Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good Food & Co @ Jaya Shopping Centre

Husband-&-wife team Jonathan & Lydia helm this new cafe with a modern Australian influence - Jonathan spent several years working at restaurants in Perth before returning to KL in 2014.

Good Food & Co is pretty passionate about its offerings, with a clearly thought-out variety of well-prepared, crowd-pleasing recipes including the 'Eggs, Peas!' (RM15), featuring two slow-cooked kampung eggs served with smashed peas, paprika aioli, crispy salami bits & the kitchen's own-baked bread. The restaurant relies on locally sourced ingredients for most of its fare.

The menu evolves everyday, with new specials constantly surfacing, but some egg-loving staples remain, such as the no-meat shakshouka (RM16), a steaming-hot stew of tomatoes & veggies topped with a baked egg, & the fluffy-chunky, fresh-&-warm frittata, a brunch possibility tinged with roasted beetroot & pumpkin (RM15).

Good Food should prove popular with the lunch crowd too, thanks to the likes of this hearty sandwich comprising chicken thigh that's juicy & flavoursome, marinated in garlic confit & a house spice mix, crowned with cheddar cheese, herb dressing, aioli & tomato relish, packed into bread that provides a solid chew. RM17.

Hot dog lovers will want to try The Good Dog (RM18), constructed with Langkawi-made Sailor's beef-&-lamb sausage, nicely textured & spiced with cumin & chilli peppers, grilled & topped with caramelised onions. Or for a lighter snack, there are 'jaffles' too - toasties stuffed with tomatoes & cheese (RM8).

 Coffee is made with beans roasted right here in PJ by Sprezzatura. All in all, Good Food & Co is a noteworthy addition to Section 14's F&B landscape, living up to its name with no-nonsense edibles - expect to hear more about it in the weeks ahead.

Good Food & Co
Level 5, Jaya Shopping Centre, Section 14, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Open Mon-Sat, 11am-830pm; Sun, 1pm-830pm. Tel: 03-7931-5156

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27 comments:

  1. Sean, as soon as you said Australian, and I was looking at those eggs, I knew they couldn't be chicken eggs...are they ostrich or emu? They look very good. :)

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    1. Linda: ooo, actually those are free-range chicken eggs ... 'kampung' is a malay word for 'village' ... i'm glad you like the look of them! it's probably the aioli/sauce on top that make them look not quite like regular chicken eggs :)

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    2. Hi Sean,

      Thanks, now I can see what you mean. The way they were prepared, even without the sauce, makes the eggs look larger which is why I thought they came from a larger...well, in this case, much larger bird. LOL! :)

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    3. Linda: no worries ... that's true ... i've had eggs from larger-sized animals before, but i think chicken and duck eggs are still my favourite, heh :D

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  2. lol, what a nice name, good food~~~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: good name for a good cafe :)

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  3. Telling it as it is, eh? Oooo...the poached eggs were perfectly done! Gorgeous!!! And the chicken sandwich sure looks like a real treat! Nice place.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, a descriptive, straight-to-the-point name. ya, i think a lot of customers are gonna be liking some of the dishes here :)

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  4. Presentation of the food looks neat & I love the colours of the dishes - loads of vege I see! :D

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    1. Rebecca: ya, i think you'd be OK with the food here, and the prices are quite decent for section 14, so it might be worth visiting the next time you're in this part of pj :)

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  5. Jaffles - what fond memories that bring back.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, i don't quite have similar memories, but i do like 'em too! :)

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  6. That looks like a really small café...are those Ikea tables and chairs I see?

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, don't quite know about the furnishing, but the cafe actually has two levels ... both levels are not very large, but they do add up into one medium-sized cafe. might still easily get packed during lunch though :)

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    1. Footfringe: ya, the sort of place i can't resist! :D

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  8. Eggs, Peas and baked egg look yummy! I am going to have some of these soon I guess, hehe.

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    1. CK: i think you'd enjoy the Egg Peas ... the paprika aioli sauce does help to complement it and make the combination quite flavoursome :D

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  9. Food looks good...vibes looks good...good for a visit! =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, yeah, jaya shopping centre is looking up ... and this cafe is right across the corridor from the TGV multiplex that should open within a few months, so it could become a popular stop for cinema-goers :)

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  10. The egg is more like hard boiled egg instead of the common poached version, like it!

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, i think it blends better with the peas and sauce that way, heheh :)

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