Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mikro @ Taman Melawati

There's nothing like a neighbourhood cafe run by residents who know these surroundings intimately. Fahmi, El, Nas and their friendly crew bring a lot of heart to Mikro, a small space that won us over big time. You'll feel like you're eating in a buddy's kitchen, sitting a few metres from the stove while the scent of food sizzling on the pan wafts to your table.

Order the Tuna Shak, a terrifically tender and tasty patty made of tuna and sweet potatoes, served with a sunny-side-up, house-made pesto cream and sprinkled pomegranate (RM18). If you're game for a hearty lunch, Desperado deserve consideration - two deep-fried local sea bass fillets, crunchy and fleshy, served hot in tortillas with a nice balance of pico de gallo salsa and tahini garlic yogurt sauce (RM22).

Mikro aims to become a hub for the community to come together, discussing initiatives that benefit the people here. It's easy to imagine customers making new acquaintances while chatting over a homely lunch of Chick Flicks (RM16; a sandwich of pulled slow-cooked chicken and cheese) and Marakesh (RM24; lamb meatballs with spiced cream chickpeas and yogurt raita).

Mikro
320, Jalan Bandar Melawati, Melawati Square, Pusat Bandar Melawati, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur.
Open Sun-Thurs, 8am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 8am-10pm. Tel: 016-636-3698

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8 comments:

  1. I would love one in my neighbourhood, so convenient! Incidentally, is this in a house? The municipal council here would not allow residents to run any kind of business at their houses in residential areas...but they seem to turn a blind eye at the rampant activities in the kampung, every other house would have one stall in front. :(

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, this is in a normal commercial shophouse - but yeah, I guess parts of it look homely :D I guess it depends on the neighbourhood and whether the residents mind that people are operating from their homes ;)

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  2. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought that the kitchen in the last photo was in someone's house :)

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    1. Phong Hong: oh yes, it felt like enjoying a meal at home ;)

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  3. Initially, the dishes didn't look all that exciting I must say...must be the presentation...until I read that it won you over big time...now that's worth considering :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: ya, this was a pleasant surprise - flavour-wise, very satisfying :D

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  4. Great to see more independents popping up around Melawati.

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    1. The Yum List: it's certainly a neighbourhood that's conducive to indies, i think ;)

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