Saturday 5 July 2014

Food: Crave Cafe @ Oasis Square, Ara Damansara

Waking up early in the morning for breakfast is definitely not a norm for me. Yes, I love sleeping in on weekends. But then, the breakfast served at Crave Cafe @ Oasis Square, Ara Damansara is worth getting up early on a lazy weekend. We headed to the cafe around 8 AM and thank goodness for the smooth traffic.

Crave caters for the younger generation as a perfect hang out place with friends after a busy week. The ambience has that calming effect and with so many couches to laze around, I can definitely spend one whole day at this cafe. It has been opened for about 1 year and they plan to cater to customers outside the area itself. 

Coffee is a necessity for most at breakfast, but for me, I can't take caffeine because of its bitter taste. But for those coffee lovers out there, here's some picture for your viewing purposes. Just a note, the coffee beans are from Toby's Estate Arabica Coffee in Sydney and are of the Woolloomooloo Blend, named after the surburb where they begin roasting their coffee beans.This blend is perfect for milk coffees & Crave is the only place where you can find it because they are the first to bring this into Malaysia.

Cappucino Flat White

Dirty Chai Latte

Hot Chocolate
This was so delicious and savoury with its rich chocolatey taste! Perfect for those die hard chocolate fans :)

Toby's Breakfast Blend Tea
Since I could only drink tea for breakfast, this was great for me. It was naturally rich and had that slight floral taste. For those who don't mind, it is recommended to have this without sugar :)

Crave's Big Breakfast
This consists of sausages, beef bacon, roasted tomato, mushrooms, baked beans, eggs and toasted ciabatta. I particularly liked the bacon since it wasn't fattening and I could taste the sweetness of the mushrooms.

Pancakes with Caramelised Banana & Maple Syrup
The pancakes were light and fluffy on the inside, but crispy and fragrant on the outside. Bananas was never my favourite fruit but this was great as some cashewnuts were added to give the usual pancakes a slightly different twist.

New Item 
This is a new dish off their menu and it hasn't been named yet. This has eggs, beef bacon and avocado paste on ciabatta bread. Oh, and there are some cheese added as well. The avocado paste complimented the bacon and brought out its true flavour. It was definitely something different and unique :)

Chicken Parmigiana
For those uninitiated, this dish consists of breaded chicken cutlets which is baked with Parmesan cheese and served with tomato sauce as well as pasta. The aroma of cheese was so strong and cheese lovers like myself will love this. The potatoes which were served together was so good. They were soft and sweet, a perfect side to the rich cheesy chicken.

Salmon Scramble
This dish was perfect for light eaters as it consists of only slices of smoked salmon with scramble eggs on toasted ciabatta. The salmon slices were fresh and the bread was crispy as well :)

Green Pesto Chicken
Pesto is usually made using green basil and for this, spiral pasta were used. The uniqueness of this type of pasta is that it usually works well with any sauce, so I guess that was the reason why the chef chose this particular pasta for this dish.

Nutella Mille Crepe Cake
Their cakes are homemade and baked fresh daily. Crepe cakes are my favourite but I don't like Nutella in general. However, this combination managed to surprise me as the chocolate taste wasn't overwhelming, in fact, it was just right for me. 

Salted Chocolate Cake
Doesn't this look mouthwatering? It was rather unusual to have salted chocolate cake because chocolate is usually slightly bitter and sweet, but this surprisingly had a layer of salted chocolate. It was very rich and dense with that burst of chocolate flavour the moment you take a small bite of it. Perfect as a comfort food :)

Gula Melaka Cake
Something different from the usual cakes. This cake is definitely worth trying for the sweet tooth. For me, it actually tasted a little like Malay 'kuih' (bite sized dessert). Therefore, this is perfect as desserts for the Buka Puasa feast this month :) 

Ramadhan Buka Puasa Promotion
Crave is having a promotion which comes with a homemade Soup, a choice of Main Course, a slice of homemade Cake and a Dragon Fruit Juice. All this for only RM 29.00!

Main Course Selection:
Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken with mashed potato and grilled vegetables
Seabass in Spicy Cream Sauce served with Butter Herb rice
Beef Stroganoff with Steamed Rice

Crave Cafe
BG-03 Oasis Square, Ara Damansara
Petaling Jaya Malaysia

1 comment:

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