Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Arch Cafe @ Central Market & Assam Boy @ Berjaya Times Square

Arch Cafe seems worth visiting for local fare in a contemporary setting if you're near Central Market, especially if the chicken rice balls prove to be a measure of the menu - a well-executed platter, with flavoursome rice, succulent chicken & satisfying dips of garlic-chilli & pounded garlic-ginger (RM12). You'll also find staples like nasi lemak & Hainanese chicken chop, but for seekers of cute novelties, try the Durian Imperial (RM13), an enjoyably creamy cake shaped with thorny spikes, encasing a soft, fluffy centre of fresh durian, cream & vanilla sponge. Durian pancakes, mille-crepes & ais krim potong are available too.

Arch Cafe
Ground Floor, Pacific Express Hotel, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 7am-7pm. Tel: 03-2022-1669

Assam Boy is a colourful & convenient stop if you're catching a movie at Berjaya Times Square, promising the locally inclined likes of Penang laksa, pandan chicken & fried popiah. Some of the more interesting offerings here include a Mee Rebus that tastes somewhat like a strange hybrid of regular mee rebus & curry mee, distinctively dunked with two skewers of chicken satay (RM8.90), & a pretty refreshing Durian Cendol that showcases two fat, fairly fleshy pieces of the King of Fruits (RM9.90).

Assam Boy Restaurant
Level 3 (opposite the GSC multiplex counters), Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 10am-10pm

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10 comments:

  1. OMG! That Durian Imperial cake is so cute!

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    1. Phong Hong: heheh, yeah, it is. and they also have a larger durian imperial cake that looks like a full-sized durian, with a more natural durian colour for the spikes :)

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  2. Central Market! Good Lord! I can't remember the last time I dropped by there, so so long ago. I would love to try that durian cake...and the durian cendol at that other place too. Not a fan of durian but I love durian desserts.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i'm not a frequent visitor of the central market area either. but it was interesting and fun to visit this cafe. we're the same - i don't eat durians much, but i do try to order durian desserts, especially since they're usually chilled ones (i prefer chilled desserts) :D

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  3. Both serve durian dessert ya, which one should I try first. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, depends on whether you prefer cake or cendol! :D

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  4. I don't really fancy durian but I must stay, those cakes just look sooooo cute! :D

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    1. Ciki: yeah, i usually go by durian season without much enthusiasm too, but i did enjoy the durian cake here! fluffy and creamy and not TOO durian-y, heh :D

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  5. Wow, the mini durian so cute and cendol + fresh durian seem like a trend now, so many versions coming out!

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, i see a lot of durian desserts coming out this year - it must be a good time to be a fan of durians! :D

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