Saturday, March 1, 2014

Jac's On The 8th @ Ara Damansara

A friendly, no-fuss venue for casual, leisurely lunches, Jac's On The 8th took over recently from Ara Damansara's Good Friends Cafe (which has moved to SS15 Subang). It's easy to spend a happy afternoon here, kicking back with your buddies & enjoying tasty, wholesome fare.

The menu ranges from ideal-for-lunch comfort food like this egg-&-eggplant sandwich with sesame mayo sauce (RM12.90) ...

... to perfect-for-breakfast treats such as buckwheat-&-cashew-nut granola with cold milk (RM6.90).


Jac's also provides for takeaway orders, so we were pleased to bring home this free-range chicken, tenderly stewed with pumpkin & carrots, served with rice & steamed broccoli & cauliflowers (RM14.90). Honest fare prepared with heaps of heart.


Pastas are a pleasure here too, particularly the seafood ones: Our spaghetti brimmed with more Chilean blue mussels than we could count, cooked with olives & tomatoes in a lightly briny broth (RM24.90). Ask for an optional splash of rum to add a zing to this recipe. There's also a prawn pasta with tamarind sauce & ginger flower that sounds tempting.


 Fans of cranberries can have a field day here, thanks to stacks of cranberry-walnut pancakes showered with honey (RM8.90) ...

... to cranberry-filled English scones paired with passion fruit jam & butter (RM3.50 per scone), cranberry carrot cakes (RM10 per slice) & rum-&-raisin cheesecakes (raisins are relatives of cranberries, right?), all personally baked by owner Jaclyn Ting, the latest Malaysian to pursue her dream of running a cafe.

Jac's regards coffee seriously, so order a cup here, pour-over, siphon, French press or ice drip ...

... with beans from Australia's Grand Central Premium Coffee Roasters.

Jac's On The 8th
G-G-8, Jalan PJU 1A/20A, Dataran Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Tues-Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun, 8am-930pm. Tel: 03-7734-3638

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25 comments:

  1. Very nice. And I love that glass bottle pouring the milk. I haven't seen milk in glass bottles in decades. Was it just served in this bottle, Sean, or is milk still sold in bottles in your area?

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    1. Linda: ooo, that's an interesting point that you've raised. i believe it was just served in this bottle, though i'm not sure. i'll look out for milk in bottles in the future! :)

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    2. Thanks, Sean. Here in Montreal milk is sold in bags, in plastic containers and in cartons. But when I was a little girl, all milk was sold in bottles. I miss that. :)

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    3. Linda: reading that makes me feel nostalgic ... thanks for sharing that :)

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  2. Finally I tasted my first cup of espresso here, nothing special, but surprisingly not too bad. Hahaha.

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    1. CK: ooo, glad to hear you managed to find espressos in Angola! Hopefully you'll be able to find a few more places that also serve decent coffee while you're there, heheh :)

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  3. Interesting combination of eggplant and egg, would love to try that out :)

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    1. Ken: yeah, eggplant & egg is a combination that works, surprisingly! :)

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  4. I will come for the blue mussels. The eggplant looks scrumptious and interesting too.

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: that mussel spaghetti will satisfy any lover of mussels ... and the eggplant will do the same for eggplant fans! :D

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  5. I am a fan of cranberries.. i guess I would luv em pancakes!

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    1. Ciki: haha, i hope you mean cranberries the food and not cranberries the 90s band! :D

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  6. Oooo...that looks like my kind of coffee!

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    1. Suituapui: it's a well-prepared cup indeed! :)

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  7. The prawn pasta with tamarind sauce and ginger flower sounds good =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, i can sorta imagine the gorgeous flavours, and i was very tempted to try it! :)

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  8. Ooh, there seem to be some yummy options over there.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, yummy's a good description :)

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  9. Perfect meal! Looks absolutely delicious

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    1. Cquek: worth checking out especially if you live or work nearby :)

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  10. Honest fare prepared with heaps of heart - we all need more of this. :)

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    1. Rebecca: i agree 100 percent :)

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  11. gosh! I would definitely wanna try out this place! Btw thanks for the newsletters sean! :D

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    1. JessY: i think you'll like this place! :) and thanks for the kind words about the newsletter. i appreciate it :)

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