Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Morning After @ Ara Damansara

The Morning After is one of Oasis Ara Damansara's most ideal cafes, soothingly serene & spacious, with comfortable tables both inside & out. If you're in the neighbourhood, this could be a satisfying stop for a pleasant meal - take a seat by the windows to savour the sunshine while lingering over some capably conceived offerings from the cafe's extensive repertoire.

From morning to night, The Morning After promises something for every sort of craving - for breakfast, come hungry & indulge in the Wholesome Brunch (RM69; easily sufficient for two or three customers to share), a whopping serving of scrambled eggs, chicken sausages, turkey ham, roasted potatoes, buttered bread, sesame buns, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, tomato chutney & mixed leaves, partnered with a choice of two coffees or tea. Well-executed, with appetising components. No complaints for the coffee either; everything from the essential latte to the experimental salted caramel machiato is represented.

Lunchtime brings ever-changing special sets that evolve from month to month, usually priced at a reasonable RM18 - for April, the afternoon's attractions include roast chicken wraps, baked dory with cheese & potatoes, & fried rice with morsels of prawn & scrambled eggs, served with fries & a soup of the day.

Pastas are available - we like the spicy aglio olio (RM22), firm to the bite & flavourful with shrimp & zucchini. There's also one off-menu temptation that patrons can try requesting: Salted egg yolk chicken pasta, with sweet-savoury, crunchy-tender meat cooked to a recipe fine-tuned by a chef of a respected Chinese restaurant nearby.

Pizzas are worthwhile if you want after-work grub to enjoy with beers - two interesting varieties here (RM28 each), one topped with turkey bacon, mushrooms & garlic mayo, the other with chicken, tomatoes & pesto sauce; both showcase well-balanced flavours & textures. And for a good dinner, end the evening with The Morning After's grilled Norwegian salmon, a fulfilling slab of moist & fresh-tasting fish, faultlessly accompanied by an apple-watercress salad, potatoes & horseradish sauce for RM30.

The Morning After also features an event space section that can be reserved for meetings & business functions, with facilities included. All in all, this venue seems like a solid bet for both work & play - many thanks to the friendly team here for having us.

The Morning After
Lot G-11, Oasis Village, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Daily, 730am-10pm. 
Tel: 03-7831-1838 or 012-215-2815 for bookings


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7 comments:

  1. Makes me wonder what you did last night. Muahahahahaha!!!! That Wholesome Brunch is absolutely awesome - I would love that! I think I can handle that on my own. LOL!!!

    "The Morning After" is the theme song from "The Poseidon Adventure", the 1970s version.

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yes, the name The Morning After works on many different levels, will mean different things to different folks. i'm somewhat old enough to remember that ballad too from the movie, heh :D i liked the brunch platter ... especially the sausages! :D

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  2. Both the place and food look good. I want to try the salted egg yolk chicken pasta! :P

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    1. CK: the pasta is quite well-prepared ... definitely good enough for those of us who enjoy italian food and fusion cooking :)

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  3. Whenever I'm here, I'll head to Ali Muthu Ah Hock or Chai Bar... haizz.. LOL creature of habit sometimes :P

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    1. Rebecca: both of those are good choices too! ali for when you're feeling like nasi lemak, chai for when you want something wholesome :)

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  4. I've had a very bad experience here. The ham used was hard and dry. Coffee was burnt and even the sausage tasted a little funky and has no flavour at all (like expired)...

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