Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Poco Homemade @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, KL

Such a cute n yummy place.... :)

The Lorong Kurau area is nice, tucked away in a quiet Bangsar residential area. Parking is limited but there's good food there (Thai, Nyonya, etc)... making it worth the effort.

When I saw on LL's blog that there's a new addition to the selection (Japanese food at Poco Homemade), I just had to try it.
(Luckily, I soon got the chance, during the Luverly Lyrical One's birthday/ girls day out)

From the outside, it almost looks out of place, with its whimsical pastel blue and white colour scheme contrasting against the simple "kedai runcit" (sundry shop) next door:
Near the end of the block, next to the sundry shop....

Inside Poco, it was packed yet comfortable:
Lots of people....

It's the small touches that make this place so adorable - simple but well coordinated mish-mash of decorations which make this place feel like it jumped out of a Japanese shoujo/ Korean novel:
Wanna go for a ride?....

Since it was a fairly big group of us (gorgeous glammed up girls) that day, I think we tried almost everything on the menu.... :D
(So, I'll keep the descriptions short lest this post never ends)

Appetizers/ Side Dishes:
- Chicken Roll (RM 11.80+)
Simple but nice....

Was pleasantly surprised - wouldn't mind ordering again.
Crispy outside yet moist inside, and the filling was bouncey without tasting synthetic.

- Sushi roll with Japanese Style fried Chicken (RM 7.80+)
Carbs!....

This was also not bad, with the moist rice complementing the tender fried chicken.
(Preferred the Chicken Roll over this though, if I had to choose just one)

- Fried Ebi (RM 15.80+)
Deep fried Prawns....

Fresh prawns, lightly coated with bread crumbs and deep fried to perfection (crispy but without overcooking the prawns into a rubbery mess).

- Salad (RM 6.80+)
Fibre....

The greens were fresh (good) but I didn't fancy the sweet, almost honey-like dressing.

Mains:
- Unagi Don Set with Hijiki and Miso Soup (RM 24.80+)
(Hijiki can also be ordered as a side dish at RM 3.00+ per plate)
Eel....

The eel flesh was tender without being too soft and just sweet enough, coated with the fairly thick sauce.
(Nice!... and I really liked the savoury/salty seaweed, Hijiki, that was served on the side)

- Soba Cold Noodle with Fried Ebi (RM 15.80+)
Cool dish....

I haven't yet acquired a liking for this type of dish, but I can see how people would like this refreshingly cool noodle (slightly softer than al dente but nice).

- Curry Chicken Katsu Set with Miso Soup (RM 14.80+)
Crispy yet moist....

The chicken was tender, and the batter was perfectly crispy, complemented by the savoury Japanese style curry.
(They also have a Curry Fish Katsu if you prefer)

Desserts:
- Green Tea Red Bean Pudding (RM 4+)
Jiggly....

- Poco Homemade Tofu Cake (RM 7.80+)
Healthy....

While both desserts didn't knock my socks off, I appreciate that they are delicately flavoured and are generally, healthier options. :)

Overall, I loved how the everything tasted fresh (not pre-prepared/ thrown together from supermarket frozen food), and well, like they are lovingly home made. :)
(If there was only one down side though is that due to this, they can be a biiiiiit slow when serving your food)

BTW, there is also a selection of hand made products designed/ created by one of the owners:
Quirky and cute....

- Poco Bear thanks you for your visit:
ARIGATOoooooooo!....



Overall: Cute cafe/restaurant in the Jalan Kurau area (on the quieter side of bustling Bangsar), simple Japanese food at a reasonable prices, friendly service BUT service can be a bit slow....

PS/ I'm still sorting through my Melbourne photos - will post up something on that as soon as I can. :)


Summary Sheet:

Poco Homemade @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, KL

1, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar 59100 KL

Taste: 6
Ambience : 7
Service : 6
Price** : RM 30++ per person
Parking: OK

Website: Click HERE

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-2287 5688
Opening Hours: 12pm - 9.30pm (Closed Mondays)
Parking: Limited

NO PORK SERVED



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7 comments:

taufulou said...

ahhh. i did come to a few ppl blog on this place.. looks like a nice and cozy place to go for simple food~

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

oh no..u r back in warm hot stuffy KL?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

memoriessssss......:-D

thule a.k.a leo said...

I have been wanting to come here for the longest time.. I think that Jenn & Sher Ryn will love it here! but then, it's the timing that is not right

choi yen said...

They have more to offer in their menu? Saw some new food~~

J said...

to taufulou:
Yarr.. dunno why seems like so many ppl have blogged about it. :)
(Do try it! Hope you enjoy...)

to "joe" who is constantly craving:
Haha...
Yup! :)
A part of me is really sad but another part is happy tt my toes are no longer frozen...

to Lyrical Lemongrass:
We should have another girls' day/ night out soon - fun! :)

to thule aka leo:
It's a nice place. Hope you, Jenn and cute lil' Sher Ryn will enjoy it. :)

to choi yen:
Oh cool. Time for revisit! :)

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