Cravings Restaurant, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

An addition to this area, a nice comfy restaurant to spend your lunch, dinner or tea breaks.

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It has Asian food, some tastes familiar to our cultures; Westerns when you have a mood for Americans or Italians; little leaf indicators for Vegetarian diners; and never forgetting our little ones’ appetite for kids meal.

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Wild Mushroom Baked Penne (RM14.90)

Without the little leaf indicator, I would still think that this dish can be suitable for Vegetarian. Although you see just simple ingredients of cheese, fresh button mushrooms, penne and a little garlic in this dish, I have grown to like it to finish it to the last bit because it doesn’t give you the heavy feel of too much cheese or cream. It’s a comeback for me.

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Mario M Burger (RM18.90)

Grilled Portobello mushrooms with caramelised onions and oyster mushrooms sandwiched by lettuce, tomato, and buttered toast burger bun spread with mushroom sauce on lower bun and mayonnaise on top bun. A meat free burger with full of juicy flavours, though a little salty for my taste. So, the bun helps to reduce the saltiness of the mushrooms and onions. A more than a mouthful big burger is served with fries.

Drinks – they do serve some nice looking drinks but so far I have been too full to order one because they provide a bottle of water free. Cakes and drinks would be on my list for the next visit!

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Currently, there’s offer of 20%-30% off on selected menu daily, except for Sundays, kids age 3-12 have kids meal for free for every RM20 spent (other terms and conditions applies).

Overall rating: 8/10

Location:
16, Ground Floor,
Jalan Temenggung 25/9,
Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras.

Tel: +603 9011 8263

They have another outlet at Cheras.

Cravings Kitchen & Bistro
Tesco Extra Cheras
Ground Floor, Lot G33
No.2, Jalan Midah 2,
Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603 9131 3629

(Closed) The Friend’s Park Cafe, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

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First try at the Friend’s Park Cafe. Initial impression of this place from the shopfront wasn’t great but thought to try. Its decoration and settings aren’t all fanciful but comfortable enough for me. They have quite a range of food from western to local cuisine. To choose without thinking much, we tried their lunch set for RM9.90.

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Stir-fry noodle mix and fried rice

Their big portion surprised me and the taste, it’s quite nice for my taste. If you’re looking for the “wok fire” taste, it’s not there yet but it is quite well served with many ingredients. For the price, I’m not complaining. I will come back for more!

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The set comes with a cup of iced drink (with few choices such as iced lemon tea, iced green tea) and a scoop of ice cream (either strawberry or yam).

Overall rating: 6/10

 

Location:
3, Jalan Temenggung 23/9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor

Tel: +603 8933 9411

Operating hours: 10.00am – 12.00am daily

Loving Heart Vegetarian Restaurant, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

There are many vegetarian restaurants around Bandar Mahkota Cheras. This time let’s try this one!

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This shop is located opposite Aeon, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, with a green decoration inside the shop presenting a green living environment. It’s a colour comfortable to the eyes.

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Veggie Bak Kut Tea (RM11.00)
A warm herbal soup that keeps you warm especially during rainy days. The bak kut teh soup is cooked with beancurd slices, mushrooms, toupok, and vegetarian pork. The vegetarian pork has a nice chew to it, a little like the real pork. The soup is also accompanied by a plate of lettuce and slices of you tiao and a bowl of rice.

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Chuk San Wan Yee Soup 竹生云耳汤 (RM12.00)
The main ingredient of this soup is black fungus, together with many other ingredients such as carrots, wolfberries, and vegetarian fishball. A hot and filling soup to the tummy.

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Hokkien fried hakka noodle (RM8.50)

I, sometimes, have the craving of some “black” noodle. This dish met satisfied my cravings. Hakka noodle stir-fried with alot of vegetables such as carrot, Chinese cabbage, mushroom, vegetarian char siew, and beancurd slices. A delicious dish.

My overall rating : 6.5/10

Location:
33, Jalan Temenggung 21/9,
Seksyen 9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras, Selangor.

Tel: +603 9074 6661

Operating hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Enjoy!

Padi House, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

A recent new restaurant open at Bandar Mahkota Cheras. Had my first try, although they already have many outlets around such as Setia Walk, Sri Petaling, and Putrajaya.

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“Padi” means rice in Malay which gave me the first thought that they should be selling local cuisine. To my surprise they even sell pasta, western, cakes and cookies.

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It is a corner shop along with Pappa Rich and next to Nando’s but it’s easily noticeable. It has ample parking space in the front and side of the shop as this area is rather new.

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A 2 level shop renovated to a comfortable ambience for gatherings, family meals or just chill our for some coffee and desserts. It is was a busy Saturday on the day we went but managed to get a table.

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What most attracted me was the various cakes presented at the chiller near the entrance. Some of the choices are Vanilla cheesecake, Oreo cheesecake, Macadamia cheesecake, Choc moist and many more. They sell in mini square or round cake, slices from a whole and whole cake.

Now, to the food…

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Cheese baked vegetarian pasta (RM13.90)
Spaghetti cooked with mushroom, long bean, carrot, cauliflower topped with cheese. I love the tomato based sauce that is quite concentrated but salty. It tasted little like the Prego brand traditional Italian tomato sauce. I’m not sure though how Padi made or what brand they use for the sauce.

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Caesar Salad (RM9.50)
A typical caesar salad of lettuce, egg, croutons, cheese flakes with salad dressing. Fresh and crunchy lettuce and croutons but don’t leave the croutons too long, it goes soft.

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Macadamia Cheese (RM11.50)
A original cheesecake topped with macadamia nuts and glaze. The combination is delicious. If you happily finish the macadamia first, you will feel that the cheesecake is just normal and plain. The cheesecake is not too sweet for my liking.

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They currently have this deal of getting a 50% discount on Cappuccino, Cafe Latte or Green Tea Latter with a purchase of every cheesecake.

My overall rating: 7/10

Location:
5 & 5-1, Jalan Temenggung 23/9,
Seksyen 9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras, Selangor

Tel: +603 8933 9238

Operating hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Enjoy!