Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bedrock @ USJ Taipan, Subang Jaya

This promising new cafe is spearheaded by Nicholas, a young entrepreneur whose parents have been in the F&B business for two decades. Perched on a shop-house first floor, Bedrock is located near Nicholas' home & his family's traditional coffee shop in the Taipan commercial hub, removed from Subang's main cafe enclave of SS15.

 What makes Bedrock noteworthy is its mission to present interesting recipes that stray slightly from the norm. It's rare to find kedgeree on the menu in the Klang Valley - Bedrock's interpretation of this Anglo-Indian curried mixed-rice classic comes mingled with chicken & raisins, topped with boiled eggs, with an enjoyably smoky-spicy flavour. For RM12, easy to endorse.

 Baked eggs also secure a twist at Bedrock, prepared shakshouka-style, ravishingly runny with sliced chicken frankfurters, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, herbs & a surprising side of yoghurt that's meant to endow an extra dimension to this dish. RM16, reflective of Bedrock's reasonable rates.

 Some of Bedrock's offerings could still benefit from fine-tuning though - its freshly baked bread comes topped with scrambled eggs & a mix of mushrooms, spring onions & vinaigrette that may not be quite as aromatic or flavoursome as expected. RM12.

 Bedrock's signature recommendation is deservedly its salt chicken, brined & roasted, beautifully tender & boldly tasty. RM18; this generous serving is sufficient even for hearty eaters, bolstered further by a mashed potato salad. Limited portions daily.

Pastas here steer clear of the bolognese/carbonara cliches - Bedrock offers a pleasant linguine primavera with chicken, cherry tomatoes, capsicum & parmesan cheese (RM15), plus a likeable linguine pesto with chicken, house-made pesto sauce & pine nuts (also RM15). Both boast something of a home-cooked feel.

 Bedrock's desserts come crowned with the cafe's own-made ice cream, in vanilla or peanut butter flavour (we prefer the latter, which flaunts a light but distinct sweet-saltiness). In terms of textural satisfaction, the pancakes with bananas & chocolate sauce (RM12) trump the French toast, overloaded with grilled bananas, crushed almonds, chocolate & strawberry jam (RM16).

 And of course, there's coffee at Bedrock - by the way, we like the explanation for the cafe's name, evoking a sense of being grounded in core values. Many thanks to Nicholas & the Bedrock team for hosting this visit.

Bedrock Restaurant Cafe
36-1, USJ 10/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Above Nan King coffee shop.
Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-12am


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14 comments:

  1. unbelievably affordable, what a great place for a weekend brunch!

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    1. Ken: oh ya, the prices here are a plus point! :D

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  2. I had to smile when I saw 'Bedrock', because it makes me think of the classic cartoon 'The Flintstones.' :) The baked eggs look amazing, as does the chicken. I like their sign, too. :)

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    1. Linda: my initial thought was the flintstones too ... that adds a nice extra dimension to the name! :D i loved the look of the baked eggs, it definitely looked very appetising. i'm glad you like a lot of things about this place :)

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  3. it has been a long time i didn't go visit taipan leh, glad that this post reminded me~

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    1. Happy walker: yeah, i used to go to taipan fairly often, but it's been a long time for me too! :)

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  4. OMG I'm literally swallowing my saliva now looking at the dessert and french toast!! *goes for lunch*

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    1. Iamthewitch: glad you like the look of the sweets! and i hope you had a nice sugary lunch :D

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  5. Bedrock? The Flinstones! Yabba dabba doo!!! LOL!!! Interesting presentation, the rice. I would love to have a go at that claypot rice - interestingly different from the rest. All else looks good too!

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    1. Suituapui: yabba dabba doo indeed! :D yup, some fun ideas here, i think you'd have fun at this cafe :)

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  6. That could be a cafe here in Sydney with that spread! Great to see some new dishes arriving in the Klang Valley, and you can't fault the presentation.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: true, the presentation for the savoury dishes in particular are nicely thought-out ... and they're continuously taking in feedback, so things should continue to get better :)

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  7. I love the salted chicken!!!

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    1. Rebecca: better than commercial mall roast chicken ya! :D

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