Though I go to you
ceaselessly along dream paths,
the sum of those trysts
is less than a single glimpse
granted in the waking world.
No. 658 in the Kokin Wakashu by Ono no Komachi (小野 小町)
This kissaten is a good place to chill in the late afternoons.
The Mentaiko Spaghetti (RM18.90) was an interesting combination of bubbly mentaiko, olives and onions. Refreshing.
A Swissroll of pig’s skin, the Crunchy Stewed Pork Slice (RM6.90) tasted rather bland but was compensated by the gelatinous layers of skin (plus fat) and a drizzle of soy sauce. The crunchy alfalfa sprouts and scallion gave the dish a nice contrast.
Subtly sweet and mildly cheesed, the Japanese-styled Cheese Cake (RM6.90) was alright. The texture could have been softer.
Loved the Bittergourd and Cucumber blend (RM8.90) which was flavourful sans the bitterness and chlorophyll taste.
Tried the Azuki Pancake (RM 4.90) in another more chaotic visit and it was good.
The Garlic Mushroom Pizza (RM17.90), Tonkotsu Ramen (RM15.90) and Teppan Wafu Beef Burger (RM17.90) were just okay.
Check out the set meals which are more value-for-money and avoid the chaotic peak hours (if possible).
Absorb in the pale surrounding, relax and be inspired.
They play Astrud Gilberto.
KISSATEN Coffee and Restaurant
L12A-1-1, Palm Square
72A, Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: (+603) 7954 1990