Monday, September 4, 2017

Baba Kuat Cafe @ Menara PJ8, Petaling Jaya

Baba Kuat's Seremban-born Peranakan founder Cheong Wai is flexing his culinary muscles with a sturdy selection of Asian-inflected rice bowl recipes at this likable little hideout - luscious salmon belly is combined with cucumbers, spring onions & a fried egg on a warm bed of sesame-sprinkled rice for a comfort-food lunch (RM20), while stir-fried clams come spiced up with a surreptitiously fiery chilli sauce, balanced with edamame & more egg for metabolism-moving fare (RM15). Take the bowl out to the leafy, contemplative second-floor courtyard of Menara PJ8 & savour this freshly prepared meal on one of the benches.

Baba Kuat Cafe
Level 2, PJ8, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm (kuih), 12pm-530pm (rice bowls). Tel: 017-797-1788


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12 comments:

  1. With that name, I immediately pictured a Baba in full Baba regalia, flexing his muscles :D I was expecting rice with some babi pongteh and acar and what I see up there is more like Japanese fare.

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    1. Phong Hong: a pongteh or acar bowl would be nice! Ya, there's a bit more of a Malaysian-Japanese-Southeast Asian thing going on here - luckily it still works ;)

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  2. For someone who is kuat makan, it looks like they may need two of those rice bowls! O_o

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, it may be the camera angle, but the bowls were quite decently sized for a regular lunch :D

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  3. Mana itu baba kuat? No sign of his nyonya either? LOL!!! They sure do not look anything like the regular paranakan baba/nyonya fare.

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    1. Suituapui: sounds like we all want the peranakan ingredients to be kicked up a notch! :D

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  4. I'm expecting some Peranakan food upon reading the titles :P But it's OK, the food looks promising and I like the outdoor scene :)

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    1. Choi Yen: yup, though I just heard that they may be moving to a different location soon :)

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  5. So everyone also expected some Peranakan food, just like me.... I think the name Papa Kuat would be nicer! HaHaHa.
    I love that woody courtyard ambiance! So unique and nice to have meals.

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    1. Twilight Man: haha, Papa Kuat is a cool name ... though maybe too close to Pappa Rich! ;) but yes, the setting here is nice and calm :)

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  6. Hmm.. I'm curious what kuih they have, since none were posted either on their FB page

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    1. Rebecca: oh, I don't think they have any kuih here! ;)

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