Looking from the outside of the shop you wouldn't really know, unless you had inside information, that within its confines, the furniture and household shop called House & Co in Bangsar Shopping Centre houses a little cafe. I had recently heard about it, when friends raved about the curry laksa and the nasi lemak. It was with a bit of trepidation that I managed to convince my usual Friday Boys Lunch crowd to make their way there, instead of the usual Bangsar Village outlet we hang out at.
I quickly put in a disclaimer that I had never been and I bear no responsibility for the outcome. However, my fears quickly disappeared, when I saw that the cafe was full of people, always a good indication of the quality of the food.
The menu is rather limited, which goes to show, you can draw crowds by having just a few consistent good items. So, we zoomed into the popular dishes, and had the nasi lemak, nyonya curry laksa, and ipoh hor fun.
The nasi lemak is served on a HUGE platter and the condiments are served on pretty banana flowers. I didnt get to try it, but the rice looked nice and fluffy, just the way I like it. Apparently the rendang was good and tender, and friend remarked that it was all good stuff, at least it wasn't just presentation.
KO3 who was suffering a bad tummy opted for the clear soup hor fun, which was ordinary.
The Nyonya laks came in a HUGE bowl as well, and looked absolutely divine. Actually, it was rather good. The soup was thick enough, without overkill of coconut milk, the ingredients were good, nice slices pak cham kai (steamed chicken), cockles, (very important), two big prawns....
Each of these cost RM15 each, which is no worse than say Alexis, or other eateries in this category. Considering the portions and quality, I'd say it was good value.
Highly recommended. They did have an assortment of desserts, but we were too stuffed with our mains.