Friday, January 8, 2016

Aka Cafe @ Taman Desa

Helmed by Malaysian mother-&-daughter team Amanda & Aika, this hidden cafe offers a slice of cosy calm in Taman Desa, with a selection of Japanese snacks & fusion fare inspired by Amanda's years of living in Tokyo; expect everything from onigiri & inari sushi to ebi fry with curry rice & chicken katsu with toasted bread, with most servings costing between RM6 & RM20.

The chicken stew with carrots, potatoes & rice (RM15) & a moist, tender hambugu sandwich with a rich sauce (RM20 for a beef patty topped with fried egg) convey wholesome, home-made flavours. Matcha ice cream (RM8) is a fuss-free option for dessert; if you want a more elaborate concoction, check out the cookies-&-cream ice cubes with chilled chocolate milk (RM12).

Aka Cafe
21, Jalan 1/109f, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Open 12pm-9pm; closed Wednesdays. Tel: 03-7971-8282

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21 comments:

  1. I shall visit on Sun for their hambagu sandwich and the cookies-n-cream ice cubes with chilled chocolate milk =)

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    1. Ulric; ooo, hopefully you'll enjoy both ... i think i'd prefer the cookies-&-cream ice cubes with fresh milk instead of chocolate though, heh ;)

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  2. From the first two photos, I certainly wouldn't have guessed that this place serves Japanese food...what with all that Ikea furniture! ;D That 2nd photo actually reminds me of Wild Sheep Chase ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: it's interesting how taman desa is becoming a hub for cafes like these :D

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  3. What a lovely ambiance, and the meals look very good!!!

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    1. Linda: i did like the setting, i thought they made good use of the space :)

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  4. Hehe the drink looks attractive! Oh and hambagu too ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, i think the food here will find favour with taman desa's crowds :)

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  5. Hambugu... Funny name! Too bad I can't eat that.. But others certainly warrant a visit given the pricing

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    1. Leo: heh, yeah, it's basically like a burger patty, with the meat ground very smooth, so it has a rather soft chew. actually they also have a chicken hambugu :)

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  6. looks like some really good comfort food. cookies-&-cream ice cubes with chilled chocolate milk defnitely something i would go for.

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    1. Irvine: they've also got some japanese-inspired sesame/green tea puddings that some customers might go for :)

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  7. Nice, more choices for us now, hehehe.

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    1. CK: hehe, hope you enjoy exploring Aka :D

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  8. Love that little fan. So what is it also known as? LOL!!! Joke aside, food looks good especially the burger. All the best to the mother and daughter.

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    1. Suituapui: haha, well, their 'aka' is meant to be japanese for 'red' ... i'm sure the mom-&-daughter team here will appreciate your positive wishes :)

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  9. Seems like pretty good value.

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    1. The Yum List: ya, prices here feel fair :)

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  10. What a lovely and homey place, the food is reasonably priced too. I wish I stay nearby so I can visit this place often~~

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i wouldn't mind staying in taman desa, heheh :D

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