Monday, July 23, 2018

Pour Cafe @ Ampang Jaya

Pour Cafe is a bit off the beaten track, but its signature sambal pasta might be worth the trek, saturated with a santan-scented sauce, sprinkled with crushed ikan bilis and peanuts, surrounded by fried chicken, a sunny-side-up, cucumbers, and best of all, a house-made sambal that's a genuine surprise, beautiful textured and nuanced  (RM20). We've seen many, many Malaysian reinterpretations of pasta in recent times, but this is one of the handful that works very well.

The kitchen shows a few flashes of playfulness for its all-day brunches too - the scrambled eggs are satisfyingly soft and creamy, though they would benefit from more seasoning beyond chillies, partnered in a simple fashion with toast and a thick hash brown (RM14). The soft-shell crab muffin is reasonably interesting, layered with a fried egg and bolstered by buttermilk sauce with tomato salsa (23).

Pour Cafe's signature coffee concoction is a refreshingly sprightly beverage, well-balanced with ginger, agave syrup and a bit of tang from an orange peel (RM14). All in all, if you're in Ampang, and you enjoy bright, spacious cafes, put Pour on your to-visit list.

Pour Cafe
1E Kompleks Destar Arena, Jalan Taman Putra, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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10 comments:

  1. Your description of sambal pasta sounds intriguing. And oh yes, I do like bright, spacious cafes...and this one is fairly near, so I will put it on my list to visit. :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yay! the sambal pasta was a very pleasant surprise - wasn't expecting it to be memorable, but it was, in a positive way :)

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  2. I think the sambal looked quite thick to be mixed into the pasta

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    1. Choi Yen: it's thick but not too salty or spicy! :)

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  3. Sambal pasta! I'd really like to try that :)

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    1. Phong Hong: you could try making a version at home! :)

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  4. Always happy to see more cafes over this side of town.

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    1. The Yum List: yep, hopefully the residents here feel the same ;)

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  5. I like the look of their scrambled, so thick and creamy. Many can't seem to get it right - like a badly-messed up omelette in the end.

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    1. Suituapui: that's true - omelettes are deceptively difficult to perfect! :)

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