Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fest @ Jaya One

Fest lives up to its name - on a Saturday afternoon, this cafe hums with the sounds of life, love & laughter, as families & friends celebrate the weekend. Fest's founders Jia Yuan, Maryam & Lisan have known each other since they were seven years old, & their new venue is a cheerful destination with distinctive food choices that combine childhood flavours with contemporary flair.

Chef Jia Yuan is determined to craft novel fare imbued with elements that Malaysians have long been familiar with - nasi lemak is the inspiration for this intriguing Lemak Sandwich, constructed with sourdough bread sourced from Damansara Jaya's Li restaurant, stuffed with Fest's savoury chicken waffles, toasted coconut, cucumber, anchovies, peanuts, egg strips & sambal - everything in a full-fledged plate of nasi lemak except rice, replaced by the bread - packing a fragrant, flavourful punch (RM13).

Waffles also manifest a young-at-heart streak. Ideal for sharing: Hash brown waffles (RM14; made with real hash browns) & the Milo waffle (RM12; a riff on the Milo Dinosaur mamak drink, the waffle's completely infused with Milo, with more Milo sprinkled on top, plus a dash of condensed milk & a topping of homemade coconut ice cream from an independent purveyor). 

For chai worshippers, try the Soy Chai (RM15), lovely hot tea, aromatic with cloves & cardamom, well-balanced with soy milk & a touch of honey. Coffee is taken seriously too; Fest secures blends put together for them by their Singaporean roaster pals.

Fest
Ground Floor, The Square, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Daily, 10am-11pm (with plans to start opening earlier at 8am soon). Pet-friendly.

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6 comments:

  1. I can't say I've caught onto the waffle craze, the Soy Chai looks yummy though.

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    1. The Yum List: i'm in two minds about waffles too, though i usually also lean toward not ordering them at most places. but i'm happy to try a chai anywhere :)

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  2. I like that father and son pic. That soy chai is interesting - makes me think of seafood chowder. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: they seemed to enjoy their time at fest :) haha, chowder isn't what came to mind for me at all, but now that you've mentioned it ... :D

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  3. Nasi lemak has been transform into so many others rendition include, sushi, cakes, creme brulee and now sandwich!

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    1. Choi Yen: and also nasi lemak pasta and nasi lemak gelato! let's see what's next, heheh :)

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