Friday, April 29, 2016

Wayne's & Byhalf Cafe @ Sri Petaling

Wayne's is rooted in family & friends: The couple who run this cafe named it after their toddler son, & they enlisted their chum - a retired chef who reputedly spent close to 50 years professionally cooking, including at what was once KL's esteemed Merlin Hotel - to help out with recipes like roast pork with apple & brown sauce, roasted potatoes & vegetables (RM25) & pork chops & fried egg in a steamed rice bowl (RM17). Wayne's remains a fledgling business that's still finding its footing, & there may be consistency issues with its food, but its team is willing to take note of feedback, which leaves us with some cause for optimism.

Wayne's Cafe
10 Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-9055-3362

Byhalf stands for something pretty cool - By Having A Little Faith. The cafe offers several unique signature dishes, including a 'red pesto' pasta in a striking house-made sauce blended with beetroot, garlic & sunflower seeds, as well as honey-glazed grilled chicken that's bathed in an aromatic lavender marinade. The flavours work reasonably well, but the textures may disappoint in an ironic contrast - for this visit earlier this year, the pasta proved too soft, while the chicken was a tad too tough.

Byhalf Cafe
20 Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Kitchen opens Wed-Mon, 11am-9pm. Tel: 03-9544-2167


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12 comments:

  1. That 1st pic looks like a scene from some tv drama. :D Merlin? That's a long long time ago, now Concorde. Roast pork looks very nicely done.

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    1. Suituapui: tv drama? hehehe, that wasn't my first thought :) yup, only those of us who are old enough can remember Merlin (sort of!) :) the roast pork is their signature dish ... the flavour of the pork was a bit too strong for me though, in terms of personal preference :)

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  2. Red pesto pasta sounds like a dish for me!

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    1. Ken: it's definitely a unique dish in terms of what's available in kl :)

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  3. Waynes pork chops look good!! :D

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    1. Ciki: they're reasonably generous with two substantial slices of the pork chops :)

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  4. I'm sure the toddler son would be proud when he's older. ;) But yeah, this is definitely one of those cafes that's good for me to visit with my university mate. It looks serene enough for the diners to hold their own conversations - and the food looks delicious too!

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    1. Ciana: it definitely is heartwarming when parents name an effort after their child ... A labour of love, in a different sense :) I do wish them all the best here, and yep, they could do well with the young student crowd :)

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  5. Wayne's Cafe food definitely priced reasonably. Coffee is good too, and I could customized the Coffee Art :D

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    1. Cindy: glad to hear you had a positive and encouraging experience at Wayne's :)

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  6. The 1st & 2nd photo, I'm sold!

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    1. Choi Yen: glad you like the look of the pork! :)

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