It was a long weekend and maybe the fact that Monday was included, some of the people that I know went back to their hometown and some went for a short trip. Anyway, I had no where to go during the weekend beside meeting up with some bloggers at a gathering, I was being invited for a food tasting session at this local cuisine restaurant which is called onde onde.
I know some of you might have heard about the place called Waterfront at Desa Parkcity, onde onde is located at one of the shoplots and it focuses on bringing scrumptious Nyonya and local delights to residents in the neighboring housing areas. Placing strong emphasis on delivering great taste and food quality are the business’ laurels. onde onde believes that when serving local food to the Malaysian public, one has to deliver results, by surpassing consumer expectations as Malaysians know their food well. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by Muiz, the restaurant manager for onde onde.
As we settled down on our seats, the staff instantly served us this hot coffee (RM2.80).
The aroma of the coffee reminded me of the coffee in my hometown and the taste was not too sweet but good enough to cure my caffeine cravings. The onde onde’s ground coffee which is sourced from a traditional family roster in Ipoh is one of their highlight ingredient.
Iced coffee (RM2.90). Surprisingly the price for this cold drink is only 10cent more than the hot one.
Anyway, I would prefer the hot one than cold :)
This is Japanese Cucumber Sour Plum Juice (RM5.90) which reminded me of the Soya Cucumber drink that I had at Buddy Smoothies not long ago. This one had sour plum with it and it's purely refreshing!
With an extensive food list and 20 Nyonya ‘kuih-muih’ varieties, a specially-designed combo sets allows consumers to taste 2 food items at any time and it comes paired with side dishes, and a complimentary Nyonya kuih.
Some of the authentic Nyonya kuih which were being serve to us...
Purple Angku - 2pc (RM2.50) which has green bean fillings in it.
Grilled Toast with Duck Egg Kaya & Butter (RM2.80). The toast was quite soft and easy to bite unlike the one that I had in other coffee shops and the kaya taste suits my taste bud. The uniqueness of this toast is its ‘kaya’ which wass home-made, using a traditional recipe of duck-eggs, fresh coconut milk and ‘Gula Melaka’ as key ingredients. It involves 7 hours of continuous and gentle stirring to prevent the ‘kaya’ from over-caramelizing or cuddling.
Amongst onde onde’s best sellers, are its Assam Laksa and Prawn Noodles (‘Mee Yok’) which are family recipes passed down generations and is now available to onde onde customers.
Signature Assam Laksa (RM9.90). The taste was wonderful, it has the similar taste with the Penang Assam Laksa which I had not long ago and it has a piece of mackerel fish hidden inside the bowl.
Prawn Mee (RM9.90). The presentation of this bowl of prawn noodles was actually quite good and the taste was good as well especially the soup but I prefer if it can be less salty.
Combo B (RM15.90), a combination of a plate of Special Fried Rice, a bowl of Curry Laksa comes with 2 side dishes and 1 piece of Nyonya kuih.
Signature onde onde Durian Dessert (RM7.90), if you love durian and cendol then this is a must try!
Customers surely be attracted to its striking pink and turquoise walls which are lined with antique Nyonya pottery, porcelain and decorative. Nyonya folk painting is also featured prominently on wall murals and furniture, giving the restaurant a cosy and alluring ambiance.
The antique Nyonya pottery, porcelain and decorative. One of them looks like a huge egg! :D
Overall, all the food that I had in onde onde was above average of my expectations but I guess the owner might wanna consider to lower down the price a little so that customer can eat happily without concerning about the size of their wallet.
onde onde is opened 7 days a week, from 9am-10pm on weekdays.
GF-03A Ground Floor,
Waterfront @ ParkCity 5
Desa Park City, 52200
Tel & Fax : 03-6280 7419
.: Peace Out :.