Eat Drink KL: Pokok, PJ MAHSA University

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Pokok, PJ MAHSA University

The Glasshouse Effect: Surrounded by trees and swathed in sunshine, Pokok is a budding contender for one of PJ's loveliest cafes, a suburban sanctuary that soothes and satiates.

Pokok's crowd-pleasers come prepared fresh from the kitchen: From the East, the Nasi Lemak hits fragrant notes, with the rice and the sambal proving the highlights of the platter (RM18); from the West, the Smoked Salmon Benedict is buoyed by an entire ensemble of nutritionally balanced components, with vegetables showcasing more spring and sprightliness than expected (RM25). And for the best of both worlds, the Cili Padi Pesto Pasta (try saying that five times fast) brings a bit of extra heat to the elegantly textured basil blend (RM25).

Desserts and drinks display encouraging evidence of effort too, from Nutella marble cakes to Waka Waka Gelato, which comes in deliciously distinctive flavours like Salted Egg Yolk and Maha-Teh (or Hojicha). To combat these humid evenings, round out your order with the Down Under, a cross between an iced latte and an affogato.

MAHSA Universiti, Jalan Universiti Campus, Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 9am-6pm.

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  1. These days they have salted egg yolk in most everything.

  2. I love the decor and the glass walls. The food is very tempting as well.

    1. Phong Hong: yeah, there's definitely strong visual appeal here! :)

  3. Wow, I would like to try that salted egg yolk ice cream!

    1. Choi Yen: it's quite a mild salted egg yolk flavour :)

  4. The most terrible service I had receive in my entire life. Waited for more than 1 hour for Nasi Lemak but the end still did not manage to serve in time. We reminded the waiter 3 times to check the deliver time of food and their reply was "Let me check for you" but they never came back to us!

    And there few hair inside the food. Initially asked for a change but second plate served still have one hair left. This is unacceptable and terrible in term of hygiene!

    There is no apologize from them and no even to compensate for the delay and replace new meal.

    In term of taste also still below the normal standard with this level of price.

    These are the comments for my first visit and surely will not return!

  5. Hi there,

    Do they serve alcohol?