Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Minor Place @ Hartamas

A Minor Place has the potential to become a major player in the Hartamas F&B scene, though its business hours (8am-4pm) might be tough on many of us.

Keeping a low profile in Plaza Damas, this sunshine-swathed cafe whips up aromatic nasi lemak (RM7.50), made arresting with creamy-chunky pork rendang & savory, not-too-spicy sambal.

A bit of East-meets-West: minced pork in a rich bean sauce, served over spaghetti with shredded carrots & cucumber (RM6.50). Absolutely addictive, thanks to its deep, meaty flavor.

Pork chops (RM16.90), big ones oozing with lip-smacking juices. Love the apple sauce, which supplies a surprising sprightliness to this meat-&-mashed-potatoes recipe.

A Minor Place's pork burger (RM16.90) boasts a triumphantly thick patty & crispy-succulent bacon. Would be even better with a fried egg on top, so be sure to ask for one (make it runny!).

Anxious to stave off a carb-&-protein coma after this lunch, we walked over to Le Passione Cafe inside Hartamas Shopping Center for a burst of caffeine.

Foamy cappuccino, presented in fine form.

Latte, a little too hot perhaps. Had to wait five minutes before being able to sip this comfortably.

Booze! Irish coffee, blended with whiskey. Not enough to register high on the liquor level though.

Tea for two: Earl Grey, by Taylors of Harrogate.

Plus, some iced peach tea to cool down on a humid weekend afternoon.

A Minor Place @ Plaza Damas,
G-0-11, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211-7418
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8am-4pm.

Le Passione Cafe,
Hartamas Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.
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44 comments:

  1. I miss Nasi Lemak! Though, I like my rice to be soaking with curry and sambal!! And sip on a cup of kopi o after the spicy meal....
    I've been to Plaza Damas so many time but never seen a minor place before!

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    1. Vien: i like my nasi lemak mashed up with lotsa hard-boiled egg yolk! cholesterol-packed deliciousness :D

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    2. that would be so yummy!!! oooooOOHHH add a fried egg with runny yolk into that!

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    3. Vien: that would be glorious! great gluttons do think alike! :D

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  2. now this is a restaurant pedobear can get behind!

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    1. KY: heh, it may be called a minor place, but there are no minors working here =)

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  3. Tat pork burger is certainly not a minor thing...n a runny fried egg for me too...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: hope you manage to try the burger & that you enjoy it very much! :D

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  4. 8am-4pm only? Is that area like predominantly just offices with no residences nearby?

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    1. Timing: there are residences nearby, but i think the 8am-4pm thing enables them to hire staff that won't need to work shifts =)

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  5. I thought it was aubergine in that spaghetti dish, though I think it might have worked well too in this instant. ;P

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, i agree, i think aubergines would be a tasty addition too (even though i'm not a major fan of them)! :D

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  6. Exactly what Ulric said - it doesn't look minor at all! I was half expecting some music decor with a little piano or something too..it's A minor after all? =P

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    1. Drops of Contentment: heheh, that's another interesting perspective on the name! btw, i just realized i have no idea what kind of music was playing here. or whether there was any music at all :D

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  7. 8am to 4pm only? That's a shame. I won't be able to make it there...unless I skip work. :P

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    1. Bangsar-babe: ooh, you can make it here on weekends! it's open on both saturday & sunday, thankfully! :D

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    1. Michelle: big & juicy! :D

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  9. Nasi lemak with PORK rendang! I'm so bringing my friend Girl from Abu Dhabi here - she loves her NL and her pork, both of them together will make her weep tears of joy! :D

    P.S. Today's post is up (finally). Thanks for your patience, hehe.

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    1. Kenny: hopefully she won't weep tears of grief if you take her here too late in the day, and the nasi lemak has been sold out! :D
      p.s. oooh. it hasn't showed up on my reader feed yet. there's always a lag with your blog (but no lag for CK's) =)

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    2. Never! GFAD is an early riser, just like me - which is more than I can say for a certain Eater-and-Drinker-in-KL. Ahem.

      P.S. CK is not as fat as me, so his blog posts also lebih cepat ma. :P

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    3. Kenny: ahh, then you'll be stunned to hear that i arrived at A Minor Place at 10:30am on a sunny saturday. wonders never cease! :D

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    4. LOL, hope tonight I am able to post a new post....
      The pork chop looks nicer than the one we had on saturday. :P

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    5. CK: you still have nearly six more hours, you can do it! i have faith in you :D heheh, yes, i admit, the pork chop at this place is more juicy & tastes nicer than the taman desa one! =)

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  10. Wow.. look at the pork chop!! They looked so good.. I've had my fair share of pork chops before and they're always too dry. Hopefully the one here would not be a disappointment ;)

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    1. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, pork chops can be a problem elsewhere! you're right, there are too many tough & tasteless ones out there =)

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  11. a minor place reminds me of a cafe in melbourne with the exact same name, only they serve western, of course.

    Mmmm.. whats your favourite dining in solaris dutamas so far, i wonder. :)

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    1. Augustdiners: ooh, i wonder if the folks who opened this hartamas outlet were "inspired" by the melbourne cafe's name. heh =) solaris dutamas? hmmm, i'd say probably Ten, the japanese restaurant. the sashimi is to die for there :D

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  12. oh a minor place is actually the name of the cafe? that sounds interesting :) i havent been there but the foodstuff looks good. seems like i must try it someday

    Latest: Penang Food Festival

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    1. Fish: oh yeah, the name of the cafe is A Minor Place. i love the name! :D

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  13. Mmmm... pork chops... and I love the coffee at Le Passione... good choice. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: love a nicely prepared set of pork chops! and oh, that was enough coffee to keep me awake and alert for the afternoon :D

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  14. First time hearing pork rendang instead of curry. Haha. Nevertheless, the price looks affordable!

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    1. Chong: heh, yeah, although the pork was a bit tough when cooked in rendang, kinda like chicken breast, almost =)

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  15. i saw "pork rendang". amazing! Not many places serve this!

    and pork burger? this place is going to be a major place!

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    1. Missyblurkit: pork lovers should be pleased! Most outlets at plaza damas avoid serving anything piggy, heh :D

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  16. Nasi lemak with pork rendang sounds like something I cook at home! Can hardly find this in most restaurants...this is a rare place, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: i'm betting your pork rendang is absolutely scrumptious! i imagine creamy, savory gravy with tender, lip-smacking meat! :D

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  17. oooh the pork chop looks good and it's not too expensive as well. Looks like a good find!

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    1. Eiling: yeah, and there's no corkage charge here, so you can come here for a weekend whiskey/bubbly brunch someday, and bring your own booze :D

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    1. TNG: i agree totally! :D

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  19. opening hour 8am-4pm? I will go for dinner tonight!

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    1. “追食富迪”: ooh, ya, i think it might be open for dinner nowadays =)

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