Stored in freezers, like ice cream, with shelf lives of about a year. Convenient for takeaway.

Ferrero Rocher & Kinder Bueno shakes. Thick with ice, but not creamy enough.

So there are both hits & misses at Duduk. Maybe another visit will be more rewarding; there's more to try, from nasi lemak to Nicoise salad, tortillas to tom yam soup. Duduk Cafe has another branch in Damansara Jaya for PJ's residents.

Duduk serves no booze, but Paradiso Lounge, a 90-second walk away, saves the day.

Basic Instinct (absolut vanilla, creme de cacao, nutmeg cream).

For the teetotaler: a fizzy cold juice with real mangosteen & lychee. Fruity & refreshing.

Duduk Cafe,
Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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31 comments:

  1. Hehe have u tried all the cocktails at Paradiso already?

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    1. Baby Sumo: still working my way through them! i haven't tried one called "eyes wide shut" (captain morgan rum, fresh pineapple & thai coconut!) :D

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  2. Hhehe i like the teetotaler one ;p
    And u like Paradiso dont ya! :D

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    1. Tng: oh yeah, I wasn't expecting real mangosteen in that juice! A pleasant surprise :D and ya, it feels like paradiso is serving the most inventive & best-prepared cocktails at Solaris dutamas (for now!) =)

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  3. This place looks nice and bright.

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    1. The Yum List: there's a cheerful vibe here! :D

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  4. The mangosteen & lychee drink looks like what I need! Why don't Aussies eat mangosteens & lychees!! grrrr.

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    1. Vien: i'm not a major fan of lychees (too many overly sweetened canned versions), but mangosteens rule! :D

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  5. Shelf life of about a year? Yikes.

    And you're shifting from a sudden Chinese daichow champ to a burger maniac, hehe. Oh, Mr. EDKL, you keep surprising us this year. :)

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    1. Yap, totally agree, MR. EDKL keep surprising us, from chinese daichow to buddism book cafe and african food....

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    2. Kenny: ooh, btw, i managed to try all six of mcdonald's "double double" burgers this year. the best: a four-patty big mac! :D
      CK: heheh, the big surprise will be when there are no more surprises anymore! =)

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  6. Real mangosteen? That drink is a God sent since we won't be staining ourselves with the purple sap. OK...I won't be staining myself. I'm so clumsy with mangosteen.

    Duduk will be a good spot to head then. Bubur lambuk.Love that!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, i really enjoy eating mangosteens, the process of peeling, etc. reminds me of childhood times :D i've not had much experience with real bubur lambuk though! =)

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  7. mangosteen and lychee juice! <3

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    1. Michelle: <3 is correct! :D

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  8. One Basic Instinct for me! Hehehe. Hmmm...was never a fan of bubur lambuk, especially the Ramadhan ones. Dunno why...

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: ooh, i can't remember the last i managed to have a real ramadan bubur lambuk! might have been years ago :D

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  9. is this like.. a play on Bistro a Table? lol

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    1. KY: heheh, not at all, i think! :D

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  10. Once duduk cannot get up =D
    mangosteen & lychee = match made in heaven.

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    1. Smitten by Food: one of my other favorite fruits is the local ciku. i wonder whether there'll ever be a cool ciku drink available at any KL cafe :D

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  11. OMG Sean the furniture at Duduk is so cute. I like the simple looking white-ish chairs with the blue stripe cushion. I'm replacing my wardrobe and want to go for that same color of wood.

    BTW, I would be happy to have a burger and a tiramisu cake from them right now :D

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    1. Rad: ooh, sounds like a wardrobe wood color that could blend well with your much-decorated room, heheh =) wish I could send you that burger & tiramisu cake by courier express mail! :D

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  12. d bubuk lampuk reminds me of bubur goreng @ klang..
    dont really like it ...
    teetotaler looks very refreshing ..
    hmmm how does it taste.. using lychee syrup of mangosteen?

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    1. Simple person: the taste of lychee is stronger in the drink compared to the taste of mangosteen. But both fruits are contained in the glass :D

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    2. We rarely see mangosteen used in desserts and drinks, I'm told the flavour is v hard to extract. But like that this place is trying!

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    3. Hungry Female: ouh, it is kinda sad that mangosteen isn't widely used in KL's F&B industry. its one-of-a-kind flavor is something i absolutely adore =)

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  13. wah paradiso sounds like a paradise with alcohol no? haha... alcohol saves the day!

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    1. Eiling: good cocktails, luckily, not bad or mediocre cocktails! :D

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  14. interesting bubur! but that's like sick person's food right? unless it's got shitloads of fried intestine!! haah

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    1. Ciki: ooh, i just realized, i'm not sure i've ever noticed intestines used in malay bubur before ... ermmm, beef intestines, that is :D

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