Monday, March 16, 2015

Preview: Haraju Cube @ Empire Damansara

Opening this Wednesday, Haraju Cube is set to bring Shibuya honey toasts with tantalising twists to Empire Damansara.

Only 48 of these buttery-fluffy toasts will be baked everyday, so head here early. Each toast - most cost between RM22.90 & RM26.90 - is monumentally thick & satisfactorily fresh-tasting, easily shared by two to four customers, crowned with the likes of Korean strawberries, Belgian chocolate or house-made honeycomb, plus vanilla or green tea ice cream.

Slice 'em open & you'll find golden bread cubes inside, explaining the cafe's name. The bread rates well for taste & texture, a testament to the experience & expertise of Haraju Cube co-founder Kent, who formerly worked at a Plaza Damansara bakery. The outlet takes pride in its ingredients; even its honey, served on the side, is thoughtfully tuned for a subtle sort of sweetness.

Starting Wednesday, a selection of savoury open-face toasts, sliced thinner for snacking, will be available too - not pictured here, but expect toppings like egg & mayo, ham & cheese, mixed seafood, or tuna with wafu dressing, priced from RM10.90.

Haraju Cube's beverages prove photogenic as well - try the flavoursome speciality of milk mixed with the cafe's own-made butterscotch & caramel (RM8.90), or the matcha latte with a dollop of cream & a drizzling of kuromitsu black honey (RM11.90).

Here's a glimpse at what's potentially ahead for Haraju Cube: The cafe's other founder, Daichi, whose dad is Japanese, previously ran an onigiri delivery service in KL, & he hopes to serve these rice balls at Haraju Cube once operations stabilise.

We ordered Daichi's onigiri last year & liked 'em - packed substantially with everything from salmon to tuna, grilled mackerel to tempura prawns, ham & egg to hot dogs & cheese. It'll be interesting to see how Haraju Cube adapts these into a cafe menu. All in all, Haraju Cube seems poised to be a fun hangout; thanks to the warm & welcoming team here for hosting this preview.

Haraju-Cube
Lot 103, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Selangor. Above Boat Noodle. 
Open 11am-11pm Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday; 11am-12am, Friday-Saturday. Launching March 18, 2015.


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23 comments:

  1. I saw you this morning going up to this restaurant while I was sitting outside San Na Deul talking to my friend, hoho~ that couple, I saw them too as I was inside previously. Just that was told is the soft opening, my order was not served. Anyway will visit again in Wed

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    1. Soo Shiong: yay, hopefully you enjoy Haraju Cube, and maybe I'll bump into you here someday :)

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  2. Great shot! Especially of the toast opened up and spilling all over the plate.

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    1. The Yum List: thanks, this was pretty fun to photograph :D

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  3. Mmmmm....you did say butterscotch, right, Sean? :) I love butterscotch ice cream, butterscotch pudding and...butterscotch cookies, so even though I have not tasted that drink I would most likely want to. Nice decor and fascinating fare here. :)

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    1. Linda: butterscotch is definitely a treat when it's done right ... and butterscotch milk is brilliant :D

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  4. Waah...tis place has potential...looking forward to their onigiris...and hopefully more stuff =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, the owners and team here are very committed about making customers happy, so i think this could be one to watch :)

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  5. I'd take the milk but no, not the walls of bread thank you

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    1. Ken: good source of protein and minerals, heh :D

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  6. Not into those toasts - we have those here. Sure would go for the rice balls and the awesome looking onigiri.

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    1. Suituapui: glad you like the look of the onigiri! :D

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  7. That's a very humongous slab of toast ;D

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    1. Contact: it's quite a tower of carbs :D

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  8. The toasts look pretty, but I am more interested in onigiri, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, i enjoyed the onigiri, especially the salmon-stuffed and prawn-filled ones :D

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  9. can i know this restaurant halal or non-halal.?

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    1. Rahifah: no pork or alcohol is served here, and the restaurant welcomes muslim customers :)

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  10. Too much carbs for me but heck, I'll eat the toppings (and the ice cream) and leave 80% of the toast to someone else.. :P

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, i actually didn't manage to finish the toast either ... it was massive! :)

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  11. Order food in online !!! online restaurant aggregate unavu wats more of its
    customers to order their food through its,app not its website.Am working in www.unavu.co.in

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  12. This is the kind of posts that anyone who is interested in delicacies should care enough to read. I have really enjoyed reading it and I would love to learn how to prepare such delicious meals. I can only hope that these meals are as tasty as they look. Correct Errors in My Conceptual Framework

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