Saturday, March 31, 2012

Icook & Jaads

Breakfast beckons! Heading to Petaling Jaya's iCook, which recently opened a little deli-like area next to its main restaurant, & checking out Jaads Sandwiches on the same row.
Entry on iCook Italian Gastronomia's primary outlet: Oct. 16, 2011.

Nice to start the day with sunshiny eggs; this "Andiamo" Italian-style omelet, stuffed with potatoes & onions, served with sauteed mushrooms, bell pepper & salsa, won't win any awards for KL's best, but it has a homemade touch that some might enjoy.

Nutella-stuffed pancakes. A little too much dough & too little Nutella.

Brunch waffles, nicely presented, though we'd still vote for A&W's (nostalgia, maybe).

On the bright side, wine is available at 11am alongside coffee. All in all, iCook isn't a bad choice for a morning meal, especially in this neighborhood, but keep your expectations reasonable.

Icook's neighbor, Jaads Sandwiches, fares slightly less satisfyingly, unfortunately.

The satay-chicken sandwich is OK, featuring a fresh feel, but it isn't very flavorsome.

Skip the pancakes, which look & taste lackluster. Maybe we tried the wrong items here.

Tongkat Ali coffee, to keep us up & running.

iCook & Jaads,
3 Two Square, Jalan 19/1, Petaling Jaya.

18 comments:

  1. I remembe these 2 places! Although I only tried one of them. :P

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    1. CK; if only icook had opened 30 minutes earlier, you could have tried its breakfast dishes also! :D

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  2. It beats me when some restaurants / cafes still serve breakfast with ordinary bored-looking bread. Can't they be more er... generous by giving baguette / focaccia / sourdough. Other than that, I'm all for a good hearty breakfast with full works on it. Haha.

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    1. Chong: true, you're right, I guess most of us have become complacent in accepting plain old' toast in our breakfast sets (though I suspect lotsa people only want toasts). But ya, it would be nice to have a choice of bread! :D

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  3. the look is good but unfortunately lacking of taste...

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    1. Cindy: true, can definitely find better breakfasts elsewhere in the klang valley =)

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  4. A&W! Waffles & root beer was like a 'major event' treat!! Like when we had piano exams!! And when Harry Potter came out, root beers were the closes thing we could get to butterbeer!!!

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    1. Vien: sounds like you have some great memories there of A&W! It kinda reminds me that for many of us, some of our favorite food memories of our teen years might revolve around the fast food chains _ A&W, mcd's, KFC, etc. guess we should be thanking those evil corporations after all, heh! :D

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  5. i miss a&w rootbeer and waffles!

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    1. Michelle: I'm not a root beer fan but I share your feelings about the waffles, heheh :D

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  6. breakfast with wine ? lol..
    yup i agree that the satay sandwich doesn't look delicious....

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, wine goes well with breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper, I feel :D ya, the satay chicken sandwich sounded nice on the menu, but it tastes average only =)

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  7. A&W waffles..never the best but always good enough to make me drive over for that midnight snack. A certain feel good factor.

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    1. Missyblurkit: and i'm kinda guessing that waffles are a healthier option at A&W compared to burgers & fried chicken! :D

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  8. Just A&W waffles at 4am few weeks back.. hahah must say it's not bad for a fast food chain...

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    1. TNG: heh, at 4am in the morning, that might be the best bet for freshly prepared food! :D

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  9. wah this is near my office! must go and check it out.

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    1. Eiling: could be a decent lunchtime option! :D

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