Barbican non-alcoholic beer, peach-flavoured – the dude of the couple ordered this.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, I had lunch with the “anywhere also can lah” couple. Despite the fact that one half of them had been residing in PJ for a few years, they’ve only dined once in Section 17. And it took them forever to remember the name of that particular restaurant. Such an adorable couple, this.
Since we were in that area, might as well visit a relatively new café (to me, at least) that I’ve read about. The couple obviously agreed - “anywhere also can lah” mah. We explored without an address and at one point, I was so convinced that we’d end up getting lost and be done with Food Foundry instead. We eventually found it, which was, taaadaaa, metres away from the mille crepe hall of fame.
It’s no swanky Delicious by Miss Read. No chic Café Del Mar tunes nor foie gras pate too. MM is a neighbourhood café that’s as cozy as it can get. I liked it, especially when it comes with free WiFi. There’s a banner that screamed best brownie in Malaysia or something like that. Oooh, this I have to try.
Lamb chop? You are ordering LAMB CHOP?? How unadventurous! Shouldn’t you be ordering beef stroganoff or something that I can’t even pronounce instead???
I was prepared to strangle her.
As it turned out, the lamb chop was good. Take away the sauce and we’ve got pieces of tender meat that were distant from the gamey distraction. It made me wonder the last time I had lamb chop, which was considered a luxury when I was a kid. You must be anticipating my choice of main. I had chicken pie. Oooh, how adventurous of HairyBerry, eh? Again, good stuff, despite the tiny portion. Equate it to the shrinking size of our beloved filet-o-fish. It must be the soft, slightly chewy skin and lacing of hearty cream sauce that made the pie so engaging. And then, we had desserts. A sort of powdery and bland tiramisu is not something I’ll order the next round. But I will have the brownies though. They prided themselves fairly well, for the brownies were delicious. Rich in chocolaty taste (why does phrase sound so familiar?), soft and nicely paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But…ahem, best? They should try our Ah Pa’s version also.
The sprouting of cafés is amazing, especially in new townships and malls. But the cynical part of me has always been associating them with menus filled with DIYs like spaghetti bolognaise, fries and burgers. You know, science projects that cost a bomb. What’s more when the taste is average at best. Definitely a waste of money, I think. It’s a different story here. So far, I enjoyed the honesty of the preparation and will not hesitate to return for other dishes. Hopefully they are good too.
MM fits into my “anywhere also can lah” relaxing weekend lunch list.
MM Café (an acronym for Mastermind?)
AG-1. Ground Floor
Block A, Happy Mansion
Petaling Jaya, 46400 Selangor
Tel: (+603) 7958 8728