Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A Minor Place Cafe & Bistro @ Plaza Damas, Kuala Lumpur

A Minor Place is a cafe that is located in Plaza Damas, Kuala Lumpur. Earlier today, my brother and I decided to meet up for dinner in Mont Kiara and we wanted to try someplace new. It was then that we decided to head over to Plaza Damas that is located in Sri Hartamas in search of a place to have our dinner. It was just coincidence that we came here as we only got a parking bay quite close to this shop. The place seemed pretty decent to us and it was a decision made at the spur of the moment. 

A Minor Place in Plaza Damas

Buffet Lunch Promotion

Interior of the Restaurant
The restaurant was rather small but it was cute. It had a larger outdoor dining space and a small indoor dining area. We were rather early for dinner and when we arrived here this evening, there was just another customer at this restaurant. We were greeted by the owner himself and the waiters too were very friendly. The gentleman in the above photo wearing a yellow shirt is the owner. One thing that I liked about him was that he was very friendly to all customers that walked in this evening and he even extended his advise on the signature dishes at this restaurant. It is through him that I learned that they also do offer Lunch Buffet at a very reasonable price of RM 9.50 per person.  I think that that is a very good deal especially to those working around this area. 

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu
Their menu seemed to have a great array of dishes covering Chinese, Western and Italian cuisines and their specialty seemed to be around Pork based dishes. Their price also seemed quite decent to me. For the location, I think it was rather cheap. The owner suggested us to try their Pork Chops and I was told that the portion is rather huge and would be good to be shared between two people but being a Bak Kut Teh lover and having sighted Bak Kuh Teh in their menu, I wanted to go for that instead. I was also told by some friends that their Pork Burgers are really good but this is yet to be verified by me. 

Coca Cola @ RM 4.50

Carrot Juice @ RM 7.00
This place offers a good selection of beers and wines but we decided to go for some soft drinks. I went for a Coca Cola and my brother went for some Carrot Juice. At RM 7.00, their Carrot Juice was quite nice and I would rate it at 8/10 .

Plain Rice Accompanying The Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh @ RM 18.50
Their Bak Kut Teh was really interesting. It came with large chunks of Pork Ribs, Abalone Slices, baby Yau Mak and Tau Fu Pok.Unlike the usual sliced Pork, here you get four huge chunks of Pork Ribs loaded with meat in each bowl which was really great. Having abalone in the dish was another bonus. Their broth was on the light side but it was well flavoured. Definitely a unique offering found here only as I have never seen abalone in any other Bak Kut Teh places that I have tried. Overall, the dish was really nice and for the price of RM 18.50, I find it to be worth it. I would rate this dish at 8.5/10 . Definitely a recommended dish to all Bak Kut Teh lovers out there. 

AMP Fried Pork Belly @ RM 18.50
Their Fried Pork Belly was also quite nice. It was well flavoured with the right balance of spices and above all, it was fried to the right extend. In some places, we would find this dish to be overdone and as a result of that, the meat would end up being quite chewy but that was not the case here. Every bite was really good and we ended up having this dish just like that without the need for any additional Chili Sauce. I would rate this dish at 8.8/10 .

On the whole, I would say that this little cafe does have quite a lot to offer. They serve some great dishes, the environment is nice, service is good and the price is reasonable. A single trip here would not reveal all their great culinary secrets as I believe that it would take a number of visits for me at least, to experience the best they have to offer. Definitely, a highly recommended place for Pork lovers!!!

Address: Block G-0-11, Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
                Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: +603 6211 7418

Opening Hours: 0830 - 2230 Daily


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    1. Well thank you and glad that you liked it too :)