bookmark_borderBofe Eatery, Petaling Jaya

Tucked at the edge of SS2, there lies an eatery which is visible from the main road with its rather subtle yet eye catching signboard. It’s even more noticeable when you’re caught in the infamous traffic at the junction turning into SS2.

Bofe Eatery, Section 19 Petaling Jaya

Though it was just a glimpse at the edge of my vision, Bofe Eatery became my lunch venue on one fine Sunday afternoon after the unsuccessful attempt of entering into Section 17 for a hearty meal of banana leaf rice at you-know-where.

Bofe Eatery, Section 19 Petaling Jaya

Empty parking lots at this venue were aplenty on weekends but I guess that can’t be said on weekdays. Upon entering, you’ll be surprised by how laid back yet casual this cafe is with its interior designed and decorated with simple elements. The cafe itself was quiet as diners were behaving themselves rather than being obnoxious. But the ventilation could be better though as that typical whiff of fried oil was lingering within the vicinity.

Their staffs were well trained but somehow, there were lacking of interactions between them and customers. The menu was simple and clean, straight-forward and well categorised. It reminded me of the other overly famous cafe’s style but that’s not the point. Two drinks and two mains were chosen after looking through the menu.

Immunity Builder fruit juice and Iced Caramel Latte by Bofe Eatery

Drinks arrived first; Immunity Builder (RM 8) and Iced Caramel Latte (RM 9.90). The fruit juice was a concoction of orange, kiwi and grapefruit which made it loaded with Vitamin C and hence the name. It was sour though but understandable. The coffee, on the other hand, was pretty good. Adequately sweet, due to the caramel syrup, yet packed with coffee shot that made it what it was; a coffee drink.

Duck Penne pasta by Bofe Eatery

The Duck Penne (RM 16.90) was served first. Presentation wise, it was alright. The scent of the grated cheese coupled with the garlic whetted my appetite. It resembled and tasted like aglio olio as it was mildly spicy. The penne pasta was cooked nicely whilst the sliced mushrooms, sautéed duck and capsicums completed the rather balanced meal. It may look simple but it was really addictive.

Grilled Chicken chop by Bofe Eatery

Grilled Chicken (RM 16.90) came rather slow as we were half through the paste. My first thought; the portion was generous but they could use a bigger plate as it looked kinda sloppy. But that aside, the chicken thigh was pan fried perfectly; juicy yet tasty on its own without the accompanied rosemary sauce. I have to commend them as they didn’t beat the shit of it pulverise the innocent-looking meat to make it look bigger piece (and maybe to cook easily evenly). The chunks of potato wedges faired well too though some were soggy due to the sauce. The salad on the side, I didn’t eat those.

Isabelle hazelnut cake by Bofe Eatery

The meal was ended with a slice of cake named Isabelle (RM 8.90); a cylindrica-shaped hazelnut cake filled with strawberry jam and topped with strawberry-flavoured frosting. There were other cakes on display but I chose this because it looked pretty and I didn’t want something that’s heavy. So, Isabelle it was and I liked it though the cake was wee bit dry but saved by the frosting and jam.

Overall, the experience came out good. Their food was tasty and simple, the ambiance was pleasant and the service was alright. For such venue, I reckon the price was pretty reasonable. Other places would have charge more, I could bet on this. I liked this place. I liked the fact that they serve decent coffee and main meals. I would pick places like this over cafes that serve just coffee and cakes.

16, Jalan 19/36,
Seksyen 19,
46300 Petaling Jaya.

GPS Coordinates : 3.118119, 101.626112

Business Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 1100AM – 1000PM
Friday – Saturday: 1100AM – 1100PM
Sunday: 1100AM – 1000PM

bookmark_borderSegambut Fried Chicken, Segambut

Just 5 mins away from Restoran Yu Ai, there is a stall in a shady hut beside a road off the main street that serves one of the best fried chicken rice in Kuala Lumpur. Being intrigued by the word “fried chicken”, I decided to head out to this place with a friend for lunch on one of those peak Fridays when I was on holiday.

Segambut Fried Chicken

Locating the stall was breeze as there was a banner stating its presence. That said, finding a parking spot may seem a challenging task but lucky for us, we managed to secure a spot right in front of the stall.

Rule of conduct was simple; just state which part of the chicken you fancy at the stall and after that, grab a table and wait. It didn’t take long for the food to arrive as the fried chicken were ready and there weren’t a lot of people at the time of visit.

Chicken Rice

Although the rice was tad dry, it was pretty flavourful and fluffy.

Fried Chicken

With crispy crust with juicy meat, their fried chicken was a testament on its own. Unlike any other fried chickens that I know of, the golden-brown, evenly coated crust was light and flavoursome; a sign of less flour, good amount of spices style of seasoning. Best part was that the fried chicken wasn’t greasy at all, knowing that it had went thru some serious deep frying action.

Chili Sauce

And what is a chicken rice without its chili sauce. Their homemade chili sauce was good; spicy and tangy, giving the extra kick for the already wholesome meal.

Fried Chicken

Overall, the bill came to about RM18 including two drinks. The whole leg (with rice) does cost more compared to chicken thigh. It is said that they only sell this on certain alternate days; i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Therefore, if you plan to visit this place, do make sure it falls on one of these stated days.

Address :
Persiaran Segambut Tengah,
Taman Segambut,
51200 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates : 3.184850, 101.677483

Business hours: 11AM to 3PM

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