Monday, September 30, 2013

The Good Batch @ Damansara Utama

The Good Batch has the potential to become A Very Good Place; this combo of a brunch retreat & an all-day bar is the latest of Damansara Uptown's surprisingly distinctive new restaurants that have made this neighborhood such a should-visit this year.

The Good Batch is in a trial-run stage until its Oct. 10 official opening. For now, the food menu's limited to about a half-dozen items; on the bright side, customers can order egg-laden breakfast platters whether it's 10am or 8pm (midnight-shift workers, rejoice!).

Love The Norwegian: Perfectly poached eggs with smoked salmon, onion confit & capsicum, complemented by house-made lemon hollandaise sauce on lightly toasted bread (RM20.90++).

Hangover Mess (RM20.90++), corned beef mixed with pan-fried potatoes & diced capsicums, topped with two sunny-side-ups & drizzled with herb-infused hollandaise. The food here feels confidently prepared, perhaps because The Good Batch's show-runners are no novices; they formerly worked together & formed friendships at The Bee.

Also adorable: Portobello Road (RM19.90++), with crisply breaded, juicy-on-the-inside portobello mushrooms becoming the ideal foil for the eggs, coupled with wilted spinach & tomatoes. Many thanks to Siao Lee for pointing out this outlet's soft launch to us; The Good Batch was empty on its first Saturday morning, but it shouldn't be that way for very long.

The one we had mixed feelings about: The Ang-Moh (RM25.90++). The scrambled organic eggs were creamy, the vine of cherry tomatoes was ripe for the eating, the potatoes & beans were both fine, while the portobello mushroom was nicely baked, but the beef bacon was kinda dry & the chicken sausage proved generically lacking in flavor.

Likable latte, featuring a Coffex blend of Sumatran, Brazilian & Colombian.

What makes The Good Batch better: Folks can come in at 10am & start drinking right away (guilty as charged). House wine (NZ Sauvignon Blanc & Aussie Shiraz) starts at RM18++ by the glass, while the Passion Fruit Mojito (RM23++) makes for a nice wake-me-up.

Liquidation shooter (Baileys & butterscotch).
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The Good Batch,
53, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya. Same row as Wondermilk
Tues-Thurs, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sun & public holidays, 10am-1am

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44 comments:

  1. Looks good and great colours especially the Portobello Road.

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    1. Chong: oh yeah, it was a lively splash of sunshine for a saturday morning =)

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  2. Certainly a good batch of eggs...time for me to hit the road...the Portobello Road! =)

    Can't wait for u 100Fevolution...congrats in advance! :D

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    1. Ulric: heheh, yeah, no rotten eggs here for sure :D thanks very much ... am still laboring to actually finish it on time (no thanks to my procrastination over the past month), but it will be done (cross fingers!) :D

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    1. Mr Lonely: oh yeah, i'm a salmon fan too, heh :D

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  4. Can't wait for the unveiling! So mysterious! Wishing you the best. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: thank you, i appreciate that! it's been more taxing than expected, but for now, i'm glad i did it :D

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  5. Poached eggs and smoked salmon...that is something I would really love, Sean! As well, the scrambled eggs look marvelous, as does the coffee. I love the bright, airy atmosphere, too!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, whoever first thought of the combination of eggs & salmon deserves to be saluted! :D

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  6. Another place for weekend brunch! Hooray!
    Ya, can't wait to see your Eat Drink KL: 100F evolution! :P

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    1. CK: ya, parking is quite messy here, but if can find a space, then this is a good place to check out :D heheh, the evolution is here! =)

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  7. I guess they reject or throw away the bad batches? LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heh, i do wonder where all the bad batches go, that's true :D

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  8. Big thanks for recommend.. i working at damansara uptown and i passed by that day. Was thinking to trying some day.. Hurray~ i will visit 1day :)
    Food seems is very delicious!

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    1. 镜框外ザ軒: hope you enjoy it! ya, i think they do their breakfast dishes quite well here, especially if you enjoy poached eggs! :D

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  9. Smoked salmon and perfectly poached egg are the best combination ever! I had it at least once a week when i was studying at Aus last time, miss that :(

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    1. Ken: it's quite addictive, ya, especially when the eggs are poached well and the salmon has a nice, punchy taste :D

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  10. Fabulous. Uptown is nice and convenient for me!

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, unfortunately it's quite far away from both my home and my workplace! :D

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  11. Too bad they don't serve pork, or else the Ang Moh would have been great!

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    1. Baby Sumo: true, i guess they decided to go the no-pork route, which is understandable, but ya, pork bacon would have worked better than beef bacon, heh :D

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  12. Everything looks so nice. Esp. "poached eggs with smoked salmon".

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    1. Melissa: ya, my favorite was probably the portobello road (breaded mushrooms with egg), heh :D

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  13. Looks very promising! Hardly venture out to uptown and if I do I need to visit obanhmi first before this! Hahaha. Will be tuning in tonight then for the new look!

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    1. Kelly: ya, i'd definitely recommend obanhmi as the no. 1 stop for anyone visiting damansara utama right now! they're amazing! and i'd say either capital nasi dagang or the good batch for the no. 2 stop, heh :D

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  14. Another good spot to check out. Love the sight of the poached eggs!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, was quite pleased with how the poached eggs turned out here! :D

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  15. The chef's specialty must be poached eggs !

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    1. Wong: heheh, practice makes perfect! :D

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  16. seems like a good place for brunch :D

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    1. Constance: it definitely has plenty of potential =)

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  17. the ang moh breakfast looks really good but too bad it's beef instead of the "real" bacon. Damn.... it could have been the perfect breakfast for me.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, that dish definitely made me appreciate pork bacon even more, since it was absent, heh =)

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  18. yes good place for brunch... with a nice hot cup of latte.. my favourite.

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    1. Cquek: yeah, eggs and coffee, a nice combo =)

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  19. Wow! Breakfast is my favorite meal of tge day. Can't wait to check it out!

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    1. Jessica: hope you enjoy it! some good ones here =)

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  20. Another brunch place near home!
    And The-Ang-Moh looks hearty.
    Ok ~ I'm heading over this weekend! =)

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    1. Spicy Sharon: oh yeah, they should be 100 percent operational by this weekend! my favorite here so far is the portobello road. hope you like the food here =)

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  21. I love their food but their coffee...sad to say, tasteless. I might go back there for ONLY food and go to another cafe for coffee.

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  22. No pork no gooding..bad choice..its not angmoh breakfast without pork sausage and bacon.

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  23. Unpleasant Eating Experience
    Parking is horrendous on weekdays!
    Bad Customer Service: Rigid not accommodating - not allowed to occupy bigger table even it is the only decent comfortable table for eating left; not allowed to add 1 more seat on the 2 seats table and even The WORST not allowed to shift table to the vacated table after food is ordered!

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  24. I passed by this place and looked online for reviews and stumbled upon this but now disappointed when you said the beef bacon is dry. It's because bacon is only good when it is pork bacon. Beef bacon is just wrong.

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