>> Sunday, May 27, 2012
Venue: Damansara Heights
Overall comment: Really cheap pasta, omelette, pitas - taste is acceptable although it really feels like eating at a school canteen....no frills, babeh! Hahaha...it's "cheap" food, but not entirely "value-for-money"...
It was Friday & as usual deciding on the place for lunch is like a "soalan cepu emas"/golden question (what's the correct term?? *eek*). Thus, DY suggested to have cheap lunch at Humble Chef at Plaza Damansara. He SO knew that it would be very interesting to see the look on our faces upon the arrival of the dishes ordered :P
Humble Chef has been operating as a "van-stall" at the Damanlela area in Pusat Bandar Damansara. The stall operates only at night next to McDonald's on the flyover bridge from roughly 9:30pm - midnight, serving a small variety of pastas, pitas, sandwiches, & omelettes. You can expect quite a crowd, especially students from the HELP University nearby.
From that humble stall birth this humble cafe at Plaza Damansara. Ran by Malay owner(s), this simple-looking cafe offers a very simple menu (just like its "van-stall") with dishes at pretty low prices. With such prices, one would not expect that much, and SHOULD NOT expect that much as well! The one thing you can expect, no doubts, is the cafe filled with office workers & students during meal times. We were there earlier, so the place was still empty. By the time we left, it was full, especially with our fellow Muslims who could enjoy halal western food that this place offers.
Interior deco was very simple with painting for sale hung on the wall, mostly by the same artist, Hafiz Hajeedar. I really wonder how can this cafe sustain to pay for the shop rental at such a area like Damansara Heights *hmmmm*
From this lunch experience, here's my rating for the pasta:
#1 - pesto lamb (because it's more unique & fragrant)
#2 - cream sauce lamb/aglio olio lamb
#3 - beef bolognese
#4 - seafood aglio olio
Will I come here again? Perhaps not. Parking is crazee...and although it's just RM5.00/serving of pasta, it's not all that tasty. I rather pay RM5.50 for my bowl of yummilicious fish head noodles with extra Chinese cooking wine at Jalan Batai (near office)....oolala...big bowl & very satisfying too. Or pay twice the price at Pinos/Vary Pasta if I really want to have cheap & good pasta.
If you wanna talk about value for money, I reckon I could give some sound judgement. Heh.
For more on Humble Chef at Damanlela (the night van-stall) click here. I came across this informative post from another blogger :)
At times, you never try, you never know, eh?
Humble Chef Cafe
Unit 54-G, Jalan Medan Setia 2
50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: (+6014) 2296 854
Business hours: (I know it's opened for lunch & dinner, but not certain of the time)
Presentation: * * 1/2
Price: * * * *
Environment: * * *
Taste: * *
Service: * *
Cheap but not entirely "value-for-money",