Monday, July 07, 2014

Crave Café, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara Food Review

Oasis Square has been a number of times my lunch time hangout. Crave Café happens to be one of it that I discovered by accident:
One Friday afternoon, I had quite a lot of time to spare and so I headed over to Oasis Square for my lunch. Upon seeing Crave Café, it looks like the perfect place to just chill for my lunch and wait for time to pass by. And so I sat down and ordered the Honey Glazed Chicken.
To my surprise, it tasted better than I had imagined. The honey glazing the chicken gave a nice dose of sweetness to the chicken where the sauce in the little bowl over there merely played a decorative role to me. My only complain for this is that the chicken is small but the mash underneath made up for it as it was a huge enough portion to make me full.

The 2nd time around, I took a bunch of my colleagues over to try it out and give their opinion where this time around I ordered the Aussie Burger:
Again surprised me that it's not a fluke because the burger is just as delicious and also satisfying. Containing an egg with cheese and also beef bacon to go along with the patty and the veggies.

So when I was given the opportunity to review this café, I quickly took it up to try other things that they have there.

The café's interior give me a chilled and laidback feeling almost homely with ample sun rays able to shine through to brighten up the café.
We started being served with Crave's Big Breakfast:
Containing 2 sunny side up eggs, sausages, beef bacon, baked beans, roasted tomato and mushrooms with toasted ciabatta for the price of RM22. All tasted fine with the mushrooms excelling while the baked beans tasted weird to me. I could never finish the baked beans even though it's just a small portion because I couldn't stand the weird taste.

The next dish that was offered to us is the dish that I enjoyed the most that morning:
It's Pancakes with caramelized bananas and maple syrup (RM10). Pancakes were fluffy and goes very well with the caramelized bananas and with a slab of sinful butter at the top, it's heavenly. I'd probably be able to eat 2 plates of these.

Next up was the Salmon Scramble (RM15):
The Salmon Scramble is smoked salmons being neatly decorated on scramble eggs atop toasted ciabattas. Personally, somehow this didn't work out for me. The salmon wasn't the taste that's agreeable with my tastebuds and the scramble eggs to me were underseason. Well, let's move on.

This is a new item that's gonna be (or already has been!) on the menu:
It has a sunny side up egg on topmost followed by a beef bacon slice and the toasted ciabatta with avocado and cream cheese spread on top. I have no idea what it's gonna be call nor the price but that day, it tasted okay to me.

Moving on to the lunch menu, this is Seabass in Spicy Cream Sauce (RM15):
The thing that taste spicy to me would more of the rice than the cream sauce. The rice was peppery. The sea bass and the vegetables tasted okay.

This is one of their popular dish:
The Chicken Parmigiana (RM22). I can taste why this is a popular dish as the taste is not bad. However, the chicken is a bit too dry for me even though taste-wise, it's nice.

Green Chicken Pesto:
Priced at RM18.

As for Crave Café's coffee, they use Toby's Estate Coffee at their joint which is a blend of Arabica coffee that started off from Australia.

Crave Café's full address is:
BG-03 Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

They're opened 8am - 9pm on Mon - Thurs
and 8am-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. I believe they're beginning to open on Sundays too.


foongpc said...

Yummy! The food looks good!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Well, some of the items I tasted are good.

Merryn said...

Great! Maybe I'll drop by to try them out. I ate nasi lemak and chicken rice at AMAH's the other day. Totally disappointed..

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

LOL. AMAH? Amused by how you put acronym for them. Haha. Ya, the nasi lemak there has sweet sambal which tasted weird to me.