Damansara Village is another one of the many Pulau Ketam style steamboat restaurants in Klang Valley. For some, it is worth trying simply because of the star attraction – the famous actor and radio personality Patrick Teoh is the owner of this steamboat restaurant. But to me, it really doesn’t matter who the owner is because the main focus should be the food and pricing.
I am going to compare Damansara Village with Happy City at Kepong, which I think is still the steamboat restaurant to beat thus far in terms of taste and value. We had a standard steamboat set for two, with a choice of chicken meat or crabs. We chose the latter because it felt like the better deal.
The crabs were really small (almost pathetic) and had little meat, fresh nonetheless.
Just when you thought there couldn’t be more Kopitiams, new ones are coming up every now and then. It could only mean one thing, yum cha is Malaysians’ favorite past time, and Kopitiam business is still a growing business in Malaysia.
Some of my friends like to yum cha a lot, and they go Kopitiam hopping around frequently. And one of their recommendations is Kopi Time at Atria Shopping Center for the toasts. By the way the Kopitiam’s name is quite catchy.. Anytime someone asks “Hey what time is it?” You can simply say “It’s Kopi Time!” lol lame joke. Anyway, good yum cha place must be shared right?
The main reason the toasts are popular is because Kopi Time doesn’t stinge on the butter and the breads are charcoal toasted (located next to the counter), which gives it a nicer fragrance. It’s a no-brainer really. Just make sure your toasts are generously coated with butter and kaya, reasonably priced and the crowd will come on their own.
Usually I won’t want to blog about Kopitiams, because I feel they are way too commercialized and the food quality deteriorates with every new franchise opened. But I will make an exception for Kopi Time. Besides, I think this place is well known among the locals but not featured on food blogs prominently enough yet.