There are many café-boutiques nowadays, but its a rare find to visit one that has managed to pull off both well. I was at Ms Read’s DELIcious café
at 1 Utama recently, and was pleasantly surprised.
The interior was cosy and inviting, and with soft lighting, its easy to just sit back and lose yourself in the experience (as long as there are no screaming kids around!)
I’m always on the hunt for exceptional garlic bread, and with the bread here, I am in love. The aroma of the garlic and herbs was simply intoxicating.
Main course was the Cabonara Spaghettini with bacon. This is one of the better cabonara sauces I’ve tasted, with just the right consistency (in a bad case, the sauce comes out lumpy or congeals 10 minutes into the meal)…I would have preferred it to have been done with angel hair pasta though.
We also tried the Pan-Seared Crispy Skin Salmon and Seriously DELIcious Cheeseburger. The Salmon skin was crisp as promised, but the chef managed to lock in the moisture and keep the remainder of the salmon flavourful and a perfect complement to the asparagus spears. The burger was tasty enough, but the highlight wasn’t the burger. Rather, the chips with cracked sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper kept us drooling for more.
And washed down with a lychee and watermelon frostee, it was simply heaven. The combination may sound weird, but seriously, you’ll have to try it to believe it.
For dessert, we decided to split the Berrilicious Chocolate Pavlova, which was fresh cream, strawberries and chocolate shavings on a chocolate-based meringue pavlova. Two words – absolutely divine.
Rating: 4 / 5