Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Barra Cafe, Ampang

I was back in PJ afterwork when Bollywood Queen asked me to accompany her to Ampang to collect something. Since traffic was perfect earlier on (it was the monday after raya break), I thought it will be a smooth trip to Ampang but I was so wrong! Traffic turned 360 degrees and the jam was horrific..

After collecting her stuff, we finally managed to pop over to Barra Cafe at about 9 plus..hmmm, is that dinner or supper?
Barra Cafe is located at a rather new business area, most of the shops are unoccupied. Surprisingly, customers were still trickling in to Barra at about 10 pm..

We were famished and luckily for us, food was served quite promptly..
For snacks,we had some Keropok Lekor (RM4)
Barra's version is small and cute. Crispy exterior with flavourful gummy interior, we find this very tasty indeed.

Bollywood Queen wanted some Fried Keow Teoy (RM4.50)

Very colourful and looks scrumptious, this kuay teow is cooked ala malay style; ie. wet kuay teoy. The taste is decent, but I'm a bigger fan of the chinese style kuay teow.

I opted for Barra Fried Rice (RM6)
The fried rice was full of wok hei and had ample ingredients. Delicious. Served with ayam rempah (fried chicken with spices), which I find somewhat dry. Oh, it's also served with a lip smacking dollop of sambal (hidden by the fried rice)

Though I was stuffed, Bollywood Queen claimed that our meal was not complete without sampling the Fried Banana Bali Style (RM5)
I never did see this dessert when I was in Bali, so I didn't mind trying. The bananas were not the sweet, ripe ones, but the solid, slightly sour ones. Hence the reason it was served with gula melaka and desiccated coconut. It was a decent dessert, nothing thrilling about it to me.
Barra Cafe also serve a variety of western dishes at very reasonable prices. Their specialty dish was the Barramundi (hence the name Barra Cafe) and we heard that Barra Cafe is a project of Jabatan Perikanan; thus the seafood served here are pretty fresh.

Barra Cafe is located at Lot49-51, Jalan Pandan Prima, Dataran Pandan Prima 2, 57100 KL. Located at the area behind Tesco Ampang. To be exact, it's behind Petronas MRR2 Ampang.

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Blogger Precious Pea said...

I love keropok lekor too especially those fat thick type. So fishy juicy!

16 October, 2008  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

very reasonable price indeed :)

16 October, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Oh those shops in operation d? Not been around there for a long time as Tesco & Pandan Indah region = horrendous traffic.

16 October, 2008  
Blogger Christy said...

fried food...and in a bunch:)
I only tried keropok lekor once, as introduced by my university roommate and I can't really remember how it tasted like...:p

16 October, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

pea: then you'll like's juicy and soft in the centre..yums

mimid3vils: yes indeed!

tummythoz: yup, quite a number of shops up dy..

christy:haha, yes, in a bunch. oh you should try keropok lekor again, it's delicious stuff!

16 October, 2008  
Blogger Andrew Abraham said...

Your pictures and recipes look Amazing...There has been chats on recipebuddys of Malay food..Possibly you can share with us some of your recipes...thanks

All the best..


17 October, 2008  

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