Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kohi Yatta @ Sungai Besi

This spacious cafe of convenience welcomes patrons who want somewhere to wait comfortably while their cars are serviced at the Mazda centre next door or parents craving a peaceful cup of coffee while their children frolic in a cheerful play area inside.

But the rest of us might be baited by the menu, which showcases some interesting Japanese influences: Dashi udon with fresh tomatoes, kombu stock, bonito flakes & an egg makes for a bowl of undeniable goodness (RM18), while the barley risotto with salmon & mushrooms underlines the kitchen's wholesome streak (RM18). And while we've probably had enough of poke bowls in KL by now (RM18 here, with salmon sashimi, crunchy Japanese cucumbers, pickled daikon & a runny egg), we wouldn't mind more mouthfuls of Kohi Yatta's tempura onigiri, with each compact rice ball served crisp & warm (RM13 for eight pieces).

Save space for sweets: Our favourite order here is the Grand Empress dessert, a textured, tasty temptation of oat pancakes with lemon poppy seed curd, lychees & vanilla ice cream (RM17). Beverage ingredients are sourced with a bit of extra thought: Green tea from Niko Neko Matcha, coffee from The Roast Things & hot chocolate made with Indonesia's Korte Chocolate, alongside Kohi Yatta's own-brewed lemongrass ginger tea with osmanthus & candied ginger, & green apple juice with kyuri. Service here exudes warmth & helpfulness, with the cafe's founders & team members making customers feel very welcome.

Kohi Yatta
Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. Beside Mazda showroom & service centre. Daily, 830am-630pm.


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4 comments:

  1. Well, my friends and I don't need any Mazda service, so we definitely fall within the category of parents craving a peaceful cup of coffee (away from their kids)...peaceful being the operative word here! :D Whoa...talk about natural sunlight...there's an abundance of it here. Those sitting right next to the glass walls might get a free suntan! ;) I like the spaciousness of the place and the fact that there's Japanese food with coffees (hope the coffee is good here).

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, yeah, it gets sunny in the evening, but it should be fine in the morning and afternoon ... and the good news is that the coffee is good :)

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  2. The play area definitely a good news for parents like me, but it might be quite annoying if the kids are too noisy >_<

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, the play area is quite a distance from many of the dining tables tho :)

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