Monday, August 10, 2009

Healthy Recipe Cafe @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL

A new organic food restaurant in Solaris serving up healthier versions of Asian and Western meals....

While wandering around Solaris looking for a place to have lunch, we came across this fairly new restaurant a few doors down from Canton Fare.

" Eat Healthy, Be Healthy " it told us (that's the restaurant's tagline)... So, curious about whether the food would be nice, we decided to try it out.

Inside Healthy Recipe Cafe, the setting is simple and comfortable:
Simple, comfortable setting inside...

There is a pretty good selection of various Asian and Western dishes (rice/ noodle dishes as well as things like Grilled Chicken).

That day, we tried:
1) Salmon Fish with Beehoon (RM 12.90 nett):

Light Soup with Beehoon, served with Grilled Salmon...

Not bad - I wouldn't mind ordering this again.
This dish resembles the salty+sour taste of fish head noodles but without the milky taste, and has a heart-friendly slice of grilled salmon on the side. Of course, being a healthy version, the taste is definitely more on the ching (lighter) side.
(Oh, and the vegetable acar was nice)

2) Oriental Sauce Grilled Chicken with Garlic Bread (RM 12.90 nett):

The Grilled Chicken...

Not sure if I'd go for this again. Taste wise it's not bad (fairly tender pieces of chicken, topped with a slightly sweet Oriental sauce and served with a small salad and some garlic bread).... but the serving was quite small.
(Can't be helped I guess, organic chicken is expensive)
Still, I was satisfied knowing that I had a relatively healthy meal that afternoon. :)

3) Pineapple+Orange+Honey Juice and Dragon Fruit+Honey Juice (RM 4.90 nett each):
The Pineapple and the Dragon...

Not bad. I'm not sure if they added any sugar (tasted a wee bit sweet) but it was refreshing, and the price is pretty decent (as opposed to some other places that charge an arm and a leg for fresh juices).

So it's: Interesting selection of Asian and Western dishes, comfortable ambience, decent prices, food is supposed to be organic/ more healthy (and still tastes quite nice btw) BUT serving may be a bit too small for some and please keep in mind that the food is supposed to be healthier so = less salt/ oil/ etc... therefore, it cannot be nicer than normal (less healthy) food, ok? :P.

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Healthy Recipe Cafe @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL

Taste: 6
Ambience : 6
Service : 5
Price** : RM 25++ per person
Parking: Limited ***

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
***Try parking inside the Solaris basement parking instead...

Telephone No.: 03-6203 0528
Opening Hours: 11am to 3pm, 5pm till late




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  1. nice nice, reasonable price for organic food =)

  2. to "Joe" who is constantly craving:
    Well, maybe you can try to eat here once in a while to detox... especially after so much CKT and other yummy but not very healthy food... :P

    to Carrole Chong:
    Yeah, it's nice. :)
    (I wish the serving was a bit bigger though but I guess I'm just greedy)

  3. In all things it is better to hope than to despair.


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