Once the ever famous, likeable movie came out on silver screen years ago, anything that got to do with either a clown fish or the word ’Nemo’ or ’Dory’ will automatically be associated with the movie, Finding Nemo. And to have a restaurant with such well-known name is a smart, quirky move especially when you are serving some serious fish-based food… just like this newly opened cafe.

Nemo Cafe, Plaza Mont Kiara

Located in Plaza Mont Kiara (beside McDonald’s), Nemo Cafe caters a very niche crowd with its specialisation in fish and chips. However, what sets them apart from the rest is the way they serve your meal.

Fish and Chips by Nemo Cafe, Plaza Mont Kiara

Instead of big white fancy plates, they serve their fish and chips “the authentic way”; that is on pieces of (tracing) papers. A novelty way or not, I think it’s a brilliant idea especially for takeaways and it somehow reminds me of the times in UK.

Nemo Cafe Menu

The menu is simple and straightforward with fish and chips being one of their main course. In order to cater larger crowd, there are other dishes such as “wok of the day”, sandwiches and light snacks for those who do not like fish.

Fish and Chips by Nemo Cafe, Plaza Mont KiaraFish and Chips (RM10.90)

For a RM10.90 lunch meal, you get decent size main course meal. The chips are replaceable (with salads) if you do not fancy fried carbs / potatoes.

Fish and Chips by Nemo Cafe, Plaza Mont KiaraFish and Chips (RM10.90)

Lightly coated in batter, the piece of dory fish was fried to perfection. It was still moist inside whilst the batter was crisp crackling. Their special (tartar) sauce was a delish as it was nicely seasoned with bits of jerkins in it.

Fish and Chips by Nemo Cafe, Plaza Mont Kiara

However, the quantity wasn’t sufficient, for me at least. A piece of lemon wedge was provided for extra lemon zest but I prefer it to be simple. I’m not sure if they have a bottle of vinegar (at the counter) but there is no harm asking if you like to eat it the British way.

The only pet peeve I have is their inconsistency in portion size. The first photo was taken last month when they were a few days old while the second photo was taken a couple days back. As you can see, the portion difference between those two is significant (the fish and the chips). Furthermore, the second photo somehow looked lil like a sloppy job although there were not many people at that time. That said, I do hope this is just one off incident.

Ice Lemon TeaIced Lemon Tea (RM5)

Overall, I kinda like this place. The ambiance is great especially during sunny day / weather as you get to dine outside. I have not tried their other dishes but based on the fish and chips alone, the price is pretty reasonable based on the location. They do serve breakfast (omelette, toast and etc.) in the morning but due to their erratic opening hours, I never get to try them… yet.

Note : As of writing this, they are closed for business on Sundays. However, they might consider opening in near future. It’s best to ask them for more info.

Address :
D-0G-05, Plaza Mont Kiara,
No. 2, Jalan Kiara,
Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Business hours : 8AM – 10PM (weekdays), 930AM – 730PM (Saturdays) and closed on Sundays




Update : They have shifted to new location. Checkout their Facebook Page for more info!

If my memory serves me right, the last time I visited and dined in a bakery outlet was a few years back. It was the now-famous outlet that is located along Jalan Delima, Kuala Lumpur. But back then, there were only a handful of such bakery-cum-restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

PH Pastry House, Jalan Utara

But years later, there has been a surge of pastry-bakery house / shops. Despite its rate isn’t as terrifying as the bubble tea industry, the growth has been steady with unknown bakery being discovered every other month or so. And thanks to here and here, I got to know of this place; PH Pastry House, that is somewhat similar to its competitor nearby. The plus point is that it isn’t as crazily crowded even during the peak hours… at least for now.

PH Pastry House Menu

Located along Jalan Utara, it is pretty tricky to spot this place as you need to go a big round if you’re coming from Jalan Delima. Nevertheless, the search is well worth it as you’ll be welcomed by its nicely decorated yet simply bungalow lot and ever friendly staffs.

Outdoor Seatings at PH Pastry House

There are two sections in this bungalow; air-conditioned and al-fresco seatings. On a good weather, it’s extremely pleasant to dine outside (as shown in the photo) due to its well shaded and powerful fans’ providing cool air covering every corner.

You don’t need to order at the counter as the staff will attend to you as soon as you are seated. If you fancy any pastries that are displayed on the shelf, feel free to help yourself to their limited yet good selections.

Banana Butterscotch

One of the pastries I tried was Banana Butterscotch (RM6.50). The appearance of it was pretty but it fell short in the pastry section. Perhaps, it was left in cold and hence, the texture wasn’t what I was expecting. That aside, it was decent, not overly sweet.

Scrambled Eggs

However, I wasn’t there their pastries. It was their breakfast menu that I was looking forward to as I’m a sucker for western-style breakfast. Despite being limited, I’m fairly pleased with the selections as they met most of my needs. Hopefully, they’d consider having a big breakfast (ala full works style) in near future.

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs (RM11.90) on ciabatta toast was just simple yet fulfilling. Though I prefer my scrambled to be slightly moist, it was fluffy and flavourful – with the presence of cheddar cheese. The bits of turkey bacon was a nice addition as it provided a crisp texture to the soft fluffy eggs – although I wished it was beef bacon.

Cappuccino

There was nothing to shout about their cappuccino (RM7.90) as it was alright, sufficiently decent without much kick.

Breakfast. Scrambled Eggs & Turkey Ham Omelette

On my second visit with another friend, which was on the next day (yea yea… I went there two days in a row), the turkey ham omelette (RM13.90) was my breakfast choice of the day.

Turkey Ham Omelette

With the same ingredients as the scrambled egg, it was cooked to perfection. Well hidden in it were turkey bacon and parmagiano cheese. The amount of cheese was just nice; rich yet not overpowering. And when it’s hot, it has the nice elastic-like texture; just like cheese on a warm pizza.

Iced Latte

This time round, I tried the iced latte (RM8.50). Again, it was a-okay.

Opera

Oh…. they do serve cakes in the morning too! The Opera (RM8.90) was nice; light yet slightly soggy in the middle with rich chocolate-y taste. The coffee scent was present but it wasn’t strong enough to provide any kick to the dessert.

Mango Mousse

The Mango Mousse (RM7.90) was equally pleasant too. Distinct mango flavour, pillow-soft sponge cake and light cream in between, what’s there not to like.

Wall of Circle Widgets at PH Pastry House

All in all, I like this place. It has the ambiance and the selection is just nice. And to know that the breakfast menu is till 6PM is a plus point to visit them more often. Besides, they do have main meals too but according to one of the staff, as of writing this, they are still tweaking the menu and hence they might have something different in the menu next week or so. Regardless, I can’t wait to try them!

Address:
54, Jalan Utara,
Off Jalan Delima,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Business Hours : 7AM – 9PM

GPS Coordinates : 3.143751, 101.719644