GOOD FRIENDS RESTAURANT AND CAFE,
15 and 17, Jalan SS15/8A Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-5613 1415
Business hours: 8.30am-10pm.
WALKING into Good Friends Restaurant and Cafe gives one a feeling of nostalgia.
Decorative items such as old F&N glass bottles, oil lamps, black-and- white pictures and even old coffee grinders add to the atmosphere at the three-month-old restaurant in SS15 Subang Jaya.
Owners and chefs B.H Lee and K.C. Choong have high standards and their motto is: “If I won’t serve it to my family, I would not serve it to a customer”.
Good Friends Restaurant and Cafe started in a small shoplot in Ara Damansara in 2012.
After a year and a half, the owners decided they needed a bigger space to operate their business which also includes catering services.
On weekdays, Good Friends Restaurant and Cafe is packed with students from the nearby universities and working adults while weekends see more families dining there.
He added that most of the dishes are family recipes or based on food they discovered during their travels abroad.
The drinks are also healthy.
“We do not sell fizzy drinks.
“Instead, we have fresh fruit juices, where a slow fruit juicer is used.”
At RM18, it comes with scrambled eggs, homemade chicken sausages, toast, salad, grilled tomato and sauteed mushrooms.
My favourite is the sauteed mushrooms which leaves you wanting more.
The meal also came with three pieces of toast, made from wholemeal, multigrain and brioche bread.
Lee said the eggs were lightly scrambled and had three layers with the bottom cooked well, middle part half cooked while the top is silky smooth.
Accompanying our meal was a bottle of energy banana juice and kedondong juice, also known as umbra juice which costs RM8 each.
I really enjoyed the banana juice which was sweet and smooth, perfect for the hot weather. It was made with three varieties of eggs — pisang emas, rastali and berangan.
The second dish called ‘Eggs Atlantic’ (top pic) was my favourite.
The brioche bread topped with a layer of scrambled eggs, salad and salmon was definitely mouth-watering.
My first thought when seeing the big piece of salmon was ‘Oh no, not another salmon dish’.
However, I truly enjoyed the warm salmon. What gave the dish a boost was the use of wasabi and mayonnaise sauce.
Our last dish was the Tamarind Prawn Pasta which consists of pan- fried tamarind prawn with spicy spaghetti, kaffir lime leaves and ginger flower.
Lee said this western dish was influenced by his Nyonya heritage.
“I have made this at home many times and decided to introduce it to my customers,” he said.
Customers can soon order from the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu any time of the day.
Aside from food, the cafe serves a variety of coffee from espresso to specially brewed hand drip and syphon coffee.
Good Friends Restaurant and Cafe is also a great place for events like birthday parties. They also have monthly open-mic session and will be organising wine and food-pairing sessions soon.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.