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September 28, 2010

Be Lohas Cafe @ Damansara Utama

I’ve driven past Be Lohas Cafe at Damansara Uptown every morning on my way to work, but have never tried the food there. Until yesterday. It is an organic vegetarian shop located along the same row as Hong Leong Bank.

Space was limited in the restaurant. I was unfortunate enough to be seated behind two very fidgety children, who treated their wooden chair as a rocking chair, and my back as the wall. According to the waitress, the curry mee is one of their best seller. Instead of coconut milk, the curry gravy is cooked using organic soy milk. I found the gravy too milky – it lacked kick, flavour and aroma. It was also too sweet for my liking. They added too much molasses into the broth. I ordered a set meal (RM13.90), so the noodles came with an enzyme drink and pickles. The enzyme drink was a mix of apple cider and honey. It tasted very sour, and I found it hard to drink. Unless you love apple cider, skip this. I took one bite of the pickled cabbage, but I just couldn’t swallow it. The cabbage was pickled with apple cider; a horrible combination. Mum had worse luck with her Hokkien Mee (RM8.90). It tasted so sweet, we thought the chef made a mistake by using sugar instead of salt. I cannot stand eating sweet food, when it is meant to be savoury. My mum didn’t and couldn’t finish this. Service was all over the place, and the waitress was rude. It might be their bad day, but after this experience, I don’t think I would eat here again. At least not in the near future.

Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 1/10 (halal)
Verdict: The food was too sweet, and service wasn’t up to par.

Be Lohas Cafe
37, Jalan SS21/60,
Damansara Uptown,
Petaling Jaya.
03 7722 5686

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8 Responses

  1. vialentino

    yes…tried here once and i like the organic taste actually … very healthy…i had my first organic food at melaka … cant accept at first but then thinking of health…taste good actually!

  2. Julian Si

    Eeep.. I could put up with mediocre food, but rude waiting service? I don't think so :-(

    Better luck somewhere else ;-) Cheers from back in Abu Dhabi …

  3. iamthewitch

    Apple Cider?!! Oh no! The smell of it is already turning me off right now. No thanks!

  4. thule a.k.a leo

    really ar?? Jenn & I come here everytime we're in PJ.. just to buy organic veggie for Sher Ryn :) saw a lot of people dining here while buying stuff… it looked delicious though!! Hmmm…

  5. foodbin

    healthy and nutritious food always does not taste nice-need to get use to it.

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    foodbin – I actually like eating organic food, but this one isn't to my liking. Everything tasted too sweet.

    leo – The items on the rack are alright, but the food cannot pass la. Looks good, but tastewise… *sweat*

    iamthewitch – Hahaha….I so get what you mean!!

    Julian – Yeah…bad service is a big no-no.

    vialentino – Try Country Farm Organics…I think it's nicer!

  7. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    too sour and too sweet? the fellow must have been dreaming of sweet and sour pork isit?

    i say give me the real thing anytime of the day!

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    Joe – Maybe kua…LOL.

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