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ONE of the key indicators of a food stall’s survival is the sheer number of its patrons.

It is a good sign if a makan place is regularly visited by its customers.

I can say this is true for an outdoor warung in USJ11, Subang Jaya.

A year ago, it was dead to the world but after a new operator took over, this place experienced a revival.

This prompted me to pay a visit and try out what they have to offer.

The makan place is called Boomtown and it is located near the Arcadia apartments in USJ11, off Persiaran Tujuan.

Boomtown only opens at night and the best time to makan here is from 7pm till midnight.

The food offered here includes satay, rojak sotong, burgers, mee goreng, roti canai and a selection of Malay street food.

My pick was the satay (RM12.50 for nine sticks) and the nasi lemak ayam goreng (RM6.50).

The satay was decent and the nasi lemak tasted all right.

On a scale of 1-10 on the Samo-scale, I would rate the satay ayam, kambing and daging at a 6 and the nasi lemak at 6.5.

Prices are a bit steep as the outlet caters to the upmarket crowd living in the township.

What I found interesting is the fact that the makan crowd here is mostly made up of young adults.

There were a lot of people in their early twenties ‘chilling’ out here, smoking fruit-flavoured tobacco.

Put two and two together, this is a happening place for the younger generation.

My wife and I felt out of place, but the satay and nasi lemak kept us glued to our seats.

Boomtown cafe (N 03 02.383, E 101 34.747) can be accessed from both Persiaran Tujuan and Kewajipan in Subang Jaya.

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