Eat Drink KL: Grafa @ SS15 Subang

Monday, May 6, 2013

Grafa @ SS15 Subang

Thanks to a refurbishment, a revamped menu & extended business hours, Grafa has transformed from a simple suburban cafe that sold cycling merchandise into a full-blown restaurant that's now one of Subang's liveliest, most youthful hangouts.

The retail section & the eating space coexist harmoniously; pop by to buy bike accessories, then stay for hearty meals that won't hurt the wallet too much.

The menu features fare that'll be familiar to fans of William's of Taman Mayang. Popular choices include spaghetti with seafood & salted egg yolk (RM25).

Similar to William's, servings at Grafa are Goliath-sized. This grilled lamb with Persian rice (RM45) will feed no fewer than two (even four's possible).

Double-beef, triple-cheese burgers with pastrami (RM25), soft-shell-crab fried rice, chicken kiev, salmon risotto, barbecued beef ribs, mee hoon tomato cili padi & black pepper beef ball soup are among Grafa's numerous other wide-ranging attractions.

Come in, the coffee's fine: caffe latte to take the temperature up, affogato to cool things down.

Hello, Ribena Longan, my old friend, I've come to drink you up again.

Grafa is a no-liquor restaurant, but no matter; it's less than a five-minute walk from Grafa to SS15's long-surviving Allegro Italian establishment.

One of Subang's best-kept culinary secrets is Allegro's exquisite zabaglione, masterfully made, lovably laced with Marsala wine. Only RM12.

Allegro's house-pouring wine clocks in at RM18. Easily _ but not eminently _ drinkable.

Grafa @ SS15 Subang,
55, SS15/4B, Subang Jaya.
Open daily, noon through 1am. 
Tel: 03-5611-7600
Allegro Italian Cafe,
11A, 1st Floor, SS15/4, Subang Jaya.
Open weekdays for lunch & dinner, weekends for dinner.
Tel: 03-5631-5682