A western foodie start@Longbread Farmer’s Kitchen 롱브레드 파머스 반 , D’Cube Mall 디큐브아트센터

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Anticipating my next PyungKang-Cheil Church visit in December, I was reminded of all the wonderful spiritual journey and foodie memories I had during the Summer Retreat in August. I’ll start off with my trip write up with Longbread Farmer’s Kitchen!

Once we checked into Coop Hotel, we rested for a bit and headed out to D’Cube mall for brunch. Seoul’s breads and sandwiches had always impressed me and we started the first meal the western way (unorthodox since it ain’t Kimchi.

Longbread was packed with patrons, and we had to share our seats at the long table. The strawberry smoothie, was AMAZING. Thick, nicely pacing the sweetness, and you could bite in bits of the blended strawberries. I’d rather pay for this RM 12 drink than many of the crappy ones we get in many cafes these days

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Although the salad seemed normal, do not be fooled by its looks. The Mayo grilled chicken slices were grilled nicely, tender and locking in the charcoal grill flavour, and the season dressing the salad was a mixture between honey sweetness and balsamic sour savouryness.

Although I am a meat lover, I would thoroughly enjoy this on a “diet” or “I feel guilty overbinging” day.

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Ok, moving on! The trademark of Longbread, their grilled sandwiches (literally long bread). It helped made the whole sandwich eating an enjoyable process with juicy layers of grilled bacon added in between. This was truly a trophy sandwich! Worth spending RM 16.

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The set up sends a laid back, chill out, really brunch like feel and it truly felt like a Saturday morning with a cuppa, reading the headlines or your favourite novel, or chit chat with your loved ones.

Will surely be back for more of Longbread. December???? Teeheehee.

Address:
Longbread, Farmer’s Kitchen 롱브레드 파머스 반
662 D-Cube City디큐브아트센터
Tel: +82-2-2211-1000
Website: http://www.dcubecity.com/
FB Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Long-Bread-Farmers-Kitchen-D-Cube-City-Sindorim/

Late lunch catch up@The Good Batch, Damansara Uptown

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Uptown, known for me as a place to come to for Village Park, and nothing else, as it is worth the effort of finding parking space (with is a major challenge here). Many new stores mushroomed here, despite the traffic congestion because of its wealth in flow of people traffic from nearby offices and housing areas, and soon-to-be condominiums.

This time, my venture here was not for the usual VP, but to follow my friend’s foodieventure to The Good Batch, a popular hangout spots for cafe goers. It took me a good 15mins or so to find a parking space “phew”.

But we made it! And the place was packed even when it was way past lunch hours. As I worked late the night before, I needed a second dose of caffeine and since I am at ” The Good Batch” I should give their batch of cuppa a try eh?
The beans are roasted from Pulp De Palheta.

I went for my usual: iced long black. Sadly, too sour

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This was The Parisian lunch sandwich, 3 slices of white bread holding in grilled ham, herbs and spices, topped with two half cooked sunny side eggs

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I guess it can’t go wrong with ham, cheese, eggs all toasted to crunchy perfection! T’was an alright and enjoyable sandwich, though I much preferred the Red Bean Bag’s version. This cost around 20plus ringgit.

20p

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The big breakkie, well was really quite normal to me. The scrambled eggs were a wee tad, lack in flavour. As for the rest, mushrooms, sausages and potato cubes were also average. The baked beans portion was really quite small too. For me a big breakkie dish must leave the patron with the one key word, scrumptious. But that, I didn’t get, for this big breakkie. Cost about RM30, darnz.

Nonetheless, throughout my two hours time here, the place was packed and empty tables were constantly refilled with new patrons walking in. In terms of ambience and comfort of a place to eat and catch up, thumbs up. However, if I have to focus on quality of food and coffee alone, I think there is some room for improvement, but hey, that’s just my two cents thoughts.

Address:
The Good Batch
53, Jalan SS 21/1a,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya.

Opening hours:
Tues-Thurs: 11 am – 12am
Fri: 11am – 1am
Sat: 10 am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 11pm
Closed on Mondays.

FB page:
https://m.facebook.com/thegoodbatchmy