Monday, February 25, 2013

Tepui @ Persiaran Ampang

Some cafes deserve to draw crowds from dawn through dusk, but it might be a boon that one such place in Persiaran Ampang seems persistently empty, making it a refuge for the harried.

Stellar salads & sandwiches at sensational prices are Tepui's piece de resistance. For RM25, two can share a Venezuelan Maracaibo salad of fantastically fresh tomatoes, beetroot, oranges, onions, baby rocket & hard-boiled eggs drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

Nicoise salad, dramatically overhauled, with a flavorful tuna mix topped with a whole egg, olives, oranges, mustard, nuts & tarragon dressing.

Pork platter: a board packed with Parma ham, toasted multigrain bread, pickled relish & condiments. The most expensive order here, at about RM35.

Eggs & oranges make repeated appearances, but in variations that ensure that customers won't be bored. Love the super-creamy scrambled eggs on tomato & toast.

French chicken terrine pate (about RM25), a terrifically thick spread with bread. 

Latte & detox juice of green apple, green capsicum, cucumber & celery.

Tepui only has two people on its service team who do everything, including prepare the food; they move with exceptional efficiency.

Tepui opens 10am-6pm, Mondays through Saturdays.

Parking can be problematic on this row, but patience & perseverance ensure we prevail.

Tepui Cafe,
20, Persiaran Ampang (same row as La Risata), Kuala Lumpur.

36 comments:

  1. Pork platter...the most expensive at RM35...and eggs galore...I am so visiting Tepui! =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, fans of eggs, oranges, bread and tomatoes will probably enjoy many of the recipes here! :D

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  2. Food looks good.l Why is it empty? No promo? Or people aren't really into that kind of cuisine?

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    1. Suituapui: i think parking here can be tricky during the daytime, and it's not open for dinner or on sundays. but ya, the food is good. very wholesome and well-prepared :D

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  3. HAHA how interesting to see oranges in a nicoise salad! And the scrambled eggs looks soooo luscious and creamy!! :D

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    1. Vien: yeah, the oranges really add a refreshing zest to the nicoise salad. and the eggs are practically perfect, heheh :D

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  4. I didn't realize this spot was still running. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. The Yum List: it's easy to miss this place, but it's definitely worth a visit (or three!) :D

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  5. Skills needed to cut those slices of Oranges like that ...

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    1. Wong: heheh, a steady hand and a sharp knife =)

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  6. The terrine seems quite thick, how's the taste?

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    1. CK: creamy and natural-tasting and fresh-tasting! heheh :D

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  7. With that amount of Parma Ham, I wont hesitate paying RM35.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, a good bargain in ampang! and good-quality parma ham too :D

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  8. Looks like a reasonably healthy meal. ;)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: fresh fruits, fresh veggies, fresh protein :D

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  9. i'll crawl if i have to.. for scramble eggs... ^*^

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    1. Whoisnell: heheh, yeah, a good plate of scrambled eggs is worth the effort :D

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    2. tried the scrambled eggs, it's good, but the one on your pix looked better.. :(
      bummer cos they don't serve my type of coffee (mocha) but the set up and the whole quiet place to myself made up for everything..
      ^*^

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    3. Whoisnell: ooh, i wonder why the eggs weren't as good as before (or as usual). ya, this is a nice, quiet retreat. i do wish it were open in the evenings and on weekends. but i'm glad you managed to try it and that you basically liked it. thanks for letting me know =)

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  10. That pork platter is so generous for RM35! Those curls of meaty goodness...they are calling to me...

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, i almost expected only four or five thin, dry slices of ham, so it was a real delight to see these juicy slices :D

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  11. The like to use orange as ingredient of their food :)

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    1. Choi Yen: true, i normally don't notice so much oranges in a restaurant. luckily the oranges taste good here with the other food, heheh =)

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, hearty but not too heavy! :D

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  13. Looks really nice! Especially like the scrambled eggs with oranges. But I've no patience to hunt for parking, alas.

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    1. Footfringe: yeah, though I suspect you could whip some of these recipes very nicely at home too. Especially since some of the ingredients don't require much cooking! Ooh, and not only is parking scarce on this road, the parking spaces are also tight and a narrow squeeze, heh =)

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  14. I really like the salad...It looks very yummy!!

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    1. Francesca: it's exactly how I enjoy my salads! :D

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  15. oooh i really love their interior. It would be a very nice place for tea of coffee as well.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, the paintings and art pieces here help to create a very calming and lovely effect! i think it could be a good teatime place, yeah :D

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  16. food doesnt look half bad and the interior is quite cosy too, maybe i'll hop onto this place after la risata one day.

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    1. Augustdiners: yeah, combination of good food, good ambiance and good service make this place a good bet. oh, but it's only open during the daytime though, closed for dinner =)

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  17. Funny hours to operate . Almost as if the owners are doing for leisure than for business profitability !

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    1. TNG: heh, yeah, i do wish they operated for dinner, since this would be a nice place to relax in after office hours =)

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