Friday, May 16, 2014

Thyme Out @ Mayang Oasis & Pastel @ Setiawangsa

Tex-Mex mania is spicing up this small corner of Petaling Jaya, thanks to a bunch of fajita-loving friends who've started a stall this month at the Mayang Oasis food court, a sheltered location to complement their often rain-disrupted food truck in Subang.

From tortilla wraps to quesadillas, Thyme Out serves the ideal sort of guilty pleasures for night-time crowds who throng this venue (also known as PJ Old Trafford) to catch football match screenings.

Soft tacos stuffed with pulled lamb, cheese, pineapple salsa, lime & sauce cost RM9 apiece (chicken's even cheaper at RM6).

Basic nachos start from RM7, topped with tomato salsa, jalapeno mayo & lettuce. Add another RM4 to beef up the basket.

Complimentary disposable gloves are available to help keep fingers free of saucy stains. Thyme Out's food is tasty enough, assembled to order & served satisfyingly hot; no complaints whatsoever.

Bonus stop for halal-assured Tex-Mex fare: Pastel, a little cafe in a Setiawangsa shop-house.

Tacos are also a speciality at Pastel, filled with lamb or beef for RM18 per plate of two. 

'Texas Burger' with hand-pressed beef patty (RM16); the tacos & burgers come with fries. Perhaps not memorable enough to specifically travel to Setiawangsa for, but probably worthwhile for folks who live or work here.

Thyme Out KL Mayang Mexican Food
Mayang Oasis Food Court, Jalan SS 26/9, Taman Mayang Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Open Tues-Sun, 6pm through at least 1:30am

Pastel Cafe
7G, Jalan Setiawangsa 99A/55, Kuala Lumpur

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19 comments:

  1. I saw one Mexican restaurant in Luanda, hmm maybe I should go and try that.

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    1. CK: i like mexican food, so i would support that idea! :D

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  2. Oh i like Mexican food! but finding a good one is really hard, i'm craving for guacamole :(

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    1. Ken: guacamole is one of my favourite ingredients too! :)

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  3. Oooo...Tex-Mex, I like!!! And I love places with no wifi. Just can't understand why people bother going out together and everyone's so busy with their own smartphone or ipad. It's not so bad if one is dining alone. Our old folks would frown on it - since young, I was taught to eat...when it was eating time and do nothing else.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, i guess we all get very easily distracted right now, and we find other things more urgent or interesting than the people with us. i do agree with you, i try to focus on the person i'm with, and i only use the phone to share a video to watch with my companion or to search for information that we both want to know about :)

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  4. Hi Sean, I love the name "Thyme Out". How creative! And that sign about there being no wi-fi, talk to each other, is brilliant! With today's technology and all the hustle and bustle, people just don't communicate face to face like in the past, and it is a shame.

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    1. Linda: true, i love the pun, though it might not make a lot of sense in connection to a tex-mex theme, heh :D and you're right, the guys here have a great point with their 'no wi-fi' sign. if we stop really communicating with each other, it's a sign that we don't really care about each other.

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  5. Could tacos be the next food craze? :)

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    1. Rebecca: i would be happy if that happens! :)

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  6. Wow, I really like how the owners used "Keep Calm and Eat Tacos". It's nice. ^^

    But yeah, looking at the pictures of the Tex-Mex dishes has reminded me of my time with my mates yesterday in Big Hug to celebrate Part 2 of a friend's birthday. =)

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    1. Waverly: heheh, yeah, these young(er) kids have a nice flair for catchphrases :) i'd like to have another tex-mex meal soon if possible! :D

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  7. Saw Thyme Out the other day (now you're really in my neck of the woods) but haven't had the excuse to go since they're only open in the evenings. I miss food like that since there's no Taco Bell here (haha).

    Actually Mayang Oasis does provide WiFi, but only if you ask the waiters for the login details, which is too much work, frankly. And yeah, that time should be better spent catching up with your friends/dining companions.

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    1. SC: ooo, here's hoping there'll be some more delicious reasons for me to return to your neighbourhood this year :) heheh, yeah, i could do with more tex-mex and mexican options in KL. soul food. think this would make a good supper snack if you're feeling hungry at 10:30pm :) heheh, yeah, sometimes i agree with the people who say phones should be banned during meals. but thanks for the tip on wi-fi! :D

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  8. yo man.. think your address for Thyme Out KL is wrong

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    1. Iching: oops, you're right, thanks, i've just fixed it. 26/9 instead of 25/9 :)

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  9. this is like a de-constructed gwai lou pohpiah?

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    1. KY: that's a fun way of looking at it! :)

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  10. Does anybody know where Thyme Out moved to?

    Please e-mail me at haziq_najee@live.com.

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