Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Roti & Kopi House @ Damansara Uptown


Early this year I read about Roti & Kopi House from Eat Drink KL. Eh, how come I did not notice this place? 

Sometimes it takes people from outside Damansara Uptown to alert me about new eateries in this area hee..hee..


Roti & Kopi House is located at Tower C Uptown 5. That was where McDonald's used to be many, many years ago. If I am not wrong, it was last occupied by Kory.


Feeling adventurous, I visited for lunch.


I love the colorful murals. The space downstairs is quite small with more sitting upstairs. Since I was alone, I sat downstairs.


Browsing through the menu, I settled for the nasi lemak set lunch. I was informed that the set comes with a drink and fruits.


I was pleased that coffee was among the selection of drinks.


The coffee was served in a plastic cup. I reckon this is designed for takeaway. Wah! I loved the coffee. It is local coffee, very fragrant and very potent. Thumbs up from me. This could be the best local coffee in the neighborhood.


The nasi lemak was a little too blue for me. I believe food coloring is used because natural color from bunga telang would not be so intense. 

Shocking color aside, this was a good plate of nasi lemak because the rice was fragrant and yes, lemak. It was good eaten even on its own.

The drumstick was of good size and well marinated, though it could be more tender. The sambal was impressive and I was informed that I could request for more at no extra charge. So I did.


As for the acar, I loved it too because it tasted exactly like my mum's acar

The coffee brought me back for a second visit (yes, the coffee).


This time, in addition to my main meal, I ordered the bingka ubi.


This is not your regular bingka ubi because it was topped with coconut and made purely with tapioca.


At first I thought the texture was rather strange (powdery) when I realized that I was actually eating tapioca and I liked it. When I was small, I used to eat steamed tapioca with sweet grated coconut.

My main meal was a chicken chop.


The rice tasted like chicken rice while the chicken chop, though not outstanding, was enjoyable. 

Now where is the fruit? On both visits, I was not served the fruits that were supposed to be part of the set. But I did not make a fuss because I am not really into fruits and missing out on a few pieces of fruits is not that big of a deal for me (if it was ice cream/cake/kueh, it would have been a different story. Hah!).

Overall, a positive experience as the food is above average, the coffee outstanding and service friendly.

24 comments:

  1. I would love that bingka ubi, I'm sure...but if it's nasi lemak, I would prefer it green, pandan. Blue is nasi kerabu...and the last time I had one where they used colouring, what came out of me was blue (or grey) over the next three days! I'm colouring intolerant these days. That is why I will never touch those kek lapis with a whole lot of colouring anymore.

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    1. Imagine if you had kek lapis - technicolor! LOL!

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  2. the nasi lemak looks so blue......

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    1. Its not coloring la,its bunga telang color ,traditionally used to cure migraine n detox

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  3. The place looks very bright and airy. I am also like you, not a fruits person, but i would fight for my rights if it was cake or kueh that is missing.

    As for the blue rice, i would have second thought eating it as it is too blue, i still prefer my rice white.

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    1. LOL! I also prefer the rice white without any artificial coloring.

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  4. Natural colouring, it would not be that blue. Bingka ubi! Long timr I did not have that.

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    1. I'd like to have the bingka ubi again.

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  5. Seem like more return trips was on the cards, hehe :)

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    1. Yes, wanna try other stuff on the menu!

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  6. Well, you've tried one half of its name...and that's kopi...and it's good. Now you may want to try roti! ;) Why are there lettuce leaves in a plate of nasi lemak? Weird.

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    1. I thought the lettuce was out of place too. Yes, roti next! hee..hee..

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  7. yay for even more eating options in damansara uptown! i haven't been back to damansara uptown since mid-january - i wonder what else has opened since then! :D

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    1. There are a few more new cafes that have opened and I am going round on inspection and tasting hee..hee..!

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  8. Was the kuih you ate labeled as bingka ubi by this eatery? I know this kuih by the name of getuk-getuk or getuk ubi, not bingka ubi which is another type of kuih.

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  9. I agree that the colour is too blue. I would love to taste the sambal and acar. A friend gave me some ubi and I intend to steam it for breakfast tomorrow.

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    1. How nice that you will be having steamed ubi. I love it especially with fresh grated coconut.

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  10. The place does look nice and the food too.
    Sayang they seem to forget about your fruits.

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    1. Very nice decor and the food worth it. If you are in the area, can go and try.

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  11. I think the blue rice was naturally coloured with the Bunga Telang which is cheaper than buying coloured dyes, That's what my friend advised me. I have seen my wife using the bunga and it could really make the rice very blue. Just my 2 cents.

    I remember that old MacDonald's which I loathed its location with parking difficulties long before Starling Mall was born.

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    1. The Starling offers first hour parking free and yet many people still wanna try their luck to park outside. Lazy to walk they said. LOL!

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    2. I agree with TM about the blue being natural colours because I too have seen natural bunga telang colours being this blue.

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