Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cross-Legged @ The Strand, Kota Damansara

Returning to Cross-Legged, a cafe where things have gotten discernibly fishier since our first visit.
Earlier entry on Cross-Legged: July 10.

 The chicken comes before the egg in this entry, thanks to irresistibly creative recipes like this salad of chicken baked over a low fire, then laid to rest on a bed of buttered potato cubes & sweet corn kernels, made perky with cucumbers, finely chopped mint, coriander & lime pulp, finished with a dash of ginger ale soda & mild chili gravy. RM15.

Cross-Legged's food displays not only creativity but complexity, showcased in this steamed rice powerfully flavored with smoked chicken essence, herbs & butter in a stone pan, then plated with smoked chicken breast slices. RM15.

We'll need little egging on to profess our love for Cross-Legged's steamed eggs (RM10), mixed with chicken sausage, cubed capsicum & tomatoes, topped with a thin cheese crust & served with unique "crust fries," comprising strips of bread crust seasoned with olive oil, herbs & butter.

 Deconstructed omelets (RM15): Fantastically fluffy, pancake-shaped whisked eggs, crowned with corn cream cheese, coupled with a vivacious salad of guava & cucumbers dressed with Chinese black vinegar & coarse sugar.

Fiber & vitamins feature prominently in Cross-Legged's concoctions. The fruit omelet (RM10) is filled with not merely fruits, but oats, nuts & cornflakes as well.

Bonus cafe stop: Fat Spoon's fun desserts prove worth the time & effort of confronting Damansara Uptown's parking woes.

Cempedak spring rolls, five to a plate for RM10, served nice & hot with vanilla ice cream.

Sago pudding, well matched with The Last Polka's salted Gula Melaka ice cream.

House-made malted blondie, crumbly-moist in that indisputably fresh-baked manner.

Thumb through Fat Spoon's menu booklet; it might bring back childhood memories.

Cross-Legged Cafe
67-1, First Floor, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara
Tues-Fri, 12pm-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-3pm

Fat Spoon
73, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Daily except Mondays. Tel: 03-7728-3323

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28 comments:

  1. I would only venture to DU on weekends and evenings, unless I'm there for other errands...

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    1. Lifeasacynic: ya, even weekend mornings and afternoons can be rather excruciating, heheh =)

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  2. I would love to give a try for the Cempedak spring rolls, I bet the taste must be really good, imagine the combination of crispy hot and cooling cempedak ice-cream, yumm~!!

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    1. 比比: you described it perfectly, i think! :D

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  3. What an interesting name for this place, Sean! I love the fish bowl!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, it's a terrific name, and the fish bowl adds a nice touch at the center of the cafe :D

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  4. Interesting menu. Prices sound ok too, would leave anyone cross-eyed! :D

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, lotsa care and creativity here ... at pretty much bargain prices! =)

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  5. *sorry typo earlier lol
    Ohh Crossed Leg Cafe serves the kind of food that I like - healthy, creative cuisine with quality ingredients and tasty! :)

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    1. Rebecca: yup, that's definitely an accurate portrayal of the food here :D

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  6. love your gold fish shots :) hahaha

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    1. NekoHime: heheh, thanks, couldn't resist the goldfish :D

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  7. Love absolutely everything about this

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    1. Cquek: glad u enjoyed reading this =)

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  8. can i fry the goldfish? joking~ XD
    well, i would like to try this out one day~ hehe

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    1. Mr Lonely: heheh, the goldfish's owner wouldn't be happy =) hope u get the chance one day :D

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  9. Think I'll need to make a visit to KD one of these days. Seems that there is a lot of good food and nice cafes there now.

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, that's true, there are quite a few worthwhile eateries at Kota damansara, though I don't head there often either since traffic and parking are both unkind, hehe :D

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  10. Pancake egg + Guava + Chinese Vineger combi excites any taste buds !

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    1. Wong: ya, it's a very tempting recipe that succeeds quite well :D

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  11. I haven't finished my Cross-Legged Cafe post yet, hehehe

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    1. CK: heheh, hope you're enjoying your time away though! :D

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    2. Only enjoy the weekend, weekdays quite boring.... :P

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    3. CK: oops... two more days until the weekend now! :D

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  12. I like cempedak. Cempedak spring rolls with ice cream definitely be my great snack! ^_^

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    1. Melissa: ooo, i'm actually not a cempedak fan ... though my family loves it, heh :D

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  13. My friend just went "oh ah" over the sago pudding at Fat Spoon the other day and insisted that I must go n try it!

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    1. Choi Yen: dessert lovers might like it! :D

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